ectuohy27 (798) - - 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
Hermod (4980) - 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 (2759) - 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 (1924) - 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 (9164) - 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 (448) - 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 (117) - 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 (2505) - Silver Spring, 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.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Brainiac (210) - 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.
larsga (6929) - 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.)