Karjala III
Hartwall Helsinki Panimo

Karjala IIIKarjala III
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Style:
Lager - European Pale
Ranked #539
ABV:
4.6%
Score:
62
Ranked #49,427
Avg:
2.21 | pDev: 34.84%
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
20
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Hartwall Helsinki Panimo
 
Finland
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Year-round
Wants
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Gots
  6
SCORE
62
Poor
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rocketcat from Finland

2.13/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Karjala III täyttää oluen määritelmän. Hyvin laimea olut, ikään kuin halpa bulkkituote. /// Karjala III complies with the definition of "Beer". It's not any more or less. Very bland taste, propably designed to be a bulk product in Finnish III-beer class.

May 22, 2015
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Jugs_McGhee from Louisiana

1.88/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

56.8 cl aluminum can acquired at a supermarket and served into a generic kitchen glass in Helsinki, Finland. Reviewed live. Expectations are very low given its reputation. 4.50% ABV. 40 kcal/100ml. No bubble show forms as it's poured.

Served cold. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

HEAD: Pours a half finger wide head of off-white colour. Subpar thickness. Not much creaminess. Leaves no lacing as it recedes. Retention is poor - about 1 minute.

BODY: Clear thin yellow-copper of below average vibrance. Not looking good. No yeast particulate or hop sediment is visible.

AROMA: Weak watery barley. A light aroma with little happening.

TASTE: Weak barley. Malt extract/syrupy. A kiss of grassy hop character. Grains. This sucks.

Poor depth of flavour. There's no complexity, subtlety, intricacy, or nuance here at all. Very low-grade.

TEXTURE: Slightly syrupy. Too thick for the absence of flavour. Smooth and wet. This texture doesn't suit the taste at all.

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

In its defense, it isn't watery. But even a watery texture might be better than this syrupy nonsense.

OVERALL: A garbage supermarket beer from Finland. I wouldn't buy it again. Not recommended, and terribly priced to boot. Avoid. I'm glad I have someone to help me finish this crap.

Low D-

Aug 13, 2014
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drpimento from Wisconsin

2.07/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Ohhhh not so good. Poured with a large foamy frothy head that soon turned sudsy before leaving a little on top which is resupplied by giant gas bubbles. Color is a clear golden amber with large bubble trails. Aroma was about the best thing - beery, a little hop and malt. Flavor is bland sweet with a bit of malt, no hop and lots of carbonic tang. Body is there; it's denser than water and carbonation is very aggresive. Finish is like flavor and I'm going to smoke my pipe to get the taste out.

Sep 17, 2011
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Andreji from Texas

3/5  rDev +35.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On a summer tour of Helsinki we found ourselves in one of the supermarkets in Kallio (the mean neighbourhood downtown) buying this- i won't lie- to get hammered.

Karjala is a sub-par beer. it's a macro if there ever was any. It's like tasting Karhu III all over again. there's no magic to this product, it's just 'Beer' labelled beer. blah. don't drink it.

Jul 21, 2006
Karjala III from Hartwall Helsinki Panimo
Beer rating: 62 out of 100 with 20 ratings