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Beer Review: Viru Premium Extra Beer

28 December, 2007

This is the sort of drink I started these beer reviews for! An obscure imported beer, I bought this Estonian import from Tesco. Visually, the nine sided cone like bottle means you can’t very easily miss it. Yes, I know one mustn’t judge things (or people) by their outward appearance, but I’d be lying if I said I chose this beer without being impressed by the way it looked. I’ve had a go at including an image with this post, so with any luck, you’ll be able to judge it for yourself, too.
Bottle of Viru

Other semi-interesting things about the bottle are that it has a screw top that looks like a normal bottle top. And that the bottle top and small wrap around label feature three lions, the significance of which I have no idea. If you do, then leave a comment!

Poured into a half-pint glass, the colour is light yellow or even golden in colour. To tell the truth, it’s hard to tell from behind all the bubbles. Head was almost non-existent. And the smell was nothing remarkable.  At 5% volume, maybe this was to be expected.

Finally we arrive at the taste. Which was somewhat largery in it’s bitterness which came as a bit of a surprise. It didn’t taste too cheap, and was very drinkable. The entire contents of the bottle disappeared very quickly. After an all too brief drink, my main complaint was that there wasn’t more of it.

To sum this up then, I would have to say try it if you can find it. It was very reasonably priced and an excellent little known beer. I’ll try this one again, and hopefully, in a larger quantity.

Rating: 4

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