Discore (54) - - OCT 8, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Strong yeast, corn and bread aroma. Hazy, amber appearance. More on the sweet side with a balanced, though slightly bitter finish. Soft carbonation.
estpiwo (1218) - ESTONIA - JUL 29, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Fashionable non-filtered beer again. There are better non-filtered ones in Baltic market. That beer had some bad metallic side taste. Hazy yellow color, grainy aroma with floral tones. Hops, malts in flavor.
NORSAND (20) - - JUL 11, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
(Bottled spring/summer of 2012, expiry date december 2012)
Amber / bronze colour, slightly hazy from deposits (it’s unfiltered, mind you).
Aroma: Smells sweet of freshly cooked corn-on-the-cob with butter and toast (not unlike over oaked chardonnay wines).
Taste and palate: Less interesting then the nose. Carbonization somewhat reduced, round, slightly sweet mouthfeel, some light hops bitterness and some acidity. It’s 5,2% alcohol shines through somewhat (around 4,5 would have suited this beer better, but then that goes for many Latvian beers...)
Overall: Nice colour, interesting if a bit unusual nose, but tastewise somewhat less exiting. There seem to be an ambition behind making this beer but in lack of direction.
Age (1-1,5 year) has apparently not fared well with this beer but Latvia can anyway do better than this. Both Cēsis and Valmiermuiža deliver better versions of "Nefiltrēts".
ectuohy27 (496) - ESTONIA - JUN 13, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
A bit more hoppy/lively than the average, with some slightly rusty notes in the malt--would have pegged this for a PL, actually. Somewhat drinkable and slightly interesting but not pleasant, and not again!
Marduk (1941) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 4, 2013
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
500ml bottle. Hazy amber color. Small head. Tin tomatoes, grainy, sweet notes in aroma. Metallic, iron, grainy flavor. It’s not horror, but I don’t want to drink it again.
FatPhil (8352) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 28, 2013
1.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
500ml bottle (Rimi, Riga)
Fairly wholesome, almost yeasty, lager aroma. Very Latvian. Pretty messed up in the mouth, vegetables, and iron. Nasty tinned veg. Full of brewing flaws. Tinned veg, tinned veg, tinned veg, and more tinned veg. Ugh.
zenkis (485) - Ogre, LATVIA - MAR 21, 2013
1.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Aroma: boiled vegetables, compote, far away malty sweetness. Pours amber with fast white top, no lacing. Taste mild sweet with nice medium bitter, more speaking in aftertaste. Overall - meed more, not beer, taste is only tolerable aspect. Fu... this sh...
Camons (4847) - Hasselager, DENMARK - SEP 27, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ Hotel, Liepaja, Latvia. Pours golden with a offwhite head. Aroma of malt, little sweet corn, hay. Flavour of malt, corn, light sugary, hay, little grassy. Medium body, soft carbonation. 270912
jolo (842) - 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 golden colour with small white head. An aroma of malt, bread and caramel. The taste is medium sweet and light bitter.
SaintMatty (4521) - 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 a white head. Malt, corn and a hint of honey in the aroma. Malty and slightly sweet taste with corn, honey and vegetables.