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Viru - AS Tartu Õlletehas

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BA SCORE
65
poor

122 Ratings
THE BROS
70
okay

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Ratings: 122
Reviews: 75
rAvg: 2.7
pDev: 22.59%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | 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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GarthT

Hong Kong

2.25/5  rDev -16.7%

03-20-2014 13:45:10 | More by GarthT
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arkanu

Romania

2.75/5  rDev +1.9%

02-14-2014 20:39:02 | More by arkanu
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MarkoNm

Slovenia

2.04/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

First of all, compliments on the bottles.
The content has a clear, golden color. The head is average with weak retention.
The usual malty aroma dominates the nose. Nothing special.
The taste is light, sweet and watery. No real bitterness present. Not even in the finish. Too bad. Still drinkable, but no real taste to it.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2014 16:37:52 | More by MarkoNm
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Boone757

Maryland

3/5  rDev +11.1%

02-05-2014 02:05:40 | More by Boone757
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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.06/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a Dogfish Head pint glass. Pours a light straw yellow with a thin film of white foam with decent retention. Typical adjunct aroma of sweet malt, grain and faint hops. Flavor is light biscuit malt with a slightly harsh grain, grassy hops, faint apple juice. Light bodied with active carbonation. A decent pale lager, with a little more flavor and hops than most adjunct ales, but also a little less smooth and sweet. A satisfactory light lager for drinking with lunch but fairly average. Cool bottle.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2014 21:24:20 | More by LiquidAmber
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vinicole

United Kingdom (England)

2.5/5  rDev -7.4%

11-30-2013 19:04:14 | More by vinicole
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dcmchew

Romania

3.25/5  rDev +20.4%

11-10-2013 13:38:10 | More by dcmchew
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apasternak

District of Columbia

1.75/5  rDev -35.2%

10-25-2013 01:54:40 | More by apasternak
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badrockin

Michigan

4/5  rDev +48.1%

10-18-2013 23:01:40 | More by badrockin
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DuffDaddy

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +29.6%

10-07-2013 16:09:21 | More by DuffDaddy
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EagleTalon

Oklahoma

3.13/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours to a thin white head and moderate lacing. Color is pale gold. Aroma is grainy, bready and slightly sour with a very faint hint of spicy noble hops. Flavor is typical for the style, clean, crisp, grainy, balanced with noble hops and light. Dry finish. Light mouthfeel with CO2 appropriate for the style. Overall, this is a good beer for the style, not too weird or offensive but not very remarkable either. I don't know why it is getting such bad reviews, it is not bad at all.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2013 07:26:04 | More by EagleTalon
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Ciocanelu

Romania

2.75/5  rDev +1.9%

09-23-2013 20:05:17 | More by Ciocanelu
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enelson

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -7.4%

09-21-2013 18:08:06 | More by enelson
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Gab4717

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev +1.9%

09-20-2013 01:08:04 | More by Gab4717
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CFHMagnet

Ohio

2.76/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

I found this at a bottle shop in North Royalton. The cap tells me I should drink this before "27.12.13."

It poured a half finger of nearly white head. Lace tries diligently to cling to the side of the bottle. A veritable army of bubbles marches up the body on this guy during consumption, and great head retention.

The smell is weak. Beat-up bready malt and hand-me-down grassy hops.

This one is slightly sweet on the beginning. Tastes a little adjuncty. Grassy hops with a light spice end it on a slightly dry note.

The mouthfeel is light bodied. It slides over the tongue easily enough.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2013 14:38:59 | More by CFHMagnet
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mfnmbvp

Illinois

2.08/5  rDev -23%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

10.1 fl oz. bottle, with best before 27.12.13 printed on the cap. Found this bottle at a Binny's for something like $3.00. Premium beer from Estonia. Expectations are in the average range, considering the style and this beer's poor ratings on BeerAdvocate.

Poured into a Miller Lite pint glass.

A - Slightly aggressive pour on the finish conjures about two fingers of bone white sudsy head that fades away to a film quickly. Body is one of the clearest palest straw yellows I've ever seen.

S - Nose is comprised of dusty grainy malts, corn, hint of lemon, and wet cardboard.

T - Taste is of muted stale grains, malts, corn, hint of lemongrass, hint of cloves, metallic flavor, and wet cardboard.

M - Feel is coarse and dry, with a hint of bitterness & metal lingering.

Overall, this was a novelty beer that I mainly only bought because of the cool bottle. While it was cool to have the opportunity to try a "premium" Estonian beer, it would be cooler still if there were any redeeming qualities to the beer. Pretty inoffensive, but there really isn't any reason to seek this out more than once.

Viru ---2/5.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2013 22:42:26 | More by mfnmbvp
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Redbarchettayyz

Alberta (Canada)

3/5  rDev +11.1%

08-28-2013 16:47:54 | More by Redbarchettayyz
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pastramionrye7

Germany

2.5/5  rDev -7.4%

07-21-2013 20:01:06 | More by pastramionrye7
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ScottyG

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -7.4%

07-14-2013 14:33:28 | More by ScottyG
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GMUPatriot_inKansas

Kansas

2.5/5  rDev -7.4%

06-08-2013 21:57:35 | More by GMUPatriot_inKansas
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flyingpig

United Kingdom (Scotland)

2.05/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

300ml Bottle (The Cave, Glasgow):
Clear, light yellow, straw colour with not much in the way of a head. There is some fine, white lacing on top with a sort of bubbly look to it.

Very little in the way of an aroma, there is some dry, grassy hops and some malts with a touch of sweetness. Pretty basic and slight bit of citrus.

Sweet malts and dry, grassy hops taste that is very average and bland. There is a touch of citrus with some corn too.

Light bodied, slightly grainy and very dry with medium carbonation. Quite a thin and almost watery feel with touch of bitterness towards the end but not a lot.

Cheap tasting pale lager that is exactly what I had expected going in. The beer is inoffensive and fairly easy to drink although there is touches of grain and some skunk that are slightly off-putting.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2013 12:03:13 | More by flyingpig
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Olek4374

Alberta (Canada)

2.36/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

I've had some great beers from Eastern Europe over the years (Obolon and Zywiec being the best for me), so I thought I'd give this a go. It pours a pale yellow colour with barely any head to note. Smells like nothing - very faint malts maybe. Taste is really malty with just a faint bit of hoppy aftertaste. The feel is very uninspiring - it's like Coors Light with maybe a little more malt and hops. It tastes like it's got some adjuncts in it, which whether it does or not, is generally a bad thing. Overall it's a very cool bottle but a very boring beer.

When taking the price into account, I'd rather just have a Kokanee than this.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2013 01:46:33 | More by Olek4374
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cadaugherty

Illinois

3/5  rDev +11.1%

05-08-2013 01:48:33 | More by cadaugherty
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BlackBeerDown

Arkansas

3/5  rDev +11.1%

04-02-2013 07:03:44 | More by BlackBeerDown
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mveatch

Kansas

3.25/5  rDev +20.4%

04-01-2013 22:47:56 | More by mveatch
Viru from AS Tartu Õlletehas
65 out of 100 based on 122 ratings.