larsga (6177) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 28, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Small white head. Clear yellow body with carbonation. Mealy herbal aroma with grassy mealy notes. Dry-sweet herbal grassy taste with spicy notes. Mid-bodied. Sharpish, coarseish mouthfeel. Dryish herbal fruity aftertaste with spicy earthy grassy notes. Not bad, but a little boring. (0.3l draft at Citi Laiki, Riga.)
KnutAlbert (6067) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 27, 2008
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Rather sweet brew, lots of soft fruit and flowers.
Boiled veg - carrots, califlower.
Not the first beer to seek out in Latvia!
Emil (6066) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2006
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Golden colour with a big white head. Malty aroma and a sweet malty taste. Medium body with a light dry finish. boring.
SaintMatty (5176) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 30, 2009
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
500ml Bottle - Golden coloured with a small white head. Malty and slightly hoppy aroma with a hint of citrus. Bitter and fruity taste with malt and hints of lemon,
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 6, 2006
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
yellow colour with white head. Malty, grainy sweet aroma with some fruity notes. Malty, light fruity flavor with notes of hay. Hoppy and dry finish.
Sigmund (5007) - Tau, NORWAY - AUG 2, 2007
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
500 ml bottle, bought in Riga, as "Piebalgas Alus Piebalga". ABV is 5.6%. This is a "gaisais alus" (= pale beer). Unpasteurised. Pale golden colour, large and lasting white head. Sweetish malty and slightly fruity aroma, hints of honey. Sweet malty flavour, too sweet for a pale lager. Notes of honey. Alcohol is noticeable. Some hops in the finish. Unusual lager, but not undrinkable.
Nekronos (3633) - Xalapa, MEXICO - FEB 3, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice, a little crafty, very good to drink and sweet. NOt remorse and nice features.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 18, 2011
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
On keg in Riga. Pours a blonde colour with a thick white head. Aroma of bready yeast and barley with metallic notes. Flavour of bready yeast, caramel, grassy hops and barley. A mild bitter finish with moderate carbonation and a light CO2 prickle. Not great.
olsvammel (3027) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JUL 29, 2009
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
It poured a clear golden liquid with a small foam that left some lacing. It didn’t have any odor at all. Tasted like a cheap kind of sparkled water.
visionthing (2668) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 15, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: APR 16, 2014 Better fresh on tap, quite decent lager.
50cl bottle from Riga Airport. Pours clear golden with a white head. Weak malty aroma with notes of herbs, grass and alcohol. Medium sweet with a herbal bitterness. Slightly unpleasant and not far from the usual pale lagers, but slightly more flavour and bitterness, and more alcohol. Not my cup of tea. (3-3-4-3-8)