Vells (885) - Riga, - NOV 16, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2014 Deep copper with white to beige head.
Aroma.. not intense malty, light caramel, bit fruity
Sweet with sour bitter finish. Sourness is not very pleasant this time.
Decent beer, thou sourness even metallic touch in finish spoils the pleasure
ectuohy27 (687) - ESTONIA - OCT 2, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Quality, with a nice layered mouthfeel and slight honey notes with a bit of caramel and malt, but unfortunately weighed down with a nearly sandpaper-sharp hop finish; not enjoyable
visionthing (3284) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 12, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
50cl bottle from Riga Airport. Pours clear mahagoni with a small, off-white head. Aroma of caramel and malt with some roasty and earthy notes and a hint of alcohol. Sweet, caramelly and mild malty with a hint of bitterness. Medium body with fairly average carbonation. Quite okay, but boring and a bit too much on the sweet side for my taste.
HoppyBudgie (812) - SOLA, NORWAY - JUL 29, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark amber color with white head. Malty aroma. Sweet malty taste with a hint of smoked malt. A nice beer to sample.
Marduk (3528) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Dark brown color. Small off-white head, stays. Honey, sweet, butter, malty and bready aroma. Hops, mild caramel, malty, chocolate and peppermint in flavor. Honey and chocolate in aftertaste. Juicy mouthfeel. Quite nice.
larsga (6500) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Big brown lasting head. Clear deep brown body with light carbonation. Light roasty earthy caramelly aroma with spicy minty herbal notes. Dry-sweet earthy minty musty taste with grainy compost notes. Mid-bodied. Sharpish fizzy mouthfeel. Dryish minty caramelly earthy aftertaste with roasty dusty wooden notes. Interesting and unusual, but a bit musty and earthy. (0.3l draft at Citi Laiki, Riga.)
rockonbeerblog (15) - DENMARK - JAN 12, 2013
1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
My Latvian roomate brought this home as part of a tour of Latvian beers. Pours a dark caramel color, no head. Smell is cloyingly sweet. The taste follows suit with an almost undrinkable sweetness. Not the best introduction to Latvian beer.
deanso (6206) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 18, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at citi tlaiki , riga.
Thick creamy off white head. Clear deep amber pour. ? A little sour
thorongil2 (1492) - , Ontario, CANADA - AUG 15, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(bottle) clear reddish brown colour with medium tall brownish head, aromas of caramel, mostly sweet flavour with long light bitter finish
omhper (20560) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 13, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled, from Stockmann, Riga. Clear brownish amber, small head. Buttery nose. Sweet with some cellar and caramel. Medium bodied with rounded mouthfeel. Lots of cellar, some iron in a finish with low bitterness.