rsmeds (228) - Turku, FINLAND - MAY 6, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. My first shot at this brewery, I think -- exciting!
Hazy copper, with a light beige head with rather short retension.
Sweetish, fruity, slightly alcoholic aroma, with a whisper of hops, molasses, and something vaguely nutty.
Alcohol rather prominent in flavor, albeit in a fairly sweet, fruity kind of way. Caramel malts, some bitter hops, and perhaps a hint of dark cherries. Alcohol and hops linger in bitter aftertaste. Somehow, though, it leaves me wishing for more. The fruitiness never quite reaches particularly enjoyable levels, and is, in the end, overshadowed by the alcohol.
Medium body, moderate carbonation, clean palate.
Bit of a disappointment, frankly.
JK54B (1539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 6, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A bottle from Alko. Pale beige head. Mild nose. Slightly hazy amber coloured. Slightly sweet soft taste. Mild hoppiness. Some syropy, raisins and fruits in the taste.
rosenbergh (9819) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 14, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
500 ml bottle. Finland.
Dark copper colour with thin head.
Malty aroma with caramel, nuts and alcohol.
Sweet malty and alcohol flavour with lots of nuts. Not very interesting.
Lalli (243) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 28, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
0,5 l bottle. Slightly murky copper broen color. Nose has alcohol and spices in it. Flavor is quite fruity and somewhat sour, with a notable alcoholic warmness at the end. Not that spectacular though.
mikkopen (1015) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAR 9, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500 ml bottle. Slightly hazy reddish orange colour, thin off-white head that leaves some lacing. Slightly sour malty aroma. The flavour is sweet, malty and alcoholic. The finish is warm, sticky and slightly bitter. Not bad, but not particularly good either.
janir (216) - Oulu, FINLAND - FEB 25, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep coppery orange color with small very light brownish, a little lacy head. Sweet, roasty malty and metallic aroma. Flavor is Sweet, carmely malty with alcohol and some fruityness. Medium bodied, a bit stickly and smoothly carbonated palate.
mirjukka (752) - LOHJA, FINLAND - FEB 24, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle 500ml from Alko Arkadia shared with Jannek color hazy amber tiny white head sweet roasted malts bit sour. sharp kick of hops once bit metal. Once tried that’s it
sayravai (4706) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 23, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Bottled) Hazy red-amber with a smallish, firm, mostly fading head. Aroma of roasted, sourish malt, and metal. Flavor of sweetish, caramely malt, some fusely alcohol, flowery yeastiness, and quite a bit of dark fruit. Medium, slightly thin body with soft carbonation. An original, distantly doppelbock- and bière de garde-like - but not that enjoyable brew. I wonder why the hell was this selected to Alko, when there are so many great micros in Denmark to choose from.
aphalo (94) - Turku, FINLAND - FEB 23, 2009
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle 500ml. Small cream-yellow head, reddish-copper colour. Mild aroma, mostly matls. Taste is mildish, sweet. Bitter, short aftertaste.
davidpl (435) - Santiago, CHILE - JAN 11, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks Omhper for this one.
Appearance: dark amber color. Little head and beige.
Aroma: malty and yeasty with toffee and cookies hints.
Flavor: to caramel malts and yeast, mainly. Reminiscences of sponge cake, toffee and fruit esters.
Palate: medium body.
Remark: some oversweet without enough bitterness to balance this.