Brewed by Madonas Alus
Style: Zwickel/Keller/Landbier
Praulienas pagasts, Madonas novads, Latvia


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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 2.91/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91/5   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jjsint (2924) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2017
On draught at Easy Beer, Rīga. At 5.6%. Orange/gold, a bit hazy. A low-lying cloud of white head and a fair bit of lacing. Honey and astringent notes in the simple but pleasant enough aroma. Taste is pretty foul; sweet and sickly with an aspartame kick, and a herbal medicinal note. Flat oily body. Not good.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
belgis (519) - - MAR 30, 2014
As a suprise comes slight bitterness in the aftertaste. From looks not entirely clear. In the end gets bit too sweet. Almost no aroma though. Decent brew liked it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HoppyBudgie (833) - SOLA, NORWAY - JUL 29, 2013
Unclear golden with 1 finger foam. Aroma is sweet malts, honey, fruits, citrus. Flavour is bit honeyish, malty with very little fruit. Guess its ok but missing something for me. Just stays there in a way and never lifts off.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Marduk (7504) - Reval, ESTONIA - JUN 4, 2013
Tap @LatviaBeerFest. Dark amber color. Flat, no head. Honey, sweet aroma. Mild bitter hops, malty, buttery flavor. Not bad, but something is disturbing in this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Vells (1808) - Rīga, LATVIA - MAY 12, 2013
Bit hazy amber with medium off white head. Quite stable. Lacing. Aroma.. honey, malts, caramel, bit fruity, kinda banana, bit citrus Sweet, with some balancing low bitterness, far away sour. Nicely balanced beer thou, something lacks to be really good

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsga (7497) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 22, 2013
Small offwhite head doesnt last. Hazy opaque reddish brown body. Earthy honey and nuts aroma with rye crisp bread and syrup notes. Dry-sweet roasty rye crisp bread taste with earthy honey notes. Mid-to-full body. Mild, mealy, soft mouthfeel. Dryish earthy caramelly honey aftertaste with dusty roasty strawy notes. Really nice, and extremely drinkable. This aint no zwickel. This is kaimiskas. (0.5l draft at Folkklubs Ala Pagraps, Riga.)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HenrikO (35) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - JAN 13, 2013
Backlog rating. By far my favorite Latvian beer. Malty, slightly sweet, like drinking a cookie. Subtle tart finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (48161) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2012

Draught @ S.Brevinga Alus un viskija salons, Tirgonu iela 4, Riga, Latvia LV - 1050.

ABV: 5.3%. Light unclear medium to dark amber orange colour with a average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white to light beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, toffee, light butterscotch. Flavour is moderate sweet and light bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120729]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
deanso (10046) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - OCT 18, 2012
On tap at brevinga bar, riga. Decent white head. Clear amber pour. Aftertaste is hard to pin down. A little sweet. Ok.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
zenkis (834) - Ogre, LATVIA - OCT 10, 2012
Draught as only available it is (rumors roam that in Madona its available bottled). Aroma - heavily bready malt with far touches of fruitness. Color - mud light brown, landbier pleasant. Pours with "see you later" fast white cap although faom sticks to glass not so bad. Taste - hmm... the trickiest thing is that I cant catch is it sweet or bitter - like both those taste aspects are symbiotic blended. Dont feel hops at all. No sour - I like it. If there is some fruits - those are from Antarctica cause difficult to describe.Tends to be full bodied, just tends. Aftertaste - no bitter, no sour, no sweet also. Like after bread maybe. Weird. But pleasant. Worth trying from LV.

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