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

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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 2.53/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.58   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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Gaišs alus ar izteiktu apiņu rūgtumu un patīkamu iesala aromātu ikdienas baudīšanai un slāpju remdēšanai.


1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
omhper (19378) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 20, 2002
Golden coloured with rich head. Grassy aroma. Light bodied, rather sweet, somewhat fruity.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (12612) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 2, 2004
Light gold colour with a lively sparkle and rich head. Rich hoppy aroma (fruity, earthy) with scattered yeast notes. Sweet, very clean pale malt notes intermingle with fruity, earthy hop. Great idea, but the flavour is too light! Needs about 10-15 IBUs more to be relevant.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
TBone (12547) - Pori, FINLAND - JAN 28, 2005
Bottled (BB 03/2005)
Golden color, good white head. Sweet malty and bready nose. Medium-bodied, malty with hints of diacetyl. Malty-bready aftertaste. Typical East European lager.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
argo0 (11535) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 23, 2003
Clear light golden body with a big and rocky white head. Aroma is Germanic and grassy hoppy, with some lemon as well. Taste is mild up front, bland even. Midway, some floral qualities show up, along with hint of lemon. Finish is a near disappearance of flavor.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
faroeviking (10289) - FAROE ISLANDS - FEB 2, 2008
Bottle. Pours a golden colour with a medium short lasting white head. Aroma of grains and malt. Thin mouthfeel. The flavour is a bit sweet with malt, grains and some bitter hops.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Lubiere (9999) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 17, 2008
A hazy golden lager with a thick white head. In aroma, a stricking maple water aroma, woody, a bit of corn. In mouth, a crisp malt with sweet light vanilla, a bit cloying, with definite cardboard notes, signs of oxidation. Tasted Jan. 2007.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
FatPhil (9359) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 5, 2010
Keg (Riga Beer Festival 2010)
5 Initially almost nothing, as the keggy head smothered all the aroma. Getting close, there was some dusty hops, and perhaps some ginger. As it warms, there are lots of herby grassy hops
3 Rich gold, large light white head.
5 A full grassy and herby hoppy body. Packed full of grains, but also other vegetable matter too. Quite bizarre, but very much Piebalgas.
3+ Soft palate, decent carbonations. Finish very hoppy - a touch papery, but green too. Vegetal in places too.
9 A well crafted and interesting beer, but not to my taste so much. Anna adds "Only a little bit shit in the taste".

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KnutAlbert (6100) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 27, 2008
Bottle in Riga. A whiff of boiled veg her, but the beer is certainly not bad - cereals with grassy hops in the finish. Very decent for a lager of this strength!

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 26, 2008
Bottle. I am thinking this has to be a new country. Pale lager, white lacing. Simple malt sweetness and breadiness. A light floral hop finish.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sigmund (5119) - Tau, NORWAY - AUG 5, 2007
500 ml bottle, bought in Riga. ABV is 4.6%. Is this beer possibly named after the notorious liar Baron von Münchausen? Pale golden colour, large and lasting head. Fairly malty sweetish aroma with notes of butterscotch and honey. The flavour is also quite sweet - too sweet for a pale lager, but reasonably malty with slightly metallic hops in the finish. Drinkable, but to call it a GREAT beer would be a lie, worthy of Baron von Münchausen!


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