fonefan (31813) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ Alaus Stacija, Riga, Latvia.
Clear medium yellow orange colour with a small average, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, white to off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, hay, straw, butter. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter with a long duration, malty, sweet malt, dry, hoppy. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. 
omhper (18355) - 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.
TBone (11326) - 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.
FatPhil (8108) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 2, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2012 Tap (Brewery Olleklubi) (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: 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.
larsga (5814) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 1, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Medium offwhite lasting head. Hazy yellow body with light carbonation. Minty resiny aroma with freshly cut wood notes. Dryish resiny minty taste with spicy notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, mealy mouthfeel. Dryish mealy fruity spearmint aftertaste with mealy notes. Weird. More like toothpaste than beer. (0.3l draft S. Brevinga, Riga. Accidentally also rated from Alus Stacija, Riga, with exact same scores.)
Camons (4520) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAR 6, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle @ Porins, Liepaja. Pours golden with a white head. Aroma of malt, little grain, sugar, little sweet apples. Flavor is sweet with malt, grain, corn, wet paper, sugar. Medium body, overly carbonated. 060313
SaintMatty (4281) - 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.
mjs (4014) - 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.
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.
visionthing (2098) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 17, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2013 40cl on tap as "Hansa Eerste". Almost clear golden to orange with a white head. Sweet and malty with notes of honey, yeast and grain. Light to medium body with a slightly fizzy feel. Sweet and malty with a pleasant bitterness in the finish. Quite drinkable and refreshing.