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Jovaru Alus
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Brewed by A. Udrienes (Jovaru Alus)
Style: Traditional Ale
Jovarai, Lithuania

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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.19/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Kaimiškas Gyvas Alus


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
visionthing (2798) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 18, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2014 50cl (as "Kaimiskas Alus Jovaru Snekutis") on tap at Kaimiško Alaus Baras Šnekutis (Užupis location), Vilnius. Slightly hazy orange with a white head. Moderate malty aroma with some yeasty notes and hints of herbs and butter. Moderate sweet with hints of sourness and a light bitterness. Quite refreshing and nice after a long walk on a hot day.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yngwie (13693) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 3, 2014
Bottle, 1liter Pet. Thx to larsga and joet. As Kaimiskas Alus Jovaru Snekutis. An unclear dark orange-golden beer with a minimal sized off-white head. There’s butterscotch on the nose, with yeast, lemon, cooking rice, some wet cardboard and caramel. Some notes of cooked vegetables and wort too. Weird, nice and interesting in a way, and at the same time not. The mouthfeel gives me associations to sake, it’s pretty dry and mouth coating. Soft carbonation. Lemony notes, rice, toffee, some butterscotch and fruityness in the flavor, with almost no bitterness to be detected. There’s not much sweetness either so I don’t miss the bitterness. Lasting fruity and yeasty finish with toffee hints. A very complex and interesting beer. Don’t think I could drink much of it, but it’s sure interesting. My score reflects that. 140503

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Meilby (7754) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 3, 2014
Bottle 1000ml @ Hostel room - Anker Hostel, Oslo
Pours hazy/murky brown with a few off-white bubbles. Aroma has notes of malt, wort, yeast and cellar. Taste is light sweet and light bitter. Body is light, texture is thin, carbonation is flat.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vami (331) - Poznan, POLAND - MAR 31, 2014
Very cloudy, almost like a weizen, small head, very thick beer, full body, tastes quite like a kellerbier and it has the same kind of wooden cellar moisture note there. Quite OK.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Podiathingg (4) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2013 does not count
On tap at Blue Orange in Kaunas..Like drinking a piece of history, fantastic brew, cloudy amber w a small head, wonderful malty honey aroma, quite earthy, taste is sweet and malty with some herbal hints, slight bitterness which just about matches the sweet maltiness. Very full bodied and flavoursome, a clasic farmhouse style beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (6569) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 24, 2013
Tap at Snekutis old town. Deep gold, cloudy, low lacy head. Malty, bready nose, esters, some diacetyl, pear, peach. Sweet and fruity, peaches, bread, biscuit, dry finish with hay.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
3fourths (8100) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 26, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2013 Plastic bottle for a first try at Bambalyne in Vilnius.
From tap the next day at Alaus Namai, where I found it not much different.
Hazed semi-dark amber with a small ring of a head if you force a pour. Raw, worty, herbal aroma with more cabbage and carrots and composted, browned fruit (apple and pear mostly). Sugary, raw grain flavor, dirty sweat sock and just-fermented apple juice. Watery texture with a limp body. Seems very under fermented, like it came out of primary after a week.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
tderoeck (4872) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 6, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2013 27/IV/13 - 1L PET bottle mentioned "Jovaru Šnekutis" @ Zythos Bierfestival (2013-427) Thanks to Joris and hence marcusftbd for the sample!

Little cloudy amber beer, no mentionalbe head, non adhesive. Aroma: yeast, bready, sugar, floral, some chloride. MF: no carbon, medium body. Taste: bready, sweet, yeast, some yoghurt, floral, little bitter. Aftertaste: bready yeast character, honey, sugar, a bit metallic, but mainly just plain weird, ok?

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Ober (2811) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - MAY 2, 2013
a little hazy yellow/golden colored beer, with a white head. The aroma has some fruits like orange/apricot with tonsel. Notes of malt. The taste is thin fruity with notes of malt. The aftertaste is watery, some fruits and malt notes.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sebletitje (6800) - Enghien, BELGIUM - APR 28, 2013
Bottle sample @ ZBF’13 shared with the RB Belgian crew courtesy of Joris and British friends. Ambre sur un léger trouble, col beige moyen. Arôme est en effet mielleux. Note de grains et moût, malté reste subtile couvert par ce bouquet organique. Palais est aussi doux et mielleux voire organique sans vraiment ce côté faux-sucré. Malt est moyen avec un houblons se faisant très discret. Sympa malgré l’esthétique de la bouteille ne jouant pas en sa faveur. A parier et sans l’effervescence, cette bière peut quais passer pour un hydromel léger.


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