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Brewed by Kupiškio Alus
Style: Traditional Ale
Kupiškis, Lithuania

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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.38/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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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


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Marduk (2637) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 18, 2014
750ml bottle. Hazy copper color. Tiny head, disappears. Faint citrus, caramel, milky, herbal aroma. Roast, coffee, herbal, faint anise in taste. Flat and bit dead feeling. Pleasant spicy hops in aftertaste.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
suurjuust (1031) - ESTONIA - AUG 14, 2014
Shared by martjoobolut, thank! Hazy red amber, soapy beige head. Nose is big hit of diacetyl and caramel, sweetness malt. Flavor is toffee, water, sweetness, malt, herbal bitterness in the finish. Oily to watery mouthfeel. Lingering booze and bready malt with earthy tones. Watery to oily mouthfeel. Can’t say I like this one.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
halapablo (78) - Warszawa, POLAND - MAY 31, 2014
butelka 1 l (etykieta inna niż na zdjęciu widocznie po relaunchu). Pyszne -chyba najlepsze litewskie piwo, jakie piłem w tym gatunku i w ogóle, świeże, żywe niefiltrowane a z tymi niefiltrowanymi to bardzo różnie bywa. Poza tym aromat jęczmienngo słodu i ten pomarańczowo-lekko brązowy kolor. Najwyższe uznanie. Musi być przechowywane w temp. 2-12’C. Kupione w hipermarkecie Rimi w Kownie (Mega)

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
vami (331) - Poznan, POLAND - MAR 31, 2014
Aroma: diacetyl and bread Appearance: light brown with small head Taste: a lot of bread, diacetyl stays, sweet and sour, spice Palate: pretty forgettable with some sweet and sour note, spicy

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RexTalionis (2403) - FINLAND - MAR 15, 2014
Bottle 100 cl. Pours brown in color with a small tan head. Dark bready maltyness, sweet brown sugary notes and hints of burnt grains in aroma. Nice actually. Quite smooth mouthfeel. Light salty notes, bready maltyness but not that overly sweet in taste. Some earthy notes appears later on. Aftertaste is a mix between dark bready sweetness and light salty smokyness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Umoyk (36) - , - JAN 6, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2014 Toasty, bready, spicy. Reasonably dry and bitter but quite smooth. There is a sweet flowery aroma I don’t quite understand, but I really like it; a bit honey-like. This is a very interesting brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (6273) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 25, 2013
Bottle at Snekutis. Dark brown, orange hues, lace. Almostnflat. Malty nose, caramel, biscuit, slightly spicy. Nice malty flavor, bread, cocoa, caramel, a touch of nuts. Tangy but not in an off way. Light and smooth body. Very low carbonation. Light bitterness. Solid.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kiwianer (3333) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 11, 2013
The head is robust, the body dark brown and cloudy. It smells maltaromatic, darkmalty, aromatic. The taste is natural, malty, a bit roasty, dry. Balanced and nice. Delicious! 13/12/13/12/-/13

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ernest (6183) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 4, 2013
Bottle (at Bambalyne). Head is initially small, frothy/fizzy, light brown, mostly diminishing. Body is medium amber. Aroma is moderately to heavily malty (raw grain / cereal, coffee, caramel, bread, molasses), lightly hoppy (apricot), with a light note of smoke. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, soft carbonation. The first (and second) sample on our abbreviated trip to Vilnius would sadly prove to be one of the very few drinkable beers in this country. And yet at the same time it portended some of the same flaws we were soon to find ourselves drowning in...raw/underfermented malt odors and off/infected sourness.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (7976) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 31, 2013
Bottle best by August 2013, had at Bambalyne in Vilnius. Dark reddish-brown body, small off-white ring of a head, forced to stand for 10 seconds before dying. First whiff is malt / grain-focused with some strange fruity esters: gamey apples, red plum, coffee. Minimal aroma hops, instead the phenols and acids and esters give it a strange spiced apple cider and tea character, and there’s just a hint of smoke (for me, at least. my friends got more smoke) and some wet animal air and basement must. Very bready / grainy flavor, still rather raw but not as raw compared to what passes as normal beer in Lithuania. Lightly sweet body, watery texture, medium-low acid, medium to low bitterness. Musty yeast character similar to some Zoilgbier of Oberpfalz (not always a good comparison, as some Zoigl out there can be pretty dirty and game-y). Somewhat soft and creamy body with low carbonation, more effervescent than most Lithuanian country beer. Smooth malt texture as well, also better than most. In summary, an interesting beer that seems in good shape, and lacks any overt brewing flaws seen across most country beers here. This was the first beer opened in Lithuania, so our first impression was rather good, there seemed to be something unique here. Sadly, almost every beer we had after this one was chock-full of flaws.


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