Sinebrychoff Nikolai Lager Beer 5.0 % (former IV A)

Brewed by Sinebrychoff (Carlsberg)
Style: Pale Lager
Kerava, Finland


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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 2.28/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.44/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Nikolai IV A is a full-bodied beer with a dense foam. Its colour is slightly darker than other lager beers and it has a nuance of mahogany. Excellent with good food, Nikolai IV A is also perfectly suited for those who know how to enjoy life. 5.5 %.

As such the Nikolai IV A is retired, but there is a 5.0 % can sold on the ships between Finland and Estonia as well as Finland and Sweden. Now at 5 %, which is considered to be the same beer.

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Zarkam (539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 13, 2014
330ml can from a ferry to Estonia, organic. Clear medium yellow colour, small mostly vanishing white fizzy head, little lacing. Mild aroma of cereal and hay with some floral hops. Taste is initially sweetish and slightly acidic, turning into a shortish bittersweet finish with a hint of alcohol. Light to medium body, dry texture, lively carbonation. Not too good, reminds me of some East-European slightly boozy lager.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
estpiwo (1319) - ESTONIA - JUN 16, 2014
Can. Golden color with white head. Grainy aroma. taste was metallic and grainy, hops were somewhere. Short finish. Drinkable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
MichaelAwesome (6503) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - JUN 3, 2014
Very dull and watery with only some malt, corn and bit of hops in the back. Easy to drink but quite tough to enjoy as it ends a bit skunky. Not really class.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
McTapps (6791) - Reutlingen, GERMANY - JUN 2, 2014
Can from oh6gdx - many thanks, Patrik! The lager pours out in a light golden colour with low head and thin body. Aroma of mild hops and straw. Taste of hops, malt, barley, metall, acid and mild fruits. Thin and light metallic finish. Drinkable but nothing special.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Kahuna1337 (41) - Mariehamn, FINLAND - MAR 28, 2014
Pale golden colour with frothy white head. Aroma is malty. Taste is lightly sweet and bitter. Light to medium bodied.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
edpeg (904) - Berlin, GERMANY - FEB 10, 2012
Pale yellow clear body with white head. Aromas sweet malts, grains. Palate thin with medium carbonation and mouth feel. Aftertaste paper and medium short hops finish. Bulk stuff to drink years ago.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mabjork (692) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 4, 2007
Bottled. Clear dark golden in colour, medium sized bubbly white head. The aroma is malty with hints of hops. The flavour is surprisingly watery when taking into consideration that it is a 5,5% finnish beer. I sense malt and hops.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
raymondwave (931) - FINLAND - NOV 22, 2006
Very good, like the milder III version. Full taste really comes out with the higher alcohol percentage. Altho I do have difficulties finding a good occasion for this beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 14, 2006
(Bottle 50 cl) Fully golden with a handsome, creamy white head. Malty aroma. Good, full body with plenty of sweet malt. Limited bitterness. Very pure and straightforward. Reminds me of a German "Export". Lovely. 100106

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
TBone (17063) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 15, 2005
Bottled (BB 11/2005)
Golden color, decent white head. Malty, grainy aroma, a bit metallic ("Koff-nose"). Medium-bodied, malty, a bit sweet. Good balanced and avoids typical out of mill harshness of Koff and Hartwall products. But on the other hand, nothing to sing about here either.

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