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Saku Originaal - Saku Brewery LTD

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BA SCORE
70
okay

71 Ratings
THE BROS
72
okay

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Ratings: 71
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 2.91
pDev: 17.87%
Wants: 1
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Saku Brewery LTD visit their website
Estonia

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-23-2002)
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2.2/5  rDev -24.4%

DanielCole, Aug 15, 2014
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3/5  rDev +3.1%

DRTBrewster, Jul 22, 2014
Photo of DenisKolkin
3.2/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Saku original

500 ml bottle of saku original aboard the cruise ship. Served cold into a pint glass.

Appearance - pale golden color, small white head of about a half finger which dissipates pretty quickly into wisps of head. Plenty of bubbles. Somewhat clear as well.

Smell - faint grainy and grassy aroma not a lot else. Typical average lager fare.

Taste - fairly bland euro pale lager, but withstood clean and crisp grassy and grain flavor. Starts bland then flavor picks up a bit then finishes with almost. No aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - well carbonated with a. Slightly dry finish. Lively in the mouth. Pretty good

Overall - pretty basic and not exciting, but as far as European American style adjunct lagers go, this is pretty decent. Worth a try, especially if in Estonia.

DenisKolkin, Jul 20, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -5.5%

LXIXME, Jul 19, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -14.1%

Limanuljaska, Jul 16, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -5.5%

KAF, Jul 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev +3.1%

sephyrott, Jun 10, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -5.5%

WillCarrera, May 28, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Latarnik, May 26, 2014
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3/5  rDev +3.1%

TwiggyCZ, Apr 28, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -5.5%

JTuomi, Dec 28, 2013
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3/5  rDev +3.1%

Weli, Oct 25, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -22.7%

dansmcd, Aug 24, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +11.7%

hayesjw, Jul 03, 2013
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3/5  rDev +3.1%

TheBeeraholic, Jun 16, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -14.1%

pkenkman, Apr 29, 2013
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3/5  rDev +3.1%

Olavi, Mar 01, 2013
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3/5  rDev +3.1%

matjack85, Jan 28, 2013
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3/5  rDev +3.1%

cfalovo97, Nov 22, 2012
Photo of Redrover
3.18/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

16.9 oz heavy brown bottle with no freshness ating but a informative label that tells me the beer is crystal filtered to give it a crisper taste, crystal clear clarity and freshness of draught.

Poured into my SA perfect pint glass, the beer is a light yellow with the promised clarity. There is a white head that collapses yet stays around in top.

The beer has a light grainy aroma. Not much there but no off or odd smells either.
The taste is slightly sweet, a bit grainy and the finish is slightly bitter (almost astringent). There is a hint of floral hops and touch of spice from the hops at mid glass. Not bad, but pretty average.

The mouth is medium with mid to levels of carbonation.

Not a bad beer, not that interesting, would like to try fresh in Estonia (Which has been on my to visit list for a while now). .

Redrover, Oct 31, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -14.1%

fionn13, Oct 01, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Heminoolo, Sep 23, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +11.7%

Chris047, Sep 22, 2012
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3/5  rDev +3.1%

cortez, Sep 12, 2012
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3.33/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a semi-cloudy golden amber color with an average head. Scent is mild with malts and hints of floral tones. Taste is overly chalky with unique wheat tastes. Drinks rather smooth and has an overall sweet taste. Hard to compare it to anything but if I was, I’d say it a thicker, better tasting Miller Lite. Pretty good for an imported lager from a small country. An interesting find for the mid-west never-the-less.

Lemke10, Sep 12, 2012
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Saku Originaal from Saku Brewery LTD
70 out of 100 based on 71 ratings.