Vells (824) - Riga, LATVIA - MAY 3, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Clear deep ruby with thin off white head. Minimal lacing.
Aroma.. malty sugar, bread, not much of it.
Sweetish and quite sour. That sour makes difference from ilgezeem Porteris. Not in good meaning thou
zenkis (624) - Ogre, LATVIA - FEB 8, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours copper reddish with creamy small cap. Aroma of semisweet, sour malt, rye malt mostly - like rye bread. Taste is sweetish-sour, think cause of ascorbic acid, sugary aftertaste. Flavor overall is too sour to me but could be refreshing drink during hot time. Middle body, slick-watery mouthfeel.
FatPhil (9810) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 9, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
1L bottle (Ilgezeem Market Stall, Riga)
Rich aroma, sweet and rye malty, but also mushroomy. Sour bite to the palate. Sweet, but fazzy carbonation too. Dark. Simple rye malty body, a touch sugary. Blurring the line between fizzy pop and traditional kvass. Lemony and buttery retronasals, some raisins, a little yeasty. Good refreshing kvass, even when relatively warm.