Brewed by Laitilan Wirvoitusjuomatehdas
Style: Smoked
Laitila, Finland


on tap


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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98/5   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VastActiv (6474) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 30, 2013
Tap at St Michael, Oulu. Originally rated xxxx2011. Colour is copper with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Grain, hints of smoke and malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olio (9941) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 7, 2013
50 cl bottle.
Originally rated on 20110115.
Pours murky copper color with a nice foamy head. Aroma of smoke, grain, bready malts and some yeast notes. Flavor of burnt malts, smoky ham, grain, caramel and nuts. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fantti (999) - FINLAND - JAN 14, 2013
Kaatuu lasiin vaaleanruskeana, kirkkaana ja kuohkealla katoavalla vaahdolla. Haju on maltainen, savukinkkuinen ja hieman hedelminen. Maku on humalainen, hyvin pihkainen ja jlkimaussa maistuu savujuusto. Suutuntuma on kevyehk. Kokonaisuutena tm ei oikein iskenyt missn mieless, maku oli melko pliisu. Varsinkin, kun en ole savuoluen ystv.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerheart65 (1503) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 28, 2012
Hmm.. smokey rye says the name and that is what I find in aroma. Bit mild and dry aroma has also grass. Hazy red/brown, short beige head leaves lacing. Taste is stronger than aroma and quite long, roasting in finish and caramel as gets warmer. Medium body, dry and roasted. Could use more flavors but is ok.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
bierkoning (13055) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAY 23, 2012
Bottle, thanks Tbone! Brown color. Hints of yeast and toffee in the aroma. Caramelly sweet yeasty flavor with hints of citrus. Bitter aftertaste. Smoke? Where?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Archibaldo de la Cruz (1120) - FINLAND - APR 13, 2012
Bottle. Brown color with a medium-sized beige head. Malty aroma with hints of smoke and dried fruits. Sweet malt, dried fruits, some smoke and spices. Medium-bodied, slightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
madmitch76 (24187) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2012
3rd December 2011
ChrisOs Early December Tasting. Hazy dark amber beer, tidy off white head. Light dry palate. Sweetish malt. Tiny bit of dried fruit. Dry finish. Meh!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nisse666 (7051) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 16, 2012
Bottle from Alko bo cons 2012-02-16 Gteborg Ar: birch smokiness, Minttu, and wee sausages Ap: copper colored nody, high fothy dirty white deminishing head F: heavy smokiness, great bitternes, a bit hollow body, rustik bread, sausage shop, fresh milled black pepper corns, wee caramel, heavy carbonation

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Arborescence (29) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - FEB 11, 2012
Appearance Hazy, brown, pours a fairly modest head. Aroma Smoky, but not too strongly, a distinct aroma of smoked food rather than anything else. Difficult to discern anything else. Taste Fairly mild, the smoke is not particulraly strong, but its certainly there. I was expecting more of the smoke flavour. Then again, the beer doesnt have any other strong characteristics, so even the fairly mild smokyness is enough to overpower other aspects of the beer, such as the rye malt. The Cascade hops is what comes through next, but the malt is somehow in the background. Overall Im not overly impressed with this beer. I do like the concept of a Rauchbier a smoked beer but I think the Germans may be better at this Obviously, if youre going to do a smoked beer, you better make sure that the other characteristics of the beer are such that they can take the smokyness, or you could go all out with the smoke in which case it doesnt really matter. But this beer is somewhere in between. It tastes more like a pretty generic beer with a little bit of smokyness. There is a rather similar beer by another Finnish brewery, Karhu (a brand owned by Sinebrychoff, which is in fact owned by Carlsberg so not that Finnish after all!), called Korpisavu. That one is based on generic, crap beer, but theyve gone for a pretty smoky flavour, so in the end it might actually be better than the Laitilan attempt. Laitilan does do some other decent beer though, and its a much smaller brewery, so worth supporting simply because of that. I hope to try their porter some time soon.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cuso (8481) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 5, 2012
Bottle, many thanks to rosenbergh. Hazy reddish brown color withsmall white head. Aroma of malt, grapefruit, smoke. Taste, bitter hops, pines, smoked malt, rye. Bitter finish with smoke in background. Good.

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