Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 16, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours gold with a thin white head. Smells appley and skunky with some corn. Tastes sweet and sticky with some perfumy hints on the finish.
Finn (6291) - TromsÝ, NORWAY - AUG 6, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Flaske 500ml spandert av djoeye. Delt med ham og Rune pŚ Nerstranda 5 Aug 14. Lys gyldenbrungul. HÝyt kritthvitt luftig skum som varer. Litt lacing. God maltaroma med litt humle. Smaken er brÝd & karamell balansert med en anelse humle i avslutninga. Av de bedre fra den kanten.
djoeye (3835) - TromsÝ, NORWAY - AUG 5, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
äis alus nāk ar lielu gandrīz balta galvas un dziļi salmu zelta ķermeni. Caramel, toffee, honey, plums, bread, faint air of hops to the nose. Caramel, sweet bread, toffee, butterscotch, grains, faint hops to the tongue.
Balance and body alright. Finishes with bread and some hops. Better than pale lager, more as premium.
[B@Rimi Bauskas Latvijas : RatingSession@Finns. 50cl. br. btl. 5.4%abv. į. BB20.08.14]
suurjuust (2917) - ESTONIA - AUG 17, 2012
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pale golden, white soapy head. Nose is bready malts with some weak spicy-citric notes and vague cardboard. Taste is fairly malty and finishes with grassy, slightly citric hop bitterness. Texture is on the thin side, thin to medium body, discreet carbonation. Nothing overly special, but a pretty good quaffer.
Vells (1608) - RÓga, Latvija, LATVIA - DEC 16, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear deep golden with medium size white head.
Aroma.. Most hoppy brew from Tērvete. Grass, bit malty. Bread, some citrus
From bit sweet to dominating bitterness, thou not too pushy and harsh.
Overall.. Not very exceptional, but nice quality drinking beer for "everyday situation"
Alusmamuts (1576) - LATVIA - APR 23, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light amber with medium white head. Malty aroma. Quite strong bitterness one the good malty background. Medium carbonated. Remarkable bitter aftertaste with some sweet malty touch.
estpiwo (1319) - ESTONIA - DEC 15, 2008
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark golden color. Sweet fruity aroma. Flavor is little bit sweet at the beginning, but immediately I can feel hops. Originalais is more hoppy than other Tervete brews. Good.
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - JAN 14, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
my opportunity to sample this beer is a monument of good intentions over beer-nerd sophistication: this came to me as part of the "great latvian beer airlift of 2007" (my partner went on vacation there-- donít ask me why. sniff).
i know as much about latvia as i do about curing constipation in geriatric gerbils-- or the dark side of saturnís moons. not that any such knowledge is greatly requisite in simply rating a beer; i just donít want to endorse a beer if they use slave labor or anything unsavory like that over there; i mean, for all i know, they get their brewing water from the same treatment plant that services the nuclear reactor.
barring those considerations, i found a beer that immediately wanted to learn my language and adapt to itís host country. "whissssst" it sang out when i popped the top, and like any american thoroughbred, it galloped into the arena with itís frothy white mane tossing, and with the shade of yellow only associated with the better-made tin grommets of the world.
fairly clean grains highlight the aroma, especially grains that came to us in plastic bins. it has a distinct "circus-peanut" kind-of orange-scented cotton candy aroma-- or imagine if jello made a lemon-hop flavored gelatin dessert. not at all unpleasant, and probably quite an allure to those factory workers who might in fact BE slaves. how should i know? anyway, seriously, i have no complaints: this is a decent enough straight-forward quencher, tending toward a medium body, grainy, dry, well-carbonated, and with enough fresh-tasting hops to rank it respectably among the ubiquitous euro-pilseners.
but... if i can only get her to go to belgium NEXT year!!
phfyysik (791) - Tartu, ESTONIA - MAR 10, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours golden clear with white medium top. Aroma is hay, dust, malts, mild hops, some sourness. Taste is surprisingly bitter, some grains, dust, malts, hops, grass. Long and mild bitter after taste. Very refreshing and good beer!
Rask0lnikov (786) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 5, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at some restaurant in Riga. Golden yellow colour. Medium white head. Maltiness, grassy notes, bitterness in the aroma. Slightly sweet, malty taste at first. Sligh sweetness in the middle. Slightly grassy, bitter finish. Quite drinkable industrial lager.