AS A. Le Coq

AS A. Le Coq

Tähtvere 56/62
Tartu, Tartumaa, 50050

+ 372 744 9711

Year Established: 1807


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Note: AS Tartu Õlletehas changed its name to AS A. Le Coq Tartu Õlletehas in October 2004 after changing its profile from a beer producer to a producer of a wide range of beverages. The aim of changing the name was to bring AS Tartu Õlletehas and AS Ösel Foods under the common business name of A. Le Coq in 2007. In 1826, Justus Reinhold Schramm established the first Estonian brewery in the City of Tartu. Upon his death in 1860, his son, Eduard Anton Justus Schramm, started the construction of a new modern brewery at the corner of Rüütli and Küütri Streets that was completed in 1875. In 1879, a large beer cellar, the present northern cellar, was built in the Tähtvere District. In 1884, Moritz Friedrich became a new owner of the brewery. He decided to erect a modern large-scale facility on the plot of land in Tähtvere. The factory buildings were completed in 1898 and they have more or less been preserved up to the present day. At the same time, M. Friedrich established a joint-stock company called 'Actien-Gesellschaft der Bier- und Meth-Brauerei und Destillatur 'Tivoli.' The plant had its own ships on Lakes Peipsi and Võrtsjärv, and its own railway carriages that transported goods to the departments in St. Petersburg, Pskov, Võru, Valga and Viljandi. The good quality of the 'Tivoli' products earned them gold medals at the 1903 and 1910 Liivimaa trade fairs. In 1913, 'Tivoli' was acquired by the company A. Le Coq & Co. The A. Le Coq company was founded by Albert Le Coq, a Belgian tradesman, in London in 1807. The company was in the business of bottling the output of local breweries and marketing them to Russia. The so-called Russian imperial porter, a dark and strong porter, specially brewed for export that attained especially excellent quality while maturing during the long marine route, became the best-known of the beers. During the Russian-Japanese War the A. Le Coq company made generous porter donations to the Russian military hospitals and as a reward was granted the right to supply the imperial court with its beer. Naturally, there were abundant forgers for these top-selling products. Moreover, the forgers started to use the A.Le Coq trademark on their bottle labels. Finally, the owners of the company decided to establish their own porter brewery in Russia to be able to better compete with the unfair competition. A suitable brewery was found in Tartu, where Mr. Friedrich, who had reached a respectable age, was aiming to sell his large-scale enterprise. The 'Tivoli' local brewery became AS A. Le Coq on 22 April 1913. Herbert Oscar Sillem, who became the plant manager, laid the main emphasis on the production of the company's speciality, 'Imperial Extra Double Stout.' It was marketed in 0.38 l porter bottles in St. Petersburg, Moscow, Warsaw, Odessa, Baku, Minsk and many other cities from Siberia to the Caucasus on top of the whole Baltic region.

ID: 4158 Last updated 4 days ago Added to database 18 years ago

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Most Drunk: None
Highest Rated: A. Le Coq Vürtsporter [3.225]
Most Reviewed: A. Le Coq Premium [7]


Beer | Style | ABV Score
A. Le Coq Chocolate Porter
Baltic Porter| 7.5 %
3.125 (1)
A. Le Coq Cuba
Light / Lite Lager| 4 %
2.320 (2)
A. Le Coq Disel
Pale Lager| 5.2 %
2.680 (2)
A. Le Coq Double Bock
Doppelbock| 8 %
2.640 (2)
A. Le Coq Dry Ice
Pale Lager| 4.6 %
2.560 (2)
A. Le Coq English Ale
English Pale Ale| 5.6 %
2.900 (2)
A. Le Coq I
Light / Lite Lager| 2.9 %
2.800 (2)
A. Le Coq Imperial Ale
English Strong Ale| 5 %
3.200 (1)
A. Le Coq Imperial Gold
Lager| 4.8 %
3.050 (1)
A. Le Coq Imperial Red
Vienna / Amber Lager| 4.5 %
2.917 (3)
A. Le Coq Jouluporter
Baltic Porter| 7.5 %
3.217 (3)
A. Le Coq Linnase-Kali
Reduced Alcohol| -
2.800 (1)
A. Le Coq Maiz
Pale Lager| 4.6 %
2.975 (1)
A. Le Coq Odravein
American Barleywine| 10 %
2.975 (1)
A. Le Coq Organic Beer
Pale Lager| 4.5 %
3.050 (1)
A. Le Coq Pils
Bohemian / Czech Pilsener| 4.8 %
2.800 (1)
A. Le Coq Pilsner
Bohemian / Czech Pilsener| 4.2 %
2.413 (5)
A. Le Coq Pilsner Eripruul
Pale Lager| 4.2 %
2.600 (1)
A. Le Coq Põhiseaduse Special Brew
Bohemian / Czech Pilsener| 4.2 %
2.960 (2)
A. Le Coq Porter
Baltic Porter| 6.5 %
3.100 (4)
A. Le Coq Premium
Pale Lager| 4.7 %
2.660 (7)
A. Le Coq Premium Extra
Lager| 5 %
2.334 (3)
A. Le Coq Premium Extra Lemon
Fruit Beer| 4.5 %
3.050 (1)
A. Le Coq Rosé
Fruit Beer| 4 %
2.750 (1)
A. Le Coq Special 1807
Lager| 5.2 %
2.900 (2)
A. Le Coq Special Stout
Stout| 6 %
3.080 (2)
A. Le Coq Tommu Hiid
Vienna / Amber Lager| 4.7 %
3.120 (2)
A. Le Coq Turbo Disel
Strong Lager| 7.5 %
A. Le Coq Vürtsporter
Porter| 6 %
3.225 (1)
Albert Le Coq
Lager| 4.9 %
2.720 (2)
Euroshopper 4,2
Bohemian / Czech Pilsener| 4.2 %
2.700 (1)
Saaremaa Tume
Dunkel / Dark Lager| 6.5 %
3.125 (1)
Saaremaa Tuulik
Pale Lager| 5.2 %
2.980 (2)
Saaremaa Tuulik (Juniper-Berry)
Spiced Beer| 5.2 %
2.850 (1)
Selveri Pilsner
Bohemian / Czech Pilsener| 4.2 %
3.000 (1)
Tartu Alexander
Pale Lager| 5.2 %
2.350 (3)
Pale Lager| 5 %
2.513 (5)

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