Viru - AS Tartu Õlletehas

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BA SCORE
65
poor

135 Ratings
THE BROS
70
okay

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Ratings: 135
Reviews: 78
rAvg: 2.71
pDev: 23.25%
Wants: 1
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
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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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1/5  rDev -63.1%

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1.5/5  rDev -44.6%

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3.06/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a clear gold with a foamy beige head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, corn flake, and sugar aromas. Taste is much the same with sweet grain, corn flake, white grape juice, and grass flavors on the finish. There is a very mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an average beer that has a cool bottle, but the beer inside is nothing I would ever seek out again.

Serving type: bottle.

Photo of flagmantho
3.01/5  rDev +11.1%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev +38.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +29.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +29.2%

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3/5  rDev +10.7%

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3/5  rDev +10.7%

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3/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of wethorseblanket
2.55/5  rDev -5.9%
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.

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2.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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2.25/5  rDev -17%

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4/5  rDev +47.6%

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3/5  rDev +10.7%

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3/5  rDev +10.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3/5  rDev +10.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +66.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.25/5  rDev +19.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of jazzyjeff13
2.66/5  rDev -1.8%
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.

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1.5/5  rDev -44.6%

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Viru from AS Tartu Õlletehas
65 out of 100 based on 135 ratings.