thirstyrabbit (955) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 12, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Golden body with a good head. Aroma is a bit grainy. Taste has sweet malts and some grass. Low bitterness.
oh6gdx (19933) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 5, 2009
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottled (Thanks TM). Pale yellow colour, mediumsized white head. Aroma is sweet malts, mild metallic notes as well as grains and some mild butterscotch in the background. Flavour is bready malts, some metallic notes as well as grains. Mild rubbery notes as well.
rosenbergh (5935) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 1, 2009
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
500 ml bottle. From Tallinn, Estonia.
Clear golden colour with medium-size off-white head. Floral, buttery and malty aroma with some hints of vegetables.
Buttery malty flavour. Low carbonation.
Brandman (1886) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 1, 2009
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
500 ml bottle. Aroma has some floral side and some sweetness. Some vegetables too. Golden colour, very light head. DIacetyl quite strong, maltiness too.
gnoff (7328) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
50 cl bottle from the Rimi supermarket in Tallinn.
On April 12, 2009
BB Sep 09
Clear pale yellow color, small white head. Malty buttery scent. Malty and butterscotch taste. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
SaintMatty (4499) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 11, 2008
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
500ml Bottle-Golden in colour with a white head. Malty, mildly alcoholic aroma with a bit of bitter lemon. Malty and moderately bitter taste with the alcohol element featuring again. Tastes stronger than it is.
FatPhil (8349) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 21, 2008
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2009 500ml bottle (Stockmann, Tallinn)
Pale gold, persistent white head. Pleasantly grassy and also quite clean malty nose. Slightly thin palate, OK carbonation. Initial taste quite pleasant, light malty body and slightly dull hops. Upon swallowing, there’s a pleasant crisp gingery bite. Up to that point, it’s pretty OK. However, the hops are slightly acrid as they stay on the tongue, and a papery/grassy finish remains. However, there’s also a good bready taste, which leaves a weetabixy nutty finish. Different from the average Estonian light lager - much more like a lot of Latvian beers (probably as these guys contract brew a lot of the ’Latvian’ beers!).
Rerate: Was a bit boring. Dropped F & O by one.
estpiwo (1217) - ESTONIA - DEC 3, 2007
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Plastic bottle. Grassy aroma. Specific unclean Viru flavor. Nothing interesting.
TBone (11735) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 28, 2007
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Plastic bottle 1,2 ltr (BB 09/2007)
Golden color, decent white head. Strong grassy nose. Light, watery palate. Cut grass flavor, not much else. New plastic bottle model is used here and positive thing in this beer is that it lacks normal PET-bottle off-flavours. This is also much cleaner than many other previous Viru Õlu’s beers.