Maris (1068) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - JUL 22, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap in a 500ml glass in Vecriga beer garden on 22/7/2010. Has quite a distinct aroma for a pale lager, with a floral, honey/pollen and bready aroma. Sweet honey is the most notable flavour. Has a quite firm and lasting hop finish. A lovely, high quality lager which is perfect to quaff on a warm summer’s afternoon in Riga.
ekstedt (5674) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 26, 2009
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle (50 cl), thanks gnoff. Clear golden, medium white head. Sugary and honeyish, gainy, some vegatables. Light to medium bodied, soft but lively carbonation. A bit sweet with low to medium bitterness.
gnoff (8051) - 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 (1414) - 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 (1308) - 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 (5007) - 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 (13912) - 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 (3737) - 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 (5618) - 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.