austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 25, 2002
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2003 Aldaris...isn't that a star in the Orion Galaxy? Anyway, what a weird name for a beer that is pretty weird itself. Weird-looking head, sort of clumpy. Latvian brews rarely impress. Yeasty, herbal and metallic, the taste is oddly bitter. Remarkably, the 5.2% alcohol is noticeable. Not a good thing.
Donatas (188) - Vilnius, LITHUANIA - DEC 25, 2002
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The same as lithuanian Kalnapilis. And the same brewer. Average Baltic lager.
ogivlado (5740) - Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 21, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled(500ml). -very good latvian beer, malty with nice aftertaste
johndoughty (3994) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Malts dominate leaving a pleasant aftertaste. The label shows that this beer has won a few
medals in the past and I could see why. Nice appearance with a slightly toasted taste.
Quite a strong gravity which you are soon aware off. Recommended.
Aubrey (3433) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - NOV 23, 2002
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2011 Huge soapy-sudzy white head, but it dissipates fast. Clear-as-glass, straw-golden hue. Very soft, like soft water. Yeasty-funky nose, with strange aromas. Slight skunky bite with faint herbal aromas. Synthetic sweetness is reminiscent of plastic, corn and fermented dough.
Ernest (6232) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 8, 2002
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is medium yellow, thin density of small particles. Aroma is lightly hoppy (flowers, herbs), lightly malty (grain), with a note of solvent. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly bitter, slightly husky. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Too sweet, with some off-aromas/flavors.
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - AUG 26, 2002
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Presence of damp pondweed hops in a thick and brackish malty body. Really weird stuff.
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JUN 12, 2002
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
hazy gold, best when cold! prickly effervesence and a little hop bite at the back of the throat. some thin malts throughout. when it warmed, it turned ugly.
SJP (483) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2002
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not very exciting. not very sweet and the flavor is not very bold at all. Kind of a funny, metallic aftertaste though.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - APR 17, 2002
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
A slight haze with a nice head with good lace. A dry malt flavor with a decent hops balance. A sulfur/metalic finish does it in though. After warming these flavors did diminish, but first impressions count in flavor.