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


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RATINGS: 170   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.25   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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
imdownthepub (10226) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2012
Bottled, 500ml from Lithuanica, Birmingham. Pale straw with short white head. Thin, grainy, watery pale lager, supposed to be packed with Saaz, but not my bottle, mine had a slightly sweet, candy flavour rather than a sharpish lemon hint. Pretty poor to be honest.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rondphoto (2006) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAY 6, 2012
Pours a hazy dark gold with a light ring head and bits of lace. It certainly isn’t a winner, but with light caramel malt and mild carbonation/ hop bittering in the finish, it is as good or better than many other "industrial" pale lagers. Not a keeper, but slug it down the next time you finish with the lawn, and you’ll like it enough.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
DanielBrown (3814) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2012
Bottle from shop on Rookery Road, Handsworth. Very pale, with a quickly receding white cloudy head. Pretty plain lager. Very smooth on the tongue, like rolled biscuit dough. Not massively exciting. A bit sour on finish too.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Saurononline (135) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAR 29, 2012
Incredibly good Pale Lager, really smooth and the taste lasts long in the mouth

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jkwood04 (3943) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 26, 2012
500ml bottle in a shaker. Pours light golden with a white head. Aroma of pale malts and a little hops. Flavor not bad for a pale lager, but really light. A decent beer of the style.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Aubrey (3432) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - FEB 24, 2012
Pale yellow with a bit of haze. Beery, fruity, sweet-smelling nose. Lively carbonation up front; watery toward the finish. Malts were light, hay-like and papery. Hops were reminiscent of old herbs. Only a faint bitterness. Nip of white wine in the background. Not entirely undrinkable, but I still poured out half the bottle.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
estpiwo (1277) - ESTONIA - JAN 20, 2012
Nice can. Golden color with little white head. malty aroma. taste was little bit malty sweet, watery. Good after sauna.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
skoll (420) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - DEC 18, 2011
Almost clear, pale greenish golden, medium-sized, quite stable white fluffy head; light mineralic-malty nose with a papery and a bitter touch; light, very light sweetish-bitter flavour, pretty light bodied for a beer of 5.0%; increasing bitterness in the sweet papery finish. Nothing to out of the special.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
FatPhil (9346) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 2, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2014 500ml bottle (Maxima, Kaunas) (3:2:3:1:5=1.4)
3 Nasty industrial lager aroma, some esters, but seared fat too.
2- Pale and fizzy
2+ Ewww, not good. Astringent and chemical paperiness.
1 Watery and fizzy. Scrape it off my tongue.
5 Nasty industrial muck. Almost all flavours are unpleasant. Royal Unibrew are a curse.
Rerate: Tap (BO, Kaunas) as BO Light (4:2:4:2:8=2.0)
Typical pale lager aroma. Some sourness. Cleanish taste, light grains. Very pale, a bit fizzy. Pretty bland and watery. Finish light milky pilsner malts. Inoffensive.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Scrapersnbeer (1481) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 20, 2011
From a pint bottle.the aroma is straw, metal, honey and skunk. Light yellow colored and not quite clear. Big head upon pour, thins out but remains for the duration. Taste is not bad, like a so-so German lager, but with the aftertaste of something heavier. Some corn sweetness. Not much hop presence. Thin, light-bodied with some carbonation.

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