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

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RATINGS: 369   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.1   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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.


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1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
rakkasan (142) - Bresso, - AUG 6, 2010
bottle - to tell the truth I only bought this because of the cool-looking bottle, the beer inside was basically a typical, cheap pale lager not worth more than the few sips required to rate it, yuck


2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
redders1974 (399) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2015
Nice bottle standard lager well carbonated thin head corny taste bottle from booths

1.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
Paladares (102) - 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.

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
weordie (370) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2015
Bog standard lager that is so bad it had to be served nearly frozen in a frozen glass.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
monkeychugg55 (966) - 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?

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
bartzluke (391) - 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.

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
jamaty (1346) - 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

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sccp1910 (68) - BRAZIL - JUN 17, 2015
Uma lager premium, no nível da original ou serra malte, ótima para uma boa noitada regada a várias garrafas.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
maledictum (726) - Pyongyang, NORTH KOREA - JUN 6, 2015
Pale golden colour with a small white head. Weak malty aroma and a thin malty grainy taste. Light body and a thin finish.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
JPDIPSO (5124) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 2, 2015
Straw color with a diminished off-white head leaving a thin lid. Sweet grains and hints of grassy hops. I catch some thermosetting plastic as well. Light grain and malt in the start. Actually a rather smooth and soft palate. Hints of floral hops. Not a bad brew, a bit grainy at times but quite drinkable. 2/10

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
sdg (130) - SWITZERLAND - MAY 12, 2015
Pale golden color, clear; quickly dissipating white head - Aroma: typical lager aroma, some grains, some malt - light sweetness and light bitterness - light body, rather thin but soft mouthfeel, average carbonation - slightly bitter finish.


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