Brewed by Hartwall (Royal Unibrew)
Style: Amber Lager/Vienna
Lahti, Finland


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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.53/5   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
Organic Christmas beer.

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Cuso (8691) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 30, 2012
Bottle, many thanks to rosenbergh. Red brown color with medium beige head. Toffee, caramel, malt in aroma. Taste, caramel, roasted malt, some herbs, bitter hops. Light bitter finish. Drinkable beer.

HopfenWeisse (1536) - - APR 23, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2016 Clear dark amber colour with medium beige head. Aroma is roasted malt. Flavour is quite watery, malty, caramel. No christmas taste.

Finn (7547) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 16, 2012
Flaske 0,33l spandert av og delt med Rune på seanse hjemme hos ham 12 Jan 12. Mørkebrun/amber. Masse kremaktig skum. Søt maltaroma. Smaken er også malt med innslag av frukt. Syrlig fruktig ettersmak som varer en stund.

Rune (12803) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 13, 2012
330ml bottle from Finn Arvid, shared with ratebeer-Finn. Frothy and bubbly beige head, spotty lace to the glass. Deep, dark brown body. Vague smell of chocolate malts, moderate roasted. Dark malts to the taste buds, including dark chocolate and nuts. Roasted bitterness to the finish. Accepted, in fact, rather nice in a Lapin Kulta context (session in Tromsø, 12.01.2012).

sayravai (4710) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 8, 2012
(Bottled, rated 2011-11-27) Dark reddish copper with a quite large, but quickly fading, lightly lacy head. Caramely-malty, lightly metallic and vegetably nose. Flavor is metallic, caramely and lightly roasted-malty, roughtly bitter. Light and watery body, stingy CO2. This is watery and metallic pale lager spiked with some caramel malt.

fonefan (49399) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 3, 2012

Bottle 330ml.

Clear dark brown colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, caramel, spicy, earthy - damp stain - fusty. Flavour is moderate sweet and light moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20111205]

FatPhil (16102) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 26, 2011
330ml bottle (K Kamppi, Helsinki)
5+ Slightly stodgy roasty bready aroma, a bit caramelly and cakey, and biscuity.
4 Deep red, tight off-white head, persistent and leaving lots of lacing.
6 Almost chocolatey twist to the roastiness. A bit stodgy and mashy. A touch on the sweet side, but nowhere as bad as the US sugar bombs. (So it’s swee, but not sugary.)
3 Full smooth palate, you can sense the residual sugars. Pleasant carbonation. Immediate finish is nicely chocolatey, and later had some bitterness from both the roast and from earthy hops.
10 Got all the right ingredients and in roughly the right proportions. One of Lapin Kulta’s better offerings. However, there’s something that makes it not quite work. It’s a bit dead. Anna thinks it’s a bit astringent and wants me to drop the points a bit, but honestly, this isn’t a bad beer at all in my mind. Throw out the caramel, and make this all year round, and phase out that normal Lahden Kusta that you make, Hartwall, please.

tkrjukoff (4335) - SWEDEN - DEC 26, 2011
Bottle 33 cl, Helsinki Airport. Pours dak brown amber with a creamy beige head. Aroma is toasted, malty, a bit sweet and metallic. Flavor similar to aroma, some bitterness. Finishes bitter malty.

laiti (8481) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 23, 2011
33 cl bottle @ Nurmo, BBE 17.03.2012
Aroma has metal, some spices and hints of chocolate. Flavour has some coffee, chocolate, metal and spices. Dry and nutty finish. Not bad, I actually like the coffee and chocolate here. However, the metal and spices are not nice.

omhper (25145) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 22, 2011
Bottled at chriso’s. Clear chocolate brown, small head. Mid sweet with light-medium body and sloppy un-firm mouthfeel. Slight spicy hops, near no bitterness. Heineken-y quality...

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