Saaremaa Tume | AS Tartu Õlletehas

Your Rating: None
Want it   Got it 
Saaremaa TumeSaaremaa Tume
5 Ratings
Saaremaa TumeSaaremaa Tume

Brewed by:
AS Tartu Õlletehas

Style: Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by atis on 07-23-2009

Bros Score:
View: Beers
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 5 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of geocool
4/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rarbring
3.38/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A clear dark mahogany beer, a high compact off-white head, some lacing and a few curtains.

Smells of honey, nuts and egg.

Sweet brown bread, honey, nuts, some molasses, oranges.

Medium low carbonation, soft texture, medium body and a light dry finish.

A brown sweet thing, not bad at all.

 292 characters

Photo of bylerteck
2.79/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Can from a corner store in Tallinn. From notes.

A - Poured a maroon/dark brown colour with a cap of eggshell head. Medium visible carbonation and weak lacing with rings of bubbles around the edges.

S - Just about nothing there. Mild dark malts and it ends there.

T - Dark fruit and dark malt. Mild flavour but not a bad one. Sugary in a slight way but certainly not offensive.

M - Mild carbonation and medium body.

O/D - I could session this. Not a bad beer. Not over the top or really flavourful but good and easy to drink. Not complex but tasty enough so you don't notice it too much and it goes down well over some conversation.

 637 characters

Photo of bark
3.33/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The colour is deep brown with a tint of red (the can is labelled "dark beer" and "tume" is "dark in Estonian) . The compact beige head is three fingers high.

The smell got a dry note of brown sugar and malt candy. There are notes of roasted malts and coffee.

The taste is malty with fine roasted notes that give hints of coffee, toffee and sweet loaf. Some light neutral bitterness in the aftertaste as well as notes of cane sugar / brown sugar / molasses and a very gentle bitter flavour.

The carbonation is mild with small gentle bubbles. The liquid is smooth and a bit sticky.

This is not like the classic German bock beers, more like a strong schwarzbier. Anyway, it tastes quite good.

 697 characters

Photo of atis
3.15/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

0.330 ml can from Tallinn

Pours dark amber with tan bubbly head that soon settles and stays as patchy spots on the surface of the beer, patchy downsliding lace. Aroma is weak sweetish roasted caramel malt.

Taste is unimpressive roasted malt, faint caramel and alcohol at the finish; not very pleasant flour-like malty and sugary residues can be felt in the aftertaste. Mouthfeel is about medium with less than average carbonation and alcohol warming feeling.

Overall, a very average Bock. Frankly, I suspected something much worse from this brand. I probably could consume during some party when someone else is paying for it.

 635 characters

Saaremaa Tume from AS Tartu Õlletehas
Beer rating: 3.33 out of 5 with 5 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.