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Brewed by SIA Zaksi
Style: Pale Lager
Zaksi, Užavas pagasts, Ventspils rajons, Latvia

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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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Užavas gaišais alus radīts, apvienojot labākās dzīvā alus darīšanas tradīcijas. Tā nemainīgi augsto kvalitāti apliecina dabiskās izejvielas – ūdens, apiņi, iesals, raugs. Alum piemīt maigi rūgtena apiņu garša un gaisīgs apiņu aromāts. Iekārojamu vizuālo raksturu alum piešķir izteikti saulaina dzintara nokrāsa. Užavas gaišais alus - alkohola saturs 4,6%, nesatur konservantus, netiek filtrēts un pasterizēts. Fasējums-nerūsējošā tērauda mucās un 0,5 l stikla pudelēs.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
faroeviking (10290) - FAROE ISLANDS - FEB 2, 2008
Draught @ Lido, Riga. Pale amber colour. Small steady white creamish head. Fruity sweet honey bit wheaty aroma. Bitterish sweet honey, hoppy and malty flavour.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
FatPhil (9288) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 29, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2010 Keg (Alus Arsenals, Riga) Hazy light orange, small light head. Hoppy and malty - light grains. Very sessionable and pretty tasty. Very good for a light lager - a style I usually sneer at. (5:3:5:3:11=2.7)
Rerate: Keg (Riga Beer Festival 2010) (5:3:6:4:12=3.0)
Really fresh. So much more grainy than I remember. Smooth palate, lots of light grains in the finish. Delicious fresh.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Tranquillity (1410) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 10, 2007
Draught. A bit hazy, yellow-honey colour, thick white uneven head. Aroma of honey and nuts. Taste quite good, with some tar-notes. Honey and bitter malt dominates.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
asedzie (598) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 11, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2007 On tap in Riga. Pours light copper with thick, slightly off-white head. Some lacing down the side of the glass. Fresh, spicey hop aroma. Doughy, musky malt. Distinctly smells of honey. Aroma is key here, taste seems secondary. Just wanted to stick my nose right in the glass. Flavor is bright, grassy hop bitterness. Aftertaste is prominent oily bitterness. Mouthfeel is fluffy and a little oily.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
omhper (19327) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 4, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2012 Bottled. Lightly hazy golden, small head. Dough and grass. Mid sweet with medium body and well rounded mouthfeel. Some hay and grass. Mid bitter finish. Old rating.Bottled. Cloudy golden, small head. Overpowering offputting stale cellar aroma with powerful notes of diacetyl and butyric acid. Sweet and soapy with old Soviet style unclean flavour. The malt profile however is soft and would be pleasant if it wasn’t for the full array of brewing faults that completely dominates this beer. Very aggresive and oily. Too bad that the one Latvian brewer I’ve tried that seems to have any ambition also seem to have sever quality issues (1/4/2/2/4 - 1.3).

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
DREVIL1977 (2) - LATVIA - MAY 23, 2006 does not count
One of the best beers in Latvia, a little bit bitterness, that only makes a beer good enough.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
zziemelis (12) - Rīga, LATVIA - FEB 6, 2006
Golden, balanced and pleasant. With enjoyable taste of bread and favourable aftertaste. Worth trying when You’re in Latvia. If You can call this one ’typical’, please say ’typical BOUTIQUE beer’ - it’s produced in very small amounts and is definitely one of Latvia’s best draft beers.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Matiss (3) - Riga, LATVIA - FEB 4, 2006 does not count
I really have no idea who made the ratebeer.com top beers list, but I’m damn sure they’ve never tasted Uzavas beer. If they did, Uzavas would be #1 undoubtly.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
tetra (1) - Riga, LATVIA - JUL 20, 2005 does not count
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2005 Golden colored with sweet malty aroma. Very light and cloudy live beer. !! The best choice if you are in Riga. :)

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fuchebu (146) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2005
This is a good drinking lager. I had it on draught in Riga. It reminded me a lot of the Sam Adams Lager. It had a similar floral hop bouquet and balanced flavor. Very good option if you’re drinking in Riga.


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