Pyynikin Bitter bottle

Pyynikin Bitter - a bitter after all

Pyynikin Bitter

Oh man, it took me a real long time after my move to Finland to write a new beer review. Basically I was just packed with other things. Over the time my to-do list got smaller and so I had time to relax and enjoy a good beer.
In Finland beer is ridiculously expensive. You can get 0.3L for under 2 €, even decent once, but be clear: the interesting tastes start above it. When we go to the supermarket for shopping - and most supermarkets have a good collection of quality beers - I usually have one goal: a good beer for under a given price. The Pyyniking Bitter I'm having now is one of those. I got in Prisma for under 3 €.

It's foam is pretty stable, good not too dark brownish light amber colour. That's what we want from a bitter. First nip goes down very well. CO2 is balanced. The bitterness, which of course it has plenty of, isn't harsh and it doesn't hang in there forever like at most IPAs. Basically it is a very decent bitterness which goes well along with the light malty aroma. Sometimes I think there could be some more aroma compounds in it and perhaps a little more body. But lets say: After all it is a bitter and that's what I bought it for.

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
/ 10 | 1 = no quality ; 10 = high quality
/ 5 | 1 = water ; 5 = masty
/ 5 | 1 = flat ; 5 = too tangy

Lautered: 8.00 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: 4.40% Vol.
Type: Bitter
Brewed by: Pyynikin Käsityöläispanimo
Brewed in: Finland