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

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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 2.18/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.27   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Rīgas Alus.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brainiac (145) - Riga, LATVIA - JUL 3, 2013
on tap. Very yeasty aroma with green tea strings. Little sweet in taste, little malt.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
villevav (210) - FINLAND - MAR 6, 2013
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!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsga (6163) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 5, 2013
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.)

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ectuohy27 (553) - ESTONIA - JUN 15, 2013
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

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MadRobin (1876) - Silver Spring, USA - MAR 26, 2014
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

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
suurjuust (1003) - ESTONIA - NOV 24, 2012
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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yespr (30766) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dermi (625) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 1, 2012
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.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Finn (4032) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 11, 2013
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.

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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