Finwe (438) - Grankulla, FINLAND - MAY 9, 2013
330ml bottle, named "Vaaleanpunainen Vappubisse" 2008. Poured pale yellow with small white head. Grainy aroma with slight hint of grassy hops. The flavour was equally grainy, with some hops in the finish. Slightly watery palate. liinis (1791) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 1, 2008
why don’t they try more valiantly new flavors? This is just like every other bulk beer in Finland with just a hint of a try.
Color though surprised me: orange pinky:) GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - JAN 23, 2008
With all things considered, this wasn’t a bad beer. In fact, given the style it was pretty darned good. But to be honest, I’ve NEVER had an experience with a beer quite like this one. First, thanks to oh6gdx for shipping me this one awhile back. Now, I popped the cap and poured it into my Maudite chalice, and the color was a orangish/red color...kinda like the color of a ruby red grapefruit. Hmmm. Okay, I was kinda digging the color but then at the end of the glass, as the last bits of the beer is emptying the bottle some strange pink something pours into my head, causing little pink swirls. Yeah, it’s pink. It invades the beers head rather obviously. So I’m reading some other reviews and find it’s a food coloring added? Strange. So this is a long lost relative of a green beer? Anyways, I found that really odd. But the beer looked nice (although different) for sure. Aroma was on the sweet side of things, dusty, cereal and malty. Mouthfeel was close to soda water. The beer had some sweet malts to it, a bit of aspirin, and a touch of berries? Reminded me of drinking berry flavored soda water. Artificial, but there. Overall, not bad. An interesting quirk to the beer. ako (167) - Turku, FINLAND - MAR 15, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2007 Looks scary. Not properly red, but orange with some red particles floating around. Thick white head disappears quite quickly. Aroma is rather pleasant with malt and some fruityness, maybe citrus. Unfortunately flavor doesn’t follow too well... Not very malty nor fruity, little grassy and even unpleasant in a way. Luckily(?) leaves little to no finish, rather dry. I really liked the aroma, but sadly that’s about it, the rest of this brew just doesn’t deliver. Bov (13221) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - FEB 20, 2007
courtesy of oh6gdx - slightly hazy blond-orange colour with a little foam; aroma of corn and peanuts with a touch of orange; effervescent, medium-bodied and with a light tartnbess, the finish is rather dry and short with some flowery notes
gunnfryd (15275) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 23, 2006
Bottle. Golden colour with a white head. Aroma is citrus, orange, malt. Flavour is citrus, orange, fruit, hay, malt. yngwie (17234) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 11, 2006
Bottled. Pale golden with a decent white head. Weak aroma of malt and hops, and some citrus notes. Weak flavor too, with malt and fruity hops. Some orange notes as well. Medium body. A decent pale lager. (060921) larsniclas (7217) - Billdal, SWEDEN - SEP 24, 2006
[Sampled at RGESG 2006]
Cloudy orange, well almost pinkish.
Grassy and rather sweet maltiness.
Some unpleasant vegetables. Tranquillity (2508) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 15, 2006
Finally, a Finnish light lager which does not taste bad! This one, however, has achieved the almost impossible mission of making a beer which tastes like water. Seriously! Ok, The beer has big pieces of red flakes running about in the bottle. These flakes get smaller when the beer is poured into a glass. Weird. The aroma is of cheap home-made wine. It does not come off bad; no feet, rubber or ham. A bonuspoint for that. The beer - again, tastes nothing - but has something to it. Maybe it’s because it’s red as a communist in autumn, eating redbeets. This one gets as much as 5 overall point thanks to the point that it’s possible to drink AND that its.... tadaa, a Finnish lager! Sigmund (7913) - Tau, NORWAY - SEP 14, 2006
RBESG 2006 Grand Tasting. Pinkish orange colour, low head. Grassy aroma with hints of wild cranberries. Boring pale lager flavour with some hops in the finish.