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beer in Finland

Post by vojtisekk » Fri Sep 18, 2009 7:36 pm

Good evening dear all,
I would like to ask you how much is beer in Finland and if its worth drinking it:)Just curious because I am planning to visit your beautiful country next spring, also started to learn Finnish:)
Thank you very much.
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Re: beer in Finland

Post by mayhem-for-all » Fri Sep 18, 2009 8:03 pm

For any other info on our country through metalheads eyes check this site and this section http://www.metalfromfinland.com/finland/

But on your question.
I cannot help you for I myself don't drink at all.
well I also am still underaged but still I'm not planning to and most of my age are drinking still.

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Re: beer in Finland

Post by browneyedgirl » Sat Sep 19, 2009 2:55 am

I do not know about Finnish beer, but German beer is great! I buy it at ALDI food stores here in USA. I wish Finland beer would export to USA, I would try it fer sure! :beer:

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Re: beer in Finland

Post by NeonVomit » Sat Sep 19, 2009 11:09 am

I can't remember any of the beer I had in Finland but it was all good! One beginning with K was nice.
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Re: beer in Finland

Post by rikkertje » Sat Sep 19, 2009 11:30 am

browneyedgirl wrote:I do not know about Finnish beer, but German beer is great! I buy it at ALDI food stores here in USA. I wish Finland beer would export to USA, I would try it fer sure! :beer:
Is there seriously ALDI in USA? :shock:

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Re: beer in Finland

Post by browneyedgirl » Sat Sep 19, 2009 11:46 am

rikkertje wrote:
browneyedgirl wrote:I do not know about Finnish beer, but German beer is great! I buy it at ALDI food stores here in USA. I wish Finland beer would export to USA, I would try it fer sure! :beer:
Is there seriously ALDI in USA? :shock:
Lots of them, and they are the most reasonably priced stores around! The problem is the nearest one is 30 miles away so I cannot go too often. But when I do, I stock up! Milk is only $1.49 a gallon! :) Eggs only 79 cents a dozen, and ALDI has the best tasting freshest bread at .69 cents a loaf! They are a great food store!

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Re: beer in Finland

Post by Carcass » Sat Sep 19, 2009 12:27 pm

The basic lagers you can get from supermarkets are all... perhaps not bad, but boring to say the least.

If you're coming from Czech Republic, don't expect anything mindblowing.

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Re: beer in Finland

Post by Carcass » Sat Sep 19, 2009 12:28 pm

NeonVomit wrote:I can't remember any of the beer I had in Finland but it was all good! One beginning with K was nice.
Karjala? The other one with a K - Koff - is pretty tasteless.

EDIT: Shit. :) There is a third one, Karhu. Maybe the best of the three.

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Re: beer in Finland

Post by NeonVomit » Sat Sep 19, 2009 1:00 pm

rikkertje wrote:
browneyedgirl wrote:I do not know about Finnish beer, but German beer is great! I buy it at ALDI food stores here in USA. I wish Finland beer would export to USA, I would try it fer sure! :beer:
Is there seriously ALDI in USA? :shock:
There's ALDI in UK and Cyprus as well. They're like cockroaches :D I do my shopping from Lidl, though. Closer to my place.
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Re: beer in Finland

Post by Keyssion » Sat Sep 19, 2009 2:37 pm

Carcass wrote:
NeonVomit wrote:I can't remember any of the beer I had in Finland but it was all good! One beginning with K was nice.
Karjala? The other one with a K - Koff - is pretty tasteless.

EDIT: Shit. :) There is a third one, Karhu. Maybe the best of the three.
Yeah, Karhu's good! And Sandels also. It's just pretty expensive. A pint of beer costs around 5euros at most places here. Just now some places have started lowering their prices.

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Re: beer in Finland

Post by NeonVomit » Sat Sep 19, 2009 4:40 pm

Keyssion wrote:
Carcass wrote:
NeonVomit wrote:I can't remember any of the beer I had in Finland but it was all good! One beginning with K was nice.
Karjala? The other one with a K - Koff - is pretty tasteless.

And Sandels
That's the one. I really liked that one before the Koskenkorva hit me.
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Re: beer in Finland

Post by Carcass » Sat Sep 19, 2009 8:18 pm

Sandels is decent, but to get the good stuff you really need to visit Alko. The thing about Finland is that the state has monopoly on drinks that contain more alcohol than 4,7%. If you want stronger stuff you need to visit a Alko.

Many quality beers pass that limit.

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Re: beer in Finland

Post by Intiaani » Sun Sep 20, 2009 9:01 pm

Well most Finns like these below vol. 4,7 beers in any rate. There's a wide range in tastes as far as I know, some even like those more mild beers like Koff and Lapin Kulta. Karhu is one of these "stronger" basic ones, although still not that strong. :P

As for me, I actually tend to like more of that dishwater side than the trve manly beer side myself. :D Of these "normal" Finnish beers, I think Koff, Sandels and Olvi are the best ones at the moment. At least here where I live Olvi is pretty cheap in stores compared to others, somewhere under 90 cents a 0,33L bottle.

I make it clear I only have my own taste, no actual information or knowledge about beers. I basically never go to Alko and taste those stronger ones or anything...
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Re: beer in Finland

Post by Keyssion » Sun Sep 20, 2009 10:49 pm

I understand. The alcohol percentage is not the most important factor for me. I usually only buy those market beers such as Karhu and Sandels. I like them the most. And of course dark lagers such as Velkopopovicky Kozel. But they're not Finnish :D I myself don't like Olvi too much. I actually can't stand the taste :D But it's just my opinion. Many of my friends like it :)

I have nice memories from last summer, from my friend's summer cottage. Had a good sauna evening with a few Sandels beers after the sauna! A wonderful sunset and a warm weather. What more can you hope for! Well a lot but that's not the point haha :)

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Re: beer in Finland

Post by Intiaani » Mon Sep 21, 2009 8:41 am

Keyssion wrote:And of course dark lagers such as Velkopopovicky Kozel.
Which for me is easily the best beer in the world. :)
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Re: beer in Finland

Post by Keyssion » Mon Sep 21, 2009 11:42 am

Intiaani wrote:
Keyssion wrote:And of course dark lagers such as Velkopopovicky Kozel.
Which for me is easily the best beer in the world. :)
I undersand you well! For me it depends. In wintertime I like dark lagers better but in the summer it's nice to drink something pale since at least I find it more refreshing :)

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Re: beer in Finland

Post by nepi » Mon Sep 21, 2009 12:28 pm

one of my favorite is Lapin Kulta...

though I've just read it's "mild"? I haven't seen any other Finnish beers here in my country... :?
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Re: beer in Finland

Post by DawnIsHere » Mon Sep 21, 2009 5:19 pm

In Finland I was drinking mostly Lapin Kulta, then Koff, Karhu and Karjala. Even if mild, Lapin Kulta is the one I liked the most :)
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