MisoW (3466) - Bratislava, - APR 24, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
0,75l bottle. Small white head. Flavor is malts, sweet juniper/berry. Very nicely hidden alcohol and minimal carbonation.
jampura (167) - FINLAND - NOV 11, 2016
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Makea, samea, hiivainen ja hedelmäinen. Mukava tuttavuus, mutta enpä tätä tuopillista kiskois.
jredmond (7925) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 2, 2016
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[2015 Backlog] Sampled at Paul’s place. Pours a hazy amber body with soft carbonated lacing. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with notes of sugar, soft vague fruit, spice, banana and malty bread.
mice (892) - FINLAND - AUG 11, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Kuparinruskea väri, ei lainkaan vaahtoa. Hajussa hiivaisuutta, mutta vähemmän kuin Pihamaan Talvessa. Maku makeahko, mutta ei niin makea kuin Pihamaan Talvessa.
Borup (13119) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUN 14, 2016
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sample from a plastic bottle. Hazy orange colour with a small white head. Aroma and flavour of yeast, spice, alochol, malt and fruit.
anders37 (24814) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 4, 2016
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Plastic bottle. Pours a hazy orange color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity spicy yeasty vegetable aroma. Fruity malty weak sour spicy yeasty flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty sour tart finish.
dwyerpg (5888) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 30, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very similar to the lighter version. The alcohol is just slightly more noticeable and the juniper just slightly more intense. A strange brew, that I’m certain must vary widely between breweries.
DKSTRATH (6) - SCOTLAND - MAY 7, 2016 does not count
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
It’s in the 1001 beers to try before you die, and I’m in Tampere, Finland. So why not indulge.
Bananas! On the nose and on the palate.
I was informed by my host to drink it very chilled. Admits not bad. Not good though. You feel the strength hit you, but it doesn’t taste strong. Perfectly drinkable! Although its 75cl and 10% might stop you having too many that nigh.
IslandHaole (1248) - Misawa, JAPAN - NOV 5, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A big "Mahalo" to Rosenbergh (Jan) for dragging this and another dozen or so beers all the way from Finland to Hawaii! Very similar in appearance and aroma to the 8% version. Sweet, bananas and caramel with bubblegum and light alcohol .A hazy caramel colored beer. Very sweet & fruity. Very little carbonation. Not sure if it’s the extra 2% that gives this an extra kick, but I prefer this, stronger Sahti.
Leighton (19914) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Plastic bottle shared to commemorate the finale of Jack’s visit to London. Thanks to Paul for this fine offering. Pours hazy golden-brown. The nose holds doughy wheat, orange and ripe, bruised up banana. Medium to heavy sweet flavor, syrupy, with more old banana, wheat dough. Full bodied, soft, oily and chewy. Viscous. Warming on the finish with chewy, ripe fruits, banana, bread. OK stuff.
Theydon_Bois (18267) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle split at Jack The Sipper leaves for the FBI again tasting, thanks to Scopey, 14/07/15.
Murky orange amber with a decent beige covering.
Nose is earthy fruit, light fart, spice, rhubarb, straw.
Taste is a little harsh, rich dark fruit, juniper, spice, bitter edge.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with sweet’n’sour lickings.
Ok but preferred the lower ABV version.