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


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RATINGS: 283   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.07   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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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 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
Armadill0 (297) - FINLAND - DEC 24, 2013
Can. Light yellow, clear. Medium white head. Aroma has grain and corn. Taste has sour bread, corn, grain, some citrus. Watery bofy, faint aftertaste. A very basic macro lager, on the light side.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Ontbeertaster (2348) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2013
Can, pours bright golden, clean crisp taste, a light bitterness, overall nice and refreshing

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
Lambister (288) - FINLAND - DEC 3, 2013
50 cl from local market. Rusty, metallic and awful in every way. Even looks bad with large foam. Watery and pungent flavor.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cunningham (5326) - Halden, NORWAY - OCT 22, 2013
A good looking lager. Nice clear golden color with a fine white head. Ok lacing. Typical caramel malty, and a mild hoppy aroma. Medium body. Moderate sweet and a mild bitterness. Average carbonation. Mild fine caramel malty and mild hoppy flavor. Quite fresh actually. Some fruity notes. Decent pale lager.
[Had this on several occasions. Both from a bottle and on tap in Tallin]

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
KoNrRiI (696) - Ĺrhus, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2013
0.33 can. Not surprisingly it pours a pale golden color, more interestingly there is a quite big and lasting for a while head which even leaves some lacing. Typical pale lager aroma: corn and cereals, delicate hints of malts and hops, some grassy and piney scents. Taste is quite malty, a lot of grains and corn, easily distinguishable cereals too. Average or even below-average carbonation, light body and unexpectedly a creamy texture. Finish is rather short and mild, nothing to describe. Overall the beer is remarkably good for the style, deserves some recognition.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Fredis23 (515) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - SEP 4, 2013
Pale Yellow, Huge Head, Decent Lacing. Corn, Slightly Sweet with Sour Finish. Watery. Standard Euro Pale, that is drinkable, thirst quencher, but nothing else. Pass It....

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
zach8270 (3798) - Henrietta, New York, USA - AUG 29, 2013
(bottle - 500 ml) Light straw gold color with a very thin white head. Lightly sweet aroma with some grassy notes underneath. Sweet malts and dry hops at the start that quickly goes to a dry and bitter middle and a lightly bitter and lingering finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
djoeye (2237) - Tromsř, NORWAY - AUG 19, 2013
Poured from 50cl can; bright medium golden, very clear body, under the normal head which vanishes without traces I can see. Scents of sulphuric eggs. Tastes well balanced bitterness, hops, grain, some pale malts. Much carbonation at start, much more moderate after some minutes. Intermediate taste where bread dominates. Watery, a bit, but not annoying. Aftertaste of faint hops. Saku Originaal goes wery well along with spicy dinners.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Rob_D_UK (1238) - Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2013
Clear yellow beer with a small fizzy white head. Watery and grainy aroma with a tiny note of hops. Watery and grainy in flavour. Watery finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
smmaaren (283) - NORWAY - AUG 11, 2013
Bottle. Pours pale yellow with white head. Malty aroma. A little watery. Easy drinkable lager.

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