Ölmönger: Skitbit Oct 2017: Sonnisaari APA

Brewery:— Sonnisaari (in Finnish)
Country:— Finland
Style:— American Pale Ale
Abv:— 4,5 %

What about the beer?
Colour is hazy golden orange with a large natural white head. Aroma has grapefruit, lemon and mild pineapple. Taste begins with bitter grapefruit bite. Rough grapefruit and spicy pine take over with— herbal side tones. Towards the end really bitter pine and strong herbal flavours take over. Aftertaste has heavily bitter pine and somewhat harsh dry herbs.
Roughly bitter and piny American Pale Ale. The good thing is that despite the low abv there’s character in the brew. Tha bad side is that the character is really rough, harsh and possibly a bit earthy. Not so impressed but not very disappointed either. If Sonnisaari makes a miss, I’m glad that it’s with this style.


Since Sonnisaari has, despite it’s rather short existence, become one of my trusted Finnish breweries, one miss won’t spoil— our relationship. On the other hand, the song— I picked is one— ”half a hit”— after a long line of bad misses from this band. The only thing wrong is that it kinda pays respect to another Finnish band Yö— which— has always sucked— big time.— 
Popeda:— Helvetin Pitkä Perjantai— (YouTube)
From the 2017— album Haista Popeda!, the song was written by Jimi and Costello Hautamäki.—