Brewed by Cesu Alus Daritava (Olvi)
Style: Pale Lager
Cesis, Latvia


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RATINGS: 105   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.15/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
The history of Cesu beer can be traced back to the thirteenth century when a beer brewery was founded right in Cesu castle. The chronicles of the year 1590 present evidence for the popularity of the particular beer brewery at the time. Due to the new factory in Cesis the new beer corresponds to nowadays demands while preserving the flavour of natural beer.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ManVsBeer (9737) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2013
First had this in Riga many years ago. Found a bottle in Wakefield recently. Slightly skunky but it is in a green bottle in the UK so not protected from harmful light. Slightly sweet in character and typically Eastern European in lager style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Discore (68) - - OCT 1, 2013
Canned. Quickly dissipating white head. Pours clear light golden. Medium carbonation. Slightly sweet and bitter with a weird aftertaste. Aroma - white bread and something sweet, yet slightly pleasent and neutral. In summary - watery flavourless pale lager.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
SamTheBarrel (793) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - SEP 16, 2013
Beautiful 500 ml bottle labelled "75 Solna Lager", bought from Systembolaget. Pours clear light golden with a medium sized white head. Aroma of white bread and hay. Taste of white bread, corn and honey. Slightly sweet and bitter, medium carbonation and a light body. An okay pale lager, nothing out of the ordinary.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
imdownthepub (14225) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2013
Tinned, 500ml from Grosik Euro Supermarket, Banbury. Pale gold with fizzed head. Highly carbonated beer, wet cardboard note, quite grainy and sweet. The sweetness lingers through the beer along with a corn like flavour, but a sweetish lemon note did come through. A fairly typical East European Pale.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
skelo (35) - Kaunas, LITHUANIA - JUL 7, 2013
0.5 can bought at supermarket in Latvia. Not interesting and forgettable lager. Cesu Alus brewery made interesting beer cans (i collect beer cans and labels). So its the only reason why sometimes i buy this beer - for new can. No other reason and not recommend.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
visionthing (5130) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 5, 2013
50cl can from Riga Airport. Pours pale golden with a short lived white head. Lightly fruity and grainy aroma with notes of cooked vegetables and hints of hops in the background. Medium sweet with a very light bitterness in the finish. Just another watery and pretty flavourless pale lager. Drinkable enough and refreshing under the right circumstances.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (20596) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2013
Bottle at home in London - courtesy of the Kris Wines. Pours clear, light yellow with a wimpy, white cream head. The nose carries simple dry doughy pale malts, some metal, hay. Light to medium sweet flavor with cereal, lightly biscuity pale malts, white bread, white sugar, light bitter hay. Light to medium in body with average carbonation. Sweet finish, ever so slightly syrupy, with more cereal, dry white bread, faint bitter hay, suggestions of grass and biscuits. Pretty solid pale lager, though just a touch syrupy at times.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
swapp (354) - Kaunas, LITHUANIA - MAY 4, 2013
500 ml can. pure amber color with thin week white foam witch disapeard after 30 seconds. taste are a bit bitterness from hoops mixed with some metal (maybe that i bought a can , not glass) appearance are like cheap beer. aftertaste nothing special. another boring pale Baltic lager...

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
tampierre (1358) - Pilsen, CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 5, 2013
Bottled ; Devon ; UK ; Malt,cereal,vegetable and light hoppy aroma ; Golden color with smaller head ; Medium sweet and bitter taste ; Medium body ; Not bad.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
Marduk (7174) - Reval, ESTONIA - FEB 5, 2013
500ml can. Pale yellow color. Head disappears instantly. Papery, malty, grainy notes in aroma. Papery, cardboard, grainy flavor. Never again.

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