gnoff (7844) - 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.
larsga (6218) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 28, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Small white head. Hazy yellow body with light carbonation. Earthy nutty mealy aroma with fruity musty notes. Dry nutty earthy fruity taste with mealy notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, mealy mouthfeel. Dryish-bitter mealy grainy earthy aftertaste with herbal notes. Not bad, but a bit low on flavour. (0.5l draft at Prie Kristapas, Riga.)
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!
Camons (5971) - Hasselager, DENMARK - SEP 24, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ DŘE Meeting, Ĺrhus. Pours light yellow with a white head. Aroma of malt, grain, grass, light sugary. Flavour of malt, grain, sugar, grass, sweet at first but ends with a fine bitterness. Thin body, lively carbonation. 230912
ekstedt (5441) - 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.
SaintMatty (5259) - 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.
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.
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.
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 30, 2004
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Golden colored with little head. Rather sweet and malty aroma with some yeast too. Again this traditional baltic skunky lager flavor, not my favorite. No carbonation, very dry ending with bitter hops. Somehow skunky aftertaste, although dry ending is nice.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 17, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On keg at Lido in Riga. Pours a light golden colour with a fair white head. Aroma of caramel, barley, bready yeast and grassy hops. Similar flavours with a caramel linger. Mild carbonation and CO2 prickle. OK.