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Here's a new strong Finnish beer for you, Helen -16%. It's from the Malmgård Brewery - about 30 minute's drive away from Porvoo.

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(Draught@SOPP 2010, sampled 2010-04-09) Very dark brown, no head to speak of. Plenty of malt in the aroma, with warming alcohol, some licorice, and a touch of vanilla. Viciously malty, sourish flavor with licorice and roasted coffee. Quite full body, but clearly lower viscosity than in, say, Dark Horizon, of the same ABV. Alcohol well hidden, but peeks in the finish. Quite interesting and successful experiment, but I don't think it becomes a regular product.


You can't be me, I'm taken
by Sven Triloqvist on Sun Aug 8th, 2010 at 12:33:59 PM EST
And then there's Hartwall's '1836 Classic Gourmet'.

You can't be me, I'm taken
by Sven Triloqvist on Sun Aug 8th, 2010 at 12:36:37 PM EST
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I like the idea that it's not about the alcohol, but 16% is a bit strong for anything other than a one off taste.

If I see it, I'll try some.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Sun Aug 8th, 2010 at 12:51:21 PM EST
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Huvila X-Porter (another Finnish beer -- described as a black British-style Porter) won a silver medal at a recent beer festival held in San Diego last month. While I was under the impression that this beer was brewed closer to my neck of the woods at Panimoravintola Huvila in Savonlinna (quite a nice venue in all respects), apparently now it too is being brewed in Malmgård.
by sgr2 on Mon Aug 9th, 2010 at 05:12:41 PM EST
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