ectuohy27 (943) - - JAN 25, 2013
2.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Never a smart idea to drink anything unpasteurized with a "best before" date of 5 weeks ago, but I did, and...other than the dirty-socks aroma, it’s actually not too bad. Wouldn’t really put it in the PL category actually, has no adjuncts and some more serious malt. Would like to try a fresher version for sure
ccubaka (28) - LATVIA - DEC 18, 2015
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Brewery is quite new,but beer is good. It has specific taste, with hops and malts. Quite refreshing and overall good Latvian lager.
Hermod (5455) - Vantaa, FINLAND - AUG 30, 2015
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draught@ Brewery Řlleklubi as "Hansa Eerste Velvet". Had this on 29.8.2015. Poured amber in color with a quickly disappearing white head. Aroma was malts, some vegetable like notes and cereals. Flavor had the same things going on, vegetables, grains and sweetness. Low bitterness. Very generic.
djoeye (3074) - Tromsř, NORWAY - JUL 30, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Look; huge off white head and clear golden body. Aroma; pale sweet malts, caramel, grains, bread. Taste; mild caramel malts, sweet bread, soft faint hops, buns - leading to a sweet finish. A bit thin texture, modest carbonation. No off-tastes, easy pale lager. [50cl brown bottle 4.6%abv BB01-09-2015 T@Ferie2015]
martjoobolut (2517) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 18, 2015
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours golden with whiteish head. The head doesn’t stay. Aroma is sweet, grainy, malt, diacetyl. Flavor follows the nose. Finish has some bitternss. Overall: not good.
rosenbergh (9673) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 23, 2014
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
500 ml bottle. BB 23/08/14. (Rimi) Bauska, Latvia.
Clear golden colour with a small white head.
Vegetables, honey sweetness, malt and some bitterness in the aroma.
The flavour is boiled vegetables, honey sweetness, malt and a touch of bitterness. Fizzy. Blah.
lobs_ols (452) - LATVIA - AUG 3, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark gold on the eye. Weak white head, almost no aroma. Malty with a hint of bitterness - overall sweet. Hoppy finish. Ok lager, good for the summer.
mandaritto (161) - LATVIA - JUN 28, 2014
1.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2014 Golden with white head. Malty, watery beer with too much carbonation which isn’t good for light pale lager type beer. Not bad, but nothing special.
Discore (68) - - MAY 31, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, clear, deep golden, minimal head. Lightly bittersweet. Grain/barley aroma Medium carbination, thin, slightly oily texture. Overall rather drinkable lager, refreshing at a proper temperature.
MadRobin (2659) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - MAR 26, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap (nitro?) at Brewery Õlleklubi in Tallinn, Estonia where it was listed as "Old Town Velvet" on the English menu and Hansa Eerste Velvet" on the Estonian menu. I believe that the "Velvet" was added to indicate that the beer was on nitro. Brewery Õlleklubi tries to look like a brewery, but its house beers are mostly rebranded Latvian beers.
Clear, straw with a near off-white head and excellent lacing.
Aroma of grain and light floral hops.
Taste of caramel, light floral hops and grain.
Medium body and medium/low carbonization.
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Brainiac (216) - Riga, LATVIA - JUL 4, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
on tap. Very fresh yeasty aroma. Some mayor malt and bitter on tongue. Medium body and great amber color. Short aftertaste, good balance.