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Viru Saunaõlu

Brewed by Viru Õlu (Harboe)
Style: Pale Lager
Haljala, Estonia


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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 2.05/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.16   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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Sauna Beer is a light quality beer, which pleases and refreshes everyone who come from hot sauna. Sauna Beer, with its mild taste and its moderate alcohol consistency, is also great to drink during a hot summer day.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
mauritsio (500) - FINLAND - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle from Rimi, Tallinn. Pale with no head. Not much aroma. Maybe some fruits. Sweetness. Not much bitterness. I prefer more crispyness for Saunabeer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
visionthing (3217) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 9, 2014
50cl bottle from Rimi, Tallinn. Pours clear pale golden with a small white head. Very mild grainy aroma with some lightly fruity notes and hints of cooked vegetables. Moderate sweet with a light bitterness. Watery and not much flavour, but drinkable. Would probably work better in the sauna.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
jinroh (585) - ESTONIA - DEC 22, 2013
500 ml bottle. Pours clear, pale golden with a small bubbly head - that soon reduces into a thin lacing. Looks pretty watery and probably tastes the same. Aroma has some corn, bread and gasoline - just what I have grown to expect from Viru Õlu since their Frederik days. Obviously this beer is not meant to be drunk for its aroma nor taste. First sip - it tastes pretty much like beer flavoured sour water, leaving a small hint of rubber and biscuit. Finish is quite short, this beer can indeed be drunk as fast as you drink water, made for large gulps. After sauna this is fine, otherwise… not.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Rune (8822) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 26, 2013
500ml bottle kindly shared by Gaute. Pours a slightly cloudy, late straw coloured body. Film-type layer. Poor lacing. Sweet grain-fruity nose. Dough-like taste with bland fruity hints towards the ending. Cardboard dry. Mealy palate. Has got little to offer (Tromsø, 24.10.2013).

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
djoeye (2067) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 25, 2013
Bottle 4.8abv found at Rimi in Pärnu, Estonia. Little head, bright somewhat unclear golden body. Scents of sweet malts and faint candies. Tastes grains, syrup, sweet malts, perspiration. Sweet mild mouthfeel. Ends with cardboard, malts, bread, dough, sugar, water, and a sweaty man from a sauna. Ei, tänan. Enjoyed 2013-10-24 at RateMeet with Rune.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Senka (808) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 20, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2015 50cl bottler. Wiru says its good for sauna, but, imho, it is is good for sauna only during summer. It used to have more decent aroma of juniper berries and birch, but not anymore. Since it is close to winter - grab any local porter instead of Saunaõlu for your sauna needs. Up: latest batch was rather weak.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
hens (546) - Tallinn, Estonia, ESTONIA - JUN 3, 2013
0,5L bottle. Medium,bit weak hop aroma. Woody hop flavor. Quite watery and booring.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
ectuohy27 (679) - ESTONIA - MAY 4, 2013
One of the best PLs in Estonia, this is a heavily malted, near-estery brew with a faint touch of spice and not much bitterness. Tastes more velvety and substantial than its ABV or style would indicate.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
agent_persik (486) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 2, 2013
Pale clean golden color. Light malty aroma and taste, a bit papery, with slightly bitter hoppy finish. Nothing interesting, but if in sauna and with good company - drinkable and much better than that crap what most people drink in sauna.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
halapablo (86) - Warszawa, POLAND - DEC 17, 2012
butelka. Z powodu nazwy i dość biednego wyglądu butelki i etykiety myślałem, że to piwo służy do polewania kamieni w saunie i czerpaia procentów z pary hehe. Dopiero teraz przeczytałem, że ma służyć do ugaszenia pragnienia po wyjściu z sauny. I chyba coś w tym jest bo jestem po treningu i wchodzi mi nadzwyczaj dobrze choć pale lager to raczej nie moja bajka.

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