Maku Vehnä - can and poured in a glass

Vehnä means Wheat

Maku Vehnä

I have that game going on when we are at a Finnish supermarket: Get me a beer for under n €, where n is a number between 2 and 6. So we came up with the Maku Vehnä. Their can looks pretty nice design-wise, perhaps it is some New York hipster style, or some other illustration style I'm not aware of. But yes, it looks nice.

But we are not here for judging the can, we want its content. So I poured the can into a glass and took a first nip.
Hmm. So I took a second nip. Hmm. So I took a third nip.

Ok, here are my thoughts: Good yeasty smell, kind of floral. Coarse stable foam - stable, but for a wheat beer much too coarse. Mouth-fullness is what I would expect from a wheat beer, the bitterness at the end isn't. The Magnum Hops are simply killing the yeasty taste. From my point of view less of that hop would be better. The Maku Vehnä is more like a mixture of a wheat beer and a pilsen beer without the decency of a pils. Let's face it: I won't drink it a second time, or if I will, it will only be to check back if it has improved.


The beer was poured from a can
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:
4
/ 5 | 1 = no bitterness ; 5 = bitter
Quality of Bitterness:
4.00
/ 10 | 1 = no quality ; 10 = high quality
Hoparoma:
4.00
/ 10 | 1 = no quality ; 10 = high quality
Palatefulness:
4
/ 5 | 1 = water ; 5 = masty
Tingle:
4
/ 5 | 1 = flat ; 5 = too tangy

Lautered: 4.00 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: 4.50% Vol.
Type: Weizen
Brewed by: Maku Brewing
Brewed in: Finland