sayravai (4677) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 13, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
(Draught@Koulu, Turku) Hazy pale golden-orange color with a small but tight head. Very mild, flowery-hoppy aroma with a hint of grass and honey. Somewhat acidic, hoppy flavor with some fruitiness. Smooth, light to medium-bodied palate with medium carbonation. A well-made, but not very interesting lager. I found the filtered version slightly better.
TBone (13532) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2004
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draught @Panimoravintola Koulu
Same beer than Ope but unfiltered. Hazy yellow color with small steady and creamy head, lace. Mild, a bit fruity and malty aroma. Good malty body, a bit sweet and maybe slightly unclean. Does not differ much from Ope.
Oakes (13156) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 17, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
The unfiltered counterpart to Ope. Marginally hazy golden. Appley aroma with a hint of bread. Strangely spicy - tastes like I was just eating a pizza before sampling (I wasn’t). Anyway, it’s oddly fruity. I swear they’re making lagers with top-fermenting yeast.
omhper (20567) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2003
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sampled draught at the brewpub.
Golden colour, slightly hazy. Fruity with slightly more substance than Ope. Grassy bitterish finish. The bartender admitted that this beer is really an unfiltered version of Ope.