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Taruškų Ainių Alus

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

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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 2.98/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Ainių yra šviesus, ryškaus charakteringo skonio alus. Kaip teigia aludaris Alvydas Venckūnas, tai bandymas atgaivinti senovines lietuvių aludarystės tradicijas.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Sugram (94) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JAN 2, 2015
0.75l Hazy light golden, white head. Bready, malty, haye. Taste is bready, malty sweet, citrus, fruity, yeasty.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
VamboladeTolly (776) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
visionthing (3679) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (21410) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Marduk (4070) - 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.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Aresh (32) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 16, 2014
Very yeasty aroma, small head. Tastes very yeasty aswell and a little bit spicy aftertaste.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
suurjuust (1881) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsga (6767) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 30, 2013
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.)

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ernest (6746) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 4, 2013
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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (8634) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 2, 2013
Bottle best by July 2013, numbered 2465.
Cloudy orange gold body.
Small white head.
Phenolic rye / grain / bread aroma.
Touches of orange / citrus.
Noticeably gamey / musty / wet hair.
Medium-light body; medium-high acid; Sweet; Medium to low bitterness.
Twangy, limp malt with phenolic banana and wheat.
Effervescent mouthfeel.
Dry finish.
Browned bananas and salt late.
Relatively good compared to most Lithuanian beer I tried here. Cleaner than most, but still gamey enough to make it difficult to get into. Raw, as well, but again, less raw than most, if that means anything.


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