Ölmönger: Ölbeat 342: Ruosniemen Mandarina Lomittaja

Brewery: Ruosniemen Panimo
Country: Finland
Style: Saison
Abv: 6,3 %— 

What about the beer?
Colour is golden orange with a finger-thick white head. Aroma has yeast, orange and pepper spice. Taste starts with yeasty spicy sourness. Peppery yeast and sour’n’sweet citrus fruits take over. Towards the end bitter citrus peel and sweetish sour fruit come through. Aftertaste has sweet orange and dry spicy & peely bitterness.
Fruity and spicy Saison. The yeasty and spicy start turns nicely into bitter peely finish. Well made one from the neighborhood brewery.
This beer was part of Alko’s Finnish artisanal beer selection in spring 2018.


So, Mandarina Lomittaja means a Chinese stand-in, doesn’t it? Bad and cheap, but will do.
Steve Poltz: Chinese Vacation (YouTube)
From the 2003 album Chinese Vacation, the song was written by Steve Poltz.