larsga (6937) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 19, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Big beige head. Clear brown body with strong carbonation. Earthy
dusty rye aroma with sugary mineraly notes. Dryish roasty mineraly
taste with earthy notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft mouthfeel.
Dry-acidic earthy roasty bubblegum aftertaste with mineraly caramelly
mealy notes. Mealy flavour lingers. Interesting. It’s drinkable,
very different, but harmonic. The mealiness is really the biggest
issue. (0.5l bottle, from somewhere in Riga.)
lobs_ols (451) - LATVIA - OCT 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Opaque dark brown with a strong beige head. Roasted malt, bread, slight hint of sour. Maybe some nuts, not sure. Lovely bready-biscuity flavour with a balanced bitterness. Warming bitter and roasted malt finish. This is a mighty fine autumn beer.
ramboraffe (1532) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle. Hazy brown with tanned head. Smell is roasted malt and bitter hops. Taste is bitter hops and bread and roasted malt. Dry.
lyfre (4) - Lycksele, SWEDEN - MAY 3, 2014 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours nice and clear with about 1 finger of slightly brown foam. Color is dark brown with a tint of red. On the nose you get some caramel, bread, hazelnuts and slight vanilla. When you get it in your mouth it has a medium body and dry modest bitterness. You get a lot of bread and roasted malts flavors in the aftertaste. A nice bitter that would go well with some rustic food.
FatPhil (12189) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap (ALEhouse, Riga)
Messy mash, dirty but grainy aroma. Big malty body, a touch dusty, some husks. Simple but decent brown bitter.
Marduk (4780) - Reval, ESTONIA - JAN 17, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap. Hazy chestnut color. Small size, off-white head, stays. Not much of aroma, but caramel and sourness are detectable. Caramel, grains, toffee, mild minerals in taste. Nice roasty bitter aftertaste. It doesn’t feel fresh. Maybe slightly gone off.
Rune (10005) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 11, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Thanks to Elisabeth and Stefan for sharing this one, 500ml bottle airborne from Riga. Nice label design/artwork. Cloudy dark orange coloured body topped by a low grey head. Minimal lacing. Modest aroma of nuts, earth-like malts, mid-sweet. Brown malty flavours with a caramel scent supported by a touch of herbal hops. Yeasty hints to a malt-fruity ending – a bit jam like. Medium minus bodied. Alright, not more (session in Tromsø 09.01.2014).
adodo (168) - Riga, LATVIA - DEC 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice aroma though not very strong (caramel, bread). Brown with a white head. Medium bitterness but also slightly sweet and a little sour, very interesting and good combination. It is lively beer with long bitter (but not too strong) finish.
zenkis (747) - Ogre, LATVIA - DEC 12, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours unclear brown with soapy thick beige top, diminishing fast, no lasing.
Aroma- weak notes of malt, dark bread, a bit roast touch, almost none in intensity, pitty.
Taste is not sweet nore sour, only empty darker malt bitter. No long finish, medium body, min to light dry finish, watery to compote texture.
I’m indeed dissapointed cause for 2.5 euros I can get much better brews, this one is too nothing.
Vells (1241) - Rīga, Latvija, LATVIA - DEC 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice brown ale. Again. Nothing fancy, but OK balanced, decent brew. Quite malty, caramel malty, nutty with decent hops for balance, bit fruity. Sweetish with bittersweet bit dry finish. Lingering light sour, but not as defect. Could grab theese to enjoy ice hockey evening with good quality not expensive brew