FatPhil (16646) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 8, 2017
Keg at Bruuveri, Helsinkijookos (6908) - FINLAND - JAN 26, 2017
Hazy mid-orange with a creamy head. Some spicy hopping, bitter, nuts and a touch of banana in the aroma, which isn’t huge. Light malts come out later - barley, clearly. Fairly lightish and lively palate, almost a wateriness to it. The taste seems a bit harsh and perhaps even dirty in a sense, maybe some washing powder. This probably stems from the choice of yeast. The finish is quite harshly bitter, and lasts a long time. Some hints of full-flower hops in the late finish, but I want the fullness earlier. A harsh brew. Hops - the last refuge of the sub-par brewer (OK, souring and saisons are also bolt-holes they run down).
[email protected]Hermod (8111) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JAN 26, 2017
Orange hazy. Bit papery dusty nose, dried oranges, pale bit huskey or strawwy malts. Med bodied, dryish feeling, good bitters, dry orange flavour. Feel dry and gone. And old. And dried up thin flaky
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Poured hazy golden color with a thick white head.
Typical Saimaa aroma, ripe fruits, berries.
Flavor has pretty much the same thing as in the aroma, stuffy, and quite heavy to drink. Why make them so stuffy? VastActiv (7390) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 19, 2017
Colour is cloudy light orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, some harshness, hops and malts.