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Ramūno Čižo Kaimiškas Alus

Brewed by Ramūno Čižo Alaus Darykla
Style: Traditional Ale
Dusetos, Zarasų rajonas, Lithuania


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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.25/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Dusetuose verdamas, į kulinarį paveldą itrauktas, kepintas lietuviškas tradicinis kaimiškas alus su miško medumi. Gaminamas jau kartos aludario. Nefiltruotas, gyvas. Alk 5.2 tūrio proc. -- From the Alaus Namai beer menu

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Alusmamuts (1164) - LATVIA - AUG 23, 2015
Brown with small white head. Hoppy aroma. Good hoppy bitterness, certain sourness and sweetness, bit of roasted caramel. Kind of good quality countryside ale of LT-LV region.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
mutz (753) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 27, 2014
Tap@ Alaus Namai in Vilnius. Getapt in een stenen pul dus ik heb de kleur niet kunnen beoordelen. Weinig aroma, vaag honing. Smaakt heel waterig, ik proef vaag wat zurigs en wat honing. Ik had hier , gezien de eerdere recenties, wel wat meer van verwacht. Overhyped wat mij betreft.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Podiathingg (7) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2013 does not count
(1) from the brewery (2) Alaus Namai, Villnius. Very dark brown beer, spicy malty aroma. not particularly full bodied, well balaced taste with enough bitterness to match the malt. very easy drinking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KyotoLefty (8138) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 25, 2013
Tap at Alus Namai. Fascinating nose--honey, spice, bread, some hay and pears. Medium brown with lace. Tasty flavor, caramel, straw, ligtly fruity. Nice taste, though thin. Nicely drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 14, 2012
In short: The ultimate terroir beer. Something to be experienced.
How: Directly at the brewery (very good) and also tap at Alaus Namai, Vilnius, Lithuania (not as good)
The look: Muddy brownish-copper body with almost no head. This beer is not much to look at.
In long: My pint at the brewery was surprisingly hoppy with dirty herbaceous and leafy hops. In both versions the beer pushed the rustic farmhouse character to the extreme, like the smell your old grandma dirty house along with the smell of your dirty old grandma. Taste is loaded with earthy malts, kind of dirty old stuff, some dirty leather. The herbaceous hops add a light spiciness in the finish. The version at the brewery was probably the most hoppy beer I had in Lithuania, although that isn’t saying much. Minimal carbonation. Yep, that was quite something. This Ramūno Čižo beer along with the Mozūro Linkuvos Šviesus and the beers from Jovaru Alus (also Lithuanian breweries) redefined what I thought a Terroir beer could be, like a magical beer that grows in this neighbourhood and when you drink it you feel like you can taste the ground it grew on. And the Ramūno Čižo was the most ‘Terroir’ of them all. This is a beer that was really worth drinking, especially the version I had directly at the brewery, this rating is not just a shameful Lithuanian tick, and sometimes I’m happy to enter a rating just to push down other ratings I’m ashamed of.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
adis (8) - Vilnius, LITHUANIA - APR 30, 2012 does not count
Beer, started to brew in 1927 by grandfather of Ramūnas Čižas. Original roasted malt, unusual yest and real atmosphere of Lithuanian countryside.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TaktikMTL (6571) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 2, 2012
En fût. Pinte dégustée chez Alaus Namai (Vilnius, Lituanie). Arôme: Légère odeur de seigle. Apparence: La couleur est brune noirâtre. Saveur: Léger goût de céréales avec une pointe herbacée. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement aqueuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement fruité. (Rating #4202)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (8736) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 10, 2012
My Bottom Line:
Earthy rusticity, wooden hops and delicate smoke roam within this Keptinis, offering a rough-and-ready time-travel brew.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam circles the muddy dark brown (even when served at the brewery).
-The nose is rather timid.
-Carbonation is extremely low, even for a Kaimiškas Alus.
-The mouthfeel is rather dry.
-This is very drinkable despite the overt rusticity.

On tap at Alaus Namai and at the brewery itself.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Plaas (92) - Alkmaar, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2012
Another Lithuanian "baked beer". The malt is said to be baked/toasted, which gives this beer a unique taste, like Keptinis. Some cinnamon, nuts, slightly smoky even - and then honey. This is as Lithuanian as it gets: baked malts and honey. There is some nice aromatic hops in the finish. Very, very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (14786) - Pori, FINLAND - MAY 16, 2011
Draught@Alaus Namai
Murky nut brown color, steady creamy off-white head. Malts, wort and dark bread in the nose. Medium-bodied, low carbonation. Bready, worty, sweetish beer. This is like drinking some wheat beer from the brewery tank 3 days after brewing. Like Per wrote, really really interesting beer.

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