Brewed by Davra
Style: Dunkel/Tmavý
Pakruojis, Lithuania


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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.07/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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Pakruojis - capital of crows, humour and beer. This is tradidional beer, dark as a crow, easy to drink. Non-pasteurized, filtered beer.

Alus "Varniukų" - tai 5,6% stiprumo, juodas alus, turintis maloniai saldoką skonį, primenantis močiutės ruginės duonos, bei avižų giros skonį. Silpnas apynių aromatas. Galima ragauti ir gerai pašildytą, įdedant į alų citrinos skiltelę.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
KyotoLefty (7312) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 24, 2013
Tap at Snekutis old town. Almost black, flat, murkey. Ass smell of sour cherries, vinegar, grass ,cabbage. Not in the best condition, I would guess. Tangy, thin flavor of cherry, vinegar, somewhat like an oude bruin, but very thin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 13, 2013
The head is medium, the body dark, almost black. It smells darkmalty, apple-raisins. The taste is fruity apple-raisins, hoppy, malty, refreshing! Good! 11/12/11/12/-/12

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mzaar (1954) - Varberg, SWEDEN - DEC 11, 2012
Konjaksfärgad öl med vitt skum, som snart lägger sig. Smörkola! Här regerar smörkolan i både smak och doft. Dessutom fruktig och nötig, söt dunkel, men inte alls för söt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
laiti (6824) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 8, 2012
2L plastic bottle @ Majarannan Sauna, Hervanta. Rated on 04.06.2010
Aroma has sweat, honey and some butter. Flavour has sweetish malt, some honey, butter and hints of sweat. Definitely one of the weirdest Dunkels I’ve had.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nekronos (3742) - Xalapa, MEXICO - AUG 13, 2012
Very nice one. Special strong and sweet. Cloudy and quite foamy. NIce to drink in a bohemian place in Vilnius.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 21, 2012
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
MrW (448) - Londerzeel, BELGIUM - APR 4, 2012
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. Poor structure.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (6352) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 20, 2012
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)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (8396) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 10, 2012
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).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (8837) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 25, 2011
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.

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