larsga (7313) - 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.)
SaintMatty (6853) - 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,
Sigmund (6746) - 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.
KnutAlbert (6713) - 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!
Marduk (6436) - Reval, ESTONIA - JUL 27, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draught (5,7% abv Nefiltrets). Clear deep amber color. Small white head, disappears quickly. Malty, yeast in aroma. Sweet, bitter taste. I can feel alcohol in it so its not that great.
olsvammel (6293) - 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.
Emil (6065) - 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.
ThomasE (5174) - 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.
visionthing (4831) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - 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)
Kavu (4187) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 3, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A small taste from a friend in Lithuania. Pours clear golden with a high head. Aroma is malts. Flavor is slightly stale and bitter malts with some alcohol and hops. Decent.