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Vakka-Suomen Ahola Special Bitter

Vakka-Suomen Ahola Special Bitter
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Brewed by Vakka-Suomen Panimo
Style: Bitter
Uusikaupunki, Finland
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.06/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Jarkko Aholan ideoima runsaasti humaloitu bitter on jokaisen metallimiehen ja -naisen raikas janonsammuttaja.
Kantavierre: 12,1 p% Katkeruus: 35 EBU


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Moebbels (316) - FINLAND - AUG 15, 2014
Pours a clear amber body with a tan head that leaves plenty of lacing on the glass. Nose is malty with caramel and rye notes accompanied by a hint of herbs and spices. Taste is malty and sweet with a dry and lasting finish. Carbonation is soft and the body is rich and filling. A decent beer for cooler days but very heavy and malty.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kustie (153) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 27, 2014
Amber color and long lasting head. Aroma has citrus, hops and malt. Taste is dry, malty, bitter and a bit sour. Aftertaste has strong not so good flavor.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Psytron (1320) - Turku, FINLAND - JUL 25, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2014 SOPP Helsinki 2014. Smell of mead. Copper colour, white head. Aroma of hop, metal, sugar, base. Lively carbon. Sweet. Light body, yet syrupy taste.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tlind2 (1132) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 25, 2014
Draught@SOPP2014. Amber color, off-white head. Slightly fruity aroma. Cookie and caramel flavor, hint of butter, nuts and wood. Medium body, medium carbonation. Not bad.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BitchPls (552) - FINLAND - JUL 25, 2014
Amber beer with a brown beige head. Some caramel on the nose. Soft and foamy mouth feel. A bit thin body. Bread and caramel taste. Forgettable but ok.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kavu (2236) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 25, 2014
0,2l on tap @ SOPP 2014. Pours clear amber with a low off-white head. Aroma is rye bread. Flavor is malts, rye and hops. Positive surprise.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mjs (4600) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 24, 2014
(Keg at Gastropub Stones, 20140724) The beer poured amber and clear. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had toffee, strawberries and malts. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were malts, sweetness, toffee, earth and bitterness. Afteraste was sweet and bitter. A good solid bitter but a bit too sweet.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jookos (2161) - FINLAND - MAY 26, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2014 Tap@stone’s. Amber clear. Caramel malty, fruity green berry candy. Lightish body, soft, nicely carb’d. Nutty toffee, dark caramels. Really nutty, surprised me. Not bad at all, quite flavourful.

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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
fantti (707) - FINLAND - MAY 24, 2014
Hana @ SOPP Tampere. ASB kaatuu lasiin mahonkisena ja kirkkaana, keskikokoisella katoavalla vaahdolla. Tuoksussa on bitterille tyypillistä keksiä ja paahdettua pähkinää, jonkin verran löytyy myös karamellia ja kuivattua hedelmää. Maussa vahva pähkinäisyys jatkuu, myös keksiäkin on joukossa, mutta lisänä on puumaisuutta ja makeutta ei juuri ole. Suutuntuma on suht katkera ja täyteläinen. Melko pähkinäinen bitter, johon olisi kaivannut hieman enemmän ulottuvuutta. Näin tämä jää hieman yksipuoliseksi.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
lusikka (6248) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 24, 2014
Draught @ SOPP 2014, Tampere. Pours a dark copper colour with a small head. Aroma of pear drops, some malts and grass. Flavour of grainy malts, nuts, grass, pear, some metallic notes and mild sweetness. Light bodied. Easy and thin.


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