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

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RATINGS: 131   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


Scauca's rating

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scauca (490) - Lovere, - DEC 25, 2010
Thanks Andrè. Nice smooth smoky character with a chestnut sweetness and just an hint of juniper. Is warming and velvety, sweet without being cloying. Lovely stuff.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rostetti (160) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUN 16, 2016
Bottle from Alko. Pours dark with small head. Aroma is woody, smoked, smoked meat and sausage. Taste is smoked meat and sausage, some juniper wood and sweet too. Not a beer for me unfortunately, but it is not a bad beer at all.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartR (298) - Aespa, ESTONIA - APR 24, 2016
Looks dark amber with a thick creamy head. Nice intense smoked malts on the nose. Tasting adds sweet malts and caramel to the overall smokiness. What a nice balance between the caramel sweetness and smoky goodness. Strong beer, though 9% barely detectable. I’m guessing the spiciness comes from the juniper because I can’t really get the taste. Overall very versatile and flavorful. Great taste experience.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsga (7251) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 16, 2016
Medium beige head. Hazy deep dark red body. Smoky earthy aroma with rye crisp bread notes. Sweetish smoky earthy juniper taste with mealy toffee notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, slightly flat, soft mouthfeel. Sweetish earthy smoky lingonberry aftertaste with mealy juniper notes. Vaguely reminiscent of stjørdalsøl, but lacks the immense depth of the home-made malts. (0.5l bottle, from Alko Arkadia, Helsinki.)

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Henkk4 (28) - FINLAND - FEB 22, 2016
Hazy dark brown with beige head. Aroma is strong smoke, licorice, and woody. Medium to full body with light sweetness, oily texture and soft carbonation. Finishes somewhat bitter. This was my first of this style and it’s actually surprisingly good.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
artiredbirds (453) - St.Petersburg, RUSSIA - JAN 5, 2016
Люблю копчёнк& и эта просто потряса& Баланси& на тонкой грани сладост& и горечи, но коптит по-чёрно

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ramboraffe (1809) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2015
500 ml bottle from Alko. Hazy brown with tanned head. Smoked bacon, bbq, smoked sausage and meat. A lot like smoked fish traditionally smoked with juniper wood. Semi sweet with medium bitterness and medium carbonation. Nice!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
agent_persik (669) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 4, 2015
Dark brown reddish colour, medium beige head. Aroma of caramel, dried fruits, spice, bacon, smoke. Sweet taste with lightly bitter finish and bitter-sweet aftertaste. Medium body and average carbocation. Nice beer, very enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
IslandHaole (1228) - Mililani, Hawaii, USA - NOV 26, 2015
Mahalo rosenbergh for this treat from Finland! Reminds me of a rare steak just off the BBQ grill. Plenty of smoke and a bit of spicy brown mustard, maple smoked bacon, very foodie! Dark brown, opaque with a small beige head. Sweet smoke flavor, a bit of residual stickiness, slick feel with very small bubbles in the carbonation that seem to linger on the tongue like tiny smokey pop rocks. Now that I think about it, this would be a great marinade for steak! Has a lingering bitter aftertaste. The 9% is very well hidden under the layers of flavor.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MonsterMagnet (1134) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 12, 2015
Bottle from euro local swap 3/2015, cheers VastActiv! Pours brown with a beige head. Smoke, beechwood, juniper berries, caramel, bacon, dark fruit, molasses, elderberries, liquorice. Creamy, sweet, medium body, above average carbonation, fairly dry finish. Initially the smoke seems to dominate, but it really opens up in the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
belgis (443) - - OCT 8, 2015
Dark malts, caramel in aroma. Also smoke. Smoke takes over juniper. Feels light in taste. Very drinkable and mild.


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