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

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RATINGS: 349   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.11   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


AWMiller's rating

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
AWMiller (512) - Mansfield, Texas, USA - MAR 9, 2012
good thirst-quencher but not high on flavor. good for the bbq and fish fry and a great eye-catching bottle.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
wekker84 (1690) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - FEB 14, 2015
Bottle a golden yellow colored beer with a white head aroma malts water some cardboard spicy and some hops flavor malts water and some hops nice bottle but the beer is a normal pale lager

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Brandon1989 (383) - Euless, Texas, USA - FEB 6, 2015
Pours a clear golden color with a small white head that left almost no lacing around the glass and dissipated rather quickly. The aroma is rather faint but i do pick up sweetness, possibly sugar. I also pick up some breadiness on the nose as well. For the taste, I pick up the same notes as I did in the aroma. The beer is rather light and worth a try.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Senka (799) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 17, 2015
Read the story in description. All si there. Original bottle was way thinner and higher. Beer is just a pale lager. This was one of the first screw-top bottles in Estonia btw.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
martin00sr (1058) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JAN 12, 2015
Clear golden, frothy white head. Malty, light cereal aroma and flavour. Bittersweet, smooth carb. Harmless.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Piw (178) - Rüsselsheim, GERMANY - JAN 6, 2015
Getrunken auf der Bierbörse in Mainz. Das Design ist der Hammer, dass Bier dafür ein eher unterdurchschnittliches Lager.

1.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
MrBlueSky93 (254) - 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

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Zekada (347) - 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.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
varanid99 (590) - 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

1.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Sugram (93) - 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.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
MissPxx (631) - - 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


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