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Saku Originaal (- 2015)

Formerly brewed at Saku Õlletehas (Carlsberg)
Style: Pale Lager
Saku, Harjumaa, Estonia


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RATINGS: 297   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.06/5   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
Saku’s 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 Estonia’s 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, “The Right Estonian Beer, which expresses the characteristics, life and dreams of Estonian men.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
KnutAlbert (6705) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 9, 2007
Light, thin and watery. Uninteresting lager, while not having a directly bad taste. A little grainy finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
3fourths (9136) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 28, 2007
Country-whoring Estonia. 500ml bottle. Stinky sweet corn and ashtray nose. Wet and sticky and a little crisp up front, more dusty and sweaty corn and fuesal alcohol over the middle and into the finish. Blah.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RichardGretton (4639) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2007
Draught in Estonia. Golden beer with a light head. The aroma is yeasty and dry and the flavour is wheaty, dry, lightly yeasty and watery. Overall a reasonable refreshing beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Braincage1 (147) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - JUN 19, 2007
Draught in Estonia. Not much that differintiates the "Originaal" from the Saku Kuld except that the Kuld is a bit more refreshing because of a slight fruit taste. Go with the Kuld.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
berkshirejohn (5988) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2007
50cl can. Looks like the average Euro-lager - straw colour, white head; smells like the average Euro-lager - industirally processed malt; tastes slightly better than the average Euro-lager, quite well-bodied, with corn-syrup sweetness and a balancing hoppy finish. Overall, we can now welcome Estonia to Euro-averageness.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
caledonian (367) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 7, 2007
Bottle. Reminds me why I stopped buying imported lagers (well, lagers in general, but I especially dislike paying import prices for them). Pale golden color. Aroma is dominated by corn. The finish is when the hops start to come through with a slight bitterness.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
PilsnerPeter (3045) - Flushing, New York, USA - MAR 16, 2007
12oz Bottle: Extremely thin and pale pour, topped by a loose white film. Sweet corn aroma. Overall this is a sweet Pale Lager. Papery pale malt, lots of sweet corn, without any bitterness. Maybe a subtle grass note in the finish. Stuff needs more bitterness, simple and one-dimensional.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
GRM (3736) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 20, 2007
Brown beer, 500 ml, production date: 040805; eye: golden, nice white head made up of rather large bubbles and that disappears rapidly to leave a thin ring around the glass, clear, really slight effervescence; nose: corn, sugar, light malt; mouth: in that order, carbonation, then nothing, my mouth searches, light malt slightly grainy, corn, caramel, a bit of bitterness from the hops, fianle in corn but with the carbonation taking over, quite sweet, medium to thin body, thin and stick texture, quite carbonated; overall: qutie ordinary FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, 500 ml, produite le 040805; eye: dorée, belle mousse blanche formée de bulles plutôt grosses et qui disparaît assez rapidement pour laisser un très fin anneau autour du verre, claire, très légère effervescence; nez : maïs, sucre, léger malt; bouche : carbonatation, puis rien, on cherche, léger malt un peu granuleux, maïs, caramel, un peu d’amertume du houblon, finale en maïs mais où l’effervescence prend le dessus, plutôt sucrée, corps feluette, texture mince et collante, très carbonatée; en résumé : b’en ordinaire

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
begbie100 (181) - Oulu, FINLAND - FEB 17, 2007
pale color, even for lager, lots of carbonate. aroma: fruity and a little bit yeast. Good carbonate, otherwise usual lager. Somewhat sweet, light taste of malt. No notable aftertaste. Good for boozing.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
JohnBarleycorn (537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 8, 2007
Average from all angles, this lager features a standard light-gold appearance, a hint of grain on the nose, refreshing carbonation and an uninspiring flavour of 50/50 malt and hops. Nothing new here.

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