Piw (811) - Rüsselsheim, GERMANY - JUL 23, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml Flasche. Trüb und orangefarben mit minimaler Schaumkrone. Leichtes Honigaroma. Süffig. Mittlerer Körper.
jookos (5370) - FINLAND - JUN 28, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, as hele ölu (from estonia, spunka). Golden hazy, unfiltered. Sweet malty nose, honey dry meadow on nose. Bit meady, bit sweet orange, sweet orange peely estery. Med bodied, smooth, dry dusty flavour. Fruity malty, fermented honey dryness. Feels very alive, raw, medieval. Youve sort of gotta get in the right mood for this. Doesnt compare really to normal ales, cant drink it through the same frame of reference.
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
Benzai (13619) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - APR 17, 2016
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle @ home shared with dad. Clear dark golden color, medium sized off-white head that diminishes quickly. Aroma is a bit weird and it doesn’t particularly strike me as very fresh. Tastes malts, dusty, lightly sweet-bitter, tastes old and not very fresh to say the least. Not good.
Douberd (4751) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAR 24, 2016
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Butautu Dvaro Alus Šviesus) Swing top bottle 500 ml at home, served into a pint, ABV 5%
Orange coloured body, mostly clear, with a full finger of quite thick, white head on top, with good retention.
Aroma of leaves, straw, grains.
Taste is sweet, with mostly grains, faint earthy notes, straw.
Medium body, soft carbonation.
tricksta_p (3329) - 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 (1715) - 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 Õlu". 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 (1480) - 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 (3569) - 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 (6190) - Out of the EU, 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