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Keep your shoes on - Olvi Reino

OLVI Reino

There are some things in Finland that are very traditional. One of them are Reino & Aino shoes. Reino are for men Aino are for women. Both are handmade in Finland and loved by the Finnish people. The Reino shoes have a distinctive design and this is where we come to beer.

The pattern of the can looks like the shoes. And that's where the story ends for the first part. Poured into a glass the white foam (little) stays for some time and than vanishes into thin air. The color itself is perfect golden.

First nip goes down well. Thought about an export style beer. It's smell is clearly malt, caramel and floral. The caramel part is hidden behind the malt and takes some time to break through. The floral part is only recognized in traces.

The body is a little too little for my taste but still ok for an export. It's the typical style thought at universities as „slim beer“. Carbonation is perfect in the middle of possibilities. Bitterness could be more emphasised without that astringent harshness.

A basic beer for an evening at the TV or a party consumed together with crisps. Don't expect too much. The Reino shoes have a cult status where this beers fame won't last for long.

The beer was poured from a bottle
Purity of Taste: / 10 | 1 = many off flavours ; 10 = sheer
Purity of Smell: / 10 | 1 = many off-flavours ; 10 = sheer
Intensity of Bitterness:
/ 5 | 1 = no bitterness ; 5 = bitter
Quality of Bitterness: / 10 | 1 = no quality ; 10 = high quality
Hoparoma: / 10 | 1 = no quality ; 10 = high quality
/ 5 | 1 = water ; 5 = masty
/ 5 | 1 = flat ; 5 = too tangy

Lautered: out of 10
About the reviewer:
Dominik Jais's picture Dipl.-Braumeister (VLB Berlin) Dominik Jais is beer enthusiast writing beer reviews since 2001.
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Tasted beer:

Alc: 4.50% Vol.
Type: Export
Brewed by: Olvi plc
Brewed in: Finland