Formerly brewed at Viru Õlu (Harboe)
Style: Amber Lager/Vienna
Haljala, Lääne-Virumaa, Estonia


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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 2.56/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.6/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
GB FinAle on vaskse värvusega gurmeeõlu, mis on pruulitud pinnakäärituse meetodil. Hoolikalt valitud linnased annavad õllelele pehme, leivase ja kergelt vürtsise maitse.
Harboes moved at least 3 GB brands to Viru, and completely changed the recipe, in early 2012.

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liinis' rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
liinis (1791) - Helsinki, - MAR 29, 2013
Well made beer, better quality than the usual estonian beer. These american hops always seem to please me.

PLundsgaard (498) - Tranbjerg J, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2017
Den har en flot farve dufter rigtig godt holder et flot skum smager rigtig godt en rigtig god øl

alex_leit (5248) - Minsk, BELARUS - JAN 18, 2016
Note from 2013: Bottle 500 ml. Sweet caramel, slightly fruity, malty, a little bitter hops, drinkable.

nybol (2441) - DENMARK - OCT 11, 2015
En ale på det jævne, har god sødme og lettere humlet, men det er ikke de spændende emner.

martjoobolut (5348) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 23, 2015
From the very old notes, hence this is not a real rating, but more just a mark to myself that I have tried this at one point. Another typical "viru õlu", was kind of better than some of their other brews.

visionthing (5600) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 23, 2015
50cl bottle from some supermarket in Tallinn. Pours clear deep amber to copper coloured with a quite modest off-white head. Malty and somewhat fruity aroma with caramel, dried fruits and hints of hops. Sweet and malty with caramel and fruity notes, not much bitterness. Drinkable enough but way to sweet for my likings.

Sugram (95) - Tartu, ESTONIA - DEC 4, 2014
0,5l Clear amber, white head don’t stay long. Aroma: fruits and caramel candy. Light body with medium sweeteness also some malts and bit of hops. Finally tasty lager beer.

VamboladeTolly (2184) - Tartu, ESTONIA - DEC 4, 2014
Last bottle @ De Tolly Joogipood. Pours clear amber with small head. Aroma is sweet, caramel, malty. Taste is lightly sweet, some hops, caramel, watery, some chocolate,malty. Good lager actrually, sad that they dont do it anymore.

gorkogrlo (364) - Zagreb, CROATIA - AUG 10, 2014
Can 0.5 l. In aroma weird caramel smell. In flavor caramel, touch of chocolate. Cascade? I cant find any, both in flavor or aroma. Too sweet, but some dryness in finish. Bad ale. Maybe too alcoholic for style and definetly too sweet.

beikes (173) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 25, 2014
Not your standard APA and definitely not your standard Vienna, and leaning somewhat more towards old English IPA. It’s rather confusing at first, because you get the color of a Vienna/Classic, but the aroma of some good American hops (Cascade) and the taste of a sweeter IPA. Let’s just for the record, be clear that this is in NO WAY an Amber Lager as described here at Ratebeer. It’s a deviant of the Pale Ale family.. Whether it’s an IPA or APA, I’ll let you decide for yourselves.. Amber color, well lasting off-white head and a brilliant smell of dough and yeast and elder and hop fields.. From the smell you’d expect something way more flowery and hoppy than what you actually get. The sweetness is overwhelming because of it, and it may turn you off if you expected a real American Pale Ale with all it’s freshness and crispyness to follow. GB FinAle get’s too heavy too soon.. To sweet and fills you up like a Double Double with the works, and you’d rather go home and sleep than carry on drinking. A good brew, but in the world of fusion and confusion, it ultimately lacks charm and sparkle, and it does feel stronger than it is (6.5%)

Moebbels (835) - FINLAND - MAR 16, 2014
A dark amberclear body with a minimal head. Nose is mild with some caramelly malty notes. Taste is quite sweet with a strange herbal minty note to it, the finish is mildy dry. Carbonation is soft and the palate is fairly rich but not annoyingly thick. The taste is quite unusual, a little like underberg or something and the nose is way too mild.

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