BREWER: Valmiermuiza, Valmiera Parish, Latvia
VESSEL: 0.5l brown bottle
DATE OF POST: 22nd May 2022
So, I’m gonna come clean. I struggled to write this review. You see this Amber Lager has no point of difference. There’s nothing that stands out about it to make it great or ghastly. It’s just an average Joe. A Steady Eddie.
Would I have one again? Sure I would. Would I rush out to buy another one? I sure wouldn’t.
Amber Lager – it does exactly what it says. And there’s not much else to say about it…
Sammy’s Rating: 61%
Well, the first thing that needs to be mentioned here is the absolutely stunning packaging!!! So grand, yet kinda simple. LOVE IT.
Beer wise, look, this tastes like a classic European lager, main reason is, it is one. Is there a point of difference? Well yeah probably, but you would have to be a beer sommelier to find it and am I one? No, I am not.
I can only comment on what is in front of me and what is in front of me is good, not great, but defo good.
Val’s offering here is soft and delicate in flavour and as smooth as it gets for a lager. The brewer has certainly worked some magic here too as it does not taste close to 5.2%.
I have a feeling that right place, right time, right amount of sun on your back and this brew could actually be situationally incredible.
However, when I tested Val’s Amber Lager it was a snowy British spring day… make of that what you will.
Jymi’s Rating: 67%
MUSE ON BOOZE RATING: 64%
MOB review next weekend: DESPERADOS by HEINEKEN
Sammy & Jymi – Musing on Booze weekly since 2017