Valmiermuiža Tumšais (Valmiermuiža Dark)
Valmiermuiža Alus

Valmiermuiža Tumšais (Valmiermuiža Dark)Valmiermuiža Tumšais (Valmiermuiža Dark)
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From:
Valmiermuiža Alus
 
Latvia
Style:
European Dark Lager
Ranked #32
ABV:
5.8%
Score:
85
Ranked #21,046
Avg:
3.7 | pDev: 11.35%
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
15
Status:
Active
Rated:
Aug 20, 2023
Added:
Oct 27, 2010
Wants:
  0
Gots:
  1
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Ratings by BucBasil:
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Reviewed by BucBasil from Rwanda

3.99/5  rDev +7.8%
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.
Aug 15, 2015
More User Ratings:
 
Rated: 3.77 by HopBelT from Belgium

Aug 20, 2023
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Reviewed by mactrail from Washington

3.68/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Lovely dark ruby red color with plenty of foam lacing sticking to the glass. Pleasant sudsy mouthfeel with a tangy note. Grainy aroma with caramel nose. Flavors of roasted grain with a darker note. Hints of dates and a rich malt taste. Just slightly bitter with some herbal hoppy notes. A better than average Euro Lager with perhaps more sweetness than you might like, but perhaps the nod to the German style. From the half-liter bottle purchased at a corner store in Riga.
Sep 22, 2022
 
Rated: 3.79 by Robertas from Lithuania

Sep 07, 2020
 
Rated: 3.28 by Dazka from Italy

Jul 29, 2019
 
Rated: 3.99 by bmaggot from Lithuania

Jan 29, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by Georgiabeer from Georgia

Aug 10, 2017
 
Rated: 2.85 by rex_4539 from Greece

Apr 11, 2016
 
Rated: 2.8 by Alex-Alkis from Sweden

Aug 07, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by BurgeoningBrewhead from Pennsylvania

Jul 10, 2014
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Reviewed by bark from Sweden

3.63/5  rDev -1.9%
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.
Jan 26, 2014
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Reviewed by jgammoniv from Maine

4.32/5  rDev +16.8%
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.
Feb 03, 2013
 
Rated: 3.5 by Jose9e from Netherlands

Aug 13, 2012
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Reviewed by bylerteck from Canada (ON)

3.95/5  rDev +6.8%
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.
Aug 26, 2011
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Reviewed by morebeergood from Massachusetts

3.88/5  rDev +4.9%
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.
Oct 27, 2010
Valmiermuiža Tumšais (Valmiermuiža Dark) from Valmiermuiža Alus
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 15 ratings