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


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RATINGS: 399   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.11/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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 Europes 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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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Radek Kliber (7239) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - AUG 15, 2012
Virginia Trip bottle 330 ml
Aroma soft soapy hints, gentle hop touch , hint of green apple. Dry end.5+
Appearance bright golden with slight green tint. Bright white medium cap. Sparse lace.
Flavor and Palate : soft malty lager , nice and gentle feel. Good profile. Easy going with good Helles like vibe. Slight hint of apple at end.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
MoritzF (9564) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - JUL 30, 2012
(nice bottle, 30cl) Clear, pale golden colour with a blond medium-sized foamy head. Doughy malty and slightly grainy aroma, also slightly mouldy with a whiff of hops far in the background. Mildly sweet and slightly bitter flavour, light to medium bodied with a modest carbonation. Pale malt-character, again slightly doughy and grainy with very subtle fruity hints; sweet and slightly bitter finish with shades of grassy hops shining through. Smells not so good, but it aint bad at all. 31.V.12

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
Deu (948) - Nantes, FRANCE - JUL 21, 2012
In Bottle. Very nice bottle but thats it. Really Average lager. I dont recommend it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Stldsf1 (616) - Florida, USA - JUL 6, 2012
Meh. Very average European lager. Some roasted malts but ultimately forgettable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Czik (22) - Siedlce, POLAND - JUL 4, 2012
Bottle. Boring eurolager - barely any aroma, barely any taste. Its obviously pale golden and pours with a suprisingly half decent head, which is the only positive about it, because its an average watered-down boring beer - good when chilled on a hot day, but not much use for it otherwise.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
clarkbatfan (2) - Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2012 does not count
Stylish presentation with bottle. Poor aroma, decent taste, could be better but not bad.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
AndySnow (7082) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - JUN 13, 2012
Bottle @ Monks Sveavgen. Golden colour with a white head. Faint malt aroma. Faint taste.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Cuso (8111) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 6, 2012
Bottle from thedrinkshop.com. Golden color with minimal white head. Aroma of malt. Taste, malt, corn, light bitterness in finish. Bad beer.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
fiveacestx (945) - Texas, USA - MAY 26, 2012
Bottle - pours such a light yellow it almost looked like water being poured into the glass. Not much to report here. Light, some carbonation, transparent taste. Oh yeah, a cool looking bottle. Shared half of it with the kitchen sink.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
EithCubes (5667) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 24, 2012
Well, the bottle stands out on the shelf, for sure, but Im not sure it would cause me to immediately think " BEER". Nose is a grainy/grassy blend, not skunked but a little stale, and sweet. Body is light yellow-golden with a soapy white head. Taste has surprisingly nice malt, not too sweet (though there is some Skittles character) with some cor and cereal. Slightly chalky, semi-industrial medium body, flat and smooth. Not super clean but Im happy enough.

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