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Stadin Panimo Bismarck Imperial Pilsner



  • Brewery: Stadin Panimo
  • Country: Finland
  • Style: Imperial Pilsner
  • ABV: 8.3%
  • Size: 330 ml
  • Bought from: Alko (Arkadia), 5.98€
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    Here is another one from Stadin Panimo. This beer was just released in the Arkadia Alko and is an Imperial Pilsner hopped with German Noble Hops to an IBU of 40 IBU. Batch 368. This beer seems to have had a recipe change, as it was previously 80 IBU.

    Stadin Panimo Bismarck
    The beer has a deep golden-amber color, and is slighty hazy (the beer is unfiltered and bottle-conditioned), with an almost minimal white head.
    The beer has a malty aroma, with hints of biscuits and caramel. There are some fruity tones (peach) present as well.
    The flavour is sweet and is dominated by malt (biscuits and caramel). There are also fruity tones present, with hints of peach, plums, and spices. The bitterness of the beer is not very detectable, and the flavour ends with a more sweet than bitter aftertaste. The alcohol is hidden quite well, but is just detectable. Overall the beer flavour is balanced towards the malt spectrum.
    The body is medium full, with a slight oily texture, and the beer has a low carbonation level. The beer is a little on the sweet side, and not very refreshing, especially now in the hot summer weather.
    Was disappointed with this one, as I expected a bit more bitterness and hop flavour, and less of a malt-centered beer. Probably would of liked this a bit more on a colder day, which would pair up with the sweet and malty flavour better. I got to admit that when I drank the beer it was a bit too warm, so I might have liked it better as well if the temperature of the beer was colder. A moderate beer by this Finnish microbrewery, that I unfortunately won't be buying again. A little on the expensive side, and a bit too sweet for my taste.

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