Ilgezeem Reviews


BlackHaddock
Ilgezeem Gaisais Specialais 2.7
This beer was labelled as ’Tanheister Extra’ at the 2016 International Green Week festival in Berlin. Thanks to FatPhil and Marduk for finding it’s ’regular Latvian name’ just for me: I had better write something nice about it I suppose! Well it came in a lovely glass, the deposit was almost as much as the beer price. Pale old gold in colour, fading white head on this draught offering. Malts rule the aroma and taste, semi-sweet with a grainy feel throughout. Some bitterness below the surface and overall not bad.
Friday, January 29, 2016

Leini
Ilguciema Medalus Kanepju & Ingvera 2.2
Sample at Aussie backpackers, Riga. Not my thing, to be honest. Too much ginger.
Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Leini
Ilgezeem Dzervenu 2.6
Sample at Aussie backpackers, Riga. Red/pink-ish body with a low head. Tastes like strawberry and cranberry juice.
Tuesday, January 26, 2016

suurjuust
Ilgezeem Medalus Kiršu 2.3
Dark red beer, almost no head to speak of. Nose is heaping of diacetyl, cranberry juice, cherry juice. Flavor is sweet cherry juice, sugar, less diacetyl than the nose but it’s still annoyingly there. Finish is surprisingly sour with cherries. This would be tolerable if it weren’t for the diacetyl.
Saturday, January 09, 2016

suurjuust
Ilgezeem Medalus Upenu 1.9
Hazy red beer, almost no head. Nose is a very sugary mess of diacetyl and blackcurrant. Flavor is a sugary hit of blackcurrant, finishes with more annoying diacetyl. Sticky palate. Blech.
Saturday, January 09, 2016

mandaritto
Ilgezeem Medalus Kiršu 3.5
Very nice brew. Nice ballanced sourness with sweetness.. Perfect for sipping. One of the best from Iļģuciema alus.
Monday, December 28, 2015

mateuszk
Ilgezeem Dzervenu 1.1
Bottle. Red in colour with pinky head. Artificial cranberry/strawberry aroma. The beer is sween, tastes like dissolved candies, completely undrinkable.
Tuesday, December 22, 2015

FatPhil
Ilgezeem Medalus Kiršu 2.3
500ml bottle (Stockman, Riga)
Cranberry aroma, also dark blackcurrant, very sweet. Taste even sweeter, and sticky fruit juicy. Oddly pleasant for a while, but every sip is sicklier and sweeter, and more horrific. This is just a selection of juices - cranberry, blackcurrant, and good old fashioned sweet dark chemicals. Mess.

Saturday, December 05, 2015

Grzesiek79
Ilguciema Podpiwek Rycerski Tradycyjny 1.8
PET. Niskoalkoholowy napoj gazowany. Ciemny przypominajacy Coca Cole lekko chlebowy i dosadnie karmelowy. ODbijajaca czkawka po tym czyms zostala. Za slodkie i zbyt karmelowe. Meczace
Friday, November 27, 2015

MartR
Ilguciema Medalus Kanepju & Ingvera 1.5
0,33l glass bottle. Looks dark amber with no head building up. Odd sourish aroma. Extremely sweet palate with ginger notes joining in after. Ends with honey and mold. Artificial flavors. Wife said: "Like a really bad rum cocktail" and to be honest, I can relate to that. This is not for me.
Tuesday, November 10, 2015

djoeye
Ilguciema Iesala Kvass 3
Look; beige dense top, red brown clear body, dots n rims as lacing. Aroma; sweet malts, bread, nut dust. Taste; nutty pruney malts, raisins, grape sticks, sweet bread - leading to a raisin-y malty finish. On palate soft. Overall; ok drink. [50cl btl 0.0% BB05.2016, shared with Rune]
Tuesday, October 27, 2015

thirstyrabbit
Ilgezeem Dzervenu 2.9
Small bottle as "Medowucha Cranberry". This must be the same as that. Reddish body with a medium head. Aroma has vinous cranberry jam. Rather sweet taste with plenty of berry but not so much balancing bitterness. Vinous jammy taste, more sweet than complex. Quite interesting but not a refreshing thirst quencher - more like something sweet to sip in smaller doses and perhaps pair with food.
Monday, October 26, 2015

King_Alex_II
Ilgezeem Medalus Upenu 2.7
Red color with little foam. The smell has cherry and cranberry. The taste has cherry fruity notes and is very sweet. The aftertaste is fruity.
Sunday, October 11, 2015

King_Alex_II
Ilguciema Medalus Kanepju & Ingvera 2.4
Muddy brown color without foam. The smell is gingery sweet. The taste is sweet, gingery and a little disappointing, with a boring aftertaste.
Sunday, October 11, 2015

Rune
Ilguciema Iesala Kvass 2.3
500ml bottle kindly shared by djoeye. Dense, beige head that stayed well. Spotty lacing. Clear red-brown body. Dark bread malty aroma, mid-dry. Mid-sweet grain malty taste joined by caramel and raisin. Drying, smooth in the mouth. Nice as a soft drink (Tromsř 09.10.2015).
Friday, October 09, 2015

SinH4
Ilgezeem Medalus Upenu 2.5
Purple color with no head.Sweet, blackcurrant. Slightly tart. Quite sugary. Okay, but too sweet for me.
Wednesday, October 07, 2015

SinH4
Ilguciema Medalus Kanepju & Ingvera 2
Amber color with no head. Hemp, ginger, sugar. Sweet taste. Whoa, crazy. So sweet. Weird stuff.
Wednesday, October 07, 2015

gunnfryd
Ilguciema Iesala Kvass 1.5
Fonefan 110415. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is bread, malt. Flavour is sweet, bread, sugar, rye, malt. Boring beer.
Friday, September 25, 2015

gunnfryd
Ilguciema Kvass 1.6
fonefan 110415. Amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is caramel, malt, bread. Flavour is is sweet, sugar, caramel, malt , bread. Boring beverage.
Friday, September 25, 2015

Fspirit
Ilgezeem Medalus Kiršu 3
Tasted right from the bottle. Looks dark with some red in it. Cherry and malts on the nose. Heavy sweet, light sour, ligthtly bitter in the aftertaste. Something to enjoy to a fruity dessert or as a dessert on its own.
Wednesday, September 23, 2015

gunnfryd
Ilgezeem Porter Kvass 1.6
Fonefan 100415. Dark red brown colour with a beige head. Flavour is sweet, sugar, bread, wort, yeast. Weird beer.
Wednesday, September 23, 2015

sjorsvdg
Ilguciema Medalus Kanepju & Ingvera 2.6
Een erg zoet bier, waarin duidelijk een rijkelijke hoeveelheid honing inzit. Verder gember en tarwe. Donker bier.
Friday, August 14, 2015

NORSAND
Ilgezeem Medalus Kiršu 3.6
Medium deep ruby colour. Nose: Nice, relatively fresh nose of cherries. Sweet & sour taste of real, dark cherries, followed by honey. Off-dry, towards semi sweet. A little bitterness to (almost) balance out the sweetness.. Nice cherry ale!
Wednesday, August 12, 2015

zenkis
Ilgezeem Medalus 2.1
Pours amber with almost no foam, aroma is sweet, honey substrate like. Taste is awful sweet with no bitterness or something else to balance out. Thick texture, soft carbonation. Not easy to drink cause of oversweetness.
Sunday, August 09, 2015

Alusmamuts
Ilgezeem Medalus Upenu 3.3
Red hazy with small pink head. Sweet aroma with blackcurrant notes. Good refreshing sweetsour blackcurrant taste, just hint of backgraound bitterness. Fruity aftertaste, refreshing.
Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Alusmamuts
Ilgezeem Medalus Kiršu 3.1
Ruby briwn hazy with hint of pink head. Sweet aroma. Sour taste of natural sweet cherries, followed by honey sweetness with some bitter touch, well balanced. Not too sweet for drinking, but bit too sweet aftertaste of cherry sirop.
Monday, August 03, 2015

Savagesteeler
Ilguciema Kvass Rycerski 2.7
Aromat chleba na zakwasie ,drożdżowy. Kolor ciemnobursztynowy. W smaku bardzo orzeźwiający, oczywiscie chlebowy, kwaskowaty, spore wysycenie. Moim zdaniem całkiem dobry kwas, fajna niskoalkoholowa alternatywa dla piwa
Monday, August 03, 2015

dita
Ilguciema Medalus Kanepju & Ingvera 2
On tap, from glass. A lot of ginger and too much honey. Dont know if its taste of hemp or other herb that I like. Aroma is great- thick sour sweet smell. If it wasn’t so unbearrably sweet, would be great to try time to time. I will use to make radlers.
Thursday, July 30, 2015

Rasmus40
Ilguciema Kvass Rycerski 1.5
Tap @ Piw Paw - Beer Heaven. Clear golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, sugary and heavy caramel. Flavor is quite sweet. Sweet finish. Watery. 300715
Thursday, July 30, 2015

saxo
Ilguciema Kvass Rycerski 2.1
Sample @ PiwPaw Beer Heaven, Warsaw. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are vread, syrup, malt and hops.
Thursday, July 30, 2015

Marduk
Ilgezeem Medalus Kiršu 3.3
Tap to bottle. Clear ruby red color. Tiny size head, disappears. Milky, fruity, touch of honey and very faint cherry in aroma. Cherry, juicy, sweet and milky honey in taste. Sweet honey and sour cherry in aftertaste. Tad too sweet for me.
Monday, July 20, 2015

Marduk
Ilgezeem Medalus Upenu 3.2
Tap to bottle. Cloudy dark red color. Medium size, pink head, stays. Red currant, raw juicy aroma. Smells so raw. So raw red currant juice with honey. Sweet juicy berry aftertaste. So weird, but tasty. Perhaps too sweet for me.
Tuesday, July 14, 2015

FatPhil
Ilgezeem Medalus Upenu 3.1
Tap to bottle - thanks Marduk!
Red and seedy berry aroma. Dirty juicy look, like a radler made with squeezed berry juice. Anna smells apple. Taste is a huge rush of berry compot/fruit-soup. Sweet, but refreshing. No alcohol at all. After one sip I have volunteered, quite aggressively to drink the rest of the bottle. Or else there’ll be fightin’. Some candiflossy sweetness. So many berries. Clearly post-fermentation mixing, which is fake and ghey, but utterly delicious. I am refreshed and rejuvenated.

Monday, July 13, 2015

mandaritto
Ilgezeem Medalus Upenu 3.6
Very nice brew from Ilgezeem Medalus. What I liked about this brew, that it wasn’t too sweet as others. Low on estrogens. Nice sipping brew.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Alusmamuts
Ilgezeem Medalus Abolu 2.8
Amber with no head, honey, apple and kvass aroma. Contradistory taste - from one hand quite drinkable and refreshing, with good sweetsourness, honey, kvass and apple notes, fro other - bit too harsh and too sweet (or something else is necessary to balance such sweetness).
Saturday, June 20, 2015

mandaritto
Ilgezeem Medalus Abolu 3
Decent brew, high ABV. Apple taste. Low quality - very sticky and sugary, but overall easy drinkable brew.
Friday, June 19, 2015

zenkis
Ilgezeem Medalus Upenu 3
Pours redwiney, Ruby kind off with tiny reddish foam. Aroma is above intense blackcurrant with pleasant sour touch, didnt get malty tones what so ever. Tazte is plesantl sweet, not over or sugary, rich sweet. Some light sour in aftertaste, min or none hops bitter. Quite thick in body for so light abv, but i liked it. Thou interesting could be much drier variety. Nice.
Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Jaan-P
Ilguciema Medalus Kanepju & Ingvera 1.5
Visited Riga and picked one bottle. Luckly only one. Aroma is only good thing. Tastes way to sweet. It looks like dirty water. No head at all.
Saturday, May 23, 2015

Melnis
Ilgezeem Medalus Abolu 2.7
Aroma: Apple aroma with pale malt, the taste is way to sweet. ABV save a bit this beer
Saturday, May 16, 2015

Melnis
Ilgezeem Medalus Upenu 3.3
Bottle 0,5L Aroma: Precise currant aroma how do a like it with hints of honey and liquid malt. The taste is sweet but to a level where it is bearable as oversweet, for my liking it should be more dry, but for what is is planned to be is adequate. Would like to have more beer-e-ness in it. Carbonation level is to light. Vells rated tap version which is quite better
Friday, May 15, 2015

Melnis
Ilguciema Medalus Kanepju & Ingvera 2.9
From 0,5L glass bottle. Soooo: The aroma is perfect for my liking of herbal drinks. The mix of ginger and cannabis blends awesomely, additionally the hits of iris and caramel complete it. But this is were it ends for me: The taste is ruined with over-sweetness I would like to drink it more, but I can barely finish this one bottle and the looks when poured in glass is like it has been there already for 24 hrs.
Friday, May 15, 2015

fonefan
Ilguciema Kvass 2.2

Bottle 330ml.

[ As Ilguciema Kvass ].
[ Courtesy of Vandrene ]. Clear medium brown color with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, bread, sweet malt, malt extract, brown sugar, sugary. Flavor is moderate sweet with a average duration, brown sugar, malt extract, sugary, dark malt. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20150411]

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Rasmus40
Ilguciema Iesala Kvass 1.8
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Hazy brown with a small beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, dark sugar and rye bread. Flavor is very sweet. Very sweet finish. 110415
Saturday, April 11, 2015

Bamsen78
Ilguciema Kvass 2.2
Bottle @ Post-Easter Procrastination, Ulfborg. Pours hazy copper brown with barely any head. Clear aroma of bread, malt and yeast. Sweet flavour of caramel, molasses, bread and malt. Sweetish aftertaste. Not the worst kvass I have had but the sweetness is just deafening.
Saturday, April 11, 2015

Rasmus40
Ilguciema Kvass 1.7
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Clear brown with a small beige head. Aroma is sweet, rye bread and dark sugar. Flavor is very sweet. Very sweet finish. 110415
Saturday, April 11, 2015

Rasmus40
Ilgezeem Porter Kvass 1.5
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Hazy amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, dark sugar and rye bread. Flavor is very sweet. Very sweet finish. Watery. Sticky. 100415
Friday, April 10, 2015

Moebbels
Ilguciema Medalus Kanepju & Ingvera 2
Pours a hazy dark amber body with no head. Aroma has ginger, cinnamon and lemon.. Taste is overly sweet with spicy notes and a short dry finish. Medium carbonation and rich, sticky palate. This is overly sweet and quite nasty.
Saturday, March 28, 2015

martjoobolut
Ilguciema Kvass 2.3
1,5L bottle (as Tanheiser Kvass Originaal). Pours copper-brown with small light brown head. The head stays for a moment. Aroma is sweet, malt extract, some fruity notes, burnt sugar. Flavor is sweet, malt extract, some sour notes, fruity notes, honey. Finish is sour-malty-sweet. Carbonation is rather high. Overall: too sweet and sticky, but I would take this over some crappy alcohol free beer any day.
Monday, March 16, 2015

Marduk
Ilgezeem Stiprais Kvass 3
1,5L PET bottle (Maxima, Salacgriva). Very dark brown colour. Small size, beige head, stays. Sweet, bready, tiny bit of sourness in aroma. Rye bread, sweetish, lemon sourness in taste. Medium carbonation.
Sunday, March 01, 2015

Vells
Ilgezeem Medalus Abolu 2.6
As expected - apple with honey brew wont make a good pairing. Especially for me as homebrewer - apple aroma usually means that beer has defects. Actually my defected beer with apple aroma is better than this one.. Quite a disaster on nose - rotten apples sunked in honey. Taste is bit better - with honey in foreground and again some not as rotten apple in background and then cheap booze spikes through. Syrupy sweetness with moderate to light sourness, quite harsh. Drinkable, but definitely onetimer
Friday, February 13, 2015