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Leevike | Põhjala Brewery

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Brewed by:
Põhjala Brewery

Style: Herb and Spice Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A spiced sour brewed with fermented cranberries, hibiscus, heather honey, toasted cinnamon, and cloves.

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Ratings: 8 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of desint
3.89/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of robotic_being
4.16/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Exactly what it say on the label. Delicious winter spiced sour ale.

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Photo of smithj4
4.16/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Snowcrash000
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours an opaque, brown'ish, deep, dark red coloration with a medium, frothy head. Smells of tart cranberry with spicy accents of cinnamon and clove, with the cinnamon really standing out. Taste follows the nose, being dominated by tart cranberry and cinnamon, with hints of hibiscus, clove and a mild honey sweetness as well. Really not a lot of hops or malt coming through, except maybe some toasted spelt. Finishes with a medium sourness and cinnamon dusted cranberry lingering in the aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel with a medium body and carbonation. With so little hops and malt coming through here, this almost tastes like spiced, fermented cranberry juice, but in a good way, really. Perfect balance of fruity tartness, spicyness and light sweetness. Yet another really weird, experimental beer that Pohjala manages to nail perfectly.

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Photo of ASoftMachineMan
4.51/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Look: Pours cloudy dark amber and forms a half-finger, off-white head which rapidly fades to lacing. Noticeable particulates in the body when poured.

Smell: Fermented sourness and gingersnap cookie.

Taste: Initially tart cranberries with some ginger, cardamom, and cinnamon notes. Ends with a dry cranberry and hibiscus tartness.

Feel: Light and dry with medium carbonation. A very straightforward beer to sip.

Overall: An interesting brew from Pohjala which avoids the pitfalls of many over-sweet Christmas beers.

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Photo of atlbravsrno1
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Elicoleman
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JamFuel
3.84/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Brewskival 2018.

Pours an unclear orange-red-brown, with very little head.

Smell is spicy with a lot of cinnamon upfront, and some cranberries behind that. There's also an element of pastry.

Taste is mlder than the nose and more tart. The cnnamon and cranberries are joined by some floral notes and a hint of cloves.

Mouthfeel is medium, well carbonated.

This was a bit strange, it smelled like a christmas beer, but tasted way more tart. Very tasty either way.

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Leevike from Põhjala Brewery
Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 8 ratings