Kavu (5125) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 11, 2017
A taste from a bottle @ home. Pours cloudy golden with a medium head. Aroma is sweet boozy malts. Flavor is sweet malts with some alcohol and hops. Drinkable. Alusmamuts (2137) - LATVIA - APR 24, 2016
Light amber bithazy with medium white head. Malty aroma. Medium bitterness on sweetsour carbonated background. Carbonation. Slightly bitter aftertaste. larsga (7656) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 21, 2016
Big, offwhite head. Clear amber body. Strawy earthy papery aroma with plastic notes. Dry-sweet spicy papery strawy taste with earthy fruity notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, mealy mouthfeel. Dryish mealy fruity aftertaste with papery earthy spicy notes. Nice, interesting, Latvian. (0.5l bottle, from Rimi.) visionthing (5532) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 16, 2016
50cl bottle from some Rimi in Riga. Pours almost completely clear deep golden to amber, with a fairly modest, white head. Mild malty aroma with fruity notes and hints of honey and yeast. Medium sweet with fairly mild flavours and a light bitterness. Hardly very exciting, but certainly a step up from the usual pale lagers. Quite boring, but perfectly drinkable. Gangstergafje (1273) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - SEP 6, 2015
The beer has a light amber color. The beer is quite cloudy, because it isn’t filtered. The beer pours quite a lot of rough white foam. The bulk of the foam disappears quickly, but a little layer of soft foam remains on top of the beer. The smell is very fruity. There are some strawberry aroma’s, which remind me of a good strawberry milkshake. This strawberry aroma is present in a lot of Latvian beers and I love it. There is also a bitter hoppy aroma, which forms a nice balance with the sweet strawberry. There is in a far away distance some bread and some soft banana aroma’s, but the latter is only present in tiny amounts. The taste is also perfectly balanced. The sweet strawberry fruitiness and the bitter refreshing hops are blende well together. The finish is long and bitter with a little alcohol taste. After every sip you long for another one. The beer isn’t very strong carbonated, but that doesn’t matter. It is quite perfect for the soft aspects of the smell and the taste. It is a really nice beer and it is just what I like.
Cokemonkey11 (1091) - - APR 10, 2015
Brown bottle, 0.5L, purchased in rimi. Pours dark gold with a thin head subsiding quickly. Scent is full-bodied baltic yeast. Taste is malty and sweet, medium baltic yeast. Finish is clean, fresh. Great. Brainiac (218) - Riga, LATVIA - MAR 13, 2015
On tap. Hops on aroma, fresh. Very bright in color, just like apple juice. Medium body, bitter in the aftertaste, but short. Marduk (8394) - Reval, ESTONIA - FEB 23, 2015
500ml bottle (Alfa Rimi, Riga). Slightly hazy amber color. Medium size, firm white foamy head, stays. Looks beautiful. Slightly sour, grainy, sweet, malty aroma. Grainy, sweet malts, bit sugary taste. Dusty malts in aftertaste. Tiny bit of yeast in aroma and taste, but in no way it’s disturbing. Nice simple brew. lobs_ols (452) - LATVIA - OCT 9, 2014
Slighty hazy amber, medium white head. Vague malty aroma. Initially strong bitterness that fades, giving way to a watery sweetness that’s somewhat nauseating. Very watery bittersweet finish. Rubbish. rosenbergh (11799) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 22, 2014
500 ml bottle. BB 27/06/2014. (Rimi) Bauska, Latvia.
This seems to be a bit past the BB but I guess that doesn’t matter... let’s see.
Hazy golden colour with a small white head.
The aroma is earthy and malty notes. Not bad at all.
The flavour is bready malt, honey sweetness and some mild bitterness.
Not the worst Baltic lager.