Miksu (5052) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - MAY 26, 2012
Draught at Bruuveri, Helsinki. Golden color. Aromas and flavors of honey, herbal-peppery hops and hint of citrus. Low to medium bitterness. Medium body. very mouth coating palate, perhaps it is the honey. Marduk (8493) - Reval, ESTONIA - MAY 20, 2012
0,5l bottle as "Harald". Pale golden color. Small white head. There should be honey in it but I really can’t detect any. FatPhil (17151) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 18, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2012 500ml bottle (K Kamppi, Helsinki) - as Harald (4:2:5:2:9=2.2) Beerhammaren (1826) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - MAY 15, 2012
Pretty bland lagery aroma. Fairly pale, brief head. Body also rather boring, it’s just a pale lager. No evidence of honey if the alias is to be Just once, I got a hint of a gingery taste, but that was a rarity. Kinda thin, and definitely much more a good pale lager rather than some kind of spice/herb/vegetable. Pretty dull to be honest, these guys can do better, I’m sure. OK, I do like the breadiness. Could be an underrate, but it’s really not selling itself to me at the moment.
Rerate: 330ml bottle (5:3-:5:3:10-=2.6--)
Mashy grains, some husks, some vegetal and leguminous aspects. Way mashier in the taste, plenty of honey hints too, but even more vegetal and very nutty. Peanuts in the finish. Some bitter paperiness, some huskiness, bitter tannins, bit of a bite too. Dullish.
Pours clear pale golden with a quickly vanishing head. Aroma is sweet malts and some honey. Flavor is malts, honey and some herbs. TBone (18373) - Pori, FINLAND - MAY 5, 2012
Bottled 500ml (K-Kamppi, "Stallhagen Harald Viikinkien voimaolut")
oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 22, 2012
Clear yellow color, vanishing small white head. Aroma is typical Finnish macro lager: sweet honeyish malty. Now just with some real honey added. A bit perfumic too. Light-bodied, fizzy. Sweet malty flavor with some honey. Actually less sweet than expected. Close to normal Stallhagen III beer. Light grassy bitterness. Quite different than Laitila’s Harald-version.
Hermod (8417) - Vantaa, FINLAND - APR 21, 2012
Bottle (from Prisma, Vaasa). Yellowish golden colour with a mediumsized foamy/fluffy white head. Aroma is honey, grass, hay and some sweetish malts and quite bready malty notes as well. Flavour is grass, some sweet malts, mild honey and some slight grainy notes as well. Quite pleasant beer, even though it feels a bit "bulky" for being Stallhagen. Nice honey balance though, now they should just find the right balance in the beer, to not feel bulky, but more malty and honeyish only (as for the basic taste, before the hops).
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(thanks mabjork). Golden colour, small head. Aroma is sweet malts, mild honey and some slight fruity and nectary notes. Flavour is honey, sweet malts, some nectary notes as well as mild fruity and floral notes.
50cl bottle. Poured clear golden with a quickly disappearing white head. Aroma has sweet malt, honey and cooked vegetables. Flavor is malt, honey, and cardboard notes. Low Co2 and low to no bitterness. Thin body. Poor. lusikka (7833) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 20, 2012
500 ml bottle. CueSheet (39) - Vaasa, FINLAND - APR 12, 2012
Pours a golden colour with a very small head. Aroma of grainy malts and some hay. Overall very weak on the nose. Flavour of sweetish grainy malts, butter-like honey, hay and hops. Some interesting floral notes as well. Light bodied, slick mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Light sweet finish with some bitterness. No flaws here. Same as Stallhagen Honungsöl III?
Bottled (thanks oh6gdx). Clear yellow colour with white small head. Sweet malt and fruit aroma. Flavour is sweet malt, hops, honey and some fruity notes. ration (2272) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 5, 2012
Pours light golden with a small head. Aroma light hops and a very light on the honey which is good in my book.