toffeeslot (118) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 4, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma is of banana, alcohol, ethanol, cloves. Murky orange appearance.
Taste is sweet and sour, with strong tastes of yeast and pineapple. No bitterness. Cloying greasy mouthfeel.
Not my thing at all. I understand most Estonians are loyal to this style because its produced locally, and it makes them reminisce about the past. Fortunately I wasn’t brought up on beer like this and I’m not Estonian, so I’ll pass on this stuff thanks.
I do understand that this is apparently a very good example of Pihtla though, but just like Sahti from Finland, I don’t get it.
visionthing (2625) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl on tap at Kodu Baar, Tallinn. I have never seen a beer quite like this before. Muddy and hazy yellow with a small white head. Yeasy, fruity and wheaty aroma with a hint of banana. A bit strange, both the looks and the taste, but very refreshing! Alcohol is dangerously well integrated. Different and very tasty! (2012-11-18)
mauritsio (393) - FINLAND - NOV 8, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at pörgu (with great fillet mignon). Blonde Sahti from Saarenmaa. This time it was more bitter and less sweat with banana aroma than last time. Maybe it's bit older. Still good stuff.
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Senka (438) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 19, 2012
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Freshly poured as "live beer" (shopping mall near Tallinn, Elav Õlu dispensers of live beer (live yeast, not filter, not pasteurized)). Excellent what beer, possibly not as close to traditional ale. Aroma is of fresh yeast and wheat. Very mild carbonation, almost no head. Malt: hay, cereal. Hops: citrus, grass ans summer in general. Yeast is present, but really enjoyable. Pale golden, and cloudy as best hefeweizens. Medium sweet, and lightly bitter. Full body, thick texture. A bit acidic finish. If you will have a chance - definitely worth a try. Not for everyday drinking (a bit to heavy for me). Serving suggestion: brie and some toast.
Marstonlad (402) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
@ SOPP 2012. The color is interesting, looks like apple sauce and caffe latte. Aroma is a lot like sahti: full of banana and a little juniper, very fruity and spicy. Taste is really sweet; malts, overripe banana and spices. The body is full and thick. A very interesting beer, and for all who like sahti, a very good beer also.
Archibaldo de la Cruz (1122) - FINLAND - AUG 8, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught at SOPP. Hazy yellow with a tiny white head. Malt, yeast, banana and some citrusy notes in the aroma. Flavor is slightly sour with malt, wheat and some spiciness.
omhper (19239) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 30, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at SOPP, Helsinki. My first ever koduõlu! Muddy straw colour, some head. Sahti-like aroma of sourdough, banana and bubblegum. Mid sweet with medium body and soft mouthfeel. Rye bread,m spicy hops and bubblegum. Low bitterness. Relaxed, mildly rusti and nicely drinkable. Really good!
Kavu (2149) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 28, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours opaque yellow with a low head. Aroma is malts and yeast. Flavor is malts with some yeast. Interesting if nothing else.
lusikka (6069) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ SOPP 2012, Helsinki.
Pours a hazy, murky yellow colour with a small head. Aroma of orange, yeast and sweet maltiness. Flavour of sweet malts, banana, orange, yeast and some spiciness. Alcohol comes through a bit. Very smooth mouthfeel and a sweet, malty, caramel and fruitiness. Very tasty. I’m glad that I managed to taste this.
suurjuust (1001) - ESTONIA - JUN 17, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy yellow, small white quickly dissipating head. Nose is sweet banana with funky barnyard notes, yeast, some weak spice. Taste has a bit more pronounced funk to it, some smoke and wood, more banana sweetness. Finish has some bitterness, warming alcohol and caramel to it. Smooth, creamy mouthfeel.