SaintMatty (5078) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUL 26, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
500ml Bottle - Golden with a slight haze and moderate carbonation. Honey and corn in the aroma. Corn, vegetables and some metallic notes in the taste.
Earlier Rating: 1/30/2009 Total Score: 2.4
Draught (Paddy Whelans, Riga) - Dark gold/amber with a white head. Malty and grainy aroma. Clean tasting with malt and a bit of citrus. Well made, but nothing special.
gyllenbock (4397) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 23, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at a tasting in Uppsala, July 2012. Thanks SaintMatty.
Almost clear golden with a medium white head. This was not that sweet. Bread, malt, some notes of metal and very light notes of hops. Drinkable.
rauchbier (3590) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle, froman ethnic food store in Scunthorpe. Gold, thin shortlived white head and gentle condition. Sweet fruit caramel dominant in the nose with a slight fruity hop note, developing into Horlicks and honey. Very soft and quite sweet in the mouth with more caramel maltiness, honey and a slight flowery hoppiness emerging although the Horlicks disappears. Brief sweet finish becoming slightly hoppy and bitter
invinoveritas (39) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2012
1.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pours a sprightly golden with a ruby tinge. Rich, honeyed aroma. Tastes of a watery, insufficiently steeped hop solution. Not well.
altonbrownd (3766) - Brussels, BELGIUM - SEP 24, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Place Luxembourg, Brussels. Golden body with big head. Nose of sweet and malts and corn. Taste is not bad at all, malts and some caramel in the house. Light syrupy texture. Went down well as I was doing yard work.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 18, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On keg in Riga. Pours a blonde colour with a fair white head. Aroma is very bready with caramel and light grassy hops. Similar bready flavour with mild bitterness and grassy hops again. A little oily mouth-feel with mild carbonation and CO2 prickle. Caramel linger. Not too bad.
BeerSkull (1195) - SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2011
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Sweet malt aroma. Sour malt flavor with hints of caramel and butterscotch. Watery and bitter aftertaste. Yet another awful Latvian caramel beer!
JoeMcPhee (8302) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pale golden pour. The aroma is a bit sweet with a little bit of minerally character. As it warms up it’s actually pretty decent. A little bit of light sweetness and some faint herbal character. Pretty decent actually - works with my shishlak.
Earlier Rating: 8/20/2011 Total Score: 2.7
Pale golden pour. The aroma is quite metallic and a little bit astringent as well. Sort of sweet but there is a touch of woody hop character as well. Light and assertively bitter. Clean though.
suurjuust (959) - ESTONIA - OCT 29, 2010
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Light amber with little head. Aroma of grains and faint smoke. Tastes of yeast, smoke, grains and some hops. An interesting pale lager.
Miksu (4938) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - AUG 28, 2010
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
0.5 l bottle at Petalax Beer Festival 2010. Golden color. Sweetish, honeyish malty with toffee, bread and butter. Slightly fruity.