Good afternoon, my fellow readers! It has been a long eight months since my last Midweek Drink was published, and boy! How I have missed writing them. For those who are new to LightDrinks, and the Midweek Drink, it is all about an amateur beer connoisseur (that’s me) tasting and reviewing all types of alcohol-free beers, ciders and spirits to give you a small glimpse of what beverages might tickle your fancy.
So to start off this week’s Midweek Drink, I shall be reviewing for you an Estonian alcohol-free Belgian White beer brewed by Baltic Brewery Company called Viru Blanc 0.3%.
A brief history of Baltic Brewery Company
Baltic Brewing Company is an Estonian established brewery that uses only the finest spring water and selected barley across the Baltic region. They have won multiple awards from Brussels to the World Beer Championships Chicago.
Their choice of presenting their award-winning beer with their trademark style of bottle comes from the inspiration from the towers of Old Tallinn in Estonia.
Three senses and a beverage
The following ingredients are water, wheat malt, malted barley, wheat, hops, coriander, citrus peel. This beer is suitable for vegetarians.
As mentioned earlier, Viru Blanc 0.3% has the same characteristics as a Belgian White beer with its hazy, unfiltered appearance and pale yellow/white colour.
As soon as you pour this beer into a cold, frosty glass, you are instantly hit with the aromas of the wheat and citrus peels swirling into your nostrils.
And for the taste, your tastebuds are entertained with wheat and malt flavours, followed by a dry aftertaste. There is also hints of the coriander, but very subtle.