oh6gdx (20334) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 30, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2005 Draught. Hazy yellow colour, foamy lacing white head. Malty and a bit citric aroma. Malty and wheaty flavour with bitterish hoppy finish. Refreshing, rich carbonation. Hoppy aftertaste. 6464 13
Re-rated Dec 3rd, 2005:
Hazy, yellowish orange colour. Aroma is kouluish, cooked vegetables, malty and hoppy with citric hints. Flavour is cooked vegetables and malts. Quite boring.. but during hot summerdays very refreshing. 5352 10 now,
omhper (19383) - 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.
Oakes (12627) - 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.
TBone (12548) - 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.
FatPhil (9359) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 5, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2010 Keg (Koulu, Turku)
Slightly hazy light orange. Slightly farty grainy aroma. Mild
hoppiness. Mostly soft creamy palate, but there’s sharp fizzy
carbonation which is a little harsh. Creamy aroma and taste. OK summer
beer, but lacking in guts. 5:3:5:3:10=2.6
Rerate: Summer 2010, where the cellar was warmer, so this was served
at a good temperature. 6:3:6:4:13=3.2
Bready, and honey too. Lovely and drinkable. Served at the right
temperature this has so much more flavour.
rosenbergh (6842) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 5, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draught at Koulu Brewpub, Turku, Finland.
Hazy golden colour with small white head.
Mild grainy malt in aroma.
Mild fruity hops and some grainy malt in flavour.
No need to cheer.
lusikka (6264) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 18, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught @ the brewpub, Turku.
Pours a slightly hazy golden colour with a small head. Aroma of pale malts, hay and strong grass. Flavour of pale malts, strong grass, bitter hops, hay and something stuffy. Light bodied, slick mouthfeel and a mouth-drying finish of hay and some hops. For a pale lager this is quite a good show because of it’s bitterness.
laiti (5697) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ the brewpub
Aroma is very light with hay, fruits and grainy malt. Slightly contaminated feeling here. Flavour has hay, grainy malt and slight fruitiness. Also grassy hops, gooseberry bush and a slight feeling of contamination – which seems to be the house flavour of Koulu. Feels more like a kellerbier than pale lager. The best beer of Koulu so far in its style.
Miksu (4948) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JUL 15, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught at Koulu. Bright golden color with thick creamy head. Sweet honeyish malty aroma with some herbal hops in the background. Sweet flavor with good aromatic maltiness and mild hoppiness. Too sweet.
sayravai (4674) - 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.