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B&I Zhiguly Barrel Beer 95

Brewed by Gubernija
Style: Malt Liquor
Šiauliai, Lithuania


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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 2.01/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.24/5   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
reebtogi (5590) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 22, 2016
500ml bottle pours a clear golden color with a finger and a half of white head that settles quickly leaving only a few spots of lacing on the glass. Aroma is grassy with some sweet malts. Taste is a grassy and spicy hop bitterness with a big malty sweetness. As far as this style of beer goes, this is one of the better ones that I have tried.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
DandyWolfFloyd (1020) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2015
Aroma - sweet malt ~ some caramel Appearance - pale body, with a moderate head, no appreciable lacing. Taste - sweet caramel malt predominates. Palate - the body is on the lighter side of medium, texture is on the thinner side, the carbonation is average, and finish has some booze. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brewerybuddy (1) - California, USA - APR 15, 2015 does not count
Tried this beer at a local Lithuanian restaurant and was pleasantly surprised. Everyone at my table tried a sip and thought it was quite tasty. For those complaining about the alcohol, it ~IS~ 9.5% after all, but I didn’t notice any overpowering alcohol smell. Other reviewers seem to be quite harsh. This is a sweeter, maltier beer, so if you like your beers hopped out, this is not your beer. But if like like a good Belgian Abbey, you’ll likely enjoy Barrel 95. I would have happily had a second.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Bricks (956) - 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 Ilgasukas’s urine?

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
brokensail (15754) - Dublin, 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 (1402) - 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 (4176) - Melboring, 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 (967) - 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 (5253) - 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 (3971) - 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 I’m starting to get a head ache, not sure if the beer is the cause.

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