Piebalgas Minhauzena Alus

Formerly brewed at Piebalgas Alus
Style: Pale Lager
Jaunpiebalga, Jaunpiebalgas novads, Latvia


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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 2.52/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.57/5   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
Gais alus ar izteiktu apiņu rūgtumu un patīkamu iesala aromātu ikdienas baudīanai un slāpju remdēanai.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
dmac (5911) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 10, 2007
500 ml bottle purchased at Spirits RB. Pours a clear gold with a medium sized frothy whte head, man a Duvel glass tulip makes everything look good. Musty aroma of grains and perhaps a slight touch of rice. Medium to light bodied with lively carbonation. An initial metallic flavor fades away after a few sips leaving a mostly bready taste with a bitter finish. I am proud to say that I am only the second person to rate this this year., go me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sigmund (7064) - Tau, NORWAY - AUG 5, 2007
500 ml bottle, bought in Riga. ABV is 4.6%. Is this beer possibly named after the notorious liar Baron von Mnchausen? Pale golden colour, large and lasting head. Fairly malty sweetish aroma with notes of butterscotch and honey. The flavour is also quite sweet - too sweet for a pale lager, but reasonably malty with slightly metallic hops in the finish. Drinkable, but to call it a GREAT beer would be a lie, worthy of Baron von Mnchausen!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Arayaga2 (2170) - portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 29, 2006
Pale golden with big bubbled white head. Faintly sweet aroma with a bit of honey. Taste is faintly sweet with a hop edge. Not too shabby at $2.10/16oz

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
muzzlehatch (4913) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 24, 2006
500 ml bottle served well chilled from a Zwiec glass. The head is endless, decaying so slowly that I despair of gett a drink before its toasty warm -- ok a bit exaggerated but the foam is impressively full, rocky and stable with thick patches of lacing, all atop a quite clear honey-gold body....a light waft of skunkiness is soon superseded in the nose by bready, lightly honey-scented malts with perhaps a hint of adjunct....sweet, soft body thins out considerably a moment after the tongues refreshment, leaving little of interest to inhabit the lower passages, perhaps some faint herbal touches but mostly just fairly bland, watery if passable mushy malts....carbonation low, contributing to a syrupy, cloying aftertaste. Mediocre all in all, though it sure looks nice.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
freekyp (2041) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 20, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2005 Hazy golden yellow with a thick rocky white head. Aroma is bready with a hint of citric tartness and butter notes. Mouthfeel is very soft and smooth with nary a stray flavor. A grainy finish with a light kiss of hops ends the swallow. A long grainy aftertaste sticks around for a long while after the swallow. A very decent lager.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - SEP 1, 2005
09.01.05 500ml bottle. Just slightly hazed yellow gold with firm, rocky white froth. Aroma is light and mild with french bread, salted white butter, sweet. Flavor is also quite mild, and sweet like bread, light grasses; hints of buttery diacetyl but in a completely favorable way as it melds with an underlying mineral quality. Decent stuff.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
boto (2154) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - MAR 25, 2005
500ml. bottle: I found this at Beers of the World and decided to add another country to my experience. This one pours a slightly hazy golden yellow color. There was a small head that died out quickly. The aroma is OK, with some malt sweetness and a hint of floral and breadiness. The taste is OK, similar to American macros, but a little better and stronger, although it is still a lighter beer.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
TBone (16616) - Pori, FINLAND - JAN 28, 2005
Bottled (BB 03/2005)
Golden color, good white head. Sweet malty and bready nose. Medium-bodied, malty with hints of diacetyl. Malty-bready aftertaste. Typical East European lager.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (16507) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 2, 2004
Light gold colour with a lively sparkle and rich head. Rich hoppy aroma (fruity, earthy) with scattered yeast notes. Sweet, very clean pale malt notes intermingle with fruity, earthy hop. Great idea, but the flavour is too light! Needs about 10-15 IBUs more to be relevant.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
argo0 (13765) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 23, 2003
Clear light golden body with a big and rocky white head. Aroma is Germanic and grassy hoppy, with some lemon as well. Taste is mild up front, bland even. Midway, some floral qualities show up, along with hint of lemon. Finish is a near disappearance of flavor.

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