FatPhil (8548) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 2, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2014 Tap (Brewery Olleklubi) as dodgy fake name (5:4:6:3:11=2.9)
Almost wheatbeery, with it’s rich orange, and haze. tiny ring head. Sweet, almost corny, aroma. Similar in the mouth, perhaps a touch of honey. Fullish smooth palate, but quite harsh carbonation for a snowy night. Light graininess in the finish, just a hint of They seem to have at least temporarily cured the diacetyl disaster they were suffering from. Pretty drinkable, but as I’ve just eaten and drunk to my full, I found it hard to get something with this level of carbonation down.
Rerate: Tap (ditto) shared with TBone (6:3:5:2:10=2.7)
Sweet and corny. Fizzy, too harsh. Needs swirling a lot. Then the corniness resembles grains more. These beers all still need work, clearly.
Earlier Rating as "Rezeknes Gaisais": 5/13/2011 Total Score: 2.8
Tap (S. Brevinga Alus/Viski, Riga) - 4.6% 2010- version. Not entirely sure it’s the Gaisais
5+ Sweet treacly aroma, Anna gets some ginger.
4 Hazy reddy orange. Settles to a small head after a big frothy pour.
5 Very latvian. A touch lactic, but very full of a simple grainy taste.
3 Pleasant mouthfeel. Finish has a new taste for me - the raw, freshly steeped malt grains.
11 Super easy to drink lager, maybe a bit sweet, but it goes down so easily.
Rerate: Tap (Folks Klubs, Riga) as "Rezenkes Gords Ols" apparently at 4.6% not sure this is the right place for the review (6:3:6:3:12+=3.0+)
Nice deep reddy orange. Nice sweet dunkel, caramel forward. Easy drinker, but a bit thin for a dunkel.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 18, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On keg at S.Brevinga Alus, Riga. Pours a golden colour with a lacy white head. Aroma of musty caramel. Flavours of musty caramel and grassy hops. Mild bitterness and a little sweet to finish. Mild carbonation and CO2 prickle. Just OK.
SaintMatty (4656) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 17, 2011
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml Bottle (filled from a keg in a Miestins store in Riga) - Amber with a slight haze. Lemon, soap and bleach in the aroma, plus some hints of banana. Yeasty and fruity taste with notes of banana, lemon and peach.
jons402 (1) - LATVIA - MAY 16, 2011 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
this is my favorite beer. In sauna it has the best taste ;) Its not so strong beer.