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Suomenlinnan Spithead Bitter
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Brewed by Suomenlinnan Panimo
Style: Bitter
Helsinki, Finland
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Englantilaistyylinen aromikas meripihkan punertava bitterolut, jonka jälimaussa on vahva humalan katkero.


thellgren's rating

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thellgren (311) - Helsinki, - JAN 19, 2013
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.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AndySnow (4079) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 15, 2014
How: Bottle.
Where: No. 6 in the Hjulkalender from my wonderful wife.
Appearance: Amber colour with an off-white head.
Aroma: Malt, some fruit.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Malt, some bitterness, fruit, a bit of bread.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Erasmus_ro (1477) - Alabama, USA - AUG 31, 2014
Bottle, BBE 01/04/15, thanks Gastjale. Pours orange with a small, off-white head. Aroma is caramel, somewhat flowery, fairly strong grain. Taste follows along the same lines though flowers and grain even stronger. Light with not much carbonation. Feels like a German take on a bitter or something. Pretty enjoyable really.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Wanja (673) - GERMANY - AUG 19, 2014
0.5 l bottle from the brewpub in Helsinki... Clear amber, quite red, color, average head, soft sparkling body... Nice bitterness of citrus, grapefruit and sour apple... For a real Bitter too soft, the Pilsener is even more bitter...

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
jpkeskinen (269) - FINLAND - AUG 11, 2014
Drank from a bottle at home. The beer has a slightly bitter taste. It’s not bad but it’s a bit boring.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kavu (2433) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 31, 2014
0,5l bottle from K-Market Jätkäsaari. Pours clear amber with a high head. Aroma is bitter malts. Flavor is pretty similar. Nice, if a bit ordinary.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sarpa (950) - FINLAND - MAY 9, 2014
Bottle 50cl @ Brygga. Pours slightly hazy orange, small white head. Toffee, fruits in the aroma. Smooth, fruity, toffee flavor.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BitchPls (590) - FINLAND - APR 4, 2014
Copper, semi clear beer with a foamy white head. Fruit and bread on the nose. Watery body. Bland carbonation. Some bitterness which grows in the after taste but does not impress. Bland and boring and frankly not that good. I am not a big fan of this style though.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MikeKeller (899) - Kemi, FINLAND - JAN 25, 2014
Bottled. Coppery colour and a thick bubbly off-white head. Toffee malts on the aroma with some fresh hoppiness. Grainy malts in the flavour, toffee and a crisp hoppiness. A quite good attempt on bitter from Suomenlinna.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Braastad (429) - FINLAND - JAN 18, 2014
Mild sweet malty aroma. Flavor has caramel with decent bittering. Drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mikkopen (873) - Oulu, FINLAND - JAN 11, 2014
500 ml bottle. Clear amber colour, dense off-white head. Malty, grassy-hoppy aroma with notes of caramel and fruits. The flavour is malty, with fruity notes, and a grassy-hoppy, moderately bitter finish. OK.


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