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


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RATINGS: 96   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.13/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
ramboraffe (1723) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 4, 2014
On tap. Clear golden with white head. Smell is sweet lager yeast. Taste is watery with low bitterness. Some malty swertness.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BlackHaddock (5756) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2014
Half-litre bottle found in Boston, Lincolnshire and consumed in my back garden on 1st June 2014, some 28 days before it’s BBD. I had been cutting the lawns and washing the car, so I thought I would reward myself with a lager: this is that lager. Typical lager/pilsner look, golden, bright, clean and clear, on top the usual white head, this one hung around a while, unlike most it this style/type and class. Grainy and semi-sweet in both the nose and taste. Refreshing and thirst quenching, again like most in this type of beer. Nothing wrong with it, nothing to set it apart from thousands like it around the world either. In short, a bog standard, if a little on the sweet side ’mass produced lager’.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
zenkis (747) - Ogre, LATVIA - MAY 12, 2014
Pours very pale yellow with soapy little white top diminishing fast. Aroma - rubbery hoppy and awful grainy like those left from the mash after a few days. Oh, Cēsu alus, those grains usually goes to cattle. Also a bit flowery and grassy off-aroma. Taste - nasty hops bitter with light sweet, pale malt. Palate - light to medium bodied, a bit dry, floury finish. Bad experience.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
mandaritto (165) - LATVIA - MAY 9, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2016 Economic, cheap beer. Aroma clear pale malts, a hardly unbalanced taste and aftertaste, dry aftertaste. Carbonation overwhelm taste. Not so bad, but nothing special at all

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
Vighals (2714) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - APR 12, 2014
Gul klar i fargen med minimalt hvitt skum. Metallisk, papir, malt og kornlukt. Lite smak, noe søt malt, noe bitterhet i ettersmaken, medium kullsyre.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cunningham (6557) - Halden, NORWAY - MAR 2, 2014
Appearance: Clear golden color with a white head. Ok lacing.
Aroma: Mild caramel malty and light fruity.
Palate: Medium body. Tad sweet and a moderate bitterness. Average carbonation.
Taste: Plain pilsner malty and mild hoppy.
Overall impression: Decent pale lager.
Personal stats: Can from Roberth.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Finn (6091) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 18, 2014
Fra kran i hotellbaren på Tallink Hotell, Riga 9 Okt 13. Gyldenbrun. Lavt skum. Svak maltaroma. Lite kullsyre. Smaken svakt maltpreget. Litt søt. Standard makrolager.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (4772) - 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 (10677) - 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 (555) - 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.

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