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Brewed by Sinebrychoff (Carlsberg)
Style: Amber Lager/Vienna
Kerava, Finland

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RATINGS: 81   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.31/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The dark-roasted Finnish barley malt and Saazer hops guarantee a real Christmas aroma. Characteristics: Original gravity 12,5 %Pl Alcohol content 4,6 % vol. Energy content 200 kJ (45 kcal)/100 ml Carbohydrates 4,7 g/100 ml Colour 45 EBC Bitterness 21 EBU

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2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
JKaranka (58) - Cardiff, - MAR 5, 2013
I might have enjoyed this more than some of the other reviewers. Thing is, Ive never come across a similar beer. Never seen anything like it produced by a British brewer, so thats a note of advice. I assume it is a Vienna style or a Munich style beer. Aroma is terrible, smells of rust and metal. Very off putting. Colour is ok, it is beyond amber and meddling in the middle brown. Flavour is interesting. It is crisp as a lager, but with plenty of malt and caramel. The caramel is maybe more pronounced by the fact that the beer tastes somewhat light in the malt section, so the caramel flavour sort of is more obvious. I think of it as a pint of a bitter that has been lagered instead of top fermented. It is fairly average at that (there are nicer, more full bodied and flavourful milds) but at least it is something new for me. Interesting to see better examples of the style (nicer aroma, some hop character welcome).


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MartR (345) - Aespa, ESTONIA - JAN 8, 2017
Looks about mahagony brown. Small head appears for a brief moment. Pretty hoppy taste and not overly sweet as I expected. Caramel malts and bready notes. Hey not bad at all.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rostetti (357) - Oulu, FINLAND - JAN 2, 2017
Pours dark amber with high white head. Surprisingly dark. Aroma has some sweet malts. Taste also has sweet malt, some bread and toast. Watery. Doesnt taste like Christmas at all, but isnt that bad either.

2.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
thellgren (1004) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 28, 2016
0.33 l bottle from K-Citymarket Ruoholahti, Helsinki. Appearance is dark brown/amber, clear, some head. Looks promising. Aroma has dark malts. Taste has some malts, water, some faint sweetness, mainly carbonation. At least this III version is a bit too light.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hermod (7578) - Vantaa, FINLAND - NOV 25, 2016
33cl bottle, thanks Adam! Poured brown color with a thin white head. Bready malts, some earthy notes. Bready, toasty malts mostly. Light bodied. Drinkable.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Kobracai (161) - FINLAND - JUL 22, 2016
Pours dark brown and clear. Aroma has metallic in the roastiness. Palate is on the lighter side with medium carbonation. Flavours also has metal in and some caramell and bitterness. A cheap christmas beer. Itswhat you get for 1.50.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
djoeye (4600) - Troms, NORWAY - JAN 9, 2016
Look; offwhite head, clear bronze body. Aroma; malts, plums. Taste; malts, plums, prunes - leading to a soft short finish. Normal on palate. According to the absence of yule spices, the real Yule Nisse Santa Claus is still norwegian! [33cl br btl 4.6%, bb10.3.16, Kilpishalli]

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
adamnase (598) - Kronoby, FINLAND - JAN 3, 2016
Dark brown amber colot with small head. Aroma is malt, roasted. Flavor is malt, roasted, bit watery

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
TET (2957) - Kaarina, FINLAND - DEC 24, 2015
A reddish brown beer, a head is medium and blond. Aroma has sweet maltyness, hint of bread and grass. After a good appearance the aroma was a disappointment. Taste has maltyness and bread, sweetness of syrup, even some roastiness. Taste is better than aroma. Quite light bodied but still nice to drink. Not hooray shouts for this beer.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Psytron (2201) - Turku, FINLAND - DEC 24, 2015
Smell of malt, some caramel. Dark copper colour, beige head. Aroma of malt, metal, rubber, some burnt sugar. Medium sweet. Flat carbon.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nurmis (602) - Oulu, FINLAND - DEC 21, 2015
0,33 bottle. Sweet malty taste with bit of syrup. Light body, easy to drink. Basic casual beer, nothing special.


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