lobs_ols (391) - LATVIA - JUL 20, 2015
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Clear gold, medium white head. LIght malty aroma. Slightly obnoxious malty sweetness with some noble hop hints. Finishes watery. Meh.
martjoobolut (1561) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 4, 2015
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from some randome place at Őllesummer. Pours golden with whiteish head. The head doesn’t stay. Aroma is sweet, buttery, malty, grainy. Flavor is buttery, sweet, malt, grains. Overall: not good.
jjsint (1391) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Bambalyne, Lithuania. Dark gold, almost copper. Looks quite flat. Odd but not objectionable aroma: grass/hay, some metal, a bit vegetal. The taste is rather nice: sweet without being cloying with a sharp spicy (cinnamon/clove/chilli) feel as the end. Short to medium finish. Not overly carbonated, but there’s enough to give the beer’s otherwise oily body a decent feel. Sufficiently enjoyable.
zvikar (4006) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - MAY 10, 2015
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Max’s place. Thanks Stas. Pours yellow with a medium head, aroma of ripe fruits, bubblegum, flavor of fruits and bubblegum, light bodied.
Brandman (2417) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 6, 2015
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Golden body, white head. Aroma has some toasty maltiness, some sweetness. Flavour is malts and earthly hops. Nothing special.
DSG (8423) - Tel Aviv, - JAN 27, 2015
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Max’s place. Thanks Stas. Clear golden with a white head. Aroma of vegetables and cardboard. Sweet flavor with honey, vegetables, a cardboard hint and a slightly drier finish. Light-bodied. Quite unpleasant.
Senka (902) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 3, 2015
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
An easy going beer. Fresh and with a very good drinkability. Gently hoppy, light-medium bodied, with a medium carbonation. A good lager to drink after/during sauna.
Zarkam (532) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 7, 2014
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
500ml bottle, gold colour fizzy mostly vanishing yellowish white head, fair lacing. Moderately malty aroma of bisquit and grain with light floral hops and a hint of diacetyl. Taste is initally slightly sweet and acidic, turning into a short lightly bitter finish with an astringent feel. Medium body, slick mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Drinkable if one dimensional lager, a bit like certain German helles beers.
Vells (1000) - Riga, LATVIA - MAR 2, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Another decent brew for hot summer day. Malty/grainy, bready with decent hops, some fruitiness. Light sweet with fair bitterness, bit too carbonated for me. Decent but nothing fancy here
rosenbergh (8548) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 1, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
330 ml bottle. L99292. BB 23/06/14. From Lithuania. Ačiū Tautvydas!
Clear golden colour with a tiny white head.
Sweet malty aroma with hay, diacetyl and faint notes of grassy hops.
The flavour is dry malt, play-dough sweetness, mild hops and earthy notes. Some Heller Bock qualities here.