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Taruškų Ainių Alus

Brewed by Taruškų Alaus Bravoras
Style: Traditional Ale
Trakiškio, Panevėžio rajonas, Lithuania


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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.05/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Ainių yra šviesus, ryškaus charakteringo skonio alus. Kaip teigia aludaris Alvydas Venckūnas, tai bandymas atgaivinti senovines lietuvių aludarystės tradicijas.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lokis333 (218) - Biržai, LITHUANIA - JAN 18, 2016
Comes in nice 0.75l corcked bottle. Hazy wheat gold/ light amber color with ectremely lively white foam. Aromas do remind of lithuanian ales that I really like, yeasty, malty hints of corck and quite light and maybe smells bit dusty and of straw and grass, nice refreshing aromas. Palate, light body with thick and smooth rich texture, leaving strawy and yeasty aftertaste. Taste is dusty, flat and heavy on the tongue but beer it self is light. Would say quite a good fit for traditional Lithuanian ale, although is bit watery. Overall, I do really like it and enjoy drinking this bottle, this is somewhat of a Lithuanian taste I guess that I appreciate more than others would due to fact that my beer tasting journey started with these type of beers that are local and usual taste that I grew up with, they are not strong as Belgium Trappist beers, not sharp as IPA’s it is in a way bland/watery malty and easy "thing" That we drink in Lithuania (northern parts for sure) For me the taste is nice and it holds a traditional value. Also could have heavier body

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mansquito (4648) - Nueva York, New York, USA - SEP 26, 2015
The Lithuanian Beer restaurant in Kyiv: Pours hazy golden with a white head. Aroma is slight toast or sweet bread with maybe something like honey or sugar and hints of feuit. Taste is cleaner and more distinct than other Lithuanian beers. It is not totally muddled in sweet malts. Maybe even small hints of hops. Not bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Sugram (95) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JAN 2, 2015
0.75l Hazy light golden, white head. Bready, malty, haye. Taste is bready, malty sweet, citrus, fruity, yeasty.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
VamboladeTolly (1079) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JAN 1, 2015
Bottle @ De Tolly Joogipood. Pours hazy yellow , no head.Aroma is yeasty and sweet, some sourness.Taste is malty, not so yeaaty like in aroma, bready, malty, hints of fuits.Not for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
visionthing (4058) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 21, 2014
75cl bottle as a gift. Pours slightly hazy deep golden with a white head. Grainy aroma with earthy notes, ripe apples, hints of honey and some yeasty notes. Sweetish with hints of acidity and not much bitterness. Tasty, pleasant and went well with food.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (22306) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 27, 2014
Bottled, from Bambalyne, Vilnius. Hazy golden, creamy head. Herbal nose with honey and slight cellary nose. Sweet with medium body and creamy soft mouthfeel. Bread and honey dominates. Low bitterness. Very harmonious.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Marduk (4780) - Reval, ESTONIA - AUG 18, 2014
750ml bottle. Slightly cloudy amber color. Medium size, thick white head, stays. Sweet, yeast, mild fruity aroma. metallic, hay, watery, faint grassy notes in taste. Light body. Spicy hops in aftertaste.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Aresh (39) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 16, 2014
Very yeasty aroma, small head. Tastes very yeasty aswell and a little bit spicy aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
suurjuust (2236) - ESTONIA - NOV 25, 2013
Hazy amber-tinged yellow, small white head. Aroma is grainy, warm, spicy tones, hints at caramel, citric, honey. Taste is medium sweet, lightly bitter, finish is slightly acidic with bitter hop tones. Medium body, soft, but lively carbonation, slick palette. Lacks direction, but it’s not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsga (6937) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 30, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2015

First rating: Small offwhite slightly coarse head. Hazy deep yellow body. Light earthy strawy aroma with honey and meat notes. Definitely unusual. Dry-sweet earthy strawy taste with honey and plastic notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, slightly fizzy mouthfeel. Dryish mealy earthy honey aftertaste with spicy herbal notes. Very hard to describe, but good. Drinkable, refreshing, and different. (0.75l bottle, from Bamb Alynė, Vilnius. Bottle 2527, partijos 3115, kiekis 9602.) 6,4,6,3,14=3.3, July 2013

Second rating: Medium offwhite head. Hazy deep yellow body. Earthy oily mealy aroma with herbal notes. Sweet waxy mealy taste with herbal notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft mouthfeel. Dryish earthy plums and wax aftertaste with mealy spicy notes. Long, lingering sugary herbal aftertaste. Interesting, different, and drinkable. Quite complex. A good beer with considerable depth, but perhaps a bit too much paper. Quite rustic. (0.75l bottle at Bambalyne, Vilnius.) 6,4,6,3,14=3.3 July 2015.

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