mviljamaa (176) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - APR 19, 2017 Nordcore (1498) - Lyngen alps, - MAR 12, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle 33 cl. Clear golden with a white head. Malt and straw aroma. Light bitter taste with a short straw end.
Pours with typical lager foam and color is fairly nice clear mid-toned orange. The aroma is a bit dirty and sweet and is a strong combination of malt and hops. Slight alcohol aroma and some aromas of dried mixed fruits. Palate is surprisingly balanced. Taste is a bit watery, but has a nice and atmospheric overall "woodiness" to it. Taste has mainly just hops and malt, some faint herbal (Jägermeister-like) after taste. This is a Finnish bulk lager, but I still consider its taste a "classic" that I want to revisit occasionally (rarely though). It might not be drank, because it being an exceptional beer, but rather, because of its classic and memory-laden taste. As a beer it’s not special, but not bad either. The score is an understatement, considering the reasons (nostalgia) why this beer appeals to some Finnish consumers. I don’t think it should be scored by comparing the taste qualities directly to other (e.g. foreign) beers, but one must consider also the nostalgic aspect of the taste of this beer. Kobracai (165) - FINLAND - JUL 13, 2016
Again one of those four standard beers from my youth. I would rank them; 1. Karhu 2. Karjala 3. Lapin Kulta 4. Koff. Quite boring watery lager taste, weak hop aroma but more likeable than Koff. Nothing special. Works cold after cutting the lawn. adamnase (681) - Kronoby, FINLAND - JUL 4, 2016
Can 0.33l enjoyed with food. Finally had to rate this bulk stuff. Colour is clear golden with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Grain and malts. Easy to drink. ramboraffe (2254) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 29, 2015
330 ml can. Clear golden with white head. Grain, bread and corn. Semi dry with low bitterness and medium carbonation. nihtila (3639) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 26, 2015
17.10.2014. Pours golden with white head. Aroma and taste have grain, butter and light malts.
Wanja (771) - GERMANY - NOV 22, 2014
On tap (0.5 l) in Helsinki. Clear golden color, short head. Boring watery lager taste, weak hop aroma. Standard lager beer, nothing special. Hopy ending. Braastad (459) - FINLAND - APR 12, 2014
Color is golden, not much head
Aroma is vegetably, starchy.
Clean malty flavor with just a little bitterness. Short and thin. Nijstrom (280) - Turku, FINLAND - NOV 23, 2013
33cl bottle. Clear, pale golden colour with a small white head. Hints of malt in the aroma. Light sweet and bitter taste. Light body with thin and watery texture. Cheap lager. Erzengel (8743) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - OCT 30, 2013
3 years over BBE, but I'll give it a try...
The beer starts malty and slightly sweet. A bit grainy. The mainpart is highly drinkable, a bit malty-grainy, subtle sweetness. Nearly no hops. The aftertaste is medium, a bit neutral, ok.
--> typical Lager.
--> 7/13/7/7 ThirstyBird (2925) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2013
Thanks to errzengel for sharing! Pours a hazy medium yellow. The smell is mild malt, some light fruit. The taste is as it smells with a light hop finish and some dryness. Light in body with average carbonation.