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Brewed by Bruveris (Alus Tirdzniecibas Grupa)
Style: Pale Lager
Riga, Latvia

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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 2.18/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.27   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yespr (31178) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2012
50 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is butterish and slight malty. Cornish, bitter and light toasted malty. Toasted malty and light caramelish.

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2012
Bottle 50 cl. Courtesy of saxo. Pours a hazy yellow with a white head. Odd oxidized malt aroma, toffeeish. Medium body, oxidized malts and heavily metallic. A little late hops. Unpleasant. 180212

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Ungstrup (29286) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2012
Bottled. A golden beer with a thin beige head. The aroma has notes of cardboard, honey, and some malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of cardboard, malt, and wet hay, leading to a dry finish.

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
chrisv10 (11124) - DENMARK - FEB 18, 2012
Bottle. Clear pale golden with small white head. Aroma is malt, little grainy and a little butter. Flavour is malt, butter, medium sweet, little watery and a tiny bit bitter.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
saxo (14044) - Hřjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2012
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Medium head with medium duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are malt, bread, grain and hops.

1.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
Dedollewaitor (13913) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2012
Bottle @ Fastelavnssmagning 2012, Ulfborg. Pours cloudy golden with bubbles on top.Butter, vegetables, syrup and cabbage. Dirty!

1.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Rasmus40 (11199) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2012
Clear yellow with a white head. Aroma is sweet, light malty and butter. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter. Sweet finish. Watery. 180212

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
yngwie (13555) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 18, 2012
Bottle. A small, white head forms over a clear, golden body. Lots of butterscotch in the nose, with pale malts, some generic fruityness and a little caramel. It’s rather thin on the palate, nice carbonation. The flavor is more on the toffee side than the butterscotch side, but still it isn’t very pleasant. A little bitterness in the end. Certainly not a very pleasant one. 120218

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
FatPhil (9346) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 17, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2012 Tap (The Brewery, Tallinn) (6:2:4:2:8=2.2)
Nice grainy aroma. Dry palate, drying even. Vey messy in the mouth. Golden, fizzy head. Sharp carbonation. Finish sacchariny. gets way worse as it warms. Tick this one quickly...
Rerate: Tap (ditto) (5:2:4:3:9=2.4)
Sweet corny grains. Vegetal, odd bitter tang. More corniness.
Earlier Rating: 9/7/2010 Total Score: 3
Tap (Alus Arsenals, Riga)
6 grainy aroma, but also slightly vegetal.
3- Light gold. Initially large fluffy head, settles to a ring.
6- Slightly vegetal hoppy first taste, but a full malty body too. A little milky.
3 Full smooth palate, pleasant carbonation. Big vegetal hoppy finish.
12 Very solid flavoursome lager.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 18, 2011
On keg at the Alus Arsenals beer restaurant in Riga. Pours a blonde colour with a fair white head. Aroma of lemon, bready yeast, caramel and barley. Similar flavours with a little lemon linger. Very thin with a foamy mouth-feel, very low carbonation and light CO2 prickle.


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