Of the 450 beers from 53 breweries that participated in the competition, a panel of over fifty judges rated the beers from Takatalo and Tombori Brewery to be the best in the country.
According to Google Translate, “Mostakura” means “black oats” in Norwegian.
– A panel of over fifty judges carefully evaluated each entry to determine the winners in the various categories. The main prize for “Best Beer in Finland 2023” was awarded on a celebratory beer cruise with Vikingline with the help of an international jury. The beer is described as rich and smooth, with an alcohol content of 5.0%. Helsinki Times.
Takatalo & Tompuri Brewery, creators of Finland’s Best Beers of 2023, is a family-owned farm brewery located in Virolahti, Kymenlaakso. The barley and oats used in their beer come from their own fields, making it a truly local product.
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Good with gouda and soup
The judging panel described the winning beer as follows:
-The winning beer was frothy and attractive in appearance. The aroma had delicate toast and complex coffee flavors. Winning beers are full of flavour, yet easy to drink. It is the perfect companion to venison, soups and Gouda cheese.
The competition is organized by the Finnish Brewers Association with members including the Finnish Brewers Association and the Small Brewers Association.
A total of 15 categories are covered, with the largest groups of participants in the light beer, IPA and sour beer categories. The competition evolves every year to meet the needs of both brewers and consumers. In recent years, there has been a separate category for non-alcoholic beers and low-alcohol beers, and this year the light beer category has been split into two. The Best Gluten-Free Beer award is now being awarded for the third time.
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