Karjala Maltti
Hartwall Helsinki Panimo

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Style:
Lager - American Amber / Red
ABV:
4.5%
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2.42 | pDev: 0%
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Hartwall Helsinki Panimo
 
Finland
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Year-round
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2.42/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Truncated notes from a 568ml aluminum can purchased at a Sale market and served into a mason jar in Kuopio, Finland.

4.50% ABV. Best before: 25/12/15. Served cold into a mason jar.

No bubble show forms at it's poured.

A: ~2 inches wide. White colour. Foamy. Frothy enough. No lacing sticks to the sides of the glass as it recedes.

Body colour is a clear copper of average vibrance. Clean, with no yeast or sediment.

Looks typical of a pale lager, but I'm not noticing a difference from the ostensible specialty malts.

Sm: Munich malts, pilsner malts, clean lager yeast, generic floral and grassy hop character, cheap overly sweet barley.

Aromatic intensity is average.

T: Cheap but clean barley. Pilsner and Munich malts. Generic floral hops. Hints of berries - probably juniper.

Shallow and simple. Plain, even. There's not much to say about it given its lack of interesting and/or diverse notes. Average flavour duration and intensity.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Overcarbonated. Medium-bodied. The thickness, fullness, heft, and weight aren't quite dialed in. A bit syrupy. Sticky.

Not oily, gushed, hot, boozy, harsh, astringent, scratchy, or rough.

Execution isn't great. This mouthfeel suits the taste in a general sense, I suppose, but it isn't custom-tailored to accentuate specific flavours.

O: Not a gestalt build. There's no harmony of texture and taste. Drinkable albeit generic. It's unremarkable, but the price is fair by Finnish standards. The imbalance is noticeable (too sweet), but it's not as egregious as many other cheap macro lagers. And it gets points for not being watery, adjuncty, or fruity to the point that it's no longer really beer-redolent. Meh.

D+ (2.42)

Jun 06, 2015
Karjala Maltti from Hartwall Helsinki Panimo
Beer rating: 2.42 out of 5 with 1 ratings