Karhu A (IV A)
Oy Sinebrychoff Ab

Karhu A (IV A)Karhu A (IV A)
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Oy Sinebrychoff Ab
European Pale Lager
2.86 | pDev: 12.59%
Nov 24, 2017
Jun 12, 2004
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Rated: 2.23 by BenMaalouf from Virginia

Nov 24, 2017
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Reviewed by rocketcat from Finland

3.51/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4
A bit sweet and abit bitter beer. Good tasting. Nice drink awhile beer.
Makeahko ja pikkuisen hapan olut. Mukavan aromikas. Mukava siemailuolut.
Jul 06, 2017
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Reviewed by metter98 from New York

2.84/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75
On-tap at Wall St. Bar, Helsinki, Finland

A: The beer is crystal clear yellow in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured with a slight white head that died down, leaving lacing on the surface and the sides of the glass.
S: Light aromas of pale malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell, having flavors of pale malts and a moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied, clean and somewhat smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer has a very good balance between the malts and hops.

Serving type: on-tap
Jul 04, 2017
Rated: 3.03 by monkist from Hungary

May 14, 2017
Rated: 3.19 by Campodog from Spain

Jan 21, 2016
Rated: 3.55 by Hopmeplease from Ohio

Sep 24, 2015
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Reviewed by chinchill from South Carolina

2.96/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
330 ml can in Rodes Greece in May 2015. 5.3% BB date of 1-2016.

Deep amber colored body. Nice black can with a bear face but this is not a bold beer. Instead, this is a rather average pilsner. Clean and mildly bitter.
Jun 26, 2015
Rated: 2.94 by nigeldazooman from Virginia

Feb 04, 2015
Rated: 3.23 by AmitC from New York

Jan 07, 2015
Rated: 2.6 by Jarkkokosunen from Finland

Nov 28, 2014
Rated: 2.4 by DanielCole from Finland

Nov 28, 2014
Rated: 2.5 by aztraz from Sweden

Jul 20, 2014
Rated: 2.68 by Alex-Alkis from Sweden

Jul 10, 2014
Rated: 3.25 by mikehillman from Pennsylvania

Oct 15, 2013
Rated: 3 by coreHc from Finland

Oct 20, 2012
Rated: 2.5 by Fenrisulven from Norway

Dec 22, 2011
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Reviewed by Andreji from Texas

3/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
We got a couple cases of this Karhu before getting on the ferry to island-fortress Sveaborg (Suomenlinna), aboard which you apparently can't drink martinis.

The beer, well, if it weren't for the ideal scenery we had thanks to a brilliant sunset and well all the landmarks, I would give a 1 overall, but i just held it deep in my heart like i still hold T. Strohm a great friend for taking us there despite his awful addiction to any drug and his friends who smuggle people. helsinki was a religious experience and this merits no less (but no more) than an average rating.
Jul 21, 2006
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Reviewed by scottum from Vermont

2.64/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3
Served a golden amber with a very small white head. Tastes strong of cheap malt with a light bittering balance. A simple beer with the grace of being better than Lapin Kulta, but not much better. Try some of Koff's more special brews instead if you can find them. Mouthfeel just gests you in the back of the throat. Meh.
Jun 21, 2004
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Reviewed by bark from Sweden

2.66/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
The colour is golden yellow. The small foam dissolves almost instantly into a thin white ring.

The smell is almost non-existent, but there are some notes of white bread and malt.

The carbon dioxide is quite strong with medium-sized bubbles.

The taste got a little more bitterness than I expected, but it decreases into a fine balanced body with a nice body of sweet malt and gentle hops. There are notes of white bread and almonds. The aftertaste is very mild wit a little hint of marzipan.

This is a standard-type lager, but a little better than the average.

A note on the name: “Karhu” is Finnish for “bear”. “IV A” is the tax class for this beer, many beers in Finland is made in several different percentages of alcohol.
Jun 12, 2004
Karhu A (IV A) from Oy Sinebrychoff Ab
Beer rating: 74 out of 100 with 20 ratings