Brewed by A. Le Coq (Olvi)
Style: Pale Lager
Tartu, Estonia


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RATINGS: 407   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.11/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Bottle: Filtered.
Originally sold by Tartu as A. Le Coq Premium Extra. The beer was bought by Brand Independence Ltd in 2006 and renamed Viru. It is contract brewed by Tartu for Brand Independence Ltd.
Ingredients: Water (from one of Europe’s deepest wells); Malted Barley (Lithuanian); Sugar; Saaz Hops; Yeast.
‘Viru’ (pronounced ‘veer-roo’) is becoming a well known Baltic states’ beer export. Brewed in the university town of Tartu, Viru is packaged in a octahedral bottle designed over 100 years ago, and thought to be based on the churches and towers of old Tallinn, capital of Estonia.

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TedE (1498) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - DEC 9, 2017
300ml bottle into schooner glass. Great bottle. Golden amber beer with light carbonation and lasting fluffy white head. Nose of sweet malt and distant vinegar. Full-bodied and malty. Finish is grainy with malt and late bitterness. Easy-drinking superior Euro-lager.

natefive (10) - - OCT 3, 2017
A bit sweet/malty, relatively old can from the beer store (slightly before the 1 year as the canning date BB date), I wouldn't rush out to get his but it's not bad.

pootzboy (1815) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 16, 2017
Can from the beer store - Pours a a medium clear gold color with a 1 finger white cap that disappears quickly. Aroma is is faint and commercial with maltose-dextrin smells and little else. Clean, no off tastes, sharp edges-lacks conditioning acuate LME dextrin tastes and light hop presence - instantly forgettable.

BrewWhatIWant (315) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 12, 2017
Really cool bottle... I had the can :( Pours amber with a small white head. Aroma is lightly malty. Taste is very mild with a slightly dry finish. There are faint malty notes and some light herbal hops with a hint of cedar. Light-medium bodied with moderate carbonation. There’s nothing bad about this but there’s little going on. In my opinion that’s better than a bud.

loscovar (772) - Villeneuvette, FRANCE - JUN 30, 2017
The bottle it’s really nice, tht’s pretty muche the only positive thing about this beer. Bad lager, really

dimeon (495) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - JUN 15, 2017
A: Light straw with a small white head.
N: Not much some barley malt.
T: Medium bitterness, crisp
P: Thin
O: Standard for the category.

MarcoBasile (467) - DENMARK - JUN 7, 2017
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2017 Pours out pale golden with a white head.

Aroma of pale malts, grain and sweet corn.

Taste is a light sensation with a little malty and cardboardy flavors.

deanso (10124) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - APR 29, 2017
30cl bottle from a local supermarket.
Thin creamy white head. Clear golden pour. Malty aftertaste. meh.

Iznogud (4499) - CROATIA - APR 27, 2017
Bottle, 300 ml, courtesy of JFK10000. Clear golden, small and short lasting white head. Water with some malt pretty much. Light bodied.

PilsnerDoctor32 (456) - madrid, SPAIN - MAR 18, 2017
Botella 300 cl. Color dorado.Espuma blanca regular, media duracion. Aroma malta, cereales. Sabor cereales, dulzor suave con debiles notas de amargor. Algo acuosa, sin cuerpo. Bastante bebible.

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