Vells (1755) - Rīga, LATVIA - NOV 29, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Weird, but kinda like it. Deep muddy like yellow, intense aroma of overripe banana, raw eggs, bit christmassy spices, plenty of yeast. Mostly sweet with light sourness. Interesting sampling exp.
Rask0lnikov (1026) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 13, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Põrgu. Hazy, yellow colour. Slight layer of white froth on top. Bit sweet, caramelly beginning. Maltiness in the middle. Sourness, flowery, yeasty notes in the end. Notes from the taste of kvass. Rather light bodied, low carbonated brew. Interesting and quite tasty brew. I sm used with koduõlu. New what to expect.
bartlebier (3767) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - OCT 6, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Freshly imported and kindly shared by bastarda at the Post-Baltikum tasting Sep 2016, terviseks! - Smells like open air-conserved pancake dough with unripe banana slices - in flavour then delicately thinned out and refined by the juniper - thin jenever and even woodsy, botanical gin notes popping up underneath that doughy body. Very glad to have tried this Estonian Zoigl/saison and pleasantly surprised at its drinkability. Also tested: Unquestionable yeast effects on the morning after!
Derbeth (836) - Kraków, POLAND - SEP 28, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2016 Tap at Porgu. Amber colour, cloudy, minimal head, decent lacing. Aroma is crazy: old butter, banana, ash, herbs, dough, alcohol. Light bitterness. Full body, heavy. I won?t be able to drink two. Definitely interesting, but I didn?t like it very much.
bastarda (483) - Freiburg, GERMANY - AUG 29, 2016
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
on tap @ the brewery’s tasting room. Aromas of fresh banana smoothies, grain, oats, when warming notes of camphor, resin, birch trees, Baltic forests, the streets of Riga when passing by the wooden houses on a damp summer evening, some smoke and tiny hints of bog and tar. Taste of chanterelles, forest, blueberry brush, blueberry jam, banana hints, slight salt, laurel and camphor hints. This is unlike every other beer I’ve come across so far, it’s so enchanting and rustic, so unique and well done!
Cunningham (7444) - Halden, NORWAY - AUG 4, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy yellow color with a fine white top. Good intensity in the aroma. Medium (+) body and a soft carbonation. Good balance between sourness and acidity. Yeast, mild peat, citric and fruity flavor. Ok complexity and quite easy and ok to drink.
[On tap at Põrgu Õllelokaal in Tallinn, Estonia]
Beerhunter111 (18793) - P´Castle, GERMANY - JUL 14, 2016
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Trübes goldenes Bier mit einer geringen weißen schaumkrone. Geruch trocken floral hopfig, grasig, hefig. Geschmack leicht säuerlich fruchtig, grasig, trocken, floral, interessant.
Erzengel (8293) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JUL 7, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Many thanks to rosenbergh for this bottle! Great fresh nose, hints of yeast, hints of alcohol. Sweetish bready. The beer starts intense yeasty-fresh, sweetish-fruity with sourish hints. Lots of carbonation and a round and bready body. The aftertaste has lots of yeast there, a nice sourish-sweet body, fresh and deep with a long and spicy aftertaste. Very smooth, no bitterness, interesting and fascinating stuff with a warming smooth yeasty aftertaste.
ectuohy27 (1094) - ESTONIA - JUL 4, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
My favorite Estonian beer, hands down. Bready and sour, tart and yet rounded, it’s got a fantastic balance of yeasty liveliness, sour gueuze-ish notes, and malty balance. One of my go-to choices
dnicolaescu (2388) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - JUN 30, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
TAP at Porgu. Smells vaguely as a weizen - fruity, banana, tart with quite a bit of nail polish. Tastes, again, like a harsh hefeweizen, fruity, phenolic and unhopped, lightly sweet and a bit tart, with considerable estery heat. The finish is a bit dirty, rotten cabbage like. Interesting.