JoeMcPhee (8167) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 25, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Porku. Very cloudy yellow pour with a thin white head. The nose is great. Lots of melon, pear and a little bit of banana. Very fruity and estery. Lots of bright wheat character and a little bit of spice. Sort of an intriguing herbal spiciness along with some light smoke. Fresh and juicy and very, very, interesting. Reminds me of the Lithuanian Vilniaus kvietinis baltas that I had yesterday. Really interesting stuff.
Second rate - two days later same
location. Hazy yellow-gold pour with a touch of sweet banana. More tart thanit was the first time around. A little bit of sour banana and a little bit of odd sweaty dank flavour. It’s more tart and less herbal/spicy than the first time around, but it’s equally interesting.
ndon (857) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Chriso’s pre-GBBF tasting. Pours a cloudy creamy yellow, with a small white head. Strong banana, caramel, slight booxiness and a mellow finish
Hermod (2710) - Vantaa, FINLAND - AUG 1, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tried it at SOPP 2011. Poured murky orange with a thin, but creamy looking head. Aroma was very fruity with a lot of yeast, slightly sweetsour. Flavor was riped banana, sweat, lots of yeast. Sweet long finish. Interesting, but as sahti isn´t really my favourite style, this one didn´t really cause any hoorays.
Finwe (374) - Grankulla, FINLAND - JUL 31, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught @ SOPP 2011. Hazy yellow with a white head. Typical aroma of banana induced by baker’s yeast; some sweetness also included. Sweet, sahti-like flavour with banana, juniper and yeast. Obviously good if you are into this style.
KyotoLefty (5787) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 31, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler at Chriso’s. Cloudy light yellow color with lace. Fruity, estery aroma with citrus. Estery flavor, tangy, with banana, peach, somewhat weizen-like. Good, and very interesting. A pleasure to try.
harrisoni (12454) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
At Chriso Pre Gbbf 2011. Thanks to fatphil. Cloudy light gold. Thick white head. Its not great. Some cereal. Bit of herb. Not great a little creamy and touch of toast.
liinis (1467) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 30, 2011
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
very strong alc taste feels like a lot more than 7,x. Yellow murky with a whit fine head. Aroma is interesting cant tell what it is. Flavor at first i almost spat it out but later on gets better. Buttery after mouthfeel with a cava like after taste. Acidic white wine.
Brandman (1886) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 14, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Surprisingly good traditional ale from Baltics. Aroma has banana, tart, alcohol, dark fruits, apricot, date and plum. Little light, but I’m comparing this to sahti. Why? I don’t know.
mickut (272) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 12, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ SOPP Helsinki. Pours muddy yellow with white head. Taste is sweet. Palate is light bodied. Aromas have pungent hay, birch leaves, bit of vegetables.
sayravai (4667) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 29, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught@SOPP 2010) Opaque yellow with a small, bubbly head. Aroma of baking yeast, vegetables, lactic acid, and citrus. The flavor has vegetables, but also a reasonable amount of fruitiness. No bitterness. Medium body, low CO2. A decent pale sahti, although not the cleanest one.