Brainiac (145) - Riga, LATVIA - JUL 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap. Very yeasty aroma with green tea strings. Little sweet in taste, little malt.
villevav (210) - FINLAND - MAR 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rather dark for a Pilsener, clearly more american style than traditionally German Pils. The taste has plenty of hops and some sweetness that makes it easy to confuse this with a Vienna or Märzen. Nice one!
larsga (6163) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Biggish offwhite head. Clear deep yellow body with strong
carbonation. Strawy earthy wet wood and resin aroma with nutty
notes. Dry-sweet oily nutty earthy taste with resiny notes.
Mid-bodied. Mild, soft, smooth mouthfeel. Dryish resiny nutty
herbal aftertaste with earthy papery notes. Interesting and
unusual, and highly drinkable. Definitely has that Lithuanian
style to it. (0.5l bottle, from Stockmann, Riga.)
ectuohy27 (553) - ESTONIA - JUN 15, 2013
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very, very, very good PL. Aroma made me not expect much, but the palate is quite surprisingly rich--yeasty, of course, but with some neat almost chocolate malt notes, plenty toasty as well. Fantastic for the style, another nice outing from Bruveris
MadRobin (1876) - Silver Spring, USA - MAR 26, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Brewery Õlleklubi in Tallinn, Estonia where it was listed as "Design Pilsner" on the English menu and "Hansa Zeldzaam Desing Pilsner" on the Estonian menu. Brewery Õlleklubi tries to look like a brewery, but its house beers are mostly rebranded Latvian beers.
Clear, sparkling, bright amber with an off-white head and very good lacing.
Aroma of pilsener malt, floral hops, caramel and bread.
Taste of caramel, pilsener malt, floral hops, black pepper and toffee.
Medium body and medium carbonation with a clean and nearly crisp mouthfeel.
A sweet, but otherwise respectable pilsener.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
suurjuust (1004) - ESTONIA - NOV 24, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy yellow, small white head with filmy retention. Nose is sweetish malt with dusty walnuts, caramel and boiled vegetables. Taste is pretty close to the nose, with more pronounced dusty walnut notes and some more boiled vegetables in the finish. Thin to medium body, soft carbonation. Weird balance, not for everyone.
yespr (30766) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
Dermi (625) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 1, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
2.9.2012, Õlleklubi Brewery, Tallinn. Pours slightly hazy gold with a small head. Aroma: Pale malt, butter. Aroma has a nice nutty tone. Taste: Medium sweet. Palate: Medium bodied, fair feel. Pleasant as it is.
Finn (4032) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 11, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Flaske 0,5l. Påspandert og delt med flere under rateseanse på Tårnrommet 10 Jan 13. Lys gylden. Høyt luftig skum som varer en stund. Aroma av gress med innslag av frukt. Myk munnfølelse. Smaken er tung fruktig. Litt mandler. I søtligste laget.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 18, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.