gnoff (7841) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAY 25, 2009
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
50 cl bottle thanks to SaintMatty!
On May 25, 2009
Clear golden color, medium white head. Sweet, sugary, apple, a bit burnt malt scent. Malty, caramel taste, some minerals. Medium mouthfeel, medium high dry bitterness.
TEJA (1294) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 28, 2009
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Medium foam that lasts a long time. A almost pale ale color. Small dry malty aroma. Fresh taste witha good high bitterness. Rather short taste without any hop taste.
estpiwo (1278) - ESTONIA - DEC 16, 2008
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
0,5L bottle. Golden color. Sweet malty aroma. Flavor is some malty and then hoppy. Bitter aftertaste. Good.
Miksu (4948) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - OCT 9, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
0.5 l bottle. Golden color, OK head. Sweetish, honeyish and toffeish aroma. The taste has notes of malt, honey, herbal-fruity hops and medium bitterness. Soft palate. Clearly above average baltic lager with fair amount of hops.
JonnyDr (132) - , Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very nice golden pour with frothy head. Apricots and hops leads to honey and a final bitterness. Decent.
MiP (13598) - Sřnderborg, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2008
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle, 4.6%. Clear golden colour, white head. The flavour starts off a little sour, almost as if infected. But then it just turns into a standard macro lager. Slightly rough bitterness, good mouthfeel.
Nekronos (3633) - Xalapa, MEXICO - AUG 20, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very cool too. NOt so tasty as the other, maybe I should have tried in different order. But the qualiy amazes me. I hear good things about them from other people.
SaintMatty (5247) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUL 15, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught (Red Fred, Riga) - Amber in colour wih a slight haze and a small head. Grassy and slightly citrussy aroma with some hops and grapefruit. Clean tasting and refreshing. A good malt and hop balance and a fair amount of body for the style. The after taste has a hint of peach and passion fruit. Not bad at all.
evilempire (132) - sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
draught @ Ali Baba restaurant, Riga. hazy (presume unfiltered). malty, slight honey flavour, some wheat flavour. slightly spicy hop finish.
KnutAlbert (6100) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 26, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Alus Arsenalis, Riga.
Honey, malt, cereals, nuts. I would ordinarily say this was too sweet for me, but this one was seducive.
The Latvian brewers have a splendid way of brewing with honey that other countries could learn a lot from!