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Vakka-Suomen Prykmestar Savu Kataja

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Brewed by Vakka-Suomen Panimo
Style: Smoked
Uusikaupunki, Finland

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RATINGS: 106   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Vuoden Olut 2009 (HBF). Pyökin savussa kuivatut ohramaltaat yhdistettynä perisuomalaiseen sahdin valmistuksessa käytettyyn katajaan - makuelämys vailla vertaa! Pykmestar SavuKataja on mainio näyte suomalaisesta oluenpano-osaamisesta.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zvikar (3768) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - DEC 27, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Tom C’s place. Thanks Stas. Pours brown with a beige head, aroma of sausage, smoked meat, beef jerky, spices, sweet malt, flavor is smoked with smoked meat malt, dark bread and cookies, medium bodied. Nice

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
djoeye (1855) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 10, 2014
Very dark cola-ruby body, light tan layer, tight carpet lacing. Aroma; tar, smoke, singed bacon. (Kataja = juniper, I guess brewmaster/prykmestar burnt the juniper/kataja to make smoke/savu) Taste; tar, smoke, roasted malts. Finishes in smoked malts. Feels soft, alco is well hidden in the smoke and tar. [50cl brown btl, abv9%, B@Alko (Muonio-Kilpishalli) 7.24€, BB 2.1.16, t@höme]

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yiannnos (921) - , CYPRUS - NOV 18, 2014
Black colour. Smoky roasted malt aroma. Taste is smoke, wood, chocolate, a nice beer

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Martinus (3063) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - NOV 13, 2014
Clear dark reddish brown colour, off-white head. Smoked aroma, bit herbal, roasted malts, caramel, tea. Woody flavour, smoke, lapsang souchong. Finish smoke, ash and tea. Nice!
(from 50cL bottle @ a weekly tasting, Oirschot. Thanks for sharing, Benzai!)

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
greenclansman (881) - Nicosia, CYPRUS - NOV 6, 2014
Pitch black color, nice smoked aromas...wood and herbs. Very nice taste. Roasted malt, balanced smokiness. Very nice beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
8bithero (3) - - NOV 5, 2014 does not count
Nice smokey aroma, woody, toast, roast. A good smoked beer overall. Would drink again

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kauge (369) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 27, 2014
Bottle as a gift from Helsinki. BB 16.05.2016 - love the old-school way of marking the date, I wonder how it’s done... Pours dark brown with deep chestnut hue. Head is small and creamy. Very exciting aroma of juicy smoked pork and some kind of dark (red wine?) sauce, quite sweet actually, with grainy and roasty malts coming through too. As a mild side note there’s the sweet and spicy juniper berry as if it’s an ingredient in roasty black bread. Taste equally very (caramelly) sweet with roasted malts, very much present smokiness, and a nice moderate bitterness to cover it all up a bit. Some pungent leathery notes too, or as someone has said earlier, lead pencil - I think that’s spot on. Body medium, carbonation tamed, palate quite dry with a nice but brief bitter and smoky finish. Not a hint of the 9% ABV. Overall a beautiful wintery dessert beer. Too bad there’s so little juniper here... Would love some of my favourite juniper bread to go with it - maybe to enhance the little I get from the beer... Should try the oiginal Savu version one day.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (6352) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 26, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Tom C’s place. Thanks Stas. Dark amber-brown with a nice tan head. Nice aroma of roasted grains and smoked meat. Sweetish flavor, roasty and smoky, with some fresh barley malt grains, caramel and meat. Medium to full-bodied, quite rounded. Very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SperkeleForce (622) - FINLAND - OCT 23, 2014
Bottle 50 CL. Pours black with small lacing head. Notes if smoked fish, wood, smoked, smoked ham.

- beerbasher

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jultsu (217) - TAMPERE, FINLAND - SEP 22, 2014
500ml pullo, parasta ennen 10-2015. Mustahkoa tervaa, nopeasti häipyvä pieni vaahto. Aromissa savua, makeutta, väljähtäneisyyttä, tervaa? Hapoton, liukas, makean alkoholipoltteinen suutuntuma. Lievän laimea jälkimaku. Muistelen tämän olleen maukkaampaa 2-3 vuotta sitten.


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