Saku Originaal (- 2015)

Formerly brewed at Saku Õlletehas (Carlsberg)
Style: Pale Lager
Saku, Harjumaa, Estonia


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RATINGS: 299   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.06/5   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
Saku’s original pils.
Saku Originaal is a light high-quality beer with a mild taste and pleasant aroma, which Saku brews of its own yeast, water, and selected malt and hops.

Saku Originaal is Estonia’s first on beer of the new era, which came on sale in 1993. With its innovative attitude, Saku Originaal has always been an active player in the Estonian beer market, a creator of new packaging and taste trends. The leading local beer is today the most popular beer brand in Estonia, “The Right Estonian Beer, which expresses the characteristics, life and dreams of Estonian men.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Arek (1021) - Zielona Góra & Wrocław, POLAND - FEB 10, 2015
26.01.13: Bottle 0. 5 l, Saku, Estonia.
Jasnozłote piwo z grubą, puszystą pianą. W smaku lekko wodnisty, typowy, koncernowy lager. Goryczka jest ale słaba, orzeźwia, da się wypić, szczególnie w lato.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
italianjohn (2965) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2015
Pale golden blonde pour with a thin head and light lacing ... Aroma of bread and spent malts ... Taste is crisp and of bready malts .... Simple and malty .... Sweet stuff went good with pizza

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
reggiedunlop (3688) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2015
Pours a clear pale yellow with a medium white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma has mild skunky grass and straw...very mild! Flavor is very minimal but skunky and grassy. Mouthfeel is light and lively with a dry skunky/straw finish. Very boring and bland.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
heavy (2808) - Split, CROATIA - DEC 29, 2014
Jul ’14. A 0.5 l can. It poured pale yellow body with small head. Weak hay and some malt in aroma. Flavor was extremely weak and watery as well, showed some malty notes and eggy off-notes. Thin, needless to say, but pleasantly malty and even lightly herbal finish saved it completely. To conclude - this is a watery, almost bland everyday macro pale lager.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ollemies (67) - - DEC 10, 2014
Average lager, not anything special, medium body, average carbonation, good for sauna.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
poech73 (378) - Braine, BELGIUM - SEP 28, 2014
[email protected] Bière blonde de type pils: robe paillée avec mini col. Le nez est métalique, senteurs de grain fluet, petite acidité, pas d’amertume. La bouche est assez douce mais sans rondeur, très aqueuse avec des arômes vaguement mielleux, en tout cas fort soyeux, le tout très fluet et sec. La fin est vaguement acerbe très courte. Pas trop mal.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
shrubber85 (10932) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - SEP 22, 2014
Bottle. Strong barley malt and light lemon aroma. Golden yellow with small head. Lightly sour lemon and barley malt flavor. Standard - not horrible.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
kevnic2008 (11568) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - SEP 21, 2014
Golden colour, creamy foam, medium carbonated. Light aroma with malt and hops notes.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Patrickctenchi (6314) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Bottle: Clear, bubbly gold with a small, off-white head. Corn, grain malt aroma. Taste is pretty much the same... Semi-stale grain malt, grass. Probably not bad if fresh... But I don’t foresee a trip to Estonia any time soon to see for myself.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
hotstuff (4921) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 12, 2014
Rated on 7-20-2012 (Bottle) This beer forms a medium sized very fizzy white head that mostly diminishes, yellow as the sun transparent body, very fizzy, fast rising carbonation, and no lacing. The aroma is malt, corn and sweet. Ditto for the flavor. The mouthfeel is semi-lively and this beer is light-medium bodied. This beer’s flavor did not overwhelm me at all as evidence by the numbers I gave it. It lacks character, aroma and flavor. This beer I do not recommend trying.

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