mansquito (4469) - Nueva York, New York, USA - SEP 26, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Sugram (95) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JAN 2, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
0.75l Hazy light golden, white head. Bready, malty, haye. Taste is bready, malty sweet, citrus, fruity, yeasty.
VamboladeTolly (917) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JAN 1, 2015
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
visionthing (3886) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 21, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
omhper (21890) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Marduk (4503) - Reval, ESTONIA - AUG 18, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
Aresh (33) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 16, 2014
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Very yeasty aroma, small head. Tastes very yeasty aswell and a little bit spicy aftertaste.
suurjuust (2039) - ESTONIA - NOV 25, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
larsga (6924) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Ernest (6905) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (at Bambalyne).
Head is mostly lasting.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (bread, raw grain / cereal), lightly to moderately hoppy (flowers, apricot), with notes of gum, kumquat, lemon.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Light to medium body, watery texture, soft/lively carbonation.
Along with Keptinis, one of the few mostly-drinkable brews we sampled in Vilnius. Not as raw or flawed as most.