fonefan (34595) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught @ Alaus Stacija, Riga, Latvia.
[ As Piebalgas Alus Nefiltrets ].
ABV: 5.7%. Light unclear medium yellow orange yellow colour with a average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, white to off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, grain, toasted, butter, butterscotch. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, buttery, sweet malt, malt bitter, grassy, metalic notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. 
joergen (20640) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 4, 2006
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear golden coloured with a white head.
Aroma of malts and fruits.
Flavour of malts, caramel, fruits and hops.
oh6gdx (20274) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 17, 2005
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled. Golden colour, huge white creamy head. Strong hoppy and alcoholic nose with a weak lemony note along. Flavour is hoppy, toffeeish and a bit hayish. Hints of honey and alcohol too.
omhper (19308) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 5, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at Alaus Stacija, Riga. (as Piebalgas Nefiltrets, 5.7%) Hazy golden, creamy head. Aroma of sweet malt with slight notes of butter and jelly. Sweet and solid bodied with firm, well rounded mouthfeel. Sugar and salt before a spicy bitterish finish.
madmitch76 (14711) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
1st June 2006
Warning! Early amateur rating! Full bodied lager with a strength of taste you would associate with a much stronger lager. Slighty bitter finish. Alright.
MiP (13573) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, 5.6%. Weak grassy hop aroma. Clear dark golden colour. Stable white head. The flavour does have some OK grassy hops, but it is also a little rough. Good mouthfeel.
faroeviking (10291) - FAROE ISLANDS - JAN 31, 2008
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
"Piebalgas Gasais". Bottle. Pours a clear amber colour with a big short lasting white head. Aroma of toasted malt and some hops. Sweet flavour with toasted malt, caramel and a soft bitter hoppiness.
rlgk (10254) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - MAR 9, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pale golden color, quite nice white head. Grassy aroma, hay and some spices. Hoppy grassy flavor with some metal and some bread and toffee. Balanced bitter finish.
FatPhil (9260) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 30, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2014 Tap (Alus Arsenals, Riga) (6:4:6:4:12=3.2)
Milky grains, plenty in aroma, but tons in the taste. So milky and soft. Has an interesting quirk as you swallow, but it’s Piebalgas, you expect some quirks. I think this is what the brewer intended, so putting more weight behind this rating.
Rerate of: 500ml bottle (3:2:3:2:5=1.5)
Mid yellow, thin head. Slightly light mushroomy aroma, but not much. Passable mouthfeel, gives an early warning that there’s a pungent hoppiness and some maltiness. When swallowed, it leaves something somewhere between iffy and dodgy in your mouth, hard to describe where on that spectrum it lies. Some aspects aren’t a complete disaster, it’s definitely made from ingredients that make beer. And dead rats. Finish alas takes some of the more unpleasant aspects of the taste, and punishes you even more. I’m left with rubber or plastic, and grass.
rerate of Draught (?, Kuldiga) (3-2-1-1-2=0.9)
Light gold, thin head. Pungent aroma. Outrageous taste - bitter and super-nasty. John liked it, and it wasn’t off. Just horrid. Fishy. Metallic.
JoeMcPhee (8357) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 20, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Pale golden pour, the aroma is moderately sweet. A simple sort of pale malt aroma with a little bit of light zesty character and some light floral character. A pretty nice, fresh tasty lager. A little bit of lingering zestiness on the finish.