KyotoLefty (5572) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Snekutis old town. Deep, cloudy amber with lace. Nose of cabbage, honey, something like detergent, bread and butter. Honey flavor, with bread, orange, and a dryish, slightly bitter finish. Nose is a bit rough, but a fascinating traditional beer.
tderoeck (3600) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 6, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2013 27/IV/13 - 1L PET bottle mentioned "Kaimiškas Jovaru" @ Zythos Bierfestival (2013-426) Thanks to Joris and hence marcusftbd for the sample!
Little cloudy amber beer, small irregular unstable, white head, bit adhesive. Aroma: bready, very sweet, honey, dried dates, sugary. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: very sweet, sugary, honey, weird, flowers, caramel. Aftertaste: sweet, honey, sugar, bready, floral, hard to describe but pretty weird anyways.
Martinus (2522) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly hazy golden colour, white head. Aroma of honey, dough, rising bread, quite sweet. Sweet flavour, honey and malts. Sweet finish, light bitter, touch of nuts.
(Taster glass from 1L PET bottle @ ZBF beer festival, Leuven 2013. Kindly brought over by 77ships when I was too busy helping out at the DDvdK stand to go and taste beer myself. Thanks Eugene!!)
sebletitje (5991) - Enghien, BELGIUM - APR 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
1L PET Bottle sample @ ZBF’13 shared with the RB Belgian crew courtesy of Joris and British friends.
Ambrée, col blanc léger.
Arôme est mielleux, nettement plus que la Alus avec ici une inspiration poussant vraiment une ale traditionnelle vers les limites de l’hydromel. Le malté reste toujours présent, avec un grains en retrait.
Palais est mielleux, doux et organique rendant une belle rondeur en fin de bouche sans pour cela tomber dans le trop sucré. Le houblon se veut discret et ici aussi contribue à un ajout léger de fleuri qui est déjà bien rendu par le miel.
JorisPPattyn (7547) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 28, 2013
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
No head, fully hazed, ochre beer. Honey, malts, utterly sweet-smelling. Utterly sweet tasting, dull-grainy. Utterly syrupy MF. Even mead is not this dull-cloyingly sweet. See my Alus rating for more comment. Txs to marcusftbd
77ships (3036) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 27, 2013
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thx to JorisPPattyn for this one – sort of assume that he knew the couple which deposited this one & another bottle from this brewery at our table. Otherwise thanks to them for bestowing upon us randomly Lithuanian awesomeness. Honey was added apparently after fermentation. 1000 cl. brown PET bottle which looks more like 750 cl. Lithuanian craft in PET bottles, awesome. Pours a lightly murky brownish amber with little white head. Nose is full of delicious raw bread dough, yummy with a thick layer of brown honey on top. Taste is sweet honey, creamy, delicious raw bread dough, brown honey, lightly herbal, thick caramel, hints of nuts, flowers and light earth. Body with touches of honey, little carbonation. I cannot believe that this one has a lower rating than their Alus. This feels very warm and comforting. I love this – deviates very heavily from all other beer styles.
Tim Webb (214) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From one of those ghastly Lithuanian plastic bottles, at the brewery. Sweetened to appeal to girls. Amber and honey-sweet with that earthy-ethnic quality than defies categorisation. Technically crap but in truth a beautiful off-authentic example of long-established local beer-making.
spacecube (519) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had this in Vilnius, Lithuania Feb 2013, made some notes, pours golden brown, not a lot of head and low carb, unusual honey nut aroma with caramel malt, some hops balancing but mainly sweet and a thick palate. Different.
AlutisLt (21) - LITHUANIA - FEB 20, 2013
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet version of Jovaru beer with honey. Pity honey is added after fermentation just to fix taste. But drinks very easily.
kiwianer (2916) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The head is medium, the body yellow-light brown and cloudy. It smells intensive honey-woody, not too sweet. The taste is very honey, sweet, a bit woody, honey-aromatic. Overall interesting and tasty, one of the best beers with honey i had! 10/10/11/10/-/11