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48
style
Brewed by Pihtla õlleköök
Style: Sahti/Gotlandsdricke/Koduõlu
Pihtla, Saaremaa, Estonia

bottling
unknown

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RATINGS: 91   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   EST. CALORIES: 228   ABV: 7.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Õllemeister Arvet Välin valmistama vaalea koduõlu ohra- ja karamellimaltaasta.

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3.6
Arve_Christian (5208) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 1, 2016
On tap at Pôrgu, Tallinn. Golden orange hazy color- very little foam ( but good carbonation. Medium aroma intensity; dominating farmhouse style ( and yeast)- quite floral, light honey and fruitiness. Medium body & complexity . Well balanced. Enjoyable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
indrekr (559) - ESTONIA - DEC 21, 2015
Aroom: pärm. Alkohol, kali leib. appear: pale, hägune. Minim valge vaht. Maitse: heavy sour, light sweet. Palett: astringent. Järelmaitse kergelt astringent, mõru puudub. Medium.

3.1
tarmok (1433) - Tartu, ESTONIA - DEC 21, 2015
Hazy yellow liquid with minimal head. Aroma of yeast, sour cream. Taste is also yeasty, fruity, spicy, light sweet, medium bitter, medium sour. Medium body, creamy feel, average carbonisation, long finish.

3.3
VamboladeTolly (2156) - Tartu, ESTONIA - DEC 21, 2015
Bottle @ Gambrinus, Tartu. Pours cloudy yellow with small head. Aroma is sweet, malty, yeasty, sour cream, bread. Taste is yeasty, sourish, berries.Medium body. Ok.

3
SperkeleForce (791) - FINLAND - SEP 5, 2015
Bottle 1 litre. Pours hazy yellow with small lacing head. Notes of juniper, yeast, banana. Is ok.

- beerbasher

3.3
Derek881 (1272) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 23, 2015
Enjoyed a draft pint of this beer in a trumpet glass at Porgu in Tallinn, Estonia. The beer had a very cloud straw-yellow-tan blended color with a large, foamy white head that had good retention, lacing, and cling. Its aroma had a floral and fruity blend with lighter citrus and lemon tones, along with some light banana, straw, and wheat scents. It was a somewhat sour beer with a straw and grain character mixed with some bitter earthy and floral flavors. The beer was wet and watery with low to average carbonation and a slightly creamy, filling mouthfeel.

2.9
thellgren (1100) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 23, 2015
0.2 l draught @ Suuret oluet pienet panimot festival, Helsinki. My first koduolu. Not like Finnish sahti. Taste and style name reminds the Finnnish kotikalja, which is dark low alcohol homemade ale. This is, however, strong and pale farm ale. Quite dry, reminds some saisons. Also some flavours reminds the Finnish low alcohol spring mead, vappusima. Very interesting and complicated taste. Not like any other beer or ale, Not sure if I like it, though.

3.5
Jyrsa (890) - - JUL 4, 2015
Tap @ Põrgu. Pours hazy yellow with small white head. Nose has banana and smoke. Banana, caramel and bread. Sparkly, sour and sweet. Very drinkable, me gusta.

3.5
Gr0ve (2176) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 12, 2015
1 liter PET bottle. Cloudy golden. No head to speak of. Initial smoky aroma. Then, juniper. Phenolic. Banana and bitter oranges. Refreshing once it enters the mouth. Some acidity. Refreshing beer. Well balanced. Rich and complex flavours. Body is light, but there are enough happening here to make this a really interesting beer. Strong, but very drinkable. (Thanks @larsga).

3.5
larsga (7608) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 10, 2015
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2016 Small white head. Hazy opaque yellow body. Powerful smoky mealy banana aroma, kind of wheat-like, oily herbal yoghurt notes. Dry, and faintly acidic, citric strawy smoky taste with yoghurty notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, mealy mouthfeel. Leaves a peppery, abrasive feeling in the mouth that lasts a long time. Dry, again faintly acidic, peppery yoghurty banana aftertaste with smoky orangey juniper notes. Very interesting, highly drinkable, and full of flavour. I like it. (1l PET bottle by devious means.)

I’ve had it a number of times since, from the fermenter, at the brewery outlet, in Tallinn, and again at home from PET bottle. What strikes me is that it’s never the same beer twice, even if some things are constant. The original rating is pretty good, but there is more juniper flavour than I noticed the first time, and the hot peppery thing has never appeared again. Also, a lot of the green, earthy, musty flavour is very like the Lithuanian raw ales, and so probably from the brewing process. It’s a very good beer, though, and deserves to be considered a farmhouse classic.


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