sleiyah (1) - ESTONIA - SEP 27, 2012 does not count
0.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
No aroma, eerie appearance, no aftertaste, disappointed in overall palate. Made on Jüri, Estonia
clockfix (1) - LATVIA - SEP 15, 2012 does not count
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
Taste like cheep bear. I did’t like it. I never again bay this bear. Smel is so bad...
omhper (21886) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 5, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at Alaus Stacija, Riga. Clear deep golden creamy head. Restrained hops in a sweet malt aroma. Faint notes of bubblegum and butter. Light bodied, mid dry with saltier bitter finish. Quite nice.
Marduk (4500) - Reval, ESTONIA - JUL 27, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught. Hazy golden color. Small head, stays. Sweet, spicy, cloves, malty aroma. Watery, mild sweet, honeish flavor. Mild honey in aftertaste.
Earlier Rating: 4/27/2012 Total Score: 2.3
Tap @Brewery őlleklubi. Soggy light brown color. Hay, grainy, old grass aroma. Oily, grassy, watery, sour-bitter texture. Over medium carbonation. Nothing special.
mjs (5614) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 4, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
(Draught at Brewery Ôlleklubi, 20120704) The beer poured deep golden and quite hazy. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had malts and sweetness. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were sweetness, grass, malts and bitterness. Aftertaste was sweet and bitter. A harsh beer with excessive sweetness put on top of everything.
TBone (14783) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 6, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hazy orange color, no head. Cereals, grainy, a bit sweetish aroma. Light to medium bodied. Grainy, sweet malty, unfermented sugars. Lively carbonation. Very typical "mass brewpub" beer. I am not impressed.
Earlier Rating: 1/28/2005 Total Score: 2.2
Golden color, small creamy off-white head. Hoppy (Saaz?) nose, only slightly skunked. Some grassy hops in the flavor. malty finish. Not really hoppy enough to be a pilsener, but quite different to the most of other Latvian "gaisais" I have sampled.
suurjuust (2039) - ESTONIA - APR 3, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pale foggy golden amber, small head. Nose is malt, honey, hints of fudge.
Mouthfeel is smooth, subtle carbonation. Malty, sweet, taste with some hops in the finish. Refreshing.
FatPhil (11818) - 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 (6132) - 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.