Valmiermuižža Tumšais (Valmiermuiža Dark)
Valmiermuiža Alus

Valmiermuižža Tumšais (Valmiermuiža Dark)Valmiermuižža Tumšais (Valmiermuiža Dark)
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Style:
Munich Dunkel Lager
Ranked #107
ABV:
5.8%
Score:
83
Ranked #31,374
Avg:
3.71 | pDev: 12.4%
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
12
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Latvia
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Year-round
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SCORE
83
Good
Valmiermuižža Tumšais (Valmiermuiža Dark)Valmiermuižža Tumšais (Valmiermuiža Dark)
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Photo of BucBasil
3.99/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought and drank this when I was in Latvia on a road trip for vacation over the summer. We were in Sigulda - a very small town outside of a national park and there wasn't much around. So we stopped into a grocery store to pick up some supplies to last us through the night. I was attracted by the label, and wasn't disappointed after trying a couple. Definitely recommended.

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Photo of bark
3.63/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

The colour is brown-red, the three finger head beige and compact. It sinks without leaving any lacing.

The smell is sweet is and malty with some caramel and a smooth notable bitterness. Dried fruits and some floral notes.

The taste is smooth with dried red fruits/berries and a mild controlled bitterness. Hints of green plants. Medium body. The aftertaste got some smooth alcohol, caramel and dried fruits. The finish is semi-sweet.

The carbonation is fresh, the many mid-sized bubbles are long-lived. The liquid is semi-smooth.

A very elegant and malty lager.

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Photo of jgammoniv
4.32/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Ruby amber color with thin head.
Slightly viscous start transitioning to a crisp finish
A light malt back with notes of caramel and slight breadiness.
Slightly sour with a light sweetness and very minor bitter finish.
Delightfully subtle and refreshing beer. and a rare treat here in the states.

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Photo of bylerteck
3.95/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle from Stockmann in Riga. From notes.

A - Poured with a creamy khaki head of 2 fingers. Red or mahogany in colour. Mild carbonation. Bright with alright retention and all but a ring around the middle for lacing.

S - Caramelly, sweet malt, a little dark fruit. Much better than alot of the other dark lagers in the region.

T - Slightly roasty with caramel, sweet malt, some toffee, and a little smoke.

M - Tingly mild carbonation with a medium body.

O/D - Good for a Euro Lager. Raises the bar for breweries in the region who more often than not produce shameful examples of styles.

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Photo of morebeergood
3.88/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A friend of mine has some friends that recently returned from a trip to Latvia. They brought a bottle of this beer back with them for us to try. Poured from the bottle into pint glasses for a few of us to sample. Dark red color with brown highlights. Thin mocha colored head. Bit of lacing. Smell had a nice brown sugar aroma to it. Lots of malt in the taste, with some wonderful notes of dried fruit and just a hint of smoke at the end. Mouthfeel was a nice surprise with a great body to it. I was expecting thin, but I got a good thickness. Drinkability was high, as the beer had a superb flavor and body, and the abv was moderate. A nice treat to try such a hard to find beer, and I appreciate my friend giving me the opportunity to share this beer with him.

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Valmiermuižža Tumšais (Valmiermuiža Dark) from Valmiermuiža Alus
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 12 ratings