Mallaskosken / Põhjala So Last Saison

Brewed by Mallaskosken panimo
Style: Saison
Seinäjoki, Finland
Serve in Tulip


on tap


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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.28/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
It is a black, hoppy rye saison. Brewed using the Fantome strain of saison yeast at quite high temps, and then dry hopped with a mix of Vic Secret and Mosaic.

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Marstonlad (1022) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 15, 2017
Bottle from Alko, Helsinki. Pours black with a huge dense head. Despite color the aroma features mostly elements that are typical to saisons: fresh citrusy fruitiness in a yeasty, slightly spicy, barnyardish setting. Fairly strong presence of hops as well. Taste is crisp and lightly sour, the finish bitter. Fairly hoppy for a saison. Flavours of pale fruitiness and yeasty spiciness rise again to the forefront with supporting maltiness appearing in the background. The palate is medium-bodied, the carbonation lively. Interesting style hybrid. Color leads easily astray; taste and aroma are not as far way from standard saisons as the blackness suggests.

TET (3348) - Kaarina, FINLAND - SEP 24, 2017
Bottle. A very dark beer, a head is medium and beige. Interesting aroma has dark fruitness, spicyness, flowers, earthy sourness. Taste has fruitness and berries, earthyness, storng bitterness, dry, some sourness. Medium bodied. Very interesting brew, there is high potential but not totally succesfully.

kingstoni (2194) - FINLAND - JUL 27, 2017
Tap at SOPP Helsinki. Deep amber color with a thin frothy off-white head. Aroma of soap, lemon and wheat. Medium bitter taste with a bit sourness. Medium body.

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Moebbels (843) - FINLAND - JUL 26, 2017
A very dark brown beer with a creamy well lasting head. Sweet nose with notes of sour cherries, chokolate and coffee beans. Dry, tart flavor with a somewhat bitter, tanninic finish. High carbonation and light palate. Not very balanced, such dark beers shouldn’t be this dry.

TBone (18815) - Pori, FINLAND - JUN 11, 2017
Tap at Beer Hunters. Opaque black color, medium-sized beige head. Herbal, piney, toasted aroma. Medium-bodied. Toasted flavor with saison white pepperness. Piney hoppyness. Rye is also there. Interesting.

fonefan (53396) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 27, 2017

Draught @ Pullman Bar, Kaivokatu 1, Helsinki, Finland 0100.

[ As Mallaskosken / Põhjala So Last Saison ].
Light unclear dark red brown colour with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, wheat, dark malt - roasted, light to moderate hoppy, citrus, fruity hops, moderate yeasty, saison yeast, sweet yeast, spicy yeast. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a long duration, roasted, saison yeast, spicy, fruit - hop bitter, roasted bitter, odd herbal - spicy taste. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20170405]

martjoobolut (5558) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 22, 2017
Tap at TCBW. Pours black with beige head. Aroma is roast, fruits, apricots. Flavor is sweet and bitter, roast, fruits, apricots. Finish is dry apricots bitter. Overall: very good.

FatPhil (17710) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 11, 2017
Tap (TCBW2017)
Saisony aroma, a bit dirty, some fruitiness. Clear dark red, small tight head. Sweetish saisony taste, has a drying aspect to it. Light body, moderate carbonation. Finish similar to the taste, but shows a nice bitterness. Decent drinkability, not showing any particular alcohol component. A bit odd.

Marduk (8979) - Reval, ESTONIA - MAY 10, 2017
Tap @TCBW 2017. Very dark brown color. Huge size, beige head, stays. Looks nice. Metallic, citrus, floral, ginger, herbal, yeasty in aroma. Citrus, coffee?, floral, woody, herbal, licorice in taste. Soft carbonation. Malty and earthy in aftertaste. Somewhat harsh to drink. Weird brew.

VastActiv (8151) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 8, 2017
Tap at TCBW2017, Tallinn. Colour is clear dark brown with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, dryness, dry fruits, some spices and malts. Not much Belgian elements.

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