Brewed by Kauno Alus
Style: Doppelbock
Kaunas, Lithuania


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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.17/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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„Biržiečių” - tamsus, tirštas, 7,5 tūrio % alkoholio alus, gaminamas naudojant karamelinį salyklą. Malonaus salstelėjusio skonio alus su lengvu karamelės prieskoniu.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marc (486) - Yokosuka, - DEC 25, 2008
Over ripe bananas unsuccessfully try to hide behind raisins, heady winey malts and figs. Much more mild then the nose lets on. Toffee, figs, hints of earthy hops, more raisons, grape skins, and white bread. Finishes very clean with just a hint of dough.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kiwianer (3317) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 8, 2013
The head is stable, the body dark red-brown. It smells, sweet, alcoholic, dry, bit plum. The taste is mild alcoholic, dry, a bit plum. Ok, not that strong like it seems to be. 11/10/10/9/12/9

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
boxofrane (2049) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 6, 2013
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a medium sized tan head, decent lacing. The aroma is sweet rye, caramel, brown sugar, plum, fig. The taste is sweet fig, raisin, brown sugar. A really light quad nearly. Very Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
olio (5855) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 13, 2013
50 cl bottle @ HBF’13. BBE 31.07.2013.
Pours dark red-copper color with a small off-white head. Aroma of fusel, biscuits, bready malts, yeast and hints of spices. Flavor of bread malts, caramel, dark dried fruits, toffee and yeast, some spices also. Dry malty palate.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
laiti (5430) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 13, 2013
50 cl bottle (7,5%) @ HeBF’13, BBE 31.07.2013
Aroma has fusel‐like alcohol, some malty notes and plastic glue. Flavour is sweetish with pear esthers, plastic glue, some grain and malt. Also hints of cocoa. Sticky palate. More like malt liquor than doppelbock.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
lusikka (5948) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 13, 2013
500 ml bottle @ HeBF. Pours a dark copper amber colour with a thick head. Aroma of strong fusel, sweet alcohol and bread. Flavour of caramel, strong alcohol, berries, grass and salt. Medium bodied, oily mouthfeel and a warming malty finish. Boring.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jultsu (106) - TAMPERE, FINLAND - JUL 13, 2013
Alkoholi puskee kohtalaisesti, lämmittää mukavasti. jälkimaussakin alkoholia.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
swapp (180) - Kaunas, LITHUANIA - MAR 4, 2013
If some one will as me what best dark beer is brewered in Lithuania . Know the answer. i allways sugest to try that beer firs. its dark it has unique taste. this beer is thit, but i think ewery strong dark beer has to be thit. thats just my opinion. if you are in Lithuania and want to try dark beer buy it

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mzaar (1508) - Varberg, SWEDEN - DEC 29, 2012
0,5 liter (Maxima supermarket, Vilnius). Bronsfärgad öl med ett beige skum som lägger sig som en gräddbakelse på toppen. Det tar evigheter innan det sjunker. Hittar inget annat än smökola i doften, möjligtvis anas en viss fruktighet. Russin, smörkola, citrus och röda bär i smaken. Också märks den höga alkoholprocenten, vilket ger en alldeles för spritig öl.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Glouglouburp (5938) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 27, 2012
In short: A strong bronze beer with raisins & toffee. Overall too sweet for its own good. Meh
How: Tap at Kauno Alus (tap room adjacent to Kauno Alus brewery), Kaunas, Lithuania
The look: Clear bronze body topped by a small beige head
In long: Nose has timid presence of raisins. Taste has some raisins, some toffee, some refined with and brown sugars. Doesn’t have the corpulence of mouthfeel of a true Doppelbock but does have the sweetness. My pint tasted like a bland dunkel after adding a dozen teaspoons of refined white sugars. A bit sticky because of the sweetness. The mouthfeel is lame but at least the extremely active carbonation (like a north-American macro) helps the beer to surf over the taste buds. Pretty lame beer. Quite an experience this visit to Kauno Alus taproom, the beers were bad, the place was a dirty dump, the ambiance was pathetic, I almost thought I died and I was in hell but there was not Nickleback music playing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rauchbier (3593) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2012
Bottle, from an ethnic food store in Scunthorpe. Deep chestnut red, thick, creamy and sustained off white head and moderate condition. Pleasant fruity sweet nose with hints of toffee and caramel, some buttery notes and a slightly roasted bitterness. Reasonably full bodied in the mouth with a solid tangy fruitiness and peppery spiciness balanced with a dry earthy bitterness, lingering fruit and malt in the finish.

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