Brewed by A. Le Coq (Olvi)
Style: Pale Lager
Tartu, Estonia


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RATINGS: 355   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.11   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Originally sold by Tartu as A. Le Coq Premium Extra. The beer was bought by Brand Independence Ltd in 2006 and renamed Viru. It is contract brewed by Tartu for Brand Independence Ltd.
Ingredients: Water (from one of Europe’s deepest wells); Malted Barley (Lithuanian); Sugar; Saaz Hops; Yeast.
‘Viru’ (pronounced ‘veer-roo’) is becoming a well known Baltic states’ beer export. Brewed in the university town of Tartu, Viru is packaged in a octahedral bottle designed over 100 years ago, and thought to be based on the churches and towers of old Tallinn, capital of Estonia.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
bu11zeye (12072) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 12, 2011
(30cl bottle) Pours a clear yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of mustiness, candy corn, roasted peppers, and minerals. Flavor of herbs, grass, minerals, subtle roasted pepper, and grain.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
heavy (2218) - Split, CROATIA - AUG 30, 2011
25/08 0.33 l bottle from from Coop store, Gradisca d’Isonzo. It poured pale yellow body with small head that lived short. Typical grainy and lemony boring pale lager aroma. Similar flavor, besides grainy bitterness, shows some corn sourness and lemony hops. Thinner to medium body with acidic and sweetish finish. So typical and bad macro thing.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Marko (4124) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - AUG 25, 2011
0.3l bottle courtesy of and shared with heavy - thx! Shiny pale golden body, small white head that went away fast. Ugly sweetish, perfumey malty nose with notes of corn. Light salty vaguely herbal corny taste. Bit dusty. Damn this sucks.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
brownyonder (266) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 21, 2011
Nice bottle, shame about the beer. Pale yellow, a bit too gassy for my taste, thin flavour. Not very pleasant.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2011
A rating from an old notebook. Bottle. Pale gold, thin head. A fairly crisp easy to drink lager without really any off flavours but generally quite boring. A touch on the sweet side maybe. It’s certainly an acceptable pale lager.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 19, 2011
from Stefan. 12/30/10. he said it tasted good but i think he just liked the bottle. Clear. clear yellow with a short lived white head. The aroma and flavor are rice, florals, pils-ish grain and gelatin capsules. It is crisp and would be really easy to drink if it tasted good. 1.9

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
BMan1113VR (7890) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 17, 2011
Bottle shared by Stoad at Sourfest. Pours with a clear yellow body and a light white head. Aromas are strange! Roasted red bell pepper, metal, corn, chlorine and water. Flavors follow with the roasted red pepper, kind of tamale like as well. Strange. Corn. Lively bubbles, thin and dry. Unique for a pale lager for sure!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Bierkrug (2132) - - JUL 13, 2011
250 m bottle picked up at a shop in Italy. Pours a clear gold with little head. Aroma is cream and malt. Taste is wet cardboard and metal. Palate is semi smooth and lightly offensive.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SanfordBrewer (1392) - Sanford, Florida, USA - JUL 2, 2011
Translucent straw with a thin white head, medium-light body with high carbonation.

Aroma: lots of sweet pale malt.

Taste: biscuity and nutty and sweet pale malt, mild hop bitterness, and a bit of simple-sugar induced fruity (apple/pear) yeast esters.

Clean, earthy, grainy, balanced, sessional.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
JohnnyJ (4728) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 1, 2011
Sample from bottle. Clear golden pour, white head. Grain, corn, light peppery hops, sweetness, and skunk. Very watery and not that enjoyable. Tick it.

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