3fourths (7063) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear rusty orange with a medium-sized white head and decent retention. Toffee and toasted bread / crusty malt aroma and flavor with very enjoyable English hop expression (juicy orange, light lemon oil). Somewhat musty / dusty / basement-y, which matches the clear malt expression well. Rich toffee and breads with striking cleanliness; light sweetness and well-match bitterness plus bitterness, seems very much like Fuggles in this beer, whereas the Coyet and IPA had a hop character more like Goldings. As with the rest of this brewery’s line, very quenching and satisfying malt, firm and rigid.
VastActiv (926) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAY 17, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tap at Villi Wäinö, Helsinki. Colour is clear copper with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Nuts, malts and bitterness. Watery and very dull bitter.
lusikka (4124) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 16, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml bottle.
Pours a dark copper colour with a white foamy head. Aroma of nutty maltiness, grass and hay. Flavour of strong nutty malts, grains, grassy hops, palm, raisins and hay. Medium bodied, harsh mouthfeel and a dry, malty, bitter finish. Harsh, malty and quite bitter finish. I don’t like the hop profile nor the malts used here, but still it’s a decent beer.
Moebbels (44) - FINLAND - MAY 8, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a clear light amber color. Head is white and laces nicely on the glass. Nose is on the mild side with light notes of malts and hay. Taste has a burst of bitterness followed by a long dry aftertaste. A little boring and one-dimensional.
Beerhammaren (575) - FINLAND - MAR 14, 2013
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
.5l on tap @ Vihreä Haltiatar
Pours a bit light amber, hazy, low head. Aroma is malts, nuts and some sweet dark sugar. Flavor is mostly same.
JK54B (1535) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Kaisla. Mild hoppy nose. Pale beige head. Slightly hazy coppery color. Lemoney malty and hoppy taste. At the end hoppy bitterness.
olio (4156) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 8, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draught @ Gastropub Nordic, Tampere.
Pours hazy color with a small head. Aroma of fruits, malts and mild hops. Flavour of hops, fruits, malts and goose berries.
thellgren (117) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 19, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
0,5 bottle from local supermarket. Dark orange colour, big head. Almost came out of the bottle even after a week in a fridge. You can smell the hops. Similar to other bitters I have tasted, i.e. not really bitter but rather pleasant. Despite the name I don’t find the bitter style really as dry as IPA or pils. Might taste even better in a pub than your home watching TV.
k0mpsa (463) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 15, 2013
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle at home. Almost clear deep golden color, white head disappears quickly. Basic malty aroma, little hops. Watery malty taste, hint of hops. Disappointment, basic terrible finnish lager.
laiti (4016) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 9, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
50 cl bottle @ Nurmo, BBE 03.10.2013
Aroma has toffee, some grainy malt, hops and hints of metal. Feels a bit harsh. Flavour has toffee, grainy malt and some biscuits. Finishes with bitter English hops like the label promises. There’s also a woody feeling. Noy my kind of bitter, but not bad anyway.