Nekronos (3737) - Xalapa, MEXICO - AUG 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice one. Special strong and sweet. Cloudy and quite foamy. NIce to drink in a bohemian place in Vilnius.
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
In short: A uber-toasted bronze ale. Clean and dry. Very nice
How: Tap at Šnekutis Užupis, Vilnius, Lithuania + Tap at Gyvo Alaus Krautuvélé, Panevėžys, Lithuania
The look: Clear bronze body with topped by a beige ring of foam
In long: Nose is very toasted, toasted hay, toasted wood, toasted cookies, and also some barley candy. Taste has some crunchy caramel candies and notes of raisins over a bed of toasted stuff (hay, wood, cookies). The toastiness washes away the sweetness and leaves a rather dry after-taste. Straightforward but very enjoyable. Very good but certainly not what I’m used to from a Dunkel, but rules are meant to be broker, like glasses, and chairs, and windows. Basically anything that I broke when drunk in Lithuania was meant to happen.
MrW (440) - Londerzeel, BELGIUM - APR 4, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
50cl, on tap at Snekutis Old Town.
Deep brown with beige not lasting head.
Herbs, balsamico, some sweetness in the aroma.
Sour taste with a spicy taste containing some grains and alcohol.
TaktikMTL (6168) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
En fût. Pinte dégustée chez Šnekutis Užupis (Vilnius, Lituanie). Arôme: Légère odeur de caramel au beurre. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de caramel avec une pointe de raisins secs. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement vineuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Présence de caramel en arrière goût. (Rating #4177)
MartinT (8247) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Bottom Line:
Boastful toastiness and toffee give this Lithuanian Tamsus a memorable character, as it is but slowly joined by roastiness and coffee angles.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A thin ring of foam surrounds the dark mahogany.
-This is one of the toastiest examples of all of the low-gravity Tamsus (the Lithuanian interpretation of a Dunkel, if that helps) brews I’ve had.
-That toasty aroma and finish are intense, surprising, and, seemingly distinctly Lithuanian.
-The soft prickling of carbonation makes a subtle fruitiness perceptible.
On tap at Šnekutis Užupis (3.5) and at Gyvo Alaus Krautuvelé (in Panevėžys) (4.0).
JoeMcPhee (8746) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 25, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Vilniaus Alus. Pale brown pour with a very tight white head. The nose is awesome - very fresh toasted grain aroma with a little bit of lightly plummy/prune character. A bit like Special B flavour but with less overt sweetness. Worty smelling without being overly sweet. Very fresh sort of toasty character and a touch of soft grainy character rounding it out. There is a touch of noble hoppiness that adds a certain floral character to it, but it’s still malt dominated. Yeah - this is good shit.
TBone (13212) - Pori, FINLAND - MAY 19, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught@Šnekutis, Old Town, Vilnius
Nut brown color, good creamy off-white head. Light woody-hayish, slightly diacetylic nose. Light to medium-bodied. Toffee, caramel with light minerally sourness. Lingering toffee sweetness in the aftertaste. Ok.
larsga (6372) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 18, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium beige head doesn’t last. Deep brown body. Faint earthy roasty aroma. Dry dusty strawy earthy taste with sweetish chocolatey notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, smooth mouthfeel. Sweetish earthy floral roasty aftertaste with herbal caramelly butter notes. Interesting, complex, and unusual. Lots going on, and all of it quite subtle. (0.33l draft at Bix Baras, Vilnius.)
mjs (4933) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 7, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Draught at Alaus Namai, Vilnius) Poured dark brown and hazy. Head was medium sized and white. Aroma contained butter and caramell. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were malts, butter, caramell, acridness and bitterness. Aftertaste was malty and mildly bitter.
faroeviking (10286) - FAROE ISLANDS - JAN 24, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
¨Draught at Snekutis, Vilnius. Clear dark brown colour. Sweet dark malty bit bready aroma. Sweet malty bit bready flavour with some dark fruits and some bitterness. Pleasant.