kiwianer (3315) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The head is stable, body brown and clear. It smells roasty, darkmalty, aromatic. The taste is darkmalty, aromatic, malty, tasty, good. 11/11/11/11/12/11 3.5
KyotoLefty (5894) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 25, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Amber-brown with a tall, fine head. Malty caramel nose, chocolate, simple but clean. Nicely malty flavor, caramel andnchocolate. Plain and thin.
mzaar (1364) - Varberg, SWEDEN - DEC 21, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Flaska. Bärnstensfärgad öl, gulvitt skum. Doftar mer som en Traditional Ale (á la Litauen) än en lager. D v s smörkola, röda bär och vanilj. Gräsig smak, men ocksĺ smörkola och viss fruktighet. Lättdrucken. Och god.
kevnic2008 (7084) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - SEP 6, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Crisp dark amber body with a small white head. Very mild grassy floral bitterness. Mild grassy aroma.
thirstyrabbit (998) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 3, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From keg to PET bottle. Dark amber body (nearing Vienna and Dunkel territory) with a small head. Aroma has creamy dark malts. Taste is sweet and caramelly with a lactic and nutty side-taste. Quite predictable and mediocre. Not bad but not memorable either.
Marduk (2009) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 27, 2012
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draught. Clear deep dark copper color. Small beige head, stays. Rotten eggs, malty aroma. Watery, caramel, burnt sugar, bitter in flavor.
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 28, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
In short: A bland copper sweet lager. Not offensive but not even sessionnable. Meh.
How: Bottle 500ml, picked up directly at the brewery and split two-way a few days later
The look: Clear copper body topped by a small persistent white head
In long: Timid nose of toasted semi-sweet cereals. Taste is barley candy lollipop, some hay, crunchy and oily cereals, some caramel. No hops to speak of. Not much happening here really. Very boring and a bit too much on the sweet side to be sessionnable. I don’t expect pure excitement from a filtered and pasteurized premium lager but I expect high drinkability, this one did not even deliver this basic quality. And if like me you think that there is nothing worse than a premium lager that is not highly drinkable then I’m gonna assume that just like me you’ve never seen your entire family being eaten alive by alligators.
larsga (5962) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 16, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Medium beige head. Amber body. Sugary caramelly aroma with spicy hoppy notes. Dry-sweet earthy perfumy minty taste with caramel and butterscotch notes. Mild, soft, slick mouthfeel. Mid-bodied. Dryish roasty spicy wooden cinnamon aftertaste with papery notes. Quite nice, and really somewhat unusual. (0.5l bottle, Maxima, Vilnius.)
SaintMatty (4656) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 3, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml Bottle - Brown/copper coloured. Sweet and malty aroma with a hint of caramel. Sweet taste with malt, caramel and dried fruit.
FatPhil (8548) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 3, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml bottle (Alaus Namai, Vilnius)
Deep clear cupric colour, brief head. At first slightly offputting, but once you’re familiar with the Lithuanian beer scene, quite familiar, slightly sour malty aroma. A touch lactic perhaps. Sweet caramelly roasted grain taste, touch of the lactic aroma too. Comes over a bit like an ESL that’s hiding its alcohol very well with all the caramel. Which reminds me - there are some fruits in the taste, like a melon fruit coctail. Hops very restrained, I guess there’s a touch of wet sheep accompanying the gentle biting bitterness. Funny, it’s not particularly good, but it’s very drinkable, and got quite a bit of character to it. A tad too sweet.