Kauge (67) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 30, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Tallinna Kaubamaja food department (€ 2,85) in May 2014. A somewhat hazy amber with a small, white, fast disappearing head. Nose is predominantly malty: hay, herbs, honey. Pleasantly sweet. Also slightly medicinal and muddy in the background, some alcohol even. Taste is I guess kind of better than your average wide distribution lager but still disappointingly messy and dirty with bitter (herbal) and malty (grainy) notes dominating. Light body, thin, fairly smooth, soft carbonation. Watery mouthfeel, dry, grainy finish. This belongs in the lower end of the new craft scene (haven’t yet rated any of the other Vormsis). Maybe ok to just gulp down in hot weather (not that we have that around here) without giving it any thought. But I guess you can do that with beers way cheaper than this one.
oh6gdx (20239) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 27, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled@PBF IX. Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is bready, some herbal notes and mild toffee. Flavour is herbal, grainy, rubbery and some herbs. Not the cleanest or most interesting, but a fair effort.
TBone (12469) - Pori, FINLAND - JUN 27, 2014
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle 330ml (PBF IX)
Golden color, small white head. Grainy, cardboardish, some green apple. Light-bodied. Harsh, green apple, tartish... Not very clean flavor.
lusikka (6033) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 27, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
330 ml bottle @ PBF IX. Pours a hazy golden colour with a white small head. Aroma of grains, some wort and sweetness. Flavour of grainy malts, wort, grassy bitterness, sweetness and yeast. Light bodied and thin mouthfeel. Soft carbonation. Surprisingly similar to their Hele Õlu...
laiti (5558) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 27, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33 cl bottle @ PBF Ⅸ, BBE 01/2015
Vertical with Hele Õlu
Aroma has sweetish malt, some honey and some grain. Flavour has herbal hops, grainy tones and grass. Also some butter. More refreshing and better than Hele Õlu.
olio (5942) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 27, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
33 cl bottle @ PBF IX.
Pours pale clear golden color with a small head. Slightly malty aroma, hay and faint herbs. Fruits and hay on the flavor, some malts also.
mauritsio (386) - FINLAND - JUN 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Drink shop Tallinn. Hazy orange with medium lasting white head. Cooked fruits and berries. Light bitterness. Some sweetness.
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estpiwo (1277) - ESTONIA - MAY 31, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Talumehe Kõrts, Haapsalu. Amber color, white head. Herbal and floral aroma. Flavor was not so hopy like Vormsi Hele, more sweet. Medium bitter finish.
suurjuust (976) - ESTONIA - APR 21, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared by martjoobolut, thanks! Amber beer, white head. Nose is malts and caramel, herbal notes. Flavour is malts, some sweetness, vaguely spicy tones, more caramel, hops in the finish. Light and very drinkable, not very memorable either.
martjoobolut (592) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
0,33L bottle, BB 09.2014. Pours hazy amber with small off white head. The head stays. Aroma is weak caramel and hay. Taste is sweet and bitter, caramel, and malt. Finish is hoppy bitter. Overall: solid session beer.