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


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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 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
varanid99 (730) - 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 (871) - - 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 (1866) - 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 (911) - 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 (510) - - NOV 9, 2014
Bottle 0,33l. Clear yellow liquid with small head. Light body, medium to heavy carbonation. Drinkable, not bad. Corny aroma.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
alexsdad06 (7239) - Ohio, USA - NOV 8, 2014
Interesting bottle from backlog notes. Pours a clear light golden color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor have sweet grainy malt, corn, grass, general pale lager crap, I would not revisit, I probably should have avoided it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
SSNZ (1) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2014 does not count
Points for the bottle....but alas, we’re raing the beer. Not great, not offensive, but just nothing happening here. Very subtle hops, slight sweetness which dies away fairly quickly.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
eduardovl (1122) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
330ml bottle poured in a chalice. After a Coors, this one. Such a bad night... A: I would give 2.5 to the bottle. Nice format. The beer itself is not impressive. Pale yellow, very clear. Pours a medium aired white head which dissipates quiclky leaving very few lacings S: Smells grains, basically. A bit of yeasts and a little bit hops T: Tasteless. Adjunct grains, basically. Light bitterness M: Very light body. Watery. Fizzy carbonation D: Well, it’s refreshing because it’s very watery but it does not worth the price paid in Switzerland since you can have a Budvar of Urquell by the same price in the same supermarket [ BA Review @ 10/21/2010 ]

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Kita (1544) - Koper, SLOVENIA - OCT 13, 2014
Bottle, 0.30l. Clear pale golden color with medium frothy white head and sparkling appearance. Aroma is grassy, grainy, vegetably and papery. Taste starts with moderate sweet corn malt and honey, follows by grassy and grainy sourness, mouthfeel is dry, while finish is light bitter. Light body, slick texture and average carbonation in palate. Bottle is certainly its only strength...

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