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Brewed by Kalnapilis (Royal Unibrew)
Style: Pale Lager
Panevezys, Lithuania

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RATINGS: 172   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.27   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Bottle and can; Pasteurised.
Gold medalist at World Beer Cup in category 19, Münchner-Style Helles, 36 Entries.
In creating Kalnapilis Original, our brewers selected the finest Saaz hops. The beer has an especially rich and harmonious flavour while its foam is sturdy and long-lasting. Feel the unique flavour and aroma that seems like it is straight out of the keg.


2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
NosirIwont (1980) - Aalborg Vestby, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2005
Can. Yellow colour. White head. Slightly citrusy hoppy aroma. Cereals. Flavour is sweetish with hoppy and grassy notes. Metallic finish. An average beer, but still substatially better than a certain 2 other World Beer Cup 2004 medalists I’ve encountered (i.e. Zeunerts and Sofiero).

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Emil (6066) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2005
Botlle. Pale golden colour with a small white head. Malty hay aroma and a sweet malty hay raste. Light body and a light dry finish.

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 24, 2005
Golden colour with a small white head. Weak malty aroma. Malty, grainy light sweet flavor.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
haf (528) - Gijon, SPAIN - APR 29, 2005
Es un descubrimiento las cervezas de lituania son buenas cerveza rubias y BARATISIMAS.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 4, 2004
Golden colored. Very malty aroma with some sweetness there too. Medium bodied, traditional baltic sweet and malty aroma. I don’t know if it’s the hops that make these lagers to be so skunky and grassy, maybe local people like, I’m not so familiar with it.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (12723) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 22, 2004
Pale straw colour with a light sparkle. Grassy-grainy aroma. Palate is balanced - grassy hop, hint of berry notes, prickly crisp finish. OK beer for the "almost pilsner" style.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Donatas (188) - Vilnius, LITHUANIA - JUL 16, 2004
Colour not impressed me at all. Light alcohol finish. Not very much difference from the old "Kalnapilis premium". It is not the second-third brewery in Lithuania, and not the second-third beer. But the improvement, compared to 1990’s is visible.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Ungstrup (29473) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 16, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 30, 2007 A light yellow beer with a small head. The aroma is sweet malty with hints of alcohol and grain. The flavor is just sweet malty with a slight metallic aftertaste - what kind of boring hop is used? A boring beer.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Hildigöltur (5103) - København, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2004
Golden coloured with a toxic greenish shine. The flavour is sweet, corny and bready.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
rauchbier (3616) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2004
Bottle, DBF 2004. Golden green, moderate white head and condition. Gentle grassy pilsener hop notes in the nose, some sweet malt in the mouth and a short chalky finish with traces of hop and malt.


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