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Morkūno Alus

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Brewed by J. Morkūno
Style: Traditional Ale
Pasvalys, Lithuania

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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.12/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kiwianer (3319) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 13, 2013
The head is medium, the body orange-brown. It smells yeasty, tannins, malty. The taste is yeasty, tannins, smooth, a bit malty, yeasty strange. Medium. 11/10/9/8/-/8

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nekronos (3633) - Xalapa, MEXICO - AUG 6, 2012
Nice, taste a little like carrots but nothing to do with the name. soft and with good head too. NIce pale slighty unfiltered features and a little sweet.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Glouglouburp (5956) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 22, 2012
In short: A fun farmhouse blonde beer
How: Tap at Šnekutis Užupis, Vilnius, Lithuania
The look: Muddy peach color body topped by a
In long: Nose is dank and musty, a light henhouse character and some herbal notes. Taste is fresh cereals, overall farmhouse (henhouse) yeast character, fresh hay, light fruitiness, discreet herbal hops. Poured from a tap but had an extra smooth natural feeling carbonation, similar to a cask. Basically I thought this tasted like some kind of cask conditioned farmhouse Bière De Garde. My last beer (probably last ever) at Šnekutis Užupis, one of my all-time favourite beer bar, an rustic bar full of old memorabilia, I even thought there was a dog lying next to our table but it was just a rolled-up carpet, but I pet it anyway, its name is Ralf, don’t feed it it’s useless.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (5658) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 4, 2012
En fût. Pinte dégustée chez Šnekutis Užupis (Vilnius, Lituanie). Arôme: Légère odeur de céréales. Apparence: La couleur est blonde-orangée voilée. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Léger goût de céréales et d’houblons. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de zestes d’oranges amères en arrière goût. (Rating #4252)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT (7746) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 11, 2012
My Bottom Line:
Typical Kaimiškas Alus earthiness is joined by citrusy angles and herbal hops in a faintly carbonated, highly drinkable vessel.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the muddy amber-hued blond.
-The spicy, herbal hops contribute balancing bitterness.
-The mouthfeel is rather lean. This is an apt competitor to Jovaru Alus; I would have liked to have more of it during the trip, but the brewer didn’t have any left at his home when we passed by. This batch at Snekutis must have been the last one he brewed before summer.
-I get the impression this could be a stunner like Jovaru Alus when drunk in summer near the brewery.

On tap at Snekutis Uzupis.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TBone (12474) - Pori, FINLAND - MAY 16, 2011
Draught@Baras Šnekutis, Vlinius "Morkuno Šviesusis" 6% by Jonas Morkunas
Hazy orange color, small white head, lace. Buttery, diacetylic, earthy aroma. Medium-bodied. Bitter front, very hoppy and alcoholic flavor, lots of minerals, some buttery notes. True Northern Lithuanian farmhouse beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsga (6140) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 18, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2014

First rating: Medium offwhite lasting head. Hazy opaque amber body. Sugary sour milky flour and fruit aroma. Dry-sweet floral herbal taste, fairly bitter and intense, with fruity notes. Mid-bodied. Dusty mouthfeel. Bitter herbal minty resiny aftertaste with floral grassy notes. Very straightforward and harmonic, and also pretty powerfully hopped. Nice. (0.33l draft at Snekutis Old Town. Labelled "Morkuno Sviesusis" at 6%. Assume it’s the same beer.) 6,4,6,3,13=3.2

Second rating: Big very white head. Hazy deep yellow body. Herbal honey aroma with fruity notes. Dry-sweet honey and herbs taste with floral strawy notes. Mealy, sharpish mouthfeel. Dry herbal floral aftertaste with mealy fruity notes. Some acidity at the end. Lovely! Highly drinkable and full of flavour. Bitterness lingers. Unusually bitter for a kaimiskas. (0.3l draft at Snekutis, Sv Stepono, Vilnius.) 6,4,7,3,13=3.3

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mjs (4498) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 7, 2010
(Draught at Šnekutis, Old Town, Vilnius) Poured pale orange and cloudy. Head was large, white and long lasting. Aroma contained grass and butter. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were sweetness, grass, fruitiness, butter and bitterness. Aftertaste was bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
faroeviking (10293) - FAROE ISLANDS - JAN 31, 2010
Draught @ Šnekutis in Old Town, Vilnius. Muddy deep golden colour, nice creamy white head. Fruity honey sweet malty aroma. Good mouthfeel. Sweet yeasty malty fruity honey flavour. Pleasant mild bitter sweet finish.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (9172) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 14, 2009
Keg (Šnekutis, Vilnius) - as ’Gyvas Jono Morkuno’
Hazy honey colour, tight head. Milky aroma. Herby spicy taste. Soft carbonation, smooth palate. Long bitter finish - reminds me of chive almost. Well balanced hoppy unfiltered beer. Tasty.


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