Brewed by Saku ’lletehas (Carlsberg)
Style: Pale Lager
Saku, Harjumaa, Estonia


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RATINGS: 289   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.07   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
Sakuís original pils.
Saku Originaal is a light high-quality beer with a mild taste and pleasant aroma, which Saku brews of its own yeast, water, and selected malt and hops.

Saku Originaal is Estoniaís first on beer of the new era, which came on sale in 1993. With its innovative attitude, Saku Originaal has always been an active player in the Estonian beer market, a creator of new packaging and taste trends. The leading local beer is today the most popular beer brand in Estonia, ďThe Right Estonian Beer, which expresses the characteristics, life and dreams of Estonian men.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
cyrenaica (1095) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 9, 2008
500ml bottle
4.60% ABV
I tried this beer on May 8, 2008 after purchasing a couple of bottles from the Queens Quay LCBO outlet (one was given to lenusik). The beer poured a very pale golden yellow with a bubbly white head that quickly disappeared. The aroma was very sick grainy malt with a slight hoppy hint. The mouthfeel was medium bodied. The flavour was very grassy.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
liinis (1728) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 9, 2008
very bulky but in the upper end of the bulk scale. medium white head. some hops and malts, metal

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
SaintMatty (6063) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 27, 2008
330ml Can-Light golden in colour with not much of a head and not much of an aroma but what I can detect is malt and a metallic tinge. Slightly buttery and bitter taste with malty and a shoty aftertaste. As dull as dishwater.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
matt7215 (2267) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 17, 2008
500 ml bottle from JesseM. hope you enjoyed your friday night Jesse. pours golden with a big white head. aromas are gassy hops and some grain. actually those aromas are much better then expected. flavours are enjoyable and balanced but this is still a lager and not really my thing. that being said i will drink this a lot in the summer. thanks Jesse for leaving this one behind.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
probstblueribbon (3352) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 13, 2008
500 ml bottle from LCBO, served cold in a tulip glass. MR08/08.

App.: Clear, medium straw with a moderate white head. Aroma: Very light grain and cereal, light grassy hops, mineral-like. Palate: Macro medium for body and carbonation. Flav.: Cereal, grains and light grassy hops.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 6, 2008
Gold coloured body with big white head. Light malt and hops in aroma. Very smooth easy drinking taste. Mainly malt and hops in taste with a semi-bitter finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
eaglefan538 (2960) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - FEB 29, 2008
Donít drink much for numbers anymore, but this one was for a whole new country, Estonia. Well, it was indeed Estonian Budweiser and it was pretty poor in aroma and flavor: adjuncts, corn, metallic oxidation, more corn and grains. Mouthfeel was fully carbonated, but otherwise it drank like, well, nevermind. Iím always game for a new country, but I didnít beat up my liver finishing this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JesseM (1155) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 26, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2008 The production date on my bottle says it was made only two weeks ago. For an import to be that fresh from the LCBO is insane! Pours the nice gold colour with a large, frothy white head. Aroma: Some grassy hops on top of some grainy malts, not much going on, but nothing offensive. Taste: Not half as bad as the low rating will make you think. Nice malty sweetness up front, a tad grainy which I love in my lagers, which leaves a sort of wet feeling on the tongue, followed by some hop presence in the finish, followed by just a touch of skunk. I canít believe my luck that I got a fresh sample, so I guess this is pretty much as good as this beer can be. And itís pretty decent. Itís nothing spectacular, so give it a freaking break people, itís just a lager, nothing more. Iím sure thereís better from Estonia, but this does seem to be getting a rough ride here. EDIT The new canned version is actually really, really good, a big improvement. Very soft, like a Helles, with a perfect blend of pale malts and hops, with a great floral aroma.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
NJBeerman013 (1052) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - DEC 15, 2007
Bottle. Very unremarkable. Typical eurolager. Smooth and drinkable but lacking much in flavor or aroma.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
estpiwo (1319) - ESTONIA - AUG 29, 2007
Popular Estonian beer. Produced for "everybody" without flavor and with rich carbonation. So uninteresting. Typical eurolager.

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