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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%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Radek Kliber (7239) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), - 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.


2.9
   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.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
AWS9 (670) - 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?

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
labeerinthum (669) - 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.

1.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
StevieT (1871) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 5, 2016
From a bottle. Not much going on really, did have to travel a long way to get here so Ill give it the benefit of the doubt.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Haleale (10) - Fish Hoek, SOUTH AFRICA - SEP 30, 2016
Great looking bottle. Pours a light gold colour with a creamy head that lingers. Soft sweet malty taste. Not to bitter. Pleasant to drink

3.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerUnited (51) - - JUL 31, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2016 Bottle at Punchbowl York. Poured into tulip glass. Pours pale golden in colour with a creamy white head. Weak aroma. Slightly sweet but faint. Very soft yet explosive carbonation. Taste is sweet and malty. Notes of vanilla. It is reminiscent of cream soda. Crisp finish with lingering vanilla. Definitely poor as a lager but great as an oddity. Pleasantly refreshing and a welcome change to the norm. Excellent bottle too

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
wombat23 (973) - Texas, USA - JUL 19, 2016
Shared 11.2 oz. bottle. Hazy pale gold with a small white head. Aroma of grass, light malts, and hint of fruitiness. Similar taste with a mildly sweet/bitter finish.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sjogro (3198) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 5, 2016
Straight from the bottle at Plage de Cleut Rouz. Sweet malts, chalk. Light sweet and bitter. Under medium body, average carbonation, soft chalky feel, pretty decent.

1.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
darbeer75 (707) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - JUN 27, 2016
Aroma: sickly sweet; Im scared; Appearance: pale straw with clear pour and nonexistent head; Taste: lager that succombed to sickly sweetness; gross; Palate: light bodied with long, sweet finish; Overall: no interest in trying again.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
hauxe (521) - Butzbach, Hesse, GERMANY - JUN 26, 2016
Love the bottle. Pours gold into the glass with a creamy head that lingers. Aroma is malty with light floral hints. Taste initially malty sweet, with light sweet and sour notes in the finish, but overall rather bland. It makes no glaring mistakes, but the bottle design is the only creative thing about this beer.


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