Brewed by Saku Õlletehas (Carlsberg)
Style: Pale Lager
Saku, Harjumaa, Estonia


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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 2.12/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.19/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Saku Kuld - the most brilliant brew of Estonia's oldest brewery, the crème de la crème of beers. A masterpiece combining the brewing traditions of two centuries with the newest technology. It's rich bouquet combines the robustness of Nordic barley malt and the velvety taste of aroma hop from sunny Hallertau.

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 8, 2008
Blossoming pale foam; straw gold hue. Soft continental hops over timid pale malts and a surprising note of tropical fruits. Fairly attenuated; brisk malts give to vegetal hops and a drying finish. Slick texture and quickly diminishing carbonation.

Unclean at times, feels half completed at others.

50 cl can, best before 18.08.2008.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
Finn (7038) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 24, 2008
Can 0,5l. Pale golden colored. A shortlived small creamy head. Strange aroma and flavor of medicine. Some modest malty taste in the finish. Bad aftertaste. Something tells me this beer is off - but drunk two months before expiry date.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Sigmund (7315) - Tau, NORWAY - JAN 18, 2008
500 ml can, thanks to KnutAlbert. ABV is 4.5%. Normally the "export" version of a beer is stronger than the "ordinary" version, but in this case it is weaker! Crystal clear very pale golden colour, big white head. Moderate fruity aroma, citrus and candy. Light bodied, thin mouthfeel. The flavour is sweet and sugary, with minimal hops. Not much to write home about here - nor to export.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
KnutAlbert (6754) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 8, 2007
50 cl can from a Finnish grocery store. Rather malty beer, but it is nothing above the ordinary. Some hops add al little, but there is not enough dryness to make up for the malty sugar. No need for all the colourful boasts on the can!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
raymondwave (931) - FINLAND - MAY 20, 2007
This was actually quite a nice surprise. A tad sweet, malty and full. Definately packs a lot more taste than a basic pale lager from this region.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
berkshirejohn (6410) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2007
50cl can. Golden colour with a retentive white head; honey aroma; sweet, honeyed taste; clean refreshing slightly bitter finish. Much, much better than Saku Originaal.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
TBone (17314) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 21, 2007
Can (BB 09/2007)
Golden color with lively carbonation, decent white head. Sweetish corn-aroma, even a bit honeyish and lemony. Starts with soft palate, later some harsh notes. Overall quite sweet with honey-like flavors. Mildly malty aftertaste. Clean, sweetish and boring lager, slightly more interesting than the Saku Original.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
sayravai (4710) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 16, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2008 (Canned) Clear, paleish golden with a medium, foamy head. Clean aroma of sweetish, lemony-corny malt with hints of honey. Not metallic like the regular Kuld. Sweetish, mildly honeyish-malty flavor with lemon-grassy notes and medium bitterness. Light to medium-bodied with a bit sharp carbonation - still easy to drink, as it’s not very acidic. In its class, Kuld is a quite successful attempt to combine the sweet-honeyish Eastern European lagers with the clean and tasteless ones of the Nordic countries. I believe this could gain popularity among the masses.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
oh6gdx (26447) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 8, 2007
Canned. Golden colour, mediumsized white foamy head, which lasts for quite some time. Lacing. Aroma is skunky hops, malts and some metallic hints. Flavour is sweet malts along with biting hops. Some very erathy and grassy notes in aftertaste. Crisp carbonation.

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