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Olvi Sandels 4,7% - Olvi Oyj

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BA SCORE
70
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19 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 19
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 2.64
pDev: 24.24%
Wants: 0
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Olvi Oyj visit their website
Finland

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: bark on 08-07-2005

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Ratings: 19 | Reviews: 8
Reviews by Dentist666:
Photo of Dentist666
2/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

So, light yellow translucent liquid with unmonolithic soft head. Ordinary hop smell with sour tones. Low-carbonated typical unexpressive taste, light artificial bitterness and not very pleasant plastic aftertaste.
Nothing special at all. Exceptional dead one!
Legend on the can: "Colonel Johan Sandels was known for his love of brisk military life, food and beer."

More User Reviews:
Photo of Dithyramben
3.54/5  rDev +34.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Arguably this is the best bulk lager made in Finland.

Photo of Juho
4/5  rDev +51.5%

My favourite beer, not a special taste but if you like a beer which is easy to drink. Then I highly recommend this.

Photo of jdhilt
1.82/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a one finger white head that fades quickly to ring, leaving little lace. Crystal clear amber color. Light-medium carbonation and light-medium bodied. Skunky nose. Flavor is balanced and not as bad as nose but nothing special. 330ml bottle €1.35 Kahvio Ahokylä, Finland. From my notes - 7/11/2008.

Photo of MarkoNm
2.98/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours out a clear, golden color and a very generous white head with decent retention.
The aroma is moderate. There are some malts and grains that the nose easily picks up.
The taste is a combination of sweet beginning and bittery body, coming together with a nicely bitter finish. The aftertaste is bitter and decently lasting.
Nice effort from Finland.

Photo of janubio
1.39/5  rDev -47.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

330 ml. bottle. Pours a clear golden colour, with almost no head that fades instantly and leaves no lace. Smell of nothing, well, maybe some herbs and some sweetness (honey?). Oily palate, thin body. Taaste is just some sweetness (honey again?). And maybe some grass. Is this really a beer?

Photo of bark
2.2/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

The colour is very yellow; the large white foam sinks quickly down to a thin white lid with lots of lacing.

The smell got an interesting note of… Treacle. And then some artificial hops and dough. I am not very impressed.

The taste is soft and sweet. Some anonymous hops and minerals. The aftertaste got a mild diacetyl-note as well as some bitterness.

The carbonation is light with small bubbles. However, the mild sweet taste makes it very drinkable. The beer was the cheapest I found at a small after-hours shop in Helsinki, so I didn’t expect much of this adjunct lager.

A note of the name: Cornel Sandel was a Finish war-hero of the early 19th century. The slogan is "Soft and strong beer".

Photo of drpimento
1.95/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Poured with a large foamy, frothy, white head that soon settle to a light cover that almost looks scumy and some lace. Color is a clear, bright yellow with lots of large bubble trails that look like carbonated water or soda pop. Aroma is beery with faint hops and malt. Flavor is mostly sweet and tang with a bit of bitterness. Body is highly dominated by the carbonation which leaves a tingly sensation with some sweetness in the finish. I will not consume more of this given a more reasonable option.

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Olvi Sandels 4,7% from Olvi Oyj
70 out of 100 based on 19 ratings.