Sigmundflower (8) - - JUN 27, 2013
3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Fresca e profumata...si perde un poco nel palato. Il colore richiama l’ambra. Schiuma leggera e debole. Buona da gustare in estate
Benzai (12583) - 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 (4528) - 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 (3145) - 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 (1690) - 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 (1348) - 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 (3363) - 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 (5858) - 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
Idiosynkrasie (6054) - 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 (8283) - 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.