Brewed by Panimoravintola Koulu
Style: Amber Lager/Vienna
Turku, Finland


on tap


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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 2.79/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.78/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
The traditional Summer Beer is made just for the most beautiful summer day, shiny fresh and light.

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oh6gdx (26488) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 17, 2005
Draught. Redcopperish colour, big foasmy white head. Berries and fruit along with malt in aroma. Sweet malty beginning with huge vegetably hoppy finish. Long bitterish aftertaste. Very filling mouthfeel.

omhper (25139) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUN 20, 2006
[Draught at the brewpub] Clear amber, small head. Light papery aroma. Fairly sweet with clean mouthfeel and light-medium body. The simplistic malt character makes it somewhat hars, and let cardboard dominate the flavours. A dull beer served in a lovely environment.

TBone (17550) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 28, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2012 Draught @brew pub
Dark amber color, small creamy tanned head. Nose is yeasty, some berries (strawberry) and hops. Good soft palate. Hops are combined with a bit sweet malty backbone. Nice hoppy bitter aftertaste. Good summer brew (Kesäolut = Summer beer), which should fit to autumn too. (7/3/7/4/14 3.5)
Re-rated 2006 edition
The 1st beer after 3 weeks medical treatment. Amber brown clear color, steady beige foam. Very bready, slightly yeasty nose. Very typical Koulu-aroma. Very malty, harsh bitterness towards the finish. Bready, malty, harsh hoppy aftertaste. Quite close to what Finnish Karjala-beer used to be. (5/3/5/2/10 2.5) [email protected] Turku 2012
Clear amber color, good big creamy white head. Stinky toilet aroma with hints of hops. Light bodied, active carbonation. Light caramel, light bready maltyness. Probably nice beer with food, but aroma was odd. (4/3/6/3/11 2.7)

FatPhil (16102) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 18, 2010
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.

rosenbergh (11532) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 15, 2014
Draught at the Koulu, Turku, Finland. Clear reddish amber colour with a small off-white head. Popcorns, mild sweetness and mild malt in the aroma. The flavour is dry grainy malt and mild berry hops. Blah. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

laiti (8481) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 13, 2013
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 (7133) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 8, 2013
At Panimoravintola Koulu, Turku. Colour is clear orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, bitterness and dryness.

Miksu (5053) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JUL 15, 2006
Draught at Koulu. Amber color, small head. Sweet malty aroma (munchener malt). Sweet and fresh toasted malt aroma. Toastiness grows towards finnish along with mild herbal and bitter hop character. Too sweet, good fresh malt character though.

sayravai (4710) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 1, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2007 ([email protected], later Black door) Clear amber color with a small head. Caramely, slightly wineous and acidic aroma. Toffee-caramely, mildly acidic berry flavor with mild, roasty bitterness and some metal. Light to medium-bodied palate with soft carbonation. Cant see the summer connection, but easy and ok session beer.

tkrjukoff (4335) - SWEDEN - JUL 26, 2011
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.

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