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Rinkuškiai Nefiltruotas Proginis

Rinkuškiai Nefiltruotas Proginis
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Brewed by Rinkuškiai
Style: Zwickel/Keller/Landbier
Biržu raj., Lithuania

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RATINGS: 6   MEAN: 3.28/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Only available at the brewery restaurant.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Vells (743) - Riga, LATVIA - MAY 12, 2013
Hazy yellow with medium white head. Some lacing.. Aroma.. grainy, quite malty, honey, decent hops Sweetish with decent biterness Very nice thirstquencher with some attitude

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kiwianer (3367) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 13, 2013
The head is medium, the body blond and a bit cloudy. It smells mild, light fruity, grapefruit-kiwi. The taste is malty, tannins, less hoppy. Ok 10/10/10/9/-/10

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 8, 2012
In short: An exemplary inoffensive thirst blonde lager
How: Tap directly at the brewery restaurant
The look: Partly cloudy blonde body top by a medium white head with medium retention
In long: The soft nose has nice cereals with a fresh hay character. Taste is fresh cereals, hay, timid noble-style hops presence, a nice fruity tartness to make it more refreshing. Pretty much as good as I can hope for an ‘inoffensive’ thirst lager to be. It is sad to drink Rinkuškiai’s bottles (filtered and pasteurized) and compare to the real thing at the brewery. I tasted a few of their filtred-pasterized bottles but gave up on most of them after only a sip or two, just too bland. The visit to the brewery is worth it if only for the comparative taste test. Too bad this unfiltered unpasteurized version of Proginis is not bottled, you have to go on location to drink it. The brave Lithuanian sacrificed a lot to become the first Soviet republic to declare its independence, and the Medininkai massacre was a small price to pay so that many years later I would be allowed to enter this country and give Rinkuškiai Nefiltruotas Proginis a good rating.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
FatPhil (9513) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 7, 2012
Tap (Rinkuskiai Brewery Tap) - unfiltered, unpasteurised (6:4:6:4:12=3.2)
A completely different beast live, compared to the dead filtered pasteurised bottle! Hazy orange, healthy rocky head. Honey grainy aroma. Milky grainy bready taste. Nice honey and grain finish. Good flavoursome thirstquencher.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (5948) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 16, 2012
En fût. Pichet partagé au restaurant de la brasserie. Arôme: Légère odeur de céréales. Apparence: La couleur est blonde légèrement voilée avec une moyenne densité de bulle. Présence d’un large col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Léger goût de céréales avec une pointe citronnée. Courte durée de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Présence de céréales en arrière goût. (Rating #4223)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (8024) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 11, 2012
My Bottom Line:
Straw and honey meet discreet herbal hops in this well-rounded unfiltered lager.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A creamy head of foam tops the hazy gold.
-Flavors delivered are very similar to those found in most of their beers.
-If this were of Czech origin, it would probably get more respect.
-Malt flavors are well developed, like in most of their beers.
-The lack of filtration and pasteurization in this one doesn’t affect the end product that much. The ’regular’ Proginis is as good (well, when tasted at the brewery).

On tap at the brewery restaurant.


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