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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.

altonbrownd's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
altonbrownd (5770) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - MAY 4, 2012
Tall can from Blaisure! Light golden body with big head. Nose of corny malts with slight metallic feel. Taste is hoppy, with caramel and malts coming through as well. Metallic, but okay. Another Pale Lager from somewhere else.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
mice (819) - FINLAND - AUG 9, 2016
Kirkas, vaaleankeltainen olut pienehköllä valkoisella vaahdolla. Tuoksu bulkkilagereista tuttu. Maku alussa hieman voinen ja ehkä aavistuksen maltainen, sen jälkeen lähinnä tunkkainen. Ei tämä nouse kyllä normilagerien yläpuolelle millään, ennemmin heikommasta päästä. Vaikka tätä on toki aiemminkin tullut maistettua, oli tämä pettymys muihin Sakuihin verrattuna.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
phfyysik (782) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JUN 13, 2016
Together with newer Saku Originaal. Pours golden clear with medium foam. Aroma is weak, hay, grass, malts, cardboard. No difference with updated Originaal. Taste grass, sweet flowers, some syrup, malts, light bitterness. Too much carbonisation. Slightly sweeter, more skunky and carbo than newer Originaal. Not for me!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
kacyper (1161) - Warszawa, POLAND - MAR 29, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2016 Butelka. Aromat słodowy, lekki karton. W smaku słodowe, goryczka bardzo niska, ale coś tam skromnego się znajdzie. Ogołnie jak to lager...

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Nurmis (426) - Oulu, FINLAND - JAN 11, 2016
0,5l can from supermarket. Pours yellow with diminishing head. Light to medium carbonation. Aroma is the usual bulk lager one, light malty sweetness. Finish is better than most bulk lagers, with light smooth bitterness. One of the better supermarket lagers I have tasted.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Vells (1608) - Rīga, Latvija, LATVIA - DEC 30, 2015
“The Right Estonian Beer, which expresses the characteristics, life and dreams of Estonian men. " I trully hope not :D Because its very flat and boring, some corny grain, earthy hops, totally nothing but water in finish. Not disaster or horror story, but.. one time try.. even for refreshing purposes in summer you can find way more decent beers..

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
biir (831) - Berlin, - NOV 29, 2015
Had this a lot in Estonia, wasnt convinced of thit though it is the most notorious beer here. A mediocre Lager, rather on the sweet side. Taste of rotten wood is also common.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Hansen (8436) - Assentoft, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2015
Yellow coloured and clear. Has a white head, diminishing. Sweet aroma, notes of corn.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
jpkeskinen (491) - FINLAND - OCT 17, 2015
Can. Not good at all. The taste is quite light but what’s there is not pleasant. Drink something else if you can.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Calisky (2500) - ALSACE, FRANCE - AUG 31, 2015
Couleur dorée, trčs légčre mousse. Nez leger houblonné, note de malt. Gout de céréales légčres, voir grains. Corps un peu aqueux. Pas mauvaise et buvable mais trčs légčre.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
douglas88 (8463) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 20, 2015
Rocking the Estonian ticks. Pours a clear yellow color with a medium white head. A sweet sort of sticky dirty nose. Fizzy, somewhat sweet malts, maybe a hint of pils malt, not much here. Watery, minerals, metallic. Not great.

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