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Gubernija Žigulinis

Formerly brewed at Gubernija
Style: Pale Lager
Šiauliai, Lithuania


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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.26/5   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
This is also known as Zhiguly Beer in the USA and says Zhiguly Beer in ENGLISH. If it says Zhiguly in RUSSIAN, that is Zhiguly (Russian Label). It is light, pale lager beer which recipe depends on the list of essential ingredients as clear and treated water, pale malt, granulated hops, its extract has been produced by the main bottom – fermenting yeast. All ingredients are inspected and belong to the best quality. While Zigulinis is being brewed, it is not allowed to use any unusual brewing materials that could artificially increase beer. Zigulinis is a refreshing, hop – tasting, a little bitter, light wheat beer, passing through strict fermentation process. This beer is also characterized as a firm froth where carbonic acid comes off slowly by small bubbles.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ungstrup (34690) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 2, 2007
Bottled. A yellow beer with a white head. The aroma is sweet malty with notes of straw, and so is the flavor. Nothing special.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
omhper (23725) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 18, 2002
Pale yellow. Neutral aroma. Clean, sweet, light bodied, undetectable bitterness. Typical industrial swill.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Oakes (15806) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 26, 2002
Muddy brown/tan; husky aroma, slight rusting tin, stewed tomato, earthy hop; palate shows toffee, slight oxidized hop, sticky Munich malts. Finishes sweet, with a slight sugar note and some house funk. Brewed in the classic Soviet Zhigulevskoye style.
Earlier Rating: 12/26/2002 Total Score: 2.8
Clear gold; fresh hop aroma, with slight cat’s piss (oh joy!). Herbal, almost pungent (though restrained) hops and bready malt blend well. Slightly bitter finish, light overall.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
bierkoning (12581) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - NOV 26, 2003
Brewed for Mercur, Lippstadt. Frothy head. Grainy cabbagearoma. Nasty skunky bitterness. Metallic. Oak leaves. Really horrible flavor, and the aroma isn't much better.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
kevnic2008 (11414) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - OCT 17, 2012
As Schigulewskoje Svetloje Pivo (Monolith). Plastic bottle. Light gold. Musty sweet aroma with a little florals. Bready beer with a crisp hoppy finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
shrubber85 (10760) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - SEP 13, 2005
Bottle. Sour, slightly skunky aroma. Orange yellow color with small quickly collapsing head. Sour malt flavor- moderate carbonation, little hops. Not offensive but nothing special.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
faroeviking (10295) - FAROE ISLANDS - FEB 13, 2007
Goldenish. Short bubbly white head. Aroma of some malt and grains. Weak flavour of malt, bit sweet with a slight hoppiness. Thin brew.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Quack-Duck (9164) - Down South, GERMANY - NOV 7, 2011
2l plastic bottle. Golden yellow, mid-sized head. Malty aroma with a bitter touch. Malty, grainy, bitter finish. Hints of honey and vanilla.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
PorterPounder (7425) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 5, 2004
My bottle was green and Zhiguly was writen in English, brewed by Guberija - 4.3 ABV - must be the same. Very pale, light yellow appearance. Soapy, white head. Mown grass leading to a Saaz induced hoppy, almost skunky aroma. Flavor has a bit of an underlying malty biscutyness that is slighlty sweet. Little more zest than your normal Soviet-bloc lagers. Mouthfeel is rather bland and lifeless, probably due to long shelf like - not quite metallic. Still, better than expected.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Ernest (7364) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 17, 2003
Head is initially large, frothy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is clear light yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (grain), lightly hoppy (grass, herbs). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Somewhat industrial, touch of sourness, not very enjoyable but not terrible.

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