Prykmestar Savu | Vakka-Suomen Panimo

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Vakka-Suomen Panimo

Style: Smoked Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by baggio on 03-19-2010

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Ratings: 8 |  Reviews: 6
Reviews by Sjokvistarn:
Photo of Sjokvistarn
3.02/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: Dark brown small head that disappears quite fast.

S: Some smells of tar, soy and smoked ham. You can sense the smell of a Finnish Sauna here.

T: Coffee, salt and asphalt. Still hints of soy and tar, but not to the same extent as in the nose.

M: Not to much carbonation, small bubbles and slips down the throat quite easily.

Not the best smoke beer I have had, but still drinkable. I won't recommend it, but I will at the same time not dissuade people from drinking it.

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Photo of VoxRationis
4.15/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Decanted from a 16.9 oz (500 ml) bottle into a conical pint glass; no production information.
A: Poured a clear, mahogany color with a minimal tan head resolving quickly to a foam ring. No Belgian lacing evident.
S: Aromas of bacon and molasses predominate.
T: Sweet upfront, tasting like bacon and baked beans throughout. Mild bitterness only, but works by balancing nicely with the roastiness of the malt.
M: Full bodied with limited but persistent effervescence.
O: Very much on the style of a rauchbier, and a very solidly constructed, enjoyable version thereof. This is a very traditional and somewhat misunderstood style, so the ratings here are, frankly, low. If you are not comparing Prykmestar Savu to other smoked beers, you are not simply rating it fairly.

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Photo of metter98
3.66/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is very dark brownish red in color. It poured with a quarter finger high dark beige head that died down, leaving a thick collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of smoked meats are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell and is very smoky and has notes of iodine. The smokiness lingers into the aftertaste.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: If you don't like iodine flavors, this isn't probably a beer that you would like.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of Chris912
3.43/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Hoppsbabo
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Picked this up at random in a Helsinki supermarket.

A: Very dark mahogany body verging on black. It's beige head dissipates very quickly.

S: Mocha and smokey porter smell.

T: Halfway between a very smokey stout and a barley wine. Sweeter than your average impy stout, but drier than your average barley wine. Pretty medicinal – to elaborate, it has that cough syrupy quality. Port wine in the finish as well. It's very complex actually. Not picking up on any fruit.

O: Pretty good. Think it's underrated on here.

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Photo of stcules
3.45/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Black color, beautiful light brown colored foam. Good appearance.
Quite intense smoked smell, very pleasant. Alight roast in the back.
A bit less intense in the mouth, but very well balanced.
The the smokiness comes back intense in the aftertaste.
Well done and pleasant.

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Photo of baggio
3.72/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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A: Brown with a beige head. Some lacing.

S: Smoke, Sweet malt, Bacon.

T: Smoke, Hint of metal, Roasted malt, Hint of chocolate.

M: Body is quite thin with lots of carbonation. Nice bitterness for a smoked beer.

An average smoked beer. Could have used some more body and a little bit more sweetness to balance it out.

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Photo of smithj4
3.77/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Prykmestar Savu from Vakka-Suomen Panimo
Beer rating: - out of 100 with 8 ratings
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