FatPhil (9594) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 24, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
750ml bottle (Iki, Panevyzis)
Rich brown, muddy and murky. Semi-sweet, rich rye bread component. Sweeter as it warms, otherwise less sweet than the big-brewer giras. Butter very low. Raisins only come in later. Decent gira, but not as good as a really good one (I am a fanboi of the style though).
Marduk (2969) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 24, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
750ml plastic bottle. Muddy brown color. Tiny to no head. Plastic, bready, sweet notes in aroma. Massive sweetness, bread and bit of raisins in taste. Sweet and sticky body. It’s way too sweet for me.
Rune (8484) - Tromsř, NORWAY - MAY 18, 2014
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
From a large plastic bottle. Bubbles at the surface of an unclear apricot coloured body. Smell is bread and sweet apricot. Taste of sweet dried fruits. Mid-sweet ending. Soft drink, some refreshment when served chilled (kindly shared by djoeye, Tromsř 07.05.2014).
djoeye (1838) - Tromsř, NORWAY - MAY 7, 2014
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2014 Hazy amber/apricot body.
Smokey apricot to the nose.
Taste is sweet fruity, somewhat smoked apricot compote. Not much bread.
Normal smooth feel, ok carbonation. Sweet fruity finish.
Easy going drink.
(b@supermarket Marijampole Lithuania, t@Rating@Rune)