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


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RATINGS: 381   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.

AWMiller's rating

   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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Towey1989 (1182) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2016
Bottle at The Green Dragon, Leek (JDW) Pours a pale clear golden colour with a fizzy white head. Aroma of grain, some bready malts, slight maize and grassy hops. Taste of bready malt, slight maize, subtle cardboard and grassy hops. Light bodied and moderate carbonation. A bittersweet, bready, grassy hop bitterness in the finish. Impressed how balanced this lager is but other than that, it’s below and average and slightly gassy.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
ElDesmadre (2777) - Mikołów, POLAND - DEC 28, 2015
Bottle. Sweet, vaguely malty, bland as bland can be. Not bitter, almost devoid of aroma and flavour. Nice bottle though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SlimHabib (391) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - DEC 27, 2015
Bottle pour. Clear pale yellow with a small white head. Sweet corn, hay, and honey aroma. Medium oily body. Sweet taste with a tiny salty finish.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
fombe89 (1421) - Asturias, SPAIN - DEC 26, 2015
Botella, de @Carrefour, Parque Astur. BBD:17/07/16 Color amarillo claro, aromas rancios, sabor desagradable, cuerpo ligero.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
josanguapo (675) - SPAIN - DEC 19, 2015
From Carrefour. In Ikea’s pilsner glass. At lunch, with rice with squids. Pretty good for the style. Not only a pretty bottle. Soft aroma and smell and thicker body than usual

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
biir (454) - Berlin, - NOV 29, 2015
Klasse Flasche und nur deshalb gekauft. Das Bier ist mehr als durchschnittlich, kaum Aromen, weder malzige noch hopfige. Unverständlich, wer wird sich dieses Bier ein zweites Mal kaufen?

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
huineman (471) - Madrid, SPAIN - NOV 4, 2015
Pours crystal pale golden with thick sticky white head. Low aroma is bread, iron filings, grapefruit. Light, watery, not too bitter. So-so.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
DrNosha (1033) - Baden Württemberg, GERMANY - OCT 20, 2015
Irre 0,3l Flasche. Hellgelbe Bier. Wenig Aroma. Metallischer Hopfen. Geschmack flach und langweilig. Die Flasche ist was besonderes!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
corkyrory66 (1120) - BELGIUM - OCT 18, 2015
Premium lager de 5 % abv, bien jeune (9 mois avant sa date), dans sa jolie bouteille pyramidale. Couleur doré moyen très brillant, à la clarté pure. Bulles moyennes partout, mais peu nombreuses. Mousse blanche qui tombe vite, et donne un nappage fin. Arômes de malt à pils, houblon, pointe de poire. 1ère bouche souple au bel ensemble malt/houblon, avec un certain esprit. Arrière-bouche correcte, précise. 2ème un peu moins heureuse. Arrière-bouche assez courte. 3ème correcte sans plus. Longueur linéaire. Jambes lisses. Alcool basique. Finale ordinaire. CONCLUSION : une lager sans trop de défauts, mais une lager et seulement une lager, même si la bouteille est très jolie, et si on y a mis le V de la victoire ou de Viru ..

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LazyPyro (223) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2015
300ml bottle, and what a unique bottle it is, love the octahedral shape! Unfortunately the lager inside is not as unique as the bottle, but still quite nice. Pale yellow colour with a white head. Aroma is malty, grassy. Flavour is also malty and a touch fruity. Not bad but expected better from the fancy bottle.
April 2015.

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