kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 15, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
The head is ok, the body light and clear. It smells malty, hoppy, a bit metal. The taste is malty, bitter, flowery, fruity, aromatic. A bit boring.
DanielBrown (4061) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Super Zabka, Handsworth. This is surely a Helles; for it has all of the prevalent bready sweetness. Nice unfiltered flavour, doesn’t suffer from warmth. Quite drinkable.
Discore (68) - - OCT 16, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Deep gold/light amber color, hazy. Sweet corn aroma, slightly overwhelming. Taste is also sweet, though a bit dry. Oily texture. Low carbonation. Enjoyable at low temperatures and with some salty snacks.
djoeye (2238) - Tromsř, NORWAY - OCT 11, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I drove into Bauska a friday afternoon, and went into Rimi Hypermarket, where I found this beer (among several others). Bauska is a nice little city in southern Latvia, only 20 kms from Lithuania. The stay at the ABC Hotel was comfortable.
Bauskas Alus Gaisais 4,8% pours an offwhite head on the golden yellow body.
Possible to make it tall for some seconds, but it diminishes without much patterns.
Scents of sweet malts, faint hops, hints of honey.
Taste; grains, hops, sweet malts, and some seconds I wonder if it is a bit perfumed.
Mouthfeel, there is some bitterness in a gentle way into this beer.
End; grains, hops, these distinct bitterness signals, and maybe something that makes me think of almonds dipped into honey and then roasted.
Overall this beer is worth being made. The city Bauska should be proud of its brewery and the newly renovated castle, Bauskas Pils.
estpiwo (1310) - ESTONIA - JUL 29, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Plastic bottle. Hazy golden color with white head. Herbal aroma with little fruity tones. Taste was medium hoppy, light bready, full. Medium dry aftertaste.
Earlier Rating: 8/29/2007 Total Score: 2.8
Good beer. Color is like amber. Flavor is malty, but aftertaste in bitter.
Rune (9076) - Tromsř, NORWAY - APR 21, 2013
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Thanks to Elisabeth and Stefan for sharing a 500ml bottle. Slightly unclear golden body. Tight, near-white head with satisfying retention. Sweet and dry pale malts to the nose. Taste of sweet corn, almond and sweet, bland fruits. Sweet ending. Watered and floury. Just about drinkable (session in Tromsř, 16.04.2013).
tampierre (976) - Pilsen, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 30, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled ; Devon ; UK ; Malt,honey,butter and herbal aroma ; Dark golden color with bigger head ; Sweet taste with slight bitter finish ; Medium body ; Oily texture ; Pretty good.
imdownthepub (11197) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2013
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottled, 500ml from Grosik European Supermarket, Banbury. Amber with scummy head. This tasted a little strange, sweet maltiness but with an odd vegetable note, I like Maeib’s description below. Thin, boiled notes. I didn’t really like this too much.
Splasenec (3) - CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 19, 2013 does not count
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Although the packaging of this beer doesn’t say anything about it to be unfiltered, it was very cloudy. Head lasted quite a long time, but the sparkle is very weak (only a few small strips). The aroma that is not intense, can’t make you interested. The taste is sweet, as if there is a wheat malt contained. But it isn’t writen on the label either. This beer is suitable perhaps only as an example of what’s brewed in the world, but as a common beverage isn’t interesting.
Brainiac (182) - Riga, LATVIA - JAN 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
0,5l glass. Strong hoppy aroma, solid taste with very much bitterness in the end. Surprised to see it’s a pale lager! Kind no yeast at all, very clear taste. Carbs a medium.