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

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RATINGS: 41   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.


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 (9152) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
thirstyrabbit (1074) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 3, 2012
"Piebalgas Nef." (5,7%) from keg to PET bottle. Semi clear golden body, medium to small head. Fresh malty aroma with some sharpness. It has a bold malty palate but the alcohol taste is very evident, which makes it not so enjoyable.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
joergen (20569) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 4, 2006
Bottle. Clear golden coloured with a white head. Aroma of malts and fruits. Flavour of malts, caramel, fruits and hops.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Emil (6066) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2006
Bottle. Golden colour with a big white head. Malty aroma and a sweet malty taste. Medium body with a light dry finish. boring.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
visionthing (2604) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 15, 2013
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)

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
oh6gdx (20239) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 17, 2005
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.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Sigmund (4948) - Tau, NORWAY - AUG 2, 2007
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.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
SaintMatty (5096) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 30, 2009
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,

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
dnoaksson (653) - , SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2011
Mycket har nog inte sagts om Piebalga Alus, troligen för att det kräver en Nobelprisvinnande poet för att få ned upplevelsen på papper. Ölet är som en tapet man sett varje dag de senaste tjugo åren: en blind fläck i den del av hjärnan som registrerar och handlägger sinnesintryck.


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