3fourths (7515) - Boulder, Oregon, USA - JUN 2, 2013
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle at Bambalyne in Vilnius.
Oxidized malt / notebook paper.
Plaster / drywall yeast.
Chewy, grainy dog food malt aroma and flavor.
Decent body, good froth, medium to full mouthfeel.
Medium sweetness, low bitterness.
Metal and tomato / sweet catsup notes present.
Soured cola and vegetables after it breathes.
Another flaw-ridden country beer, this one with surprisingly full carbonation in the mouth but little to no visible signs in the glass. Raw, grainy, under-fermented with some strange DMS-like faults (take your typical carrot / cabbage character and add some catsup, paprika and garlic... siracha sauce!)
laiti (4539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 8, 2012
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
1L bottle @ KBF. Rated on 26.11.2010
Aroma is rather strong on butter. Also some sweetish honey notes and grainy malt. Flavour is a bit odd and sweet with butter, spices and some grainy malt. Odd stuff, but decent for a 8% pale lager.
Glouglouburp (5867) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 9, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
In short: A big sweet copper lager with a spicy twist. Meh.
How: Tap directly at the brewery restaurant
The look: Clear copper topped by an off-white ring of foam
In long: Nose is malty and a tiny bit spicy. Taste is oily caramelized malts, oily roasted nuts, a surprisingly strong spiciness sensation, some candies and notes of sweet breakfast fruit jam. This felt a bit heavy for a beer that is only 8%, low drinkability. Not my thing. Certainly the most memorable beer I had during the Lithuanian road trip, a road trip that I find hard to describe, I don’t know if I should describe it as a trip where I was taking naps between drinking beer or a trip during which I was drinking beer between naps.
TaktikMTL (5377) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - APR 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
En fűt. Pichet partagé au restaurant de la brasserie. Arôme: Légčre odeur de caramel. Apparence: La couleur est blonde est cuivrée. Présence d’un moyen col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goűt de caramel légčrement brűlé avec une pointe fruité. Durée moyenne de l’arričre goűt. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légčrement huileuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Présence de caramel en arričre goűt. (Rating #4224)
FatPhil (8093) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap (Rinkuškiai brewery tap) (6+:4:7+:4:14=3.5++)
Nice christmassy spicy aroma. Dark treacle hints. Mixed peel too. Mellow, nicely attenuated and aged. No way this is 8%. A touch of toffee in the taste, and some aged yeastiness too. Suspect this should be a S/H/V rather than an ESL. Either way, it’s delicious!
MartinT (7288) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 11, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
My Bottom Line:
Spicy hops manage to protrude from this powerful brew’s almond-laced caramel malts, building a nuanced, if unmemorable, sipper.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A creamy head of foam bobs atop the glowing amber.
-This is more effervescent than the average for the region, but it actually helps in this case.
-This is drier than expected, which increases drinkability.
-Marzipan notes roam about.
On tap at the brewery restaurant.
olio (4815) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 6, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ KBF.
Rated on 20101126.
Aroma of grass, fruits and spices. Flavor of mild fruits, spices and malts, some grain also.
Cascade8 (45) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 26, 2010
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Nose: Mustardy, spicy, some sweet toffeeish tones. Some alcohol.
Mouthfeel: Soft and quite full.
Flavor: Some fruit. Hot and spicy, almost chili-like, alcohol. Straightforward.
omhper (18320) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 3, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled, from Snekutis, Vilnius. Deep golden, rich head. Juicy floral nose. Sweet and fruity with medium-full body. Soapy and rustic with notes of butter. Dense and soft, juicy and sweaty, alcolol is well hidden. Some late herbal bitterness.
estpiwo (1157) - ESTONIA - NOV 20, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
1l bottle from Lithuania. Red color. head is not so long. Sweet malty, strong, but not bad. Not bad.