Mälli Sour from the Sonnisaari Panimo, glass with beer on table

From the SOPP: Mälli sour

Mälli Sour

My first beer at the SOPP was pointed out to me by Pekka and Tomi. To be honest I have never heard of the Sonnisaari Panimo, but with all what I have going on that doesn't mean anything. It was my first sour beer since 12 years, the last one was a Berliner Weiße in Berlin. 

As I couldn't pour the beer on my own I had to chance on check for head retention. I noticed the sourness already in the smell, and then also on the tongue. But besides the overwhelming sourness there was only dryness at the end site. The sourness attacks fast and also vanishes fast. I noticed no hops, perhaps they got masked by the sourness? I also thought that there could be a little more body in it, mouthfullness was kind of empty. 

Seems like sour beers are the new challenge for me as I couldn't really detect any malty character or hops. Everything was just masked. 

 


The beer was poured from a keg
Purity of Taste:
6.00
/ 10 | 1 = many off flavours ; 10 = sheer
Purity of Smell:
8.00
/ 10 | 1 = many off-flavours ; 10 = sheer
Intensity of Bitterness:
1
/ 5 | 1 = no bitterness ; 5 = bitter
Quality of Bitterness:
8.00
/ 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:
4
/ 5 | 1 = flat ; 5 = too tangy

Lautered: 6.00 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:

Type: Belgian
Brewed by: Sonnisaari Panimo
Brewed in: Finland