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Abula (Brenguļu) Gaišais

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Brewed by Abula
Style: Zwickel/Keller/Landbier
Brenguļi, Beverīnas novads, Latvia

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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 2.99/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Unfiltered


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alusmamuts (1064) - LATVIA - AUG 19, 2015
Golden/light amber with almost no head, clear. Malty aroma. Well balanced sweetness with honey notes with strong remaining bit harsh but pleasant bitterness. Opinions are different, but I like this taste! Meanwhile - the best is ’Brengu?u mix’ - 50/50 of the light (gai?ais) and the dark (tum?ais) one.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bygers (994) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 26, 2014
Draft 0,33l. Pours a yellow color with a small off-white head. Aroma is sweet and grainy. Taste is sweet, malty, moldy hay and yeasty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
visionthing (3677) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 17, 2014
30cl on tap at Alus Krodzins, Jurmala. Slightly hazy golden with a small, white head. Mild grainy aroma with hints of fruits and possibly hops. Sweet and grainy with hints of sour notes and a light bitterness. Slightly unpleasant, doesn’t feel quite fresh. Not sure about this one.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RihardsF (84) - LATVIA - JAN 8, 2014
Pours golden with medium head, quite hazy. Nice aroma of malts, some hints of hops. Taste is sweet, maybe too sweet. Some time ago i loved this beer, then I discovered IPAs and DIPAs and now this is too sweet for me. Many people in Latvia like this beer. I like to drink it in the summer time.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 15, 2013
The head is medium, body blond. It smells malty, honey, sweet. The taste is sweet, honey, malty. Ok!

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Vells (1056) - Rīga, LATVIA, LATVIA - MAY 25, 2013
Quite cloudy golden with thin white head. Aroma.. sweet malty, yeasty, grainy, some hops , far away fruits Kinda sweet thou refreshing Nice brew, well balanced and enjoyable in hot summer day

1.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
oops (211) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 20, 2013
I poured it to the glass. Looked nice - that’s why 4 points there. Nice, lasting top. Then all the good ended for me - taste is too sweet (ok there are some nice hints of bitterness and it is different from other Latvian beers) and maybe I’m just spoiled right now as I just came back from England so I waited a bit and let it breathe to see if that makes difference. Well it got worse. Top was not there anymore, aroma was completely gone and taste was still TOO sweet, So I did what I almost never do - I poured it away. And please forgive me if you like sweet beers and this one in particular.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
larsga (6767) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 23, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2013 Medium offwhite head. Slightly hazy deep yellow body with light carbonation. Strawy dusty fruity aroma with grainy herbal earthy notes. Dry-sweet earthy dusty herbal taste with spicy resiny notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft mouthfeel. Dryish minty strawy herbal aftertaste with grassy oily fruity notes. Lovely and incredibly vivid. Intensely drinkable. Fairly bitter finish. (0.5l PET bottle, from tap at Alus Stacija, Riga. Sold as "Brengulu Gaisais." Rated again draft at Gauja under the name "Abula Gaišais" with markedly lower scores. Seemed like a different beer, even.)

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Snegurochka (389) - Tromsř, NORWAY - DEC 30, 2012
Tap at S. Brevinga, Riga. Golden/organge slightly hazy body, with some lacing and tiny head that reduces to a filmy layer. Sweet. Honey aroma, with hints of citrus and caramel. Also tastes honey, caramel, syrup and brown sugar. Too much honey in both aroma and flavour. (21.Dec.2012)

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Marduk (4066) - Reval, ESTONIA - NOV 30, 2012
Tap. Pale yellow color. Small off-white head. Sweet, grainy aroma. Sweet, malty, moldy hay, yeasty flavor. Somewhat bitter side taste. Tobacco? That bitter side taste turns quite unpleasant at the end.


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