Travlr (25767) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 20, 2017
Draft at Lido in Riga. Clear yellow color bright white head. Straw and white pepper aroma. Bitter bready straw taste. Nice. Oakes (18517) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 2, 2004
Lively amber colour; gentle carbonation and dense head. Aroma has hints of malt and mustiness. Rather tart flavour - not objectionable, but odd for an amber lager. I had it at Stuburags, a Lido restaurant, so there’s no excuses if it was not meant to be sour. Plus, as I said, it worked. Oranges, fruity notes, maybe faint traces of malt round things out. Refreshing. TBone (17995) - Pori, FINLAND - JAN 27, 2005
Draught @StaburgasFatPhil (16896) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 31, 2008
Hazy honey color, off-white medium head, lace. Malty, sweetish, sticky nose. Propably tap was not 100%? Crisp, malty, a bit harsh palate.
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2011 Draught (Staburags, Riga) (5:3:6:3:10=2.7)MiP (15960) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2008
Sweet spicy cake, almost gingery, creamy too. Pale amber, small tight head. Pleasant carbonation. Refreshing, but not thin. Slightly creamy body. Tangy hops, leaves a pleasant finish, almost gingery again. Very tasty lager.
Draught (Lido, Riga)
Hoppy and crisp, nice and fresh. Uprating a few points.
Draught, 4.5% at the big LIDO place. Weak fruity aroma. Hazy golden colour, small creamy white head. The flavour is quite mild but with some good breadiness, a hint of hop sweetness. Slightly watery, but refreshing.
Fin (10820) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2006
Had this on tap at the bizarre Lido microbrewery on the outskirts of Riga in Nov 2004 it is housed in a wooden lodge complete with ice rink and kids entertainments quite possible the strangest micro brewery that I have ever been to. Golden colour slightly hazy, large white frothy head, some yeast and malt on the nose, quite tasty and refreshing I had a couple they went down well with some Latvian beer snacks. gnoff (10793) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 25, 2017
RBESG 2017, sampled on July 20, 2017.Marduk (8206) - Reval, ESTONIA - JAN 13, 2014
Early day hotel room tasting, Riga. Before the official gathering started.
Hazy golden color, white head. Malty, fresh, herbal scent. Malty, hints of butterscotch taste. Medium body with fizzy CO2 mouthfeel. Medium low bitterness. Malty aftertaste.
Tap @Lido. Slightly hazy light brown color. Medium size, white head, stays. Classic Latvian if I may say so. Sweet, malty, touch of honey and mild feeling of earthiness in taste and aroma. AndySnow (7972) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - JUL 26, 2017
How: Draught.Borresteijn (7400) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 25, 2017
Where: LIDO Atputas Centr, Riga.
Appearance: Golden colour with a white head.
Aroma: Malt, some hints of butter, citrus.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Malt, some fruit, citrus. Some bitterness in the finish.
On tap at Lido Atputas. Hazy golden colour, white head. Aroma of malt, light floral, some grain, light straw. Flavour is likewise, a bit yeasty, malty, light bitterness. Light bodied. Not much different from the Specialais.