Saku Originaal | Saku Brewery LTD

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Saku Brewery LTD
Estonia
saku.ee

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-23-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
83
Reviews:
47
Avg:
2.9
pDev:
17.24%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
10
For Trade:
0
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Photo of kojevergas
2.8/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Reviewed from notes taken Summer 2014.

Served on-draught into a 33cl glass at a bar in Tallinn. Cost was 2 euro.

No bubble show forms as it's poured.

HEAD: 1 finger in height. Thin. Lacks creaminess. Poor uneven consistency. Subpar complexion. Recedes fully within 1 minute, leaving no lacing.

BODY: Clear translucent yellow/pale copper of average vibrance. Clean, lacking any visible yeast/lees.

Appears adequately carbonated. Not a unique or special appearance for the style. Pretty typical in terms of a macrobrew pilsner/lager.

AROMA: Overly sweet. Corn, low quality helles/pils malts, cheap generic barley. A kiss of grassy hop character - probably Noble. Evokes malt extract.

An inoffensive aroma of average aromatic intensity. I'm not too eager to try it.

TASTE & TEXTURE: Crisp, but not soft. Smooth, wet, fairly refreshing. Light-bodied. Slightly syrupy. Too thick on the palate.

Not oily, gushed, hot, astringent, harsh, rough, or scratchy.

Overly sweet malt syrup, helles/pils malts, and generic barley flavours are at the heart of this simple lager. Evokes malt extract. There's a brief kiss of grassy hop character.

It's fairly cohesive in build, but lacks balance, complexity and subtlety. Very pedestrian. Low depth of flavour. Brief flavour duration. Low flavour intensity.

OVERALL: A pedestrian adjunct pilsner. Not a good beer in the style, but passable for what it is. Meh.

Low C (2.80) / AVERAGE

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Photo of josanguapo
2.5/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

From Corte Ingles El Duque. In Bavaria glass. Playing Darksiders 2. Clean, watery with some sweetnees and grassy bitterness. Not unpleasant but boring

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Photo of rex_4539
2.15/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of myxy
3.21/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SassaDog
2/5  rDev -31%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of djrn2
2.81/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Est_Beer
2.71/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

popular mainstream beer , but .... taste likes cheap German supermarket OEM beer

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2.74/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Harrastelija666
2.4/5  rDev -17.2%

Photo of Jarkkokosunen
2.56/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of mta11c
2.88/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of MattSweatshirt
2.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of DanielCole
2.2/5  rDev -24.1%

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3/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of DenisKolkin
3.19/5  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.

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2.75/5  rDev -5.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -5.2%

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3/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of WillCarrera
2.75/5  rDev -5.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -5.2%

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3/5  rDev +3.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -5.2%

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3/5  rDev +3.4%

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2.25/5  rDev -22.4%

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2.9 out of 5 based on 83 ratings.
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