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Viru - AS Tartu Õlletehas

Not Rated.
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BA SCORE
66
poor

132 Ratings
THE BROS
70
okay

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Ratings: 132
Reviews: 77
rAvg: 2.73
pDev: 22.34%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Estonia

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Suds on 03-31-2006)
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Photo of flagmantho
3.01/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a spectacular Ryugyong-looking 300mL brown glass pyramid into a rather bog-standard looking pint glass.

Appearance: light yellow-golden hue with a touch of haze and a pretty strong effervescence. Head is a finger of frothy white foam which subsided somewhat quickly. It's OK.

Smell: kind of a wet-grain aroma with a little sweetness and a little bit of cooked corn. That said, it doesn't smell disgusting or anything. Just a little mass-produced, maybe adjunct-y.

Taste: lightly sweet malt flavor with a bit of wet grain. Hops are at least discernible, though bitterness is low. Nothing great, but nothing terrible either.

Mouthfeel: light and fizzy; par for the course.

Overall: very drinkable and, aside from the aroma, completely inoffensive.

flagmantho, Saturday at 07:19 AM
Photo of thshinning
3.75/5  rDev +37.4%

thshinning, Sep 24, 2014
Photo of brennenw56
3.5/5  rDev +28.2%

brennenw56, Sep 17, 2014
Photo of dmorgan310
3.5/5  rDev +28.2%

dmorgan310, Sep 17, 2014
Photo of Bellonc
3/5  rDev +9.9%

Bellonc, Sep 04, 2014
Photo of Donkster46
3/5  rDev +9.9%

Donkster46, Aug 14, 2014
Photo of FZR23
3/5  rDev +9.9%

FZR23, Aug 12, 2014
Photo of wethorseblanket
2.55/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Unusual eight sided lighthouse bottle. 300ml, best before date of 7/30/14. Oh dear.

A: Pours a clear pale yellow with a solid one-finger thick white head which fades slowly and leaves semi-rings and splotches of lace.

N: Adjunt city - corny, estery yeast, herbal, grassy, faint lemon citrus.

T: Corn based, slightly metallic, yeasty, faint wheat and lemon.

M: Light body and medium carbonation. Semi-dry and semi-bitter yeasty finish.

O: Basic Euro lager. A "premium" Estonian beer. Thank goodness it's premium, cause I don't what to try anything otherwise.

wethorseblanket, Aug 11, 2014
Photo of cardinals22
2.5/5  rDev -8.4%

cardinals22, Aug 10, 2014
Photo of Westyn
2.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Westyn, Jul 31, 2014
Photo of hoppecatania
2.25/5  rDev -17.6%

hoppecatania, Jul 24, 2014
Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
4/5  rDev +46.5%

Jerseyislandbeer, Jul 20, 2014
Photo of Kallenovsky
3/5  rDev +9.9%

Kallenovsky, Jul 12, 2014
Photo of javlin624
3/5  rDev +9.9%

javlin624, Jul 11, 2014
Photo of Falconbru
2.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Falconbru, Jul 09, 2014
Photo of TX-Badger
3/5  rDev +9.9%

TX-Badger, Jul 03, 2014
Photo of boxer0029
4.5/5  rDev +64.8%

boxer0029, Jun 19, 2014
Photo of beersdmf17
2.5/5  rDev -8.4%

beersdmf17, Jun 18, 2014
Photo of endless1408
3.25/5  rDev +19%

endless1408, Jun 05, 2014
Photo of Latarnik
2.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Latarnik, May 30, 2014
Photo of jazzyjeff13
2.66/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

A 300ml bottle with a BB of July 2014. The bottle is an interesting octagonal cone shape. Acquired a while back from a supermarket. My gut feeling is that the bottle will turn out to be the best feature of this brew.

Poured into a straight pint glass. A clear pale-gold colour with good carbonation. Forms a small head of white foam that lasts for a minute or two before reducing to a patchy surface layer. Aroma of faint malt with hints of stewed leaves, overcooked veg and a twinge of DMS. Not particularly pleasant.

Tastes of ultra-light malt with a dry finish. Notes of cabbage/overdone veggies, stewed leaves, husks, a whisper of malt and faint corn. Well-attenuated, followed by a subtle bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth, tingly and dry, with spritzy carbonation and a thin, watery body. Slightly astringent, accompanied by an aftertaste of stewed veg/leaves and husky grain.

Bleh - a decidedly subpar lager. Looks pretty average, while the aroma and flavour are faint and beset with off-notes that detract from the experience. Lacklustre body. No great shakes; bland and unsatisfying. Do yourself a favour and give it a miss.

jazzyjeff13, May 12, 2014
Photo of hoplover66
1.5/5  rDev -45.1%

hoplover66, Apr 28, 2014
Photo of TwiggyCZ
2.5/5  rDev -8.4%

TwiggyCZ, Apr 28, 2014
Photo of JuicesFlowing
2.43/5  rDev -11%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured into an IPA glass.

Look: Clear straw body, a white head recedes to nothing with no lacing.

Aroma: Faint malts, lots of dried grass, straw. And an honest boiled egg smell.

Taste: An almost lemongrassy beginning, citrus body, dry sour finish.

Mouthfeel: Watery and dry.

Overall: There is an overwhelming egg aroma and taste that ruins this brew.

JuicesFlowing, Apr 27, 2014
Photo of ant1
2.75/5  rDev +0.7%

ant1, Apr 23, 2014
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Viru from AS Tartu Õlletehas
66 out of 100 based on 132 ratings.