laiti (5405) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ the brewpub
Malty aroma with some hops, nuts and a slight feeling of contamination (Koulu house aroma). Flavour is malty with toffee, caramel, some nuts and very slight sourness with earthy notes. Finishes with moderate hops. Good, the sourness does not disturb and actually somehow even suits this beer.
VastActiv (2531) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUN 8, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
At Panimoravintola Koulu, Turku. Colour is clear orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, bitterness and dryness.
Erasmus_ro (1260) - Alabama, USA - MAY 27, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap @ Oluttupa Viisi Penniä. Pours a slightly hazy amber. Aroma is grapefruity, citrusy with a slight whiff of rotten egg or vegetable. Taste is grapefruity, rather mild, some citrus, that rotten something there on the outskirts as well. Palate is alright. Definitely not a vienna though.
Probably another one in need of a re-rate. Probably not in proper condition.
TET (1542) - FINLAND - MAY 26, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A slightly cloudy, copperbrown beer with a medium and blond head. Aroma is toffeeish, slightly aromatic, wooden hoppyness. Taste is biscuity, nice bitterness, hint of vegetables, overally quite dry. Quite balanced, biscuity beer with wooden hoppyness.
Psytron (1230) - Turku, FINLAND - AUG 1, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2012 Amber colour, beige head. Rubbery aroma, also some spices. Rather stinging, tries to be herby but doesn’t succeed so well.
tkrjukoff (4019) - SWEDEN - JUL 26, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ Koulu. Pours dark amber with am off white head. Aroma is fruuty, strawberries, malty and bready. Flavor is fruity, very msltu, sweer and well hopped. Finishes sweet and malty and bitter.
FatPhil (8995) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 18, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2012 Draught (Koulu, Turku) original version (6:4:6:4:13=3.3)
Rich perfumey aroma, a touch floral. Rich smooth malty body,
carbonation soft. Summer 2010, and the cellar temperature is warmer
than normal, so this is much more flavoursome and aromatic than
normal. Plenty of cakey malts, very refreshing. A touch of sticky hops
in the finish. Lovely fresh lager.
Rerate: Tap (SOPP2012, Turku) - as Toinen Kesä "unfiltered version of kesä" (5:3:5:3:10=2.8)
Sweet fruity aroma, a little sugary sweetness. Slightly sticky palate, pleasantly crisp carbonation. Some slight meatiness, some kidney. Nice bitter hoppy finish, fresh full whole hop flowers - noble, and a bit metallic.
raymondwave (931) - FINLAND - AUG 9, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at Koulu. Copper with thick off white / even beigish lacing head. Nose is syrupy, buttery, malty, full and sweet. Flavor is sweetish, malty, syrupy, a bit toasted bread, even hoppiness and some butterness to round it up. I was told it’s a bitter, but could be vienna too. Nothing summerlike in this, but fairly musty, non-refreshing, full wintery beer to me. Good and tasty.
austone (1062) - Turku; Pori, FINLAND - JUN 14, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught @ brewpub. Clear copper w/ quite thick pale head. Mildly malty and syrupy nose. Some banana spiciness. Toasty maltiness, little spices and hops in the flavor. Clean and simple, like all Koulu brews I’ve had.
ako (166) - Turku, FINLAND - DEC 7, 2007
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber. Sweet and malty aroma turns into quite bitter hoppiness in the flavor. Not especially summery.