Ungstrup (30989) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 18, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. An amber beer with a thin beige head. The aroma is sweet matly with strong notes of caramel and fruit, and lesser notes of alcohol. The flavor is sweet with strong notes of over ripe fruits, and light notes of alcohol, leading to a dry bitter end, where the alcohol still is present.
omhper (21773) - Tyresö, 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.
FatPhil (11544) - 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!
gnoff (8937) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(1 liter swing top bottle bought at "Snekutis" in Vilnius, Lithuania)
On May 1, 2008
Clear copper color, tan head. Malty, butterscotch and alcohol scent. Sweet, lots of alcohol, a bit acidic taste. Medium mouthfeel and bitterness.
3fourths (8702) - Boulder, Colorado, 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!)
MartinT (8661) - 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 (8089) - 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.
laiti (7708) - 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.
TaktikMTL (6483) - Montréal, 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)
Glouglouburp (6103) - 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.