gnoff (9286) - 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.
Camons (8742) - 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
larsga (6943) - 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 (6440) - 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!
SaintMatty (6319) - 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.
ekstedt (6235) - 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.
Miksu (5033) - 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.
Marduk (4786) - Reval, ESTONIA - SEP 1, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
0,5l bottle. Grainy, malty, yeast, mildly sweet aroma. Mild yeast, faint sugar, grainy, malty, very faint hops in flavor. Nice crisp mouthfeel. Tastes like old common USSR beer 25 years ago (in a positive way).
DanielBrown (4270) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2015
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle from Deya, Burton. Really bad. Popcorn, pure butter, greased honeycomb. Way too sweet. Soft gobfeel. All over the shop. Some cherry fizz bomb, fool.
visionthing (4079) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 5, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50cl bottle from Riga International Airport. Pours clear golden with a finger thick, but pretty fast dissipating white head. Moderate fruity and malty aroma with notes of honey. Moderate sweet with rather nice fruitiness and a light bitterness tingling in the finish. Rather nice for being a pale lager.