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Brewed by SIA Piebalgas Alus
Style: Pale Lager
Jaunpiebalga, Latvia

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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 2.69/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.7   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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Zeltains gaišais alus. Runasvīru dzēriens ar tipisku iesala garšu, apiņu rūgtumu un aromātu.


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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Discore (56) - - FEB 23, 2014
Bottle to glass. Golden, clear, medium white head. Neutral hop aroma, slight hint of butter and yeast. Taste - sweet, but since it’s a bit watery, the sweetness is just the right amount. Medium carbonation. Thin body, but with a lasting and pleasant finish. Underrated enjoyable pale lager.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MiP (13046) - Sřnderborg, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2008
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.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Oakrock (99) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 10, 2013
Interesting Beer and extra plus for traditional Taste. I Would Say it has a Taste of So called soviet beers. Sweet, coriander (rubber) and basement. Taste trip back to 70’s with modern purity and freshness.

2.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fittibaldi (2) - - MAY 3, 2012 does not count
hazy, minimal head, orange, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation,

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2012

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. [20120729]

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dorqui (2056) - Brescia, ITALY - OCT 15, 2010
Draught at Citi Laiki (Riga).
Golden yellow color, medium head, nice bubbly aspect. Light notes of malty, dried grassy, wheat. Little watery taste, not much crisp and with a light bitter content.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Vells (542) - LATVIA - DEC 16, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2013 Hazy golden with medium head, lasting OK. Aroma.. Dominating hops, some alcohol and light notes of citrus. Grassy Quite bitter all the way with dry bitter finish. Quite OK beer thou its too expensive for quite OK

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
larsga (5962) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 28, 2013
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.)

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
RihardsF (81) - LATVIA - JAN 8, 2014
Pours amber light, crystal clear, with white foam. Aroma of hops. Taste is bitter from hops a bit floral, then some sweetness of malts are noticeable and in the aftertaste also some bite of hops. Quite thin body. Nice lager, thou a bit over carbonated.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
FatPhil (8595) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 30, 2007
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.


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