kingstoni (1758) - FINLAND - JUL 12, 2015
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Can. Clear golden color with a minimal head. Mild aroma of sugary malt extract. Some sweetness in taste. Medium thin body.
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
tarmok (507) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JUN 7, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
clear golden liquid with frothy head. Aroma of smoke sauna. Taste of birch and smoke. Light body, thin feel, soft carbonation, astringent, long finish,
mauritsio (560) - FINLAND - JUL 13, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
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
visionthing (3678) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 9, 2014
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
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.
jinroh (801) - ESTONIA - DEC 22, 2013
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
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.
Rune (9401) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 26, 2013
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
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).
djoeye (2520) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 25, 2013
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
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.
Senka (916) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 20, 2013
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
UPDATED: JUL 3, 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.
UP2: can. bbe 12.06.16 Watery and tasteless. Much worse than before.
hens (707) - Tallinn, Estonia, ESTONIA - JUN 3, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
0,5L bottle. Medium,bit weak hop aroma. Woody hop flavor. Quite watery and booring.
ectuohy27 (763) - ESTONIA - MAY 4, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.