Marduk (1930) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 14, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
1 pint can. Slightly cloudy light brown color. Peppermint, caramel, toffee in aroma. Grainy, caramel, sugars, hops? in taste. Mild bitter aftertaste. I have no idea what this tries to be.
NORSAND (20) - - DEC 20, 2013
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
(Bottled in September 2012)
Appearance: Lovely golden copper colour, slightly cloudy. Small foam head which quickly recedes.
Nose: Some hops & fruitiness, then some yeast.
Taste & Palate: Fruity and slightly sour attack, medium light body, then some bitterness. Ends with a slightly dry and bitter but quite refreshing and fruity aftertaste, which is short to medium long.
Interesting and partly good 1+ year bottle aged unfiltered Baltic Pilsner (or perhaps Kellerbier is more precise) but not quite balanced - too acid/sour.
A beer for rich / fat food or alone on very hot summer days.
Rune (7227) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 2, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
568ml can, thanks to djoeye for sharing. Cloudy apricot coloured body, faint off-white head, fragile lacing. Slightly spiced fruity nose. Fruity taste with hints of ginger. Dried fruity endnotes. Soft in the mouth. Approved (Tromsø 28.11.2013).
djoeye (743) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 28, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Can abv 5.4% bought at Rimi Bauska LV.
Off-white dense head, persistent with lacings, on hazy amber body.
Scents; hops, fruit, apricot, spices and ginger.
Taste; sweet malts, hops, ginger, apricot and spices.
Round n nice to palate.
Ends sweet, bread, malts, good overall.
RateMeet w Rune 28Nov-2013
allmyvinyl (1803) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 22, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
568ml can from Beers of Europe. Pours hazy amber with initially a large white head, but this dies to a small one quickly. Aromas are grains, cereal, caramel and a bit dusty. More malt sweetness on the taste, and the merest hint of hops coming through to cleanse the palate. Lively carbonation, nearly but not quite cloying. Not bad.
Vinx (48) - ITALY - JUN 24, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Colore indefinito tra l’ambrato e il biondo, media carbonazione, schiuma effimera, aroma appena percettibile di lievito e alcol. Piuttosto acquosa ha un gusto tuttavia piacevole e rotondo con sentori di pane e frumento.
zenkis (485) - Ogre, LATVIA - MAY 22, 2013
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours pale amber with nice white silky-frothy foam, very nice rounded lacing. Aroma - mlat sweetness, pungent sweetness as well, reminds me of malt as in pilsener, a bit cardboard, I don’t feel hops. Taste - sour-sweet with mild bitter and dry finish, medium to long, light pungent, but alcohol in a pure way is not measured. Medium dodied, compoty texture. Finish is sour dominated, but would be better to be bitter. No more.
imdownthepub (9445) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tin, 1 pint, 568ml from Grosik Euro Store, Banbury. Hazy amber with white head. Sweet, malty beer with a fruity character, some strawberry perhaps. Perhaps a little thin but there is a definite beery note to it, even a bitterness. Not bad.
AndreasJaeger (505) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 7, 2013
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Amber i färgen, vitt skum. Doftar maltigt, lite söta toner av honung, hö och lite friskt av gräs. Smakar söt malt, honung gräs, bra bitterhet i slutet. Dock tycker jag inte om den.
n00bface (137) - Minneapolis, USA - JAN 11, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Maxima (Riga, Latvia)
Average head. Aroma is cheesy. Taste is very typical of the style. Very mild. Cheaper than a water here. Why not?
(Edited review 11/1/13: got this Cesu mixed up with another one.)