MrBlueSky93 (500) - Sutton Coldfield, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Beers of Europe.
Pours Golden, pale in colour, very clear, lots of bubbles and a nice single finger head. Aroma of Honey, Grass, Grain. Initial taste of Honey, (standard for Eastern European/Russian Lagers) then some wheat, grain, grass and some herbs, maybe lemongrass, maybe fennel...a nice crisp yet slightly bitter finish. Very nice.
MadMan (495) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 5, 2007
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. 1PT. 09 oz. Pours pale yellow with nearly zero head. Aroma has a vegetable quality to it, lightly unpleasant at times but with enough hoppiness to save it and a sweet maltiness that comes through once it gets enough air. The palate is fairly good, medium carbonation, medium in body. Flavor is somewhat sour cabbage, some carrot, mildly bitter but after a sweet and malty front. Finish is light and almost okay, it leans towards something nicely hopped and fairly dry but gets screwed up with a couple off flavors I can’t define. Good bitterness, good palate, everything else is lacking. It gives me that malt liquor type corn flavor I’ve grown to hate. Better than the last few beers off the same shelf though. Just a touch more hops might have covered up all that vegetable yuckiness. I guess I got quite a ways to go before I kill the eastern bloc section at Topp’s because I’ve not even gotten through the first half case. Hope this one will continue a streak of unskunks.
alex_alkis (419) - SWEDEN - AUG 19, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
An okey and somewhat fresh lager that works as a thirst quencher and intoxicant.
badhack (411) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 1, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Mild hop aroma. Light on the tongue but slightly sticky. Hazy honey color. Lots of head that doesn’t last. Light flavor, somewhat sweet hoppy finish.
Odde (308) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 30, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
spotty lacing from a white head that quickly dissipates, murky yellow body. mild hints of hops. sweet. nothing spectacular, but it’s a pale lager.
swapp (258) - Kaunas, LITHUANIA - MAR 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
light sweet beer, beautifull amber color. our beers with friends Favourite. good and freshy beer with low white foum
bembelembe (216) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 25, 2009
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Undistinctive lager. Has some smoothness. Light in overall: from hops and bitterness to malts and spices. Grainy, maybe bit watery. Soft carbonated. Light golden color.
Brainiac (192) - Riga, LATVIA - JUL 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Al can (pint). Aroma comes with nice hops, taste is not strong, but bitterness on the tongue, which comes afterwards is right there, finish is long. Carbonation is lively.
begbie100 (181) - Oulu, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2007
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
On Tap. Thin white head, diminishes fast. Clear golden colour. Aroma is sweet and fruity, little bit metallic. Taste us mildly malty and little bit bitter. Pretty thin.
LowBrau (100) - Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 9, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pale gold & clear. Thick white head that stuck around for a while. Cereal dominates the nose. Soft, creamy mouthfeel, with a smooth finish. The aroma is mostly cereal, and the hops give it a light bitterness. That bitterness gets sharper along the way, but overall an easy-going lager. My first foray into Latvian beer has been an enjoyable one.