Karhu A (IV A)
Oy Sinebrychoff Ab

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Oy Sinebrychoff Ab
Lager - European Pale
2.86 | pDev: 12.59%
Nov 24, 2017
Jun 12, 2004
Karhu A (IV A)Karhu A (IV A)
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2.23 by BenMaalouf from Virginia on Nov 24, 2017
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3.51/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4
by rocketcat from Finland

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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2.84/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75
by metter98 from New York

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
3.03 by monkist from Hungary on May 14, 2017
3.19 by Campodog from Spain on Jan 21, 2016
3.55 by Hopmeplease from Ohio on Sep 24, 2015
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2.96/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by chinchill from South Carolina

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
2.94 by nigeldazooman from Virginia on Feb 04, 2015
3.23 by AmitC from New York on Jan 07, 2015
2.6 by Jarkkokosunen from Finland on Nov 28, 2014
2.4 by DanielCole from Finland on Nov 28, 2014
2.5 by aztraz from Sweden on Jul 20, 2014
2.68 by Alex-Alkis from Sweden on Jul 10, 2014
3.25 by mikehillman from Pennsylvania on Oct 15, 2013
3 by coreHc from Finland on Oct 20, 2012
2.5 by Fenrisulven from Norway on Dec 22, 2011
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3/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by Andreji from Texas

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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2.64/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3
by scottum from Vermont

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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2.66/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
by bark from Sweden

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