Melnis (46) - LATVIA - NOV 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Sweet,honey, syrup, caramel aroma. Taste is the same but more intense then aroma . This years most bought beer. :)
zenkis (398) - Ogre, LATVIA - SEP 28, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma of creamy, syrupy sweetness, acid, alco pungent, lactic, like very young imp stout. Taste - sweet, like malty extract not mixed with enough water. Sweet spicy one tongue, slick texture, average carbonation, sweet affertaste, not any dry finish. Well not good, this can be used as some note to other beers but as alone it is ?ausmas. Some raisins in flavor, bishku trauku lupatas.
sylphlv (3) - LATVIA - AUG 6, 2013 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Hands down, best beer I’ve ever had.
The taste is quite sweet, yet a bit bitter. (it gets sweeter and more bitter as it gets warmer)
Tastes like rye bread, caramel and a bit like chocolate.
Brainiac (119) - Riga, LATVIA - MAY 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap. Smells like rye bread. Medium body. Some chocolate strings there with caramel.
larsga (5814) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2013 Small beige head. Hazy deep yellow brownish red body. Earthy oily nutty aroma with mealy dried fruit notes. Sweet earthy nutty caramel pudding taste with spicy musty notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft, slightly flat mouthfeel. Dryish roasty caramelly earthy aftertaste with chocolate and dust notes. Long, lingering earthy nutty finish. Nice, smooth, and easy-drinking, but a bit slack. (0.33l PET bottle from tap at Alus Stacija, Riga, under the name "Brenguļu Tumšais". Rated again with exact same score, as "Abula Tumšais", at Gauja.)
Vells (425) - LATVIA - JAN 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2013 Hazy copper brown with small off white head.
Aroma.. dominating malts, caramel, fruity.. raisins, peach, butter, bit hoppy for balance
Dominating sweetness.. maybe even bit too much, but its compensated with quite decent bitterness.
Nice beer from Latvia. If you are here and like dunkel - must try.
Marduk (1668) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 30, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap. Hazy, dark brown color. No head. Raisins, toffee, caramel, bready, sweet aroma. Bready, buttery, slick, very sweet, burnt sugar, caramel in flavor. Texture is closer to kvass than to beer. No carbonation. Not bad, but weird.
fonefan (31813) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 14, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught @ Alaus Stacija, Riga, Latvia.
Unclear medium to dark brown colour with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, toffee, butter, brown sugar, light roasted. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, burnt caramel bitter, caramelized malt - brown sugar, sweet malt, malt bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. 
omhper (18350) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 5, 2012
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught at Alaus Stacija, Riga. Hazy mahogany colour, minimal head. Aroma of butterscotch and caramel. Sweet and very buttery. Medium bodied with soft mouthfeel. Caramel and some blueberry, but butterscotch dominates. Low bitterness. A beer with many qualities, but riddled by huge levels of diacetyle.
Cokemonkey11 (17) - - JUN 18, 2012
4.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I was shocked an appalled that this beer wasn’t already in the database alongside all the awesome latvian beers already present. Normally I’d just forget it, but I had to submit a rating for my favorite beer of all time. Brengulu Alus (pronounced like Branngoolyoo Ahloos) is a dark ale from the Valmiera region of Latvia, and can only be found outside the brewery at beer festivals and open markets. In keg/large bottles it is unfiltered and unpasteurized, or as latvians would call it "live beer". If you’re in Latvia and have a car, this should be one of your top 5 destinations.