lokis333 (331) - Biržai, LITHUANIA - JUN 9, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep gold color with ultra weak foam disapearing with the pour. Aromas of sweet lighter malt and honey, hay, green beans and maybe bit of corck? Interesting bit strange and nice at the same time? Palate, nice meadium to full body with smooth thick texture leaving sweet malty finish. Taste is sweet of light malts and grains. Has notes of green bean bitterness and touch of honey, hay and dust (in a nice way). Overall, nice traditional lithuanian ale, can be something unusual and strange but I do like it!
kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The head is medium, body light. It smells natural, malty, refreshing, nice. The taste is refreshing, malty, tasty, nice. 12/11/10/11/-/11
KyotoLefty (8924) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Alus Namai. Pretty gold with lace. Grassy nose with light lemon and malt. Nice lemon hop flavor, grass. Light but full and silky. Good.
Ernest (7209) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 4, 2013
0.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Head is fully diminishing.
Body is light yellow.
Aroma is notes of DMS, sour veggies, ammonia, urine.
Flavor is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter, raw/husky, very unclean.
Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
One of the absolute worst beers of the "Lithuanian experience". Shockingly bad. It was around this time we started serious discussions on how we could get out of the country ASAP, almost regardless of the costs involved. And so we did (to Helsinki, where we had an infinitely more enjoyable time). It’s hard to imagine one enjoying the brews here, but if you like (or are not sensitive to) raw/worty malt character and diacetyl, you might find something to charm you here. One may even find the beers "rustic" in a primitive/dirty/clumsy sort of way. As with anything else, you’re just going to have to try it for yourself...though personally I would suggest investing no more than a day or two out of a longer journey elsewhere.
3fourths (9016) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 25, 2013
0.7 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 1/20
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2013 strong hen house, pet dander, pee, bird shit, cooked carrots and vegetable stew aroma. godawful. pasty and husky texture. smelly socks, pee and sour, boiled cauliflower flavor. DMS and pet urine and raw grains. I can find nothing to like about this beer. I don’t understand.
AlutisLt (57) - Vilnius, LITHUANIA - MAR 11, 2013
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Personal favorite for me. Easy to drink, nice taste and aroma. You can drink 8-10 glasses at evening with no bad feelings at the morning...
laiti (7910) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 14, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
1L plastic bottle @ Majarannan sauna, Hervanta. Rated on 04.06.2010
Aroma has sweat, honey and some butter. Flavour is somewhat refreshing with citrus, some honey and butter. Definitely a lithuanian beer. Traditional perhaps, but does not feel like ale.
rosenbergh (9922) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 2, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle. BB 13/03/2013. From Lithuania. Thank you Tautvydas!
Cloudy (with yeast) golden colour with a small white head.
Very strong farmhouse aroma with honey, malt and more manure-like notes. Flavour is malt, grain, honey and something else... mild rubber?
Very soft carbonation. Interesting. That farmhouse aroma is very distinctive. Not necessarily very good but certainly interesting brew.
TEJA (2121) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 5, 2012
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle at Dan N, thanks.
Thinn off white head. Clowdy solid yellow color. Acidic aroma almost like lemmon curd. Citrus acidity in the taste with a thinn body.
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 11, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
In short: Toasted hay and characteristic farmhouse character dominate this archetypical Lithuanian farmhouse blonde beer
How: Tap directly at the brewery (the best version). Also tap Alaus Namai, Vilnius, Lithuania (surprisingly not that good). Then many PET 1L bottles (surprisingly good) and even brought back some home. Certainly the Lithuanian beer I drank the most
The look: Clear blonde body topped by a quickly dissipating white head
In long: Nose is grainy toasted hay with a pleasant farmhouse character. Taste is very clean, plenty of sun dried hay, countryside/farmhouse sensation, dry straws dipped in honey. Finish adds mild resinous woody notes. Overall very dry without being astringent. Full body with soft carbonation. I drank quite a few pints of Daujotu (bottles are 1L and I had many) and although it is not the most complex Lithuanian beer I’ve had, to me it is the one that best captures the essence of the Lithuanian farmhouse beer with all the focus placed on the toasted hay, grainy dryness and farmhouse henhouse-ish character. That type of beer is surprising at first for a North-American palate, but after a pint of this stuff you’re hooked. Underrated nice beer, some people obviously didn’t like it as much as I do, but that’s what I love about ratebeer, I now have access to a technology that allows me to despise people I otherwise would not even know existed.