Dismiss Notice
We're celebrating 10 years of BeerAdvocate magazine with $10 print subscriptions for US residents.

Subscribe now!

Karhu A (IV A) | Oy Sinebrychoff Ab

Log in or Sign up to start rating.
BA SCORE
-
no score
Awaiting 10 Reviews
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
Karhu A (IV A)Karhu A (IV A)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Oy Sinebrychoff Ab
Finland
koff.fi

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by bark on 06-12-2004

BEER STATS
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
16
Avg:
2.82
pDev:
23.76%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
6
For Trade:
0
View: Beers | Events
User Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 16
Reviews by coreHc:
Photo of coreHc
3/5  rDev +6.4%

More User Reviews:
Photo of chinchill
2.96/5  rDev +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.

 222 characters

Photo of aztraz
2.5/5  rDev -11.3%

Photo of DanielCole
2.4/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of Hopmeplease
3.55/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nigeldazooman
2.94/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Andreji
3/5  rDev +6.4%
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.

 575 characters

Photo of scottum
2.64/5  rDev -6.4%
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.

 320 characters

Photo of bark
2.66/5  rDev -5.7%
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.

 745 characters

Photo of Jarkkokosunen
2.6/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of Alex-Alkis
2.68/5  rDev -5%

Photo of Harrastelija666
2.4/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of mikehillman
3.25/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of Fenrisulven
2.5/5  rDev -11.3%

Photo of Campodog
3.19/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AmitC
3.23/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Karhu A (IV A) from Oy Sinebrychoff Ab
2.82 out of 5 based on 16 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • Extreme Beer Fest® Cometh

    February 3-4, 2017. Boston, Mass. Limited tickets available. Prepare for epicness.

    Learn More
  • 10 Years of BeerAdvocate Magazine

    We're celebrating 10 years of BA mag with $10 print subscriptions for US residents!

    Subscribe