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Brewed by Viru Õlu (Harboe)
Style: Pale Lager
Haljala, Estonia

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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 2.13/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.38   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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Wiru Export is a classical light quality beer, which suits to those who appreciate traditions and the real taste of beer. Old brewing traditions are followed and historically valued beer recipies are used when producing Wiru beers.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thirstyrabbit (1109) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 12, 2010
Bottle. Golden body with a good head. Aroma is a bit grainy. Taste has sweet malts and some grass. Low bitterness.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
oh6gdx (20621) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 5, 2009
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.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
rosenbergh (7078) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 1, 2009
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.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Brandman (2108) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 1, 2009
500 ml bottle. Aroma has some floral side and some sweetness. Some vegetables too. Golden colour, very light head. DIacetyl quite strong, maltiness too.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gnoff (7934) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2009
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.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
SaintMatty (5384) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 11, 2008
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.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
FatPhil (9414) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 21, 2008
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.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
estpiwo (1279) - ESTONIA - DEC 3, 2007
Plastic bottle. Grassy aroma. Specific unclean Viru flavor. Nothing interesting.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
TBone (12816) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 28, 2007
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.


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