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Viru - AS Tartu Õlletehas

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BA SCORE
65
poor

142 Ratings
THE BROS
70
okay

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Ratings: 142
Reviews: 82
rAvg: 2.71
pDev: 23.25%
Wants: 1
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
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Estonia

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Suds on 03-31-2006

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Photo of Tejon
1.17/5  rDev -56.8%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

Beatiful bottle, taste like mahou or even worse xD

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.5/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

underrated, this has all the traits of a baltic region lager, super cold fermented feeling, patient beer, fuller bodied, well carbonated, and drinkable forever. maybe some reviewers have had dated bottles, but when fresh, this is really nice, not a trace of off flavors for a pale lager type, and pretty clean finishing despite all the body. fun beer, awesome bottle obviously, aside from the fact it only hold 10 or so ounces of beer, feeling a little cheated there, but the beer tastes fresh to me, cleanses the palate but still has flavor, and i think its my first beer from the land of estonia, so thats always fun. not sure i would buy it again, but in a restaurant context of macro brews, its a fun bottle to drink. definitely a league above most of its peers.

Photo of UniversitateaDeBere
3.2/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Mike_Aguirre
2.74/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Apariencia: Muy bonita botella que castiga el contenido, sólo 300 ml. Destaca mucho en anaquel. Color de la cerveza muy claro, amarillo pálido, filtrada y cristalina. Corona leve de color blanco.

Aroma: Notas ácidas características de las lager. Notas frutales como plátano. Lúpulo muy sutil de notas florales.

Sabor: Agradable sabor tipo pilsner, con notas no muy complejas y amargor bajo. Predominan la maltas y el sabor ácido de las levaduras lager. Pan, levadura. Gusto seco al retro gusto.

Sensación: Cuerpo bajo con carbonatación media.

General: Una cerveza ligera y muy sencilla de tomar.

Photo of DrainBamage
3.22/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3

Pours a light golden color with a thin lace of head. Not much aroma in this but is slightly sweet. Goes down smooth with moderate carbonation. Taste is slightly bitter and sweet with hints of carmel malts. Not sure what to think overall. At first it tasted good, but the sips i take the more it tastes like an adjunct lager, so i'm torn.

Photo of tux_alin
2.88/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mrcraft
2.63/5  rDev -3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of laziest
1/5  rDev -63.1%

Photo of Alpha309
1.5/5  rDev -44.6%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.07/5  rDev +13.3%
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.

Photo of thshinning
3.75/5  rDev +38.4%

Photo of brennenw56
3.5/5  rDev +29.2%

Photo of dmorgan310
3.5/5  rDev +29.2%

Photo of Bellonc
3/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of Donkster46
3/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of FZR23
3/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of wethorseblanket
2.56/5  rDev -5.5%
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.

Photo of cardinals22
2.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of Westyn
2.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of hoppecatania
2.25/5  rDev -17%

Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
4/5  rDev +47.6%

Photo of Kallenovsky
3/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of javlin624
3/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of Falconbru
2.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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Viru from AS Tartu Õlletehas
65 out of 100 based on 142 ratings.