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Karjala Terva

We have been to a supermarket in Laitikalla, Finland to buy some beers for a party. I had my mouth wide open when I was standing in front of the two 3 meter rows of all kind of different beers from different countries. Not to mention all the Finnish beers from the craft and industry brewers.

With about 15 beers we made our way to the cash point. At home we opened the Karjala Terva, a very special one from Karjala / Hartwall. Once the can is emptied in the glass my nose is full of a very strange taste never smelled before in a beer. If I wouldn't know it better I would just say: bacon. Let's go into details. It smelled burnt, little malty, little papery, some kind of estery, strong leathery and phenolic.

With all that kind of different tastes and impressions I was very keen to have it drunk. This beer is sweet, bitter, alkaline and well balanced!

It's the kind of beer I'd like to drink more of it. Well done Hartwall!


The beer was poured from a can
Purity of Taste:
6.00
/ 10 | 1 = many off flavours ; 10 = sheer
Purity of Smell:
6.00
/ 10 | 1 = many off-flavours ; 10 = sheer
Intensity of Bitterness:
2
/ 5 | 1 = no bitterness ; 5 = bitter
Quality of Bitterness:
6.00
/ 10 | 1 = no quality ; 10 = high quality
Hoparoma:
2.00
/ 10 | 1 = no quality ; 10 = high quality
Palatefulness:
3
/ 5 | 1 = water ; 5 = masty
Tingle:
3
/ 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: 6.30% Vol.
Type: Other
Brewed by: Hartwall Ltd
Brewed in: Finland