muffel (135) - Lower Saxony, - NOV 24, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 500ml (bought in Tallinn). Pours a dark brown/red color with a thin beige head that disappears quickly. Very light for 5,6%. Aroma of roasted malts, some light vegetables, dark fruit, caramel - some bread, too. Can’t find any bitterness, but it’s not too sweet either. Average carbonation and medium/full body. Dry finish. Drinkable, but nothing too special.
Moebbels (356) - FINLAND - JUN 1, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a very dark mahogany body that you still can see through. The light brown head settles down to a thin even layer. Nose has coffee, chokolate and rosted malts. Taste starts off sweetly and ends in a smooth, dry and roasty finish. Carbonation and mouthfeel ar just above medium. Overall a decent brew, a little simple but quite drinkable.
MadRobin (2069) - Silver Spring, USA - MAR 12, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2014 Poured from 500 ml bottle in PĂĽhajĂ¤rve, Estonia.
Clear, dark cola brown with a small khaki head and fair lacing.
Aroma of brown sugar, sweet malt, caramel, raisins and lingonberries.
Taste of sweet rum, raisins, sweet cherry, caramel, lingonberries, brown sugar, nuts and a bit of earthy hops.
Medium body and low/medium carbonization.
This is a sweet dunkel--as are most Estonian tumes. But the fruitiness and mild hop finish add a nice complexity. It’s still a bit sweet for my taste, but it’s interesting and certainly a welcome change. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
visionthing (2983) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 26, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
50cl bottle from Tallinna Kaubamaja. Pours clear copper with a minimal white head. Aroma of malt and caramel with notes of dark fruits. Reminds me a bit of kvass. Quite sweet and malty with a light bitterness in the finish. A bit watery and quite boring, but drinkable enough. (2013-11-10)
Brandman (2144) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 20, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Clear copper body, white head. Sweet malt. Raisins. Bready acid nutty. Some butter. Bit alcohol.
ectuohy27 (627) - ESTONIA - OCT 23, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Decently complex for an Estonian semi-macro brew, it would benefit from more roasted as opposed to fully-burnt rusted malt notes--it comes across as an overly malty lager instead of a balanced dark beer
Senka (564) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 20, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
50cl bottler. 2.6 only because it is usually a decent brew and taste similarly from batch to batch. I would not categories it is as dunkel, it is more of a dark lager instead. Soma caramle and roasted malt in the aroma, quite hoppy, not exactly creamy texture, average carbonation and caramel finish. Good brew by Viru Őlu. Worth a try when you are in Estonia.
Kavu (2437) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 12, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
0,5l bottle from Estonia. Pours dark red with a medium head. Aroma is malts and dirt. Flavor is malts, nuts, yeast and dirt. Watery. Drinkable though.
Beerhammaren (1166) - FINLAND - AUG 12, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
.5l bottle from Estonia
Pours dark red with low head. Aroma is dirt, malts, bun yeast. Favor is mostly same.
jookos (2621) - FINLAND - JUL 6, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle. dark brown, clear. a very bready dark lager, reminds me of the excellent estonian dark bread. lightish body, well hidden alc, but weak flavours. overall character more grainy than the usual syrupy these have.
hens (534) - Tallinn, Estonia, ESTONIA - DEC 25, 2012
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
0.5L bottle. Aroma is weak. Gentle bread. Taste is very weak also. First sip was ok, but following was tasteless. Waterly oil color drink. Finish is little bready caramel. Like a lite beer.