Zalvarinis (5) - Vilnius, LITHUANIA - MAR 4, 2015 does not count
Strong citrus aroma, good appearance, foam very good, taste citrus, but alcohol in mouthfeel, too soft bitter. Treibergs (11) - - FEB 23, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2015 Not everyday beer. As the name of the beer says, (paciet?ba - patience) you really have to have one. At least I came upon such impression. Appearance gives confident blubber, at times the taste leaves some "space for thinking", but in the end you have the lion?s courage, through foggy vision, though... sarkandibens (2) - riga, LATVIA - FEB 10, 2015 does not count
My favourite local IPA. Taste is strong. They dont lie when they say its double IPA. I took me 20 min to drink whole bottle. Recomend Dainis (19) - Riga, LATVIA - JAN 3, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2015 I usually don’t care about looks, but the foam is really impressive and stays like forever - after 30min the are still some of it left. Only downside, that this seems to suppress aroma a little bit - just right after pouring the beer, it’s more noticeable. After that, you mostly feel nice, fresh aroma of sweet malt and hops. Nice, but not very big. Taste is bitter, with strong taste of hops and dry, grassy finish. Its quite easy to drink, because body of the beer isn’t very thick. Not a hint of alcohol. Aftertaste have nice hops at the beginning, but it fades away fast and solid bitterness stays. Altogether, tastes good, but I cant identified some specific taste - like you through in bunch of hops and at the end it results in some hardly recognizable taste, that lacks individuality. Anyway, huge improvement comparing with the first batch that came out at January, 2014 - it was too sweet and malty, and only after some months started to taste like an IPA. lobs_ols (452) - LATVIA - DEC 10, 2014
Opaque amber, medium white head. Delightful fruit and citrus hop on the nose - not too much but plentiful. Gives way to slight hints of pine after a moment. Quick to fade, mind you. Bittersweet, well balanced, the bitterness is quite intense, though. Finishes Bitter, a bit dry and warm. Very very good!
laiti (8548) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 28, 2014
50 cl bottle @ Fatphil’s apartment. Thanks FatPhil!adodo (182) - Riga, LATVIA - FEB 21, 2014
Aroma is rather fruity with resiny malt and hints of berries. Flavour is odd with some sourish berries like gooseberry. Also some resiny tines and vanilla. Too mellow and bland with the hops, but not bad still.
Nice aroma, slightly floral. Pretty bitter, light sweetness. Lively, full body, long finish. Very drinkable, a very good beer. zenkis (877) - Ogre, LATVIA - FEB 17, 2014
Tasty brew, starts as ambery with frothy white-off top, average+ lasing. Aroma - caramel sweetness and hops - gentle touch of fruity, a bit peachy-greipfruity, not citrus sharp, sweet aroma overall but it confuses me cause I haven’t heard about sweet hoppy aromas!?! Pleasant soft and gentle is continues in flavor - taste is average- sweet plus light bitter for such kind of brew. To me this is NOT IIPA cause it has hops profile, pattern but it is so balanced and even a bit oppressed by maltiness. Too few hops and bitter to claim it iipa. Bitter is soft and even less in aftertaste. Medium+ body, not dry finish, more caramely sweet in aftertaste, above average carbonation. Tasty and interesting brew but just as IPA or hoppy pale ale. Alcohol is well hidden. FatPhil (17742) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 21, 2014
Bottle pour (Līgo Ziema 2014, Riga)Vells (2061) - Rīga, LATVIA - JAN 19, 2014
Classic english bitter aroma (no, not boring dull dark malty bitter, a really good hoppy one), love the crisp hops. Lovely fruity esters in the retronasals, and fruity hops. Smooth and soft. Nice woody finish. A great better. If this is 8.9% I’m a Dutchman. Bought a bottle to take back home, as this was truly excellent, and deserving of more than just ticking. Has almost everything apart from an actual "wow". Hopefully I’ll get that from my rerate...
So far best from Malduguns. Really nice brew. Quite intense nicely balanced hop combo with pleasant fruitiness, mostly citrus, grapefruit, bit pine. Sweet with moderate bitterness, decent maltiness in background with some notes of caramel.
Interesting, enjoyable and refreshing brew.