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

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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 1.88/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.01   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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Ajastu märk - Asjatundjate värk
Former bestseller is back! Light quality beer made in retro spirits. Memories from decades back in new fresh light. Žiguli is perceived as a nostalgic product, but the beer itself is contemporarly with high quality and pleases even the most demanding beer friend’s senses. Original Estonian barley beer - made from Estonian barley and malt.


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tarmok (515) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JUN 7, 2015
clear golden liquid with frothy white head. Aroma of hay, caramel, yeast. Taste: medium sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, Palate: light body, thin feel, average carbonation, long finish,

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
VamboladeTolly (781) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JAN 21, 2015
Bottle@ De Tolly Joogipood. Pours clear golden with small white head. Aroma is malty and yeasty.Taste is malty, light bitter, watery, metallic. Light body. Over medium carbonation. Nothing special, but drinkable.

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Zarkam (532) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 9, 2015
500ml bottle from Rimi Norde Centrum in Tallinn, ah, an Estonian version of this soviet gem... Clear gold colour, medium frothy mostly lasting white head, little lacing. Moderately malty aroma of grain, hay and meal with light herbal hops. Taste is initally sweet and slightly acidic, turning into a mildly bitter finish with a hint of alcohol. Light to medium body, slick texture, lively carbonation. Fairly generic lager, the bit of alcohol in the aftertaste while being only 4.6% strong and mild hopping do bring a distinct soviet vibe to it.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
rosenbergh (8690) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 13, 2014
500 ml bottle. BB 21/09/2014. (Maksimarket) Laagri, Estonia.
Cloudy golden colour with a small white head. Sweetness, slightly dark bready malt and some yeasty notes in the aroma. The flavour is bready malt, mild cardboard and mild bitterness. Not the worst lager but nothing to be excited about.

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Beerhammaren (1386) - FINLAND - SEP 7, 2014
.5l bottle from Rimi Pours clear golden with low white head. Aroma is grass, hay, malts, feed. Flavor is stingy. Alcohol, hay and grass. Herbs. Terrible beer!

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
Rune (9405) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 8, 2013
500ml bottle kindly shared by djoeye. Chalk white head, golden body, poor lacing. Mild and sweet pale malty nose. Sweet tasting notes of grain, meat and vegetables. Dry ending with fruity notes. Not much, but drinkable (Tromsø 06.11.2013)

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
djoeye (2549) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 6, 2013
0,5L bottle, bought at MaximaXXX Pärnu primo October. Scents of sweet malts. Fluffy white head, stands a while. Straw golden body. Sweet malty taste, fruity, smoked leather sole. Easy on palate, a bit watery, okay bodied. Overall average. MidWeekRateMeetWithRune 2013-nov-6.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
hens (707) - Tallinn, Estonia, ESTONIA - SEP 2, 2013
0.5L bottle. Strong, cheese hop and grain aroma. Sticky, sweet, musty. Hops are stronger than usual pilsener or pale lager beers. Oldschool soviet time beer.

1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
Senka (923) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 5, 2013
From The Archives: Once again - when introduced - interesting brew. What is available now (summer 13) is again waste of money. Makes me want to cry.

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
ectuohy27 (763) - ESTONIA - MAR 23, 2013
Pretty nasty blend of metal, some ale-y hops, and weird adjunct undertones. Not good, even for an Estonian PL


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