rosenbergh (12021) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 5, 2016
330 ml bottle. BB 09/06/16. (Selver) Tallinn, Estonia.Volts (5) - ESTONIA - DEC 10, 2015 does not count
Clear copper golden color with a small to mid-size foamy white head.
Some sweetness, sugar, bread and malt in the aroma.
The flavor is some mild hoppy dryness, caramel sweet malt, toffee, bread and some cardboard notes. It’s another Saku lager, or did I miss something?
It has the taste of original "Saku Kuld" when it first came out. In the time Saku Kuld has lost it’s original good taste. But in that "Juubeli Eripruul" the taste is back. For how long???? VamboladeTolly (2187) - Tartu, ESTONIA - MAR 26, 2015
Bottle @ Rimi, Tartu. Pours dark golden with small white head, dissappears quickly. Aroma is sweet and malty, some caramel, hay. Taste is lightly sweet and lightly bitter, honey, grass,light pine and sometting spicy. Not bad for a macro lager. visionthing (5659) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 12, 2015
33cl bottle from Rimi, Tallinn. Pours surprisingly dark golden with a fairly decent, white head. Grainy aroma with notes of caramel, hints of fruit, cooked vegetables and dried grass.Hints of alcohol too. Medium to moderate sweet with the usual pale lager flavours, a hint of alcohol and a fairly light bitterness. Hardly anything special, possibly slightly better than the average industrial pale lager, but not much. Drinkable and highly forgettable. Marduk (8829) - Reval, ESTONIA - MAR 7, 2015
330ml bottle (Sikupillli Prisma, Tallinn). Dark amber color. Medium size, white head, stays. Malty, faint spicy hops, nettles in aroma. Malty, caramel, spicy, thistle in taste. Smooth silky mouthfeel with spiky touch of some sort of hops. Soft carbonation. Well it’s drinkable and not bad. I’m pleasantly surprised.
FatPhil (17511) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 6, 2015
330ml - thanks Mardukthirstyrabbit (1874) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 26, 2015
Nice full malty aroma, sweet and bready, almost munchen-like levels, some popcorniness too though. Also just a little hint of gingery spice, not a bad lager at all. Nice caramelly orange, tight fairly persistent head. Pleasantly full mouthfeel, caramelly sugars there, and the carbonation is pleasant. Nice bready caramelly body, definitely very munchen-like. Sweetish, but quite pleasant. Light popcorniness in the finish. Just a little hint of hoppy bitterness too, and could do with a little bit more.
Bottle. Pale golden body, small head. Aroma has boiled mushrooms and some lemonade. Later some boiled sausages. What the hell? Sweet lemonadey taste with weak herbal bitterness. A bit of milk too. This is worse than the regular Kuld which itself is pretty bad to begin with. Instead of reinventing substandard pale lagers, Saku/Carlsberg should really think how to adapt to the local microbrewing revolution - otherwise I’m not sure how Saku’s bicentennial in five years will look like. Kauge (2133) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 23, 2015
Fancy bottle, fancy cap. Around € 0.90 at a local shop. Pours a clear golden amber colour, head is off-white, big initially but drops very fast to leave a thin film and nearly no lacing. Nose is not surprising: very faint hay, dusty malts, a bit of a honey note. Quite neutral really, as opposed to good or off-putting. Taste is similarily meh with sweetish grainy malts most dominant… and… actually there’s no and, that’s it. Body light, carbonation crisp. Watery on the palate with grainy dry finish.
ectuohy27 (1321) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 22, 2015
I kinda even like torturing myselft with a Saku every once in a while as they release yet another exclusive very special brew, always carrying more taste and more sublime aroma, of course making it unique in every possible way. Makes spending money on good beer all the more worthwhile.
Must be tough working as Saku’s copywriter.
Darker in appearance, and ever so slightly maltier, than the usual Saku pale lager, but otherwise utterly undistinguished (and not very good) tarmok (1435) - Tartu, ESTONIA - FEB 14, 2015
Aroma: caramel, sauna (hot ash tree), smoky wiener. Appearance: amber, clear, no head. Taste: light sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, wiener. Palate: light body, slick feel, average carbonation,