alex_alkis (326) - SWEDEN - AUG 13, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Even though it’s tasteless it’s quite refreshing and sweet. Drunk on tap i Riga, Latvia.
lobs_ols (155) - LATVIA - JUL 13, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light gold colour, head a bight weak & fizzy. Hardly any aroma - maybe some light grain and hop. Bitter with a malty hop finish. Preferred the old recipe, but still a solid lager.
visionthing (2969) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 10, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
On tap at Folkklubs Ala Pagrabs (the Folk Club ALA Basement), Riga. Clear golden with a white head. Slightly fruity aroma with notes of ripe pears, grains and some buttery notes. Doesn’t seem to be very fresh. Moderate to medium sweet with a rather mild bitterness. Drinkable, but hardly enjoyable.
RuneStumo (2240) - FØRRESFJORDEN, NORWAY - MAY 2, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
25.04.2014. on tap at the Egle, Riga. Golden yellow colour with white head. Aroma is grassy. Flavours of pale malts and grassy hops. Body is soft malty with a rather fresh and firm bitterness. Bitter aftertaste, This is actually a pretty good lager. I like that there is some good malts that ends with this very fresh grass and hay bittrer hoppyness.
Finn (4402) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 17, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Fra kran på Alehouse, Riga 8 Okt 13 i selskap med hyggelige kollegaer fra jobben. Gylden. Lavt tett skum. Mye kullsyre. Søt maltaroma med innslag av gress. Smaken er søtlig med et klart maltpreg. Svakt bitter mot slutten.
RihardsF (82) - LATVIA - JAN 17, 2014
2.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber with white head. Quite nice aroma with little hops. Taste is malty, and bitter with bitter finish. One of the best Latvian commercial lagers.
Discore (68) - - SEP 18, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear golden with medium white head. Average to low carbonation. Neutral to slightly sweet aroma (reminds me a bit of some flowers). Bittersweet taste, might become offputing in large quantities. Overall decent and drinkable beer.
ectuohy27 (627) - ESTONIA - JUN 10, 2013
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Ugh. Off-putting sweet-hop aroma, dry and astringent (yet watery) follow-through, sandpaper finish. theoretically better but I don’t see this as rising above the LV pack
zenkis (594) - Ogre, LATVIA - MAY 8, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours nice deep golden, sparkling with medium frothy white top. In aroma it is backbone sweetish malt, a bit rice, a bit metallic. Taste is more dominated by bitter with sweet malt profile. Palate - medium body, average carbonation, mild dry finish. Not bad brew, but from this brewer I prefer more hopped, more bitter beers with less sweetish in flavor. This seems not balanced enough.
larsga (6309) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Small white head. Clear yellow body. Light strawy oily aroma with herbal notes. Dry-sweet papery strawy taste with dusty herbal notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft mouthfeel. Dry grainy strawy aftertaste with sugary spicy herbal notes. Minty and earthy, too. Nice and drinkable. Bitter mealy finish lingers. (0.3l draft at Gauja, Riga.)