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


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RATINGS: 404   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.12/5   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 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
DrNosha (2119) - Wrttemberg, Germany, GERMANY - OCT 20, 2015
Irre 0,3l Flasche. Hellgelbe Bier. Wenig Aroma. Metallischer Hopfen. Geschmack flach und langweilig. Die Flasche ist was besonderes!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
corkyrory66 (1806) - BELGIUM - OCT 18, 2015
Premium lager de 5% abv, bien jeune (9 mois avant sa date), dans sa jolie bouteille pyramidale. Couleur dor moyen trs brillant, la clart pure. Bulles moyennes partout, mais peu nombreuses. Mousse blanche qui tombe vite, et donne un nappage fin. Armes de malt pils, houblon, pointe de poire. 1re bouche souple au bel ensemble malt/houblon, avec un certain esprit. Arrire-bouche correcte, prcise. 2me un peu moins heureuse. Arrire-bouche assez courte. 3me correcte sans plus. Longueur linaire. Jambes lisses. Alcool basique. Finale ordinaire. CONCLUSION: une lager sans trop de dfauts, mais une lager et seulement une lager, mme si la bouteille est trs jolie, et si on y a mis le V de la victoire ou de Viru ..

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LazyPyro (917) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2015
300ml bottle, and what a unique bottle it is, love the octahedral shape! Unfortunately the lager inside is not as unique as the bottle, but still quite nice. Pale yellow colour with a white head. Aroma is malty, grassy. Flavour is also malty and a touch fruity. Not bad but expected better from the fancy bottle.
April 2015.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
MBlessing (1179) - Wrttemberg, GERMANY - OCT 4, 2015
Helles gelb Schaum ist ok, Geruch ganz schwach hopfig, recht wssriger leicht metallischer geschmack nur wenig Hopfen, kaum bitter, das Bier ist es nicht aber die Flasche is interessant

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
VDuquerroux (1554) - Airvault, Haut-Poitou, FRANCE - SEP 22, 2015
"Octahedral" bottle, 30cL. Home. A pale golden beer with few bubbles ; medium white head ; poor retention. Cereal aroma, caramel, honey note. Light to medium sweet, light dry refreshing ; bitter note. Light body, thin texture, soft carbonation, short sweet grainy finish. Overall, weak, grainy aroma, light refreshing, lack of carbonation.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Marcius (435) - Geneva, SWITZERLAND - SEP 5, 2015
Beautiful bottle, Ive neve seen a one like this! Golden pale color, clear liquid and minimal head. Very light aroma of malty. In the mouth it is very light and refreshing. Not much to offer in terms of bitterness. Beer for the summer!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
redders1974 (1257) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2015
Nice bottle standard lager well carbonated thin head corny taste bottle from booths

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
Paladares (220) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 28, 2015
Botella, muy original. Amarilla clara. Algo ms de espuma de lo habitual para este tipo de lager industrial. Aroma casi neutro. Leve cereal. En boca, no es de las "playeras", ya que al menos se aprecia algo de cereal (se nota que en Estonia hace rasca) Algo ms potable que otras similares, pero sigue siendo muy simple.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
weordie (1087) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2015
Bog standard lager that is so bad it had to be served nearly frozen in a frozen glass.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
monkeychugg55 (1075) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - JUN 28, 2015
Pale gold with a small head. The aroma is subtle malt sweetness and not much else. The flavor is about the same, with a crisp abrupt finish. There is a bit of fruitiness, maybe from the yeast?

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