Glouglouburp (5545) - Montreal, Quebec, - JUN 11, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
In short: A thirst blond beer with a strange rutabaga off-flavor. Just ok.
How: Tap at brewpub and 1L PET bottle split 4-way
The look: Almost clear blonde body topped by long-lasting small white head
In long: Nose has light notes of honeyed hay, some grassy noble-ish hops and fresh vegetable notes. Taste of fresh grainy cereals (very grainy/ husky), honey, hay, grassy/bitter hops, notes of citric and topical fruits. Finish is relatively dry and with a mild bitterness. Smooth carbonation. All that would be just fine and would make for a good thirst quencher but I was there was a distinctive raw rutabaga flavor that was bothering me. I didnt get it from the bottle but it was unmistakable to me in the tap version at the brewpub (although I must say I was the only one who got it). The brewpub itself has a nice rustic charm, and the village seems to be very poor, primitive even by my north-American standards, I bet there are people living there who have to go poop with a newspaper instead of a smart phone.
Nekronos (3169) - Xalapa, MEXICO - MAY 14, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
NIce, different, cloudy and yeasty. NIce to have these beers in the festival. Excellent versions of beer in the folk.
TaktikMTL (4789) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - APR 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bouteille de 1 litre en plastique achetée à un kiosque de la brasserie à la foire Kaziuko Muge (Vilnius, Lituanie). Arôme: Légère odeur de céréales. Apparence: La couleur est blonde-dorée. Présence dun mince col mousseux et dune fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Léger goût de céréales et de miel. Durée moyenne de larrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement fruité. (Rating #4196)
MartinT (6928) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Bottom Line:
Polished honeyed malts are joined by subtle hay, as almond-y cereals and herbal hop bitterness complete each sip.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam circles the misty golden.
-The low carbonation and subtle flavor intensity are reminiscent of the countryside brews in the area this is brewed, but the lack of earthiness and/farmhouse character doesnt really spell Kaimikas Alus.
-Body is svelte, and drinkability appealing.
-On top of being herbal and lightly bitter, the finish is dry and a tad toasty.
Bottle and on tap at the brewery bar.
FatPhil (7494) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 2, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: APR 8, 2012 1L bottle (From a stall at a street fair in Kaunas) (5:3:5:3:11=2.7)
5 Very vegetal aroma, quite grungy, but not unpleassant. Quite fresh and a little nutty.
3 Hazy gold, very little head.
5+ Simple eco grainy taste, quite farmhousy, a little sweet, dusty and earthy yeastiness too. Gentle hops have their part as well.
3 Simple fullish palate, carbonation low. Finish nutty, vegetal, a touch bready, and with a reasonable bitter bite.
11 Good full traditional folk beer. Had only 2 weeks on the BB, and so we drank it soon after we got home. (Probably an ale, but one cant be too sure, theres definitely a crossover of styles.)
Rerate: Tap (Rozalimas Brewery Tap) (5:3:6:3+:12=2.9)
Herby and vegetal aroma. Cleaner taste, slight wooly bitterness which stays for the finish. Good refreshing unfiltered lager. Nice noble hop finish. Was 40c for 500ml - wow!