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Viru - AS Tartu Õlletehas

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BA SCORE
65
poor

130 Ratings
THE BROS
70
okay

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Ratings: 130
Reviews: 76
rAvg: 2.72
pDev: 22.06%
Wants: 1
Gots: 5 | 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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3.5/5  rDev +28.7%

brennenw56, Wednesday at 05:54 AM
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3/5  rDev +10.3%

Bellonc, Sep 04, 2014
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3/5  rDev +10.3%

Donkster46, Aug 14, 2014
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3/5  rDev +10.3%

FZR23, Aug 12, 2014
Photo of wethorseblanket
2.55/5  rDev -6.3%
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
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2.5/5  rDev -8.1%

cardinals22, Aug 10, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Westyn, Jul 31, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -17.3%

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3/5  rDev +10.3%

Kallenovsky, Jul 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev +10.3%

javlin624, Jul 11, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Falconbru, Jul 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev +10.3%

TX-Badger, Jul 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +65.4%

boxer0029, Jun 19, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -8.1%

beersdmf17, Jun 18, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +19.5%

endless1408, Jun 05, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Latarnik, May 30, 2014
Photo of jazzyjeff13
2.66/5  rDev -2.2%
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
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1.5/5  rDev -44.9%

hoplover66, Apr 28, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -8.1%

TwiggyCZ, Apr 28, 2014
Photo of JuicesFlowing
2.43/5  rDev -10.7%
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
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2.75/5  rDev +1.1%

ant1, Apr 23, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -17.3%

Lgarciaosuna, Apr 11, 2014
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2.51/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I stumbled upon this Lithuanian beer at Roosevelt at 7, McAllen, Texas. One should note that the water in this beer is from one of the deepest wells in all of Europe. It pours crystal clear yellow, little head, and average carbonation. It tastes like well water, with hints of malt, corn, honey, and a sweetness, it has a metallic aftertaste, and is not filling. It comes in a unique bottle....

ChristopherWIU-UTPA, Apr 10, 2014
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Viru from AS Tartu Õlletehas
65 out of 100 based on 130 ratings.