ration (2282) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 5, 2011
Pours dark brown with almost no head. Aroma burnt malts and some fruits. Juniper and spices. Strong palate, slight sweetness. Not Bad. ramboraffe (2257) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2015
500 ml bottle from Alko. Malty, caramel, candi sugar, malt, dried fruit and juniper. Dry with medium bitterness and medium carbonation. popery (2231) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 17, 2009
Sweet, malty and spicy with a tinge of juniper. I really like juniper and Sahti, so I just wish that there was a stronger juniper character if anything. The beer pours a purplish brown, translucent but quite dark, with a creamy off-white head. The aroma is spicy and malty with notes of hops and juniper. It’s more along the lines of an English Strong Ale with a bit of holiday spice. The malt has a really nice flavor, like a good barleywine. There are fruit notes, raspberries and plums, mixed with brown sugar and rum. The juniper is light and woody. The hops (or maybe it’s just bitterness from the juniper twigs) are relatively strong. There’s a fair bite in the aftertaste. The mouthfeel is full and round. A very enjoyable little nightcap. VamboladeTolly (2184) - Tartu, ESTONIA - AUG 27, 2014
Bottle.Color ;brown with nice head. Aroma of malt, caramel. Taste of dark berries, juniper,licorice. Medium bitter. Medium body. Nice beer.
I was ill when I trink it and I still like it. kingstoni (2175) - FINLAND - JAN 8, 2012
Bottle. Dark reddish brown with a creamy head. Balanced aroma of floral hops, herbs, caramel and malt. Favour is caramel, chocolate and roasted malt. Medium body.
wchesser (2163) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 22, 2013
Deep mahogany color. Belgian yeast nose with a lot of caramel. Taste follows. Finishes sweet. Very much like a Belgian dubel all around. Kind of dubel meets winter warmer. Good with enchiladas with chimayo red chili. Expensive but that’s Finland for you. TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 2, 2012
Pours ruby colored with a thin off-white head. Notes of thick toffee, caramelized wort, ginger, spice, dark fruit, raisins, plums and smoky malt. Medium to full bodied, lightly sticky with soft carbonation. BeerBaboon (2144) - FINLAND - NOV 20, 2010
Brown coloured beer. Aroma of juniper, rye bread, yeast and pepper. Sweet, juniper, hoppy, soft alcohol flavour. Soft mouthfeel alltogether. A good buy. Yorker (2119) - Holstebro, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2015
50 cl bottle @ home. Pours cloudy brownish amber with an off-white head that leaves some lacing. Aroma and flavour are malt, nuts, alcohol, and dried fruit - with a bitter finish. tfredvik (2081) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 3, 2014
Now and then I like to test my tasting capabilities, so I had this without knowing what kind of beer it is, a fun experiment! The body is very dark brown with a long-lived, light brown head leaving a good deal of lacing. The strong aroma initially feels mainly malty, with roasted notes and mild coffee, so at first I thought this is a porter, maybe a stout. After a short while more hops come creeping in, with fruits and berries, and soon it feels more like a malty BIPA. Then an exciting turn: I get lots of pine needles and juniper, and these notes just keep increasing. The flavours are strong with dominant hoppy notes and lots and lots of resin, pine needles and spicy juniper. It didn’t come as a surprise when I learned that the Arctic Circle is brewed with juniper twigs! The roasted malty notes and coffee are in the back. The taste is moderate sweet and the fairly long-lasting finish is quite heavy bitter. Medium body, oily texture with a dry finish, soft carbonation. A very interesting, complex and tasty beer.
[50 cl bottle, courtesy of my father]