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


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RATINGS: 406   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 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Awktoberfest (404) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2013
Well... It's not even on the top 25 beers of Estonia ...offers very little but a great ice breaker or talking point cuz the bottle is very unique as other reviewers point out... Buy it for the bottle and... That's it... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
deanso (10046) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - APR 29, 2017
30cl bottle from a local supermarket. Thin creamy white head. Clear golden pour. Malty aftertaste. meh.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
Iznogud (3705) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
PilsnerDoctor32 (207) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ANZUShophunter (412) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 23, 2017
From bottle (nice octagonal design) in footed pilsner. Pours clear deep yellow with one-finger head that dissipated quickly. Aroma of malt and yeast but not much of the Saaz. Easy drinking with soft finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MAGICuenca91 (82) - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, SPAIN - FEB 19, 2017
Cerveza correcta. Aroma agradable pero muy suave. Apariencia amarillo plido y brillante. Sabor bastante suave a malta de cebada y paladar correcto con algunos matices interesantes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cokemonkey11 (810) - - FEB 12, 2017
Bottle. Pours pale yellow with a medium white foam. Scent is medium strong notes of lager and pale malt. Taste is consistent lager but nice and full bodied. Finish is smooth. Great lager.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
roldano (131) - - FEB 5, 2017
Espuma blanquecina que se disipa, color amarillo transparente sin apenas burbujas brotando, ligero aroma en nariz, sabor plano

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrMash (3) - doncaster, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2017 does not count
I found this to have a rather nice aroma of hops and a mild sweetness scent to it. The taste resembled something different to a lager and in my opinion was more like an ipa but slightly sweeter. The thing that attracted me to this beer was the shape of the bottle and I wasnt disappointed with my selection. I would give this another go if I came across it again although because of the rich flavour of hops I wouldnt recommend this as a session beer as it is very rich. Also I did find it very well carbonated and to some extent maybe a little to much. That being said its tasty a little quirky and comes in a fun bottle.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
AWS9 (690) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 3, 2016
Bottle. 300 ml? What? Estonia, right? Sugary malts, some corn, hops quite subdued, but no true astringencies here... so, its a drinkable macro-lager. Enjoy?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
labeerinthum (804) - Milano, ITALY - NOV 20, 2016
Bottiglia. Il gusto al naso finisce sullorzo. Lintensit olfattiva normale e la persistenza olfattiva sufficiente. Il cappello di schiuma ha una discreta resistenza e abbozza un pizzo sul finale come ricordino. La consistenza del liquido limpida. Le bollicine sono medie. La carbonazione abbondante e vivace. Il colore giallo dorato carico. Il corpo rotondo. Il dolce medio. Lamaro moderato. Lintensit gustativa normale e la persistenza gustativa sufficiente. Le sensazioni boccali finali sono di facile beva. Il finale dissetante e semplice. Il retrogusto di media intensit. Laroma in bocca riporta sentori di pane, biscotto e cereali.

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