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


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RATINGS: 405   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 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 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
kwik-lime (1861) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2012
A triumph of style over substance if ever there was one. Interesting bottle for an uninteresting beer - very thin palate and little character.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
ThreeCats (886) - ISRAEL - SEP 7, 2012
Foamy head over clear golden-straw body (and an extra point for the unique bottle!). Aroma of straw, some malt, some grass. Taste a bit sweet, grainy, and some corn. Palate short, overall unremarkable.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Niko100 (2844) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2012
Light straw color; Light to medium body; Aroma of malt, grain, and light hops; Flavor of malt, some hops, and grain; Fairly bland and watery; Decent at best.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Maria (10213) - Thisted, DENMARK - SEP 3, 2012
Its golden med hvidt skum. The aroma has notes of malt, grain and the flavor is sweet with notes of malt and grain, a touch of flower and its thin bodied. Not faulty as such, just plain boring.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
jfb (6131) - GERMANY - AUG 23, 2012
(bottle) pours a clear pale yellow colour with a frothy white head. aroma of cooked vegetables, earth and herbal hops, light vanilla, lactic acid, grainy pale malts and banana. flavour is mostly the same, cooked vegetables, vanilla and a hint of cardboard, with light notes of caramel and a herbal-hoppy finish. light to medium-bodied with average carbonation.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
magsinva (1208) - Virginia, USA - AUG 18, 2012
cool bottle from Weinhaus - well its probably the best pale lager Ive had, but thats not saying much. Its a very bland inoffensive beer with some very subtle malt notes, finishes dry. Its not terrible, just boring.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Radek Kliber (7290) - 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 (9759) - 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

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