Rune (8716) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 11, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle shared with djoeye. Off-white bubbly head. Clear, late straw coloured body. Restrained smell of chocolate and leafy hops. Malt-fruity taste, including chocolate, grassy hops, and a touch of birchwood. Dry ending. Smooth in the mouth. Satisfying (session in Tromsø 05.12.2014).
djoeye (2000) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 7, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
White head, golden clear slightly straw body, dotty lacing.
Aroma; green birch leaves, apple, roasted chocolate-malt notes far away.
Taste; herbal malts, smoked wood, chocolate notes, fruity notes, and the wood is assumably birch (koivu) (as label design told us).
Finishes short rounded with birch.
Overall; good summer (suvi) beer.
[50cl br.btl 4.5%abv B@Kilpishalli BB17Dec14 T@Rune-Session]
Kauge (445) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 3, 2014
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from K-supermarket (Kamppi, Helsinki - € 3,99) in August 2014. Pours a hazy light amber; the white head disappears fast. Nose is weirdly medicinal, soapy, grassy, grainy, pils-y. Not pleasant. Taste is very malty, slightly bitter and even sour with an acidic prickle in the throat. Not really getting any of the birch thing, neither in nose nor taste. Medium body, not much carbonation; palate is rather sticky. The idea to use birch is brilliant but the result seems to be a failure... I was really hoping for a good ’sauna experience’ in the form of a beverage... Maybe just a bad batch?
Andy_ (830) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 3, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear white golden beer with white soapy head. Aroma has grass, hay and birch leaves. Flavor is malty with grass and birch leaves. Thin palate with strong carbonation. Mild bitterness on the finish and aftertaste is malty. The birch leaves are not too dominant, but present. The beer underneath it is just not that spectacular.
Sarpa (977) - FINLAND - JUL 18, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle 50cl from Citymarket Turtola @ home. Pours clear goldenm white head. Grassy, aroma, some birch. Slightly sour, malty flavor.
VastActiv (3330) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUL 13, 2014
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tap at Villi Wäinö, Helsinki. Originally rated 2011. Colour is clear copper with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Herbs, sweetness and malts.
Erasmus_ro (1575) - Alabama, USA - MAR 22, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours an orangey golden with a large, white head. Aroma is light pale malts, light grass. Some weird kind of herb or berry that I can’t really place. Probably the birch leaves. Taste is pale malts, some birch and grass. Lightly sour, some funky fruitiness in the background. High carbonation that covers the rather light body. Fairly refreshing in the beginning, but doesn’t encourage one to finish the whole thing.
kiwianer (3413) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 5, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The head is medium, the body yellow and cloudy. It smells malty, bit sour. The taste is bit sour, malty, a bit yeasty, medium. 10/9/9/9/-/10
olio (6799) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 4, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
50 cl bottle.
Originally rated on 20110707.
Pours copper color with a small head. Aroma of herbs, grass, some grain and caramel. Flavor of toffee, caramel, herbs, fruits and hay.
kingstoni (1622) - FINLAND - SEP 26, 2012
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Clear light copper color with a minimal head. Mild aroma of malt and birch leaves. Light malty taste. Sticky and slightly oily texture.