Vells (1061) - Rīga, LATVIA, LATVIA - AUG 11, 2015
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Quite muddy, nice maltiness, bit toasty, intense bready with honey notes, raisins. Moderate sweet, quite light sweetness for kvass, bit sourish, but not unpleasant. Nice
jonas (6141) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - AUG 8, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at Berliner Biermeile. Berliner Biermeile.
Honey nose, light smoke.
Dark red amber
Sweet, straw and smoke, restrained junipers. A bit on the sweet side.
Marduk (4087) - Reval, ESTONIA - OCT 21, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
1,5L PET bottle. Hazy dark brown color. Brief bubbly brown head, stays as a ring. Burnt bread, sweet, touch of plastic in aroma. Bready roast, sweet, caramel in taste. Sweet body. Sweet and hint of cumin in aftertaste. Bit too sweet for real enjoyment.
FatPhil (11008) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 7, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap (Riga Market)
6 Sweet fruity caramel aroma, toffee, raisins.
3 Rich brown, but looks a bit like a muddy puddle. No significant head.
6 Fruity, pleanty of apple sharpness, and remarkably little in the way of raisins compared to most latter-day kvasses.
3 Refreshing palate. Crisp through sharpness rather than carbonation. Finish has loads of apple pie.
13 Very tasty fresh kvass, though still pretty sweet too, but I can forgive that.