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


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RATINGS: 375   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.1/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
martin00sr (1808) - Haderslev, DENMARK - JAN 12, 2015
Clear golden, frothy white head. Malty, light cereal aroma and flavour. Bittersweet, smooth carb. Harmless.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Piw (523) - Rüsselsheim, GERMANY - JAN 6, 2015
Getrunken auf der Bierbörse in Mainz. Das Design ist der Hammer, dass Bier dafür ein eher unterdurchschnittliches Lager.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
MrBlueSky93 (504) - Sutton Coldfield, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2015
THE BOTTLE IS AWESOME!!! Bought from Beers Of Europe Pale gold on the colour with half a finger head. Grassy and malty aroma. Tastes malty, with a touch of bitterness, light grassy and wheaty notes, quite sweet too. Not great though

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Zekada (427) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - DEC 31, 2014
Bottle from Ship in a Bottle. Smell is special, some oil and dough, not very malty. Pours golden with a medium white head. Thin taste with some malts and pilsener flavor. Palate is a bit oily and sticky. Overall another boring lager. To be honest, I just purchased the beer for the sake of the bottle design.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
varanid99 (760) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 26, 2014
Pours pale gold with very little head. Grainy, grassy, malty aroma. Taste is fairly sweet, malty, tiny bit of bitterness. Bog standard pale lager taste, nothing special but drinkable

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Sugram (95) - Tartu, ESTONIA - DEC 15, 2014
Light yellow, white head. Aroma is bit of malts, hay and water . Taste is carbonated caramelwater. Bottle looks fancy. That’s it.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
MissPxx (911) - - DEC 13, 2014
Mildly hoppy aroma. Drinking it from the bottle so I'm not sure what the colour is like bug the bottle is a fetching brown with blue and a funky shape. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
miquelcrush (1935) - Granollers, SPAIN - NOV 30, 2014
Cervesa molt lleugera i fàcil de beure, té un gust dolç i poc amarg que la fa agradable. Cerveza muy ligera y fácil de beber, tiene un sabor dulce y poco amargo que la hace agradable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
veceo (930) - CROATIA - NOV 14, 2014
Clear golden color, thin white head. Light to medium body, average carbonation. Aroma is malty, sugary, with a hint of banana. Medium sweet taste, no bitterness. OK.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
azzie (528) - - NOV 9, 2014
Bottle 0,33l. Clear yellow liquid with small head. Light body, medium to heavy carbonation. Drinkable, not bad. Corny aroma.

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