Formerly brewed at Panimoravintola Bruuveri
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Helsinki, Finland


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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.1/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
The first Finnish "abbey beer", brewed at Bruuveri, and fermented in the Valamo monastery. The alcohol percentage was originally 8.2%, but it was lowered to 7% in the later batches.

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kermis (13674) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 24, 2017
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Draft shared at Bruuveri, Helsinki. Clear amber with a white head. Aroma of caramel, malt, ripe fruits, light yeast and toffee. Flavour is above moderate sweet and light moderate bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

mikkos (306) - FINLAND - NOV 1, 2014
Looks like a watered down coke. Aroma is metallic, sweet, malty. Taste is metallic and sweet, not rewally fresh at all. Don't like this one at all. Blehhhhh. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

kordestanchi (101) - - SEP 26, 2014
Average abbey ale, pours dark with average head, sweet aroma and palate. Crafted at bruuveri helsinki

SperkeleForce (791) - FINLAND - DEC 31, 2013
Draught at bruuveri. Pours copper with lasting lacing white head. Notes of caramel, nuts. Refreshing good brew.

ration (2245) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 16, 2013
This review is exported from olutopas.info with no comment. Original rating date 4.12.2010

Grima (2394) - Merzkirchen, RLP, GERMANY - SEP 1, 2012
On tap @ the brewpub! Had this at "Bruuveri Luostari"
The beer in the glass is brown and bright reddish with flat off-white head. It smells hoppy, fruity, subtly bitter and slightly yeasty with some roasted malts. The beer starts very roasty with subtle caramel notes, also hoppy, bitter and very fruity (plum especially). The middle part is also pleasantly hoppy, yeasty and again also very fruity bitter. Goes into a caramelly finish with lots of roasted malts, again very fruity and yeasty.

gnoff (10711) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUL 2, 2012
Draught at Bruuveri on June 30, 2012
AS "Luostari Vahla Olut 7.5%".
Clear dark copper color, white head. Sweet, malty, alcohol scent. Sweet, alcohol, apple, grainy taste. Spritzy mouthfeel, medium high bitterness. Alcohol bite. Medium mouthfeel, some dry wall, also dry red currants. Dry medium high bitter aftertaste.

mickut (276) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 12, 2010
Draught @ SOPP Helsinki. Pours light amber, no head. Taste is sweet, lingering aftertaste. Aromas have muscatel, fruits, burnt sugars and malts.

fonefan (49548) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2010

Draught @ SOPP Lahti Festival 2010.

[ As Bruuveri Luostari ].
Alc. 7.5%. Clear medium to dark amber color with a small to average, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, light roasted. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, malt bitter, burnt caramel - burnt sugar bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20100701]

mikkopen (1172) - Guelph, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 10, 2009
250 ml bottle @ Graali, Oulu. Reddish amber colour, very small white head. Sweet malty aroma with some nuts and dark fruits. The flavour is also rather on the sweet side, malty, with almonds, toffee and dark fruits. Slick mouthfeel with next to no carbonation. A little too sweet, not really to my taste.

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