Stallhagen III
Stallhagens Bryggeri Ab

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Stallhagens Bryggeri Ab
Lager - European Pale
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2.55 | pDev: 24.71%
Jun 09, 2021
Sep 13, 2011
Stallhagen IIIStallhagen III
Notes: "III" is the Finnish tax bracket for 4.5 % beers.
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2.9 by JTuomi from Finland on Jun 09, 2021
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3.28/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by damndirtyape from Ohio

11.2oz bottle, amber glass, a bit of a different label saying Stallhagen Original, but it's clear this is the Stallhagen III. Served in a stemmed glass at room temperature.

Appearance: Clear/bright medium to dark amber. No lacing or head after pouring.

Smell: Clean malt with some floral/herbal character.

Taste: Malt with some hop's trying to be a lager but it's not quite there.

Mouthfeel: Good carbonation - not fizzy. Has some lager-like character, but not quite the crispness and is a bit sticky on the teeth.

Overall / Drinkability: An okay beer. Nothing special. Nice color, easily drinkable, but ho hum otherwise.

Jun 23, 2019
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3.09/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
by Jugs_McGhee from Texas

4.50% ABV. Dark green glass bottle has a mystique about it when combined with the eerily antiquated (I'd guess faux-1980s) label art.

Served cold into a mason jar in Kuopio, Finland. Expectations are average.

A: Gushes upon opening, indicating overcarbonation. The appearance once poured is your usual pale lager...the white head, the clear clean yellow-copper. Retention is well above average - ~5-6 minutes.

Pretty standard appearance for a pale lager. Has no stand-out characteristics.

Sm: Munich malt, generic floral hops, clean barley, pilsner malts, some's pretty neutral overall. An average aroma of average appeal.

T/Mf: Munich malts and pilsner malts provide the malt base, with some crisp barley in there too. Hop profile is underwhelming and barely present; maybe some mild grassiness at best? Light breadiness bolsters the robustness of the texture, but overall it's light and neutral to style, with apt smoothness. It is blatantly overcarbonated, with unrefreshing sharpness on the palate and overdone crispness. Not as clean as would be ideal.

But the balance isn't horrible and the build is okay. It isn't gestalt, and the taste and texture don't harmonize, but I don't dislike it - and it's worth noting that it avoids the big problems common in inferior examples of the style (e.g. syrupy sweetness, metallic off-flavours, skunkiness).

O: Its drinkability is its best attribute. Overall, it's underwhelming. There's nothing here for the discerning drinker, but its an above average Finnish entry in the pale lager category. I'd say it's worth trying if you come across it and you're in the mood for the style, and it'd make for a fine beer to bring to a barbecue - but it won't impress.

C+ (3.09) / Above Average

Jun 22, 2015
2.08 by Heeenrik from Finland on Apr 14, 2015
1.28 by Lodisgrisen from Finland on Dec 16, 2014
2.5 by Nelguz from Texas on Nov 08, 2014
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2.71/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
by bark from Sweden

The colour is straw yellow (5 EBC), the liquid clear. The three finger head is white and compact. It sinks rather quickly to a thick lid, leaving almost no lacing.

The smell is somewhat chemical (gun powder?) with vegetables and wort. Some artificial bitter hints and a discreet sweetness.

The taste is again quite chemical with an odd salty gunpowder-flavour. Otherwise, the flavours are mild and what you can expect from a pale eurolager: Some bread-like sweetness, some anonymous bitterness and perhaps a hint of grass in the hops. The aftertaste is neutral with some salty notes in the background as well as some bread.

The carbonation is quite strong, yet the small fresh bubbles are very short lived. The liquid is light and a little sticky.

Oct 23, 2011
Stallhagen III from Stallhagens Bryggeri Ab
Beer rating: 2.55 out of 5 with 7 ratings