ectuohy27 (1021) - - MAR 28, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty good--some caramel/toffee without overly cloying sweetness; light enough to be refreshing (but strong enough to make sessioning a bit harder!)
Michael27 (800) - Berlin, GERMANY - SEP 22, 2016
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Frisch vom Hahn im Aussie-Pub in Riga. Dunkles, klares Amber im Glas. In der Nase und im Mund volle Röstmalzbombe. Wer es mag.....
MartR (299) - Aespa, ESTONIA - AUG 24, 2016
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Looks Slightly hazy brown. Sweet malty aroma and some hops on the nose. Taste brings dark caramel malts. Sweetness is under control and that’s good. Palate light to medium with high drinkability. Hops and malts in balance. Good.
jookos (5507) - FINLAND - JUL 8, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Brown clear. Dark bready toffee, butterscotch on nose. Med full bodied, smooth, fresh, nuorishing liquid bread. Sweets, malty, supersmooth fresh.
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
lokis333 (393) - Biržai, LITHUANIA - JUN 3, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear autumn maple red colour, with thick but weak caramel foam. Aroma is lightly sweet of caramel malt, rye beard and grains. Palate is full body, slick and creamy texture leaving weak rye bread finish. Taste is sweet of caramel and notes of dark rye bread, sunflower seeds, grains and light of raisins. Overall, very nice full bodied dark beer with notes of rye bread, do recommend.
Halfling_4132 (87) - Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance- Ruby Amber clear with thick caramel foam, aromas- malt, papaya, apricot, pineapple treacle and sponge, palate- medium/full body, light on the tongue, thinner texture. Taste- sweeter biscuity malt, burnt treacle with a bitter/ acidic aftertaste. Overall- very enjoyable but slightly too bitter/ acidic at the end.
bernards (4) - Riga, LATVIA - MAY 5, 2016 does not count
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bought in a bottle, drank from the Valmiermuiža’s glass. Reasonably sized very light brown head, dissipates very quickly. Aroma and taste with fruity and caramel notes. Quite bitter and hoppy just like the light one. Tastes a bit like burnt caramel, alcoholic.
Maits (141) - ESTONIA - APR 24, 2016
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tan brown color with medium head. Sweet caramel aroma and hops. Taste is also caramel, quite sweet. Light body and creamy.
Leini (1806) - SWEDEN - JAN 25, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Aussie backpackers, Riga. Redbrown body with a medium head. Roasted malt, fudge, almond, butterscotch, some earthy notes. Usually I’m not a fan of diacetyl but in this case it was quite ok.
culchiem (3508) - Berlin, GERMANY - JAN 21, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Bierbaboon. Dark caramel with a full head. Aroma is caramel malt. Flavour is sweet, fruit and sugary. Dry malt, alco fruit finish.
allmyvinyl (9415) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 15, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Craigs, dregs run tasting. Pours clear brown with a decent fluffy head. Aromas of caramel, faint metal. Taste is earthy sweet malt. Clean finish.