Marduk (2718) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 4, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
1L plastic bottle. Hazy dark golden color. Small white head, stays. Malty, grainy, cinnamon, yeasty aroma. Malty, sweet, hay, bready flavor. Dry hops in aftertaste.
Quack-Duck (7911) - Down South, GERMANY - AUG 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle from Baltic Branch Dover. Clear golden colour with a creamy white head. Slightly sweet malt aroma and flavours dominate, grainy, very smooth, with very good aromatic and bitter hops. Bitter-sweet overall character, due to the velvety carbonation and the intensive flavours very moreish. Another delicious beer from Bauskas Alus!
jolo (917) - Uppsala, Sweden, SOUTH AFRICA - JUL 27, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle 500ml (Thanks SaintMatty). A hazy clear golden colour with a medium high white head. An aroma of malt and corn. The taste is light sweet and light bitter.
SaintMatty (5242) - 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 (4622) - 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 (3605) - 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 (3702) - 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 (1304) - 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!