Brewed by Sinebrychoff (Carlsberg)
Style: Malt Liquor
Kerava, Finland


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RATINGS: 84   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.18/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Less would be enough. With its rich copper colour Tosi Vahva (Special Strength) Karhu is generously malted and flavoured with the best hops. It is a balanced, special strength and full-bodied beer.

There is a 8.8 % version of this, which is sold in the Tax Free shops on the cruiseships from/to Finland. Ratings should, however, be put under this entry.

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tderoeck (10928) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 29, 2012
28/VII/2012 - 33cl bottle @ Crystal’s place - BB: 20/X/12 - (2012-766) Thanks to Brambo for the bottle!

Clear light amber to orange beer, big creamy head, unstable, pretty adhesive. Aroma: malty, caramel, toast, pretty English, nutty. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: malts, caramel, pretty nutty, some sugar, bitter touch. Aftertaste: caramel, bit nutty.

Caytinator (1005) - Waco, Texas, USA - JUL 29, 2012
Thanks to tderoeck for the bottle. Amber color, great mouthfeel, well-balanced, I thought. I haven’t had any other beers from this brewery, but I’d like to try based on this beer. Pretty good.

HopfenWeisse (1558) - - JUL 21, 2012
Big can. Ruby colour with small head.Aroma is malt, grain. Flavour is sweet malt, alcohol taste.

lusikka (7833) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 17, 2012
330 ml bottle.
Pours a deep copper colour with a small foamy head. Aroma of sweet malts, herbs and some hay. Flavour of sweet malts, herbs, bread and stinging hops. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel and a rough, malty and warming finish. Alcohol is surprisingly well hidden. Drinkable.

thirstyrabbit (1874) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 12, 2012
Can, 8.8%. Bronze body, small head. Weak estery aroma. Watery but somehow not as boozy as I expected it to be. Thin and tinny taste with minimal roastiness.

Nisse666 (8210) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 11, 2012
Can from Alko Åbo cons 2012-02-11 Göteborg AR: bread, corn, syrup, alcoholic AP: ruby, wee stouthy creame beige transparent deminishing head F: a bit vanilla caramel, dry by fruity, not bad, medium bitternss, wee bubbly carbonation

MikeKeller (956) - Kemi, FINLAND - SEP 2, 2011
Can from Alko. Clear, light cola brown beer with small white head. Malty/alcoholic aroma. Sweet taste is suprisingly malty and not so alcoholic than I expected when drank cold. Gets a lot worse later.

tkrjukoff (4334) - SWEDEN - AUG 14, 2011
Bottle 33 cl , Alko tampere. Pours clear ruby copper with a nice bubbly tanned head leaving lace. Aroma is malty, sweet, bready, caramel and alcohol. Flavor is sweet, malty, fruity and alcohol. Finishes bitter and a bit sweet.

Psytron (2625) - Turku, FINLAND - AUG 1, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2011 Rerating 12.8.2011. 8,0 % bottle. Malty smell, bronze colour. White, medium, somewhat lasting head. Faint aroma of apple. Alcohol pushes through heavily. Lightly sweet and some sourness to be noticed. Flat carbonation. To be avoided.

HenrikSoegaard (14760) - Randers, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2011
Bottle. Frothy white fait mostly deminishing head. Dark yellow colour. Light malty and hoppy aroma. Syrup notes. Light bitter flavor. Average light bitter finish. Not that alcoholic. Oily palate.

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