Do you like Mämmi?
If you're in Finland over Easter you might get some Mämmi served. Mämmi is made out of rye flour, rye malt and molasses. It tastes like licorice, is very sweet and very strong in its taste. It is usually served together with milk or cream and sugar. The stakes are high now: Will this beer taste as unique as Mämmi?
Once poured in from the bottle the white foam went away fast. The beer has a brown amber color. Looking at the label it states 78 EBC which is impossible, as 78 EBC is nearly black. It is more in the near of 24 EBC. Perhaps they mixed up some values.
Its flavour gives a strong malty chocolate, licorice marzipan smell. In the lower end you will find some citric. This gives food for thought. Though, how will the beer taste like?
Starting with some sweetness and ending with a strong carbonation and some bitterness this beer is very thin and even boring. There is nothing more to add because there is nothing more available. The question is: Where did the strong sweet taste of Mämmi go, or was there ever one?
This beer doesn't live up to the expectation it sets. I'm now heading for the real stuff - I mean the Mämmi of course.
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Dipl.-Braumeister (VLB Berlin) Dominik Jais is beer enthusiast writing beer critics since 2001.
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