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Piniavos Seklyčios

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Brewed by Piniavos Alutis
Style: Traditional Ale
Piniava, Panevėžys, Lithuania


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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 3.64/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
larsga (6206) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 8, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2013 Small offwhite head. Clear deep yellow body with light carbonation. Sugary earthy spicy floral aroma with musty richly fruity notes. Deep dry-sweet earthy dusty fruity taste with resiny strawy notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft, smooth, dusty mouthfeel. Dryish resiny strawy dusty aftertaste with caramelly sugary notes. Clean, fresh, not so sweet, extremely drinkable. Very, very good. It’s odd. It’s kind of sweet, but it’s not really sweet at the same time. (0.2l draft at Prie Uosio, Panevezys.)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Glouglouburp (6023) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 19, 2012
Piniavos Seklyčios (8-3-7-3-16) (3.7) In short: A clean, toasted, dry and semi-rustic golden ale. Very good
How: Tap at Prie Uosio (Piniavos beer bar), Panevėžys, Lithuania
The look: Clear golden-amber body topped by a long-lasting small beige head
In long: Nose is very toasted, countryside hay and light fruity notes. A nice rustic character in the aroma but not yeast-rustic like you get from a Saison and such. Taste is super-clean, crisp cereals, some toasted hay, some dried fruit skin, some dry caramel, wooden hops. Nice dry finish that felt a bit woody. Very low sweetness sensation. Overall very bright and crisp character. Lovely session beer. I could have been a really enjoyable experience to drink this beer on tap at the rustic Prie Uosio pub but I feel very uncomfortable when I’m in remote pub in a strange foreign country and I feel like I am the most delicious looking customer in the place.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (5743) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 4, 2012
En fût. Pichet dégusté chez Prie Uosio (Panevėžys. Lituanie). Arôme: Odeur de céréales avec une pointe d’houblons. Apparence: La couleur est cuivrée. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de céréales légèrement grillées avec une pointe d’houblons. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Présence de céréales en arrière goût. (Rating #4242)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (9344) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 26, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2012 1L bottle (Piniavos Brewery) - gift from the brewer - thanks! (6:3:5:3:10=2.7)
Nice estery aroma, more ale-like than lager-like but still with a bit of a pale lagery feel. Bready grains in the taste. Much more lagery in the mouth. Some herbal bitterness, brackeny or grassy. Dry finish. Herbal. Smooth palate. Pretty OK, but unexciting.
Rerate: Tap (some pub in northern Lithuania) (7:4:6:4:13=3.4)
Aroma like fresh mash, including the kettle hops too. Full ands mellow. Lovely grainy body, a good bready roast. Slight wooliness in the finish. Solid and tasty.
Rerate: 1L Bottle - almost as good as the previous tap one, biasing its score more than the previous duff one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT (7811) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 11, 2012
My Bottom Line:
Toasted malt freshness leads into elegant honey and sparkling wooden hop bitterness for a smashing quencher.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A stable head of foam decorates the misty amber.
-Mouthfeel is polished and nearly dry.
-The flavor profile is beautifully balanced. This is a rare Lithuanian brew not shy in the hop finish.
-This is reminiscent of some Davra brews from Pakruojis. And that’s a very good thing.
-This seems to be be their base brew for the Raudonyu and Laukiniu.

On tap at Prie Uosio.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
faroeviking (10289) - FAROE ISLANDS - JAN 24, 2010
Draught @ Šnekutis, Vilnius. Unclear amber orange colour, nice huge very creamy rocky head. Bit sour (pleasant) and yeasty malty pleasant hoppy aroma. Great lacing! Yeasty mineral hoppy bit sweet and sour malty flavour. Was told the light sourness should be there.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (19364) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - NOV 5, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2009 Draught at Šnekutis , Šv. Stepano, Vilnius. Hazy deep golden, minimal head. Spicy minerally nose. Dry with clean, rounded mouthfeel. Lightly minerally with notes of honey and some resiny hops. Flavourful, yet very drinkable. Quite excellent!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gnoff (7834) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAY 26, 2008
(Draught at Šnekutis in Vilnius, Lithuania)
On May 1, 2008
Shady golden color, small white head. Bitter, hoppy, malty taste. A bit spicy aftertaste. Sweet malty and fruity scent. Medium mouthfeel and bitterness.

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