Mathildedalin Kevät - Mathildedalin Kyläpanimo

Spring at our door steps

Mathildedalin Kevät

Spring is at our door steps, finally. Here in Finland it takes a little longer to come out of the dark winter. But once we crossed the step into spring there is no turning back. Fingers crossed. My wife brought me a beer from Alko which looked pretty interesting. From a design perspective they already got my attention. From a sommelier perspective they didn't, neither the beer label nor their website state anything more about the type of malt and hops used. Its ok with me but many if not most breweries now offer some more information about their beers than just the standard. On the contrary Kevät's ingredients are a little funny, they use barley malt, oat flakes, green currant leaves. So, Kevät is finnish and means spring - it is now the right time to taste the beer.

I poured it from a 0,33l bottle into two glasses and then took a photo. Kevät is unfiltered, its color is cloudy golden. It smells very fresh, yeasty and a little floral. There are some components which I wasn't sure about. I would characterise it as earthy. From that odor matrix I was pretty amazed and actually curious. So I took a first nip and had found myself somwhere in the woods. Its texture is consistent form the beginning to the end, the bitternes is on point. While the texture is consistent the taste isn't. It starts very fast with a wooden flavour, keeps that for a short while and then ends at the yeast and some fruity accent.

After all those IPA's I had before the Kevät finally is a beer that doesn't throw multiples of tens of EBUs in it. The bitterness is on point and balanced, like the CO2 level is as well. 

A beer that breaks through all the hard cold dark winter. It truly lives up to its name: Kevät.



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: 5.50% Vol.
Type: Other
Brewed by: Mathildedalin Kyläpanimo
Brewed in: Finland