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

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RATINGS: 320   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.11   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Bottle: Filtered.
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.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Beersiveknown (2734) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JAN 9, 2014
Bottle at home from Tesco cookstown.
clear pale blonde, steady stream of bubbles, grassy grain and herbal hops. Biting carbonation, fairly light kolsch like malt sweetness body, slight herbal papery hops, brief finish.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bygers (636) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 4, 2014
Bottle 0,3l. Pours a cear golden colour with no head. Aroma of corn and grain. Taste is grain, corn and hints of lemon. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
HampshirePhil (135) - Portsmouth/London, Hampshire, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2013
300ml bottle - One of the most spectacular bottles for one of the most unremarkable beers. No head at all, heavy carbonation and very pale golden colour. Little taste apart and no palate.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
travita (3845) - Frisco, Texas, USA - DEC 15, 2013
Bottle. The look is clear, golden in color, white head. The smell is corn, malt, grain, and floral. The taste is sweet, malt, floral, and ok.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
jkwalking05 (3633) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 15, 2013
12 oz bottle. Pale gold with a small white head. Aroma is of corn, light florals and grain. Taste is of grain and corn.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Philym (925) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2013
Appearance: Clear golden with finger thick white head which was quick to disappear. Aroma: Corn, biscuit and syrup. Taste: Medium sweetness, low bitter and sourness. Palate: Thin coarse texture, light body, average carbonation, sweet/bitter abrupt malty finish. Comments: Tasty.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
dogbomb (925) - ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2013
Amazingly shaped bottle, got to admit this one has style! Clear yellow lager with a thin white head and lots of carbonation. Nose is cereal, cereal, cereal. Taste is thin and cereal, cereal, cereal. There’s a bit of a sting in there from some hops if you pull it about a bit which is nice. Clean burpy finish. Not a bad lager, but certainly not as exciting as the stylish bottle :)

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Awktoberfest (286) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - DEC 6, 2013
Well... It's not even on the top 25 beers of Estonia ...offers very little but a great ice breaker or talking point cuz the bottle is very unique as other reviewers point out... Buy it for the bottle and... That's it... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
SarkyNorthener (1690) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2013
Bottle from Tesco. Clear yellow beer with no head. Aroma of corn and grain. Taste is grain, corn and some lemon hints. Drinkable beer, nice bottle though.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
hopdog (8773) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2013
Bought this one for the funky looking bottle. Poured a lightly hazy yellow color with a smaller sized white head. Generic pale lager through and through, but hey, at least I’ll keep this funny looking bottle.


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