Brewed by Cesu Alus Daritava (Olvi)
Style: Pale Lager
Cesis, Latvia


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RATINGS: 79   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.14   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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The history of Cesu beer can be traced back to the thirteenth century when a beer brewery was founded right in Cesu castle. The chronicles of the year 1590 present evidence for the popularity of the particular beer brewery at the time. Due to the new factory in Cesis the new beer corresponds to nowadays demands while preserving the flavour of natural beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (3994) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2013
Bottle. Classy engraved bottle. Clear yellow and dry with a sweet finish. Far better than I had expected. Worth trying but don’t go out of your way to find it.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Rune (8065) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 2, 2013
Can, 500ml, shared by Gaute. Late straw coloured body. White foamy head, dotted spots on the glass. Pale malty aroma. Flavours of grain mixed with dry lime. Rather sweet ending. Fizzy carbonated. Mealy on the swallow. Dull, drain pour (Tromsø 28.11.2013).

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
7stern (388) - Bromma, SWEDEN - DEC 1, 2013
Label Solna Lager at SB. Light yellow with medium head. Malty aroma. Sweet taste, low bitterness. Typical east european lager.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
djoeye (1512) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 28, 2013
A can bought at Rimi Bauska LV. Low white head, some spots and fields, pale golden body. Scents of hops, grass, malts, pale malts. Taste; malts, grass, candy. Palate mild, a bit mealy. Ends with bread, grains, sweet malts, Okay and drinkable. RateMeet w Rune 28Nov-2013

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
wimpyjoe (3918) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2013
First had this in Riga many years ago. Found a bottle in Wakefield recently. Slightly skunky but it is in a green bottle in the UK so not protected from harmful light. Slightly sweet in character and typically Eastern European in lager style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Discore (68) - - OCT 1, 2013
Canned. Quickly dissipating white head. Pours clear light golden. Medium carbonation. Slightly sweet and bitter with a weird aftertaste. Aroma - white bread and something sweet, yet slightly pleasent and neutral. In summary - watery flavourless pale lager.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
SamTheBarrel (452) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - SEP 16, 2013
Beautiful 500 ml bottle labelled "75 Solna Lager", bought from Systembolaget. Pours clear light golden with a medium sized white head. Aroma of white bread and hay. Taste of white bread, corn and honey. Slightly sweet and bitter, medium carbonation and a light body. An okay pale lager, nothing out of the ordinary.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
imdownthepub (10297) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2013
Tinned, 500ml from Grosik Euro Supermarket, Banbury. Pale gold with fizzed head. Highly carbonated beer, wet cardboard note, quite grainy and sweet. The sweetness lingers through the beer along with a corn like flavour, but a sweetish lemon note did come through. A fairly typical East European Pale.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
skelo (35) - Kaunas, LITHUANIA - JUL 7, 2013
0.5 can bought at supermarket in Latvia. Not interesting and forgettable lager. Cesu Alus brewery made interesting beer cans (i collect beer cans and labels). So it’s the only reason why sometimes i buy this beer - for new can. No other reason and not recommend.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
visionthing (2748) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 5, 2013
50cl can from Riga Airport. Pours pale golden with a short lived white head. Lightly fruity and grainy aroma with notes of cooked vegetables and hints of hops in the background. Medium sweet with a very light bitterness in the finish. Just another watery and pretty flavourless pale lager. Drinkable enough and refreshing under the right circumstances.

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