djoeye (762) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 1, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl 4.5% on brown bottle, from Joulupukki @ kilpishalli.
Head: Beige, some lacings.
Body: Brown with some dark red, may see through.
Scents: Roasted, licorice, coffee.
Taste: Crispy fresh roasted malts, mocca coffee, licorice,
To palate: Gentle, medium, faint metallic hints, a bit too high carbonation.
Ending: Chocolate sauce, a little bitter under, nice final.
Overall: A good dark one.
Enjoyed at new years day, shared with my beautiful Frau Anna.
Leini (547) - SWEDEN - DEC 11, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap @ Teerenpeli, Turku. Dark brown body with a low crown. Dried fruits, hint of smoke, roasted malt, coffee and herbs that made me think of Coca-Cola for some reason. Heavy carbonation, hard liquid.
Tide (1375) - Espoo, FINLAND - SEP 7, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at Teerenpeli. Dark brown color, beige head. Bitter taste with chocolate, nuts, toffee, bread and some fruits. Bitter finish with roasted malts and nuts. Pretty standard dark lager.
jookos (1460) - FINLAND - AUG 28, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught@lappeenranta. Dark brown. Dark bready malts, a bit of woody hops. Medium light body, dry, a bit hard. Dark grainy malts, some herbs. A bit of a doughy finish. Could be softer, fuller.
visionthing (2307) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 26, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl bottle at The Oak Barrel, Helsinki Airport. Pours clear copper coloured with an off-white head. Mild malty aroma with caramel some hoppy notes and hints of roasted malt. Medium sweet and caramely with a nicely bitter and lightly spicy finish. Quite okay, but nothing special. (2013-08-19)
Brandman (1886) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 25, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Way too malty for my taste. Sweet and some yeasty fruits. Teerenpeli make just quite boring beers.
Andy_ (477) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 19, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark brown beer with moderate head and lacing on the glass. Good aromas of toasted malts. Pretty malty sweet taste but a bit stuffy. Moderate amount of bitterness but a rather thin body and medium finish.
Brigadier (2740) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 ounce bottle
Whatever is going on here is very confusing. Perhaps I got a bad bottle but this was a beer with little purpose and no cohesiveness. At least I got to try another Finnish brewery so that’s something positive. Unless you need the tick move on to something better.
Aroma / Appearance - The brownish black base has a rich chestnut feel. Wheat light chocolate feels a bit timid as if this is afraid to offend the sensitive drinker. The smell of whiteout does little to help invite further inspection.
Flavor / Palate - Watered down creme brulee is immediately sweet on the tongue. Dilute chocolate truffle essence slides lazily into a bitter but mild finish. Overall it’s a bit meh - to be expected given the low gravity.
VastActiv (2014) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAR 23, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle 0.33l from local market. Colour is reddish brown with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Roastiness, coffee and malts.
laiti (4799) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 3, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
33 cl bottle (4,5%) @ Kaatopaikka, Tampere
Aroma has roasted notes, some malt and toffee. Flavour is quite malty with licorice, toffee, hints of coffee and distant woody notes. Quite typical and harmless beer from Teerenpeli.