tricksta_p (2675) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - JAN 13, 2016
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle at home. Aroma is buttery diacetyl, malt, caramel, honey. Flavour is caramel honey sweetness with a slight hint of bitterness. Body is medium. Unpleasant sweet buttery mess.
thirstyrabbit (1581) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 7, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
1L swing top bottle with an Estonian label "Butautu Hele Őlu". ABV is marked 5.0%. This is the closest match I could find, however the back label says it’s brewed by "Taruškų Alaus Bravoras". Pours a semi-hazy golden body with a medium tall head. Aroma has creamy cereals and some honey. Also something rustic... somebody used the word "henhouse" which is fitting. Quite typical Lithuanian lager. Taste is full and simple with cereals, light honey and modest hops. The buttery notes are not very distracting. Sweet minerally finish. Nice and drinkable, if you don’t mind the creamy notes. Oh, and the value is great - it was 3,45 EUR per 1L bottle. I guess the price of such a big swing top bottle itself demands a considerable part.
VamboladeTolly (1084) - Tartu, ESTONIA - DEC 10, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours slightly hazy golen with small white head. Aroma is sweet, honey, hay, - typical aroma for traditional ale from lithuania. Taste is sweet, caramel, honey. Medium body. Ok
artursp (32) - Riga, LATVIA - NOV 21, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bought 1 l glass bottle in Tallinn (Estonia), some 3.5 eur... Tastes and smells good but had feeling that I’ve drank it already (although I’m quite sure I haven’t), probably it’s because it tastes much like some other Lithuanian traditional ales. Might buy again however.
Mr_Pink_152 (2724) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Super Lincs, Lincoln. Hazy rich golden colour with a thin white head. Spicy sweet aroma and taste.
teorn88 (5142) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2015
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle shared at CBC CW during The Cad 10yr celebrations, London. Thanks to Peter for this one. It pours a clear pale golden color with medium white head. Aroma is grainy and sweet with starch and caramel. Taste is grainy and sweet with starch and caramel. Feels raw, incomplete, unfinished. Overall, quite bad
Idiosynkrasie (5553) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - OCT 12, 2015
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
500ml bottle. Slightly cloudy, yellow-ish golden colour with small, collapsing, white head, a good deal of sparkling is going on. Muggy, mouldy, grainy aroma, slightly bready and doughy, a mixture of brackwater and honey. Taste is sweet-ish and slightly tart, hints of diluted honey, a floral touch, hints of grass and bamboo; tastes way fresher than feared considering the aroma. Slightly strange overall.
mR_fr0g (7237) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2015
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle shared at The Cad’s 10 year get together. 29/03/2015. Many thanks to ThePeter. Semi-clear golden orange coloured pour with a loose white head.Aroma is big diacetyl, sweet caramel, earthy, wort, brown bread. Flavoue is sweet rye bread, caramel, dirty bread, diacetly. Palate is cloyingly sweet, lowish carbonation.
Quack-Duck (9060) - Down South, GERMANY - AUG 20, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Baltic Branch Dover. Golden with a beautiful, fluffy white Head. Grainy and also hoppy nose. Light-bodied, sweet malty start with a spicy touch (cinnamon?), bitter hops towards the lingering bitter finish. Bitter_sweet overall Impression. Strange at first, give it time and it’s still unusual but really nice.
Leighton (16268) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle shared during the Cad’s 10th anniversary bash - Clerkenwell, London. Pours clear yellow with a creamy white head. Simple, with lots of sugary white bread, cereal and hay. Light in body with fine to average carbonation. More basic sugary cereal in the finish. Very simplistic. So so.