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Kupiškio Keptinis

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Brewed by Kupiškio Alus
Style: Traditional Ale
Kupiškis, Kupiškio rajonas, Lithuania

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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.33/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The original, subtle, sprawling on a scrap of fried, barley malt smell, naturally fermented and aged, unfiltered, a dark light and refreshing, lively beer.
From another description:
Naturally fermented and aged, unfiltered, light and fresh, dark, lively beer.
Ingredients: water, roasted barley malt, hops, yeast


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
77ships (7350) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUN 2, 2016
(Kiev 2016) Most of a 1000 ml. swing-top bottle at Klaipeda. BBF 30.09.2016. Pours dark brown bread, quite hazy with a tanned creamy head. Nose is thick bread, massively milky rye bread, low fermenting milk sour bread in a pleasant fashion & some black bread. Taste is pleasantly faintly sour with low sour milky bread, low kvass notes, bread, touch neutral overall actually, easy to drink, low moldy leaves in the finish do spoil it a bit as do some minor spoiled yoghurt notes, faint butter, low mold in the back, touch too neutral on top oddly, dark bread. Creamy bready kvass body. Some minor points overall an interesting an unusual brew, neat.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Frank (3900) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2016
This stuff is not off the charts weird or anything but it is a bit outside of the norm. It’s very hazy and orange w/ a big creamy head. It’s has a very fruity almost Belgian yeast quality to it and a solid depth of roasty and toasty malt notes. It’s creamy on the palate yet dry and quite drinkable. My example did not seem to be perfectly fresh--and I would love to try this again sometime when it is--but it still outshines many American craft brews, esp. in terms of having malt depth w/o being all kinds of stupidly sweet. I am into it.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
crossovert (10906) - Illinois, USA - NOV 5, 2015
1l paper-sealed swingtop bottle. Slightly different label. Top pops with a bang and a bit of champagne-like gush. Pour is super carbonae with a large foamy head and a ruddy brown body. Aroma is roasty with hints of nuts and spice, oxidized but not too much (maybe in part to the large vessel). The head sticks around for a good while, you can tell it is unfiltered and probably unpasteurized. There is some caramel and dark bread scent as well. Flavor is nice, smoky, leathery, a ton of savory herbs, it is dry and effervescent, bit of oxidized character but not the worst stuff. Glad to try this traditional beer which is rare on the shelves around here. And I appreciate it isn’t the most expensive stuff around though I bet it is under a euro for this in its homeland.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Halfling_4132 (73) - Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2015
Aromas-Smoked malt, Appearance-Unfiltered, amber, lively foam-whitish, Taste-developing taste, Palate-Full, still light, bitter after taste, Overall-very enjoyable

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lokis333 (332) - Biržai, LITHUANIA - OCT 17, 2015
Unfiltered/hazy amber color with lively whiteish foam. Aromas quite plain, mainly soft and nice malt smell that is typical to Lithuanian beer. Palate, light, full body and lovely long bitter aftertaste. With this beer it starts off easy and develops as it goes so it gets better. Taste of malt mainly, bit of smoke and quite simple but I love it. Overall good traditional Lithuanian beer, simple but smooth and full taste so, recomended.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pinia (62) - Lviv, Львів, UKRAINE - JUL 1, 2015
Піна багата, кремова. В ароматі легеньк& солодов& копчені& та пробива& "селянс&# копченн& карамел& хлібна скоринк& сушені фрукти.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thebeertourist (5170) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 15, 2015
Bottle from Bambalyne, Vilnius. Hazy amber, small head. Toffee and somewhat herbal aroma followed by roasted and even smoked caramel. Well-balanced though tending to the sweet side. Very different and worth trying.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sugram (95) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JAN 2, 2015
1l Hazy caramel brown white head. Aroma is malts, haye, caramel. Taste is sweet abd sour, bready, caramel, bit of bitter, sunflower seeds.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
VamboladeTolly (1355) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JAN 1, 2015
Bottle @ De Tolly Joogipood. Pours hazy brown with minimum head.Aroma is yeasty,malty, some roastiness,bread. Taste is yeasty, sour, roastiness, bit watery. Not for me.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
AndySnow (6408) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - DEC 4, 2014
How: Bottle.
Where: Tasting at omhper.
Appearance: Light brown colour with a small off-white head.
Aroma: Weak malt, some caramel.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Caramel, butter.


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