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B&I Zhiguly Barrel Beer 95

Brewed by Gubernija
Style: Malt Liquor
Šiauliai, Lithuania


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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 1.91/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.25   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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Zhiguly Barrel 95 is a specially Brewed lager using only the finest ingredients. The Highest Quality light barley malt, aromatic hops, and crystal clear water makes Barrel 95 a delectably rich tasting beer for demanding palates.

Produced for and Imported By B&I Overseas Trading Inc., Van Nuys, CA 61406

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Bricks (662) - Delaware, USA - OCT 12, 2014
Chemically sweet, alcohol and malt aroma. Uneventful appearance. Taste is...funky... its like watered down grain alcohol w/ sugar. I wonder if this is Zydrunas Ilgasukasís urine?

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
brokensail (11998) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 25, 2014
Bottle @ home. Ah yeah, another Lithuanian malt liquor rake. Clear golden pour with a short lived white head. Smells of apple juice, corn, and burnt grains. Really husky. Slightly soapy and lemony. Taste is that trademark grape juice, apple juice, and penny mixture. Yum. Cough syrup, some popsicles and candy...super sugary. This shit would probably give you a gnarly headache.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
sinfull (951) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 15, 2014
Golden color , big white head. Aroma is sweet , malty and alcohol. Taste is alcohol and malty sweet. Alcohol bitterness in aftertaste. Ugly...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Homer321 (2369) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JUN 13, 2014
Battle thanks to frank. Pours a slightly hazy pale yellow with small white head. Nose is light pepper from the hops and booze. A solid malt flavor with sons alcohol warming. Pretty nice for high boost!

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
DrewFace (928) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUN 13, 2014
Whale share thanks to Homer321. Mostly clear, yellow orange, big off white head that dissipates quickly. Big malty, corny, slightly medicinal, sweet, aroma. Very sweet, very hot alcohol, slightly medicinal, light burning in the finish, some woody notes.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
cheap (4336) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2014
I guess this is new or rare? From a pretty big bottle. Really surprized this is not brewed by rinky. Smells a little rude, like old lager. Oh my, my has well been brewed by rinky, same old nasty flavor, lots of personality, quite volatile going down. Am I drinking spot remover? Wew, just a big kick in the face. If there is such a thing as baltic malt likker this is it. Nasty nellie nagging numbness fer a finish. This stuff is just plain rude! And I thought IPA was bad, wew.,....

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Frank (3130) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 9, 2014
I was hoping this would either be terrible because my favorite beers to write reviews on are terrible or that it would actually be some whacked out Lithuanian attempt at barrel aged beer. It is really neither of these things and so that is disappointing. This is just a sweet and fruity lager beer from Lithuania. It is super high gravity but still way better than most American malt liquors in that it is just a bit weird and not actively foul. It is pretty potent and Iím starting to get a head ache, not sure if the beer is the cause.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
UDBeernut (1911) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - NOV 10, 2013
bottle from my mystery box.. anyone claiming it yet? Lithuanian Malt Liquor walez bro! pours gold in my snifter (such respect), quick foam head. large corn nose, mild metal twinge. taste has sweet wet corn followed by some metal. the booze burn lingers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gpark (1) - USA - OCT 2, 2013 does not count
Bright straw yellow with a light creamy haze. The nose is full of crusty French bread and caramel. full flavored, long and lingering finish with some tart citrus hops at the end. The beer had great head retention and was a pleasant surprise through out front to back. Not a malt liquor as noted here but more like a Belgian style blonde. The price is very attractive as it retails at $2 per pint (16.9oz bottle). Great buy,

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Fredis23 (515) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - SEP 12, 2013
Pale Yellow, Medium Head, Almost No Lacing. No Aroma. Sweet Malt, Sugar, Caramel, Slight Alcohol Shining. Iíd say pretty well hidden high ABV until it warms up. Once it warms up, alcohol appearance increases. Medium Body, on a lighter side. Rather easy drinker, that seems to be lower ABV Quite decent for what it is. Brewed by Gubernija for itís distributor B&I Overseas Trading Inc. B&I is either threatened by its competitor Stawski Distribution or thinks, that it is trendy to slap its name on any beer bottle.While it is not the worst choice it is not the best beer choice either. Funny, that they fail to mention brewery that made this beer for them. While it is nothing spectacular, it is miles ahead of my recent horrific experience of supposedly Belgian Larine Grand 95. Iíd say pass it....

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