Brewed by Viru Õlu (Harboe)
Style: Fruit Beer/Radler
Haljala, Estonia
Serve in Flute, Shaker


on tap


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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.5   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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Production moved from Puls Brewery in Pärnu to Viru in early 2008. Formerly known as Puls Tume Kirsiõlu.

Puls kirsiõlu on tume lager-tüüpi õlu, mis on maitsestatud naturaalse kirsisiirupiga. Kirss pehmendab lagerõllele omast humala maitset ja annab meeldiva, kergelt mandlise järelmaitse.

hens' rating

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
hens (544) - Tallinn, Estonia, - JAN 29, 2013
0,5L bottle. Strong fake cherry aroma. Like some chemical syrup. Taste is better than aroma. Generally is this beer fat chemical candy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sugram (93) - Tartu, ESTONIA - DEC 3, 2014
0,5l Dark brown color where you can see light trought a bit. Off-white head dosn’t stay long. Strong cherry aroma amd ,aty sweetness. Light body. Sugar-syrup and offcourse cherries in taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kauge (410) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 15, 2014
Bottle from a Comarket in Tallinn (€ 0,97), Oct 2014; BB Aug 2015. I used to really like this back when we didn’t have any of the craftier stuff around, and Saku Hele was considered the most "hoppy" of all.

Basically this is a Dunkel brewed with (natural) cherry syrup. It pours a dark mahagony with a light tan head that drops rather fast and leaves minimal lacing. Nose... the reviews here should be purely subjective, right? If so, I do kind of even prefer this to the Krieks I’ve had. I mean Krieks tend to have a really overpowering cherry yoghurt aroma (somehow chemical even if they’ve used natural cherries), whereas this one is more like subtle dark cherry sweetness mixing nicely with the slightly caramelly Dunkel malts. Only if I try really hard I get some dank lagerish notes, but this comes through as it’s warmed quite a bit. Taste is again surprisingly not bad - it does have this cheap Dunkel metallic dankness to it, but that is quite well buried in the thick medium sweet dark cherry flavour. It’s got a malty finish with a faint cherry and caramel to go with it. Body and carbonation mediumish, palate slightly dry and metallic, but also sticky.

It may be too one-dimentional but I do think this really isn’t bad enough to deserve a rating of only 13 points (as it is at the time of writing the review), but truth be told, it is the only cherry Dunkel I’ve had so perhaps I’m not the one to tell.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
VamboladeTolly (327) - Tartu, ESTONIA - SEP 3, 2014
Bottle.Brown color small head. Aroma of cherry. Taste of cherry, some candy,sweet.Medium body. Nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mauritsio (486) - FINLAND - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle from Rimi, Tallinn. Coca-cola colour with almost no head. Looks and tastes like dr pepper. Strong cherry aroma. Lots of Sweetness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Senka (719) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 14, 2014
50cl bottle. One of the most interesting Puls beers. Sometimes it is to sweet, but sometimes it is very good cherry lager. Id you like that kind of beer - try 1 before you buy more.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MadRobin (2112) - Silver Spring, USA - MAR 14, 2014
Poured from 500 ml bottle in Pühajärve, Estonia. Clear, very dark rusty brown with a small khaki head and sparse lacing. Aroma of Cherry Coke, caramel, roasted malt and raisins. Taste of Cherry Coke, caramel, roasted malt, a hint of hops and raisins. This is sweeter than Cherry Coke and has a better balance. Medium body and medium carbonation. This would make a fine soft drink. I'm enjoying it. However, as a beer, it falls short. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
visionthing (3047) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 26, 2013
50cl bottle from Tallinna Kaubamaja. Pours Coca Cola coloured with an off-white head. Mild aroma of ripe, sweet cherries, almond and hints of malt. Sweet and quite fruity, a bit artificial, more like cherry candy. Farily light bodied. Some bitterness. Desserty and not quite my thing, but still fairly drinkable. (2013-11-10)

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
zenkis (614) - Ogre, LATVIA - SEP 23, 2013
Pours clear bronze reddish with creamy beige frothy top, diminishing fast, almost no lasing. On nose - cherry syrup or flavor enhancer, some weird adjuncts and a bit toasted malt. Not very pleasant, but intense enough. Taste - awful sweetish, flavor of some dry cut grass, some sour note at the end, sharp mouthfeel like dry and astringent at the same time, not pleasant. Palate - medium body, compote-creamy texture, soft carbonation, light dry, sharp floury syrupy-chemical finish, sour aftertaste.
No thanks!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
k0mpsa (1395) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2013
Bottle. Brown color. Aroma is malts, cherry, sweetness. Malty body, lots of cherries. Quite interesting.

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