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.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rubbishystuff (2079) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 2, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2015 A little lemony and little grassy. Not too bad. Not super though. Standard euro lager fare. Serving: Bottle

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
MBlessing (109) - Württemberg, GERMANY - OCT 4, 2015
Helles gelb Schaum ist ok, Geruch ganz schwach hopfig, recht wässriger leicht metallischer geschmack nur wenig Hopfen, kaum bitter, das Bier ist es nicht aber die Flasche is interessant

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
VDuquerroux (773) - Airvault, FRANCE - SEP 22, 2015
"Octahedral" bottle, 30cL. Home. A pale golden beer with few bubbles ; medium white head ; poor retention. Cereal aroma, caramel, honey note. Light to medium sweet, light dry refreshing ; bitter note. Light body, thin texture, soft carbonation, short sweet grainy finish. Overall, weak, grainy aroma, light refreshing, lack of carbonation.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Marcius (352) - Geneva, SWITZERLAND - SEP 5, 2015
Beautiful bottle, I’ve neve seen a one like this! Golden pale color, clear liquid and minimal head. Very light aroma of malty. In the mouth it is very light and refreshing. Not much to offer in terms of bitterness. Beer for the summer!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
redders1974 (461) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2015
Nice bottle standard lager well carbonated thin head corny taste bottle from booths

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
Paladares (124) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 28, 2015
Botella, muy original. Amarilla clara. Algo más de espuma de lo habitual para este tipo de lager industrial. Aroma casi neutro. Leve cereal. En boca, no es de las "playeras", ya que al menos se aprecia algo de cereal (se nota que en Estonia hace rasca) Algo más potable que otras similares, pero sigue siendo muy simple.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
weordie (418) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2015
Bog standard lager that is so bad it had to be served nearly frozen in a frozen glass.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
monkeychugg55 (969) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - JUN 28, 2015
Pale gold with a small head. The aroma is subtle malt sweetness and not much else. The flavor is about the same, with a crisp abrupt finish. There is a bit of fruitiness, maybe from the yeast?

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
bartzluke (403) - Oklahoma, USA - JUN 27, 2015
0.300 ml pour from refrigerated bottle into a white wine glass (only glass I had around). Moderate pour produced a muted white head with quick dissipation. Clear, yellow, light carbonation. Light body. Fairly unremarkable taste. Not too much anything. Pretty clean, though a little bit of a soapy aftertaste.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
jamaty (1458) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 18, 2015
Pajiza muy clara de escasa espuma y menor cuerpo. Aroma plano, ligeramente malteado. En boca igualmente plana, y encima algo metálica. Sólo se salva la botella, realmente original. Lástima que no se beba. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sccp1910 (79) - BRAZIL - JUN 17, 2015
Uma lager premium, no nível da original ou serra malte, ótima para uma boa noitada regada a várias garrafas.

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