Leini (1902) - SWEDEN - JAN 26, 2016
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Sample at Aussie backpackers, Riga. Golden with a low white head. A diacetylbomb...
Vells (1674) - Rîga, Latvija, LATVIA - DEC 16, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2012 Bit hazy golden with medium white head. Quite OK duration.
Aroma.. hoppy and malty thou not very intense. Bit grassy, some honey.
Sweet with mild touch of sourness. Dry, medium bitter finish.
Nice quality Latvian brew. Nothing extraordinary, thou decen, balanced drinking beer
Alusmamuts (1635) - LATVIA - NOV 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Retrospective rating. Golden-amber ahzy with medium white cap. NIce balanced taste with mild bitterness, rich of nuances. This rating is for beer on tap, for unknown reasons the bottled beer is much worst.
Maris (1425) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - JUL 22, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap in a 500ml glass in Vecriga beer garden on 22/7/2010. Has quite a distinct aroma for a pale lager, with a floral, honey/pollen and bready aroma. Sweet honey is the most notable flavour. Has a quite firm and lasting hop finish. A lovely, high quality lager which is perfect to quaff on a warm summer’s afternoon in Riga.
BeerSkull (1374) - SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sweet and slightly tart malt aroma. The taste is malty with a distinct hops character. The aftertaste has a nice dry hops bitterness reminiscent of a Pilsner. The tastiest Latvian beer I have tasted to date! Not Bad!
estpiwo (1319) - ESTONIA - DEC 16, 2008
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
0,5L bottle. Golden color. Sweet malty aroma. Flavor is some malty and then hoppy. Bitter aftertaste. Good.
Michael27 (1288) - Berlin, GERMANY - SEP 22, 2016
1.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Frisch vom Hahn im Aussie-Pub in Riga. Leicht trübes Gold im Glas. Im Geschmack leicht säuerlich (???!!!).
Senka (1075) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From the archives: I was searching for this beer for some times. I was driving through Riga, but it was never available in supermarkets. Creamy, with specific Latvian yeast aroma. Slightly sour.
ectuohy27 (1073) - ESTONIA - MAR 22, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pretty good for a PL, the yeasty, almost bready flavor of "living beer" is characteristic, and generally welcome. A bit hoppy at the end though
phfyysik (989) - Tartu, ESTONIA - MAR 20, 2016
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours golden clear with medium white top. Aroma is grains, sweet malts, some paper. Taste is very grainy, a lot of barley, some hay, malts, dust. Quite good grainy lager.