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Brewed by Rinkuškiai
Style: Strong Pale Lager/Imperial Pils
Biržu raj., Lithuania

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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.37   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
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Traditionally aged Lithuanian beer, Zhiguly Grande 9,5 is naturally fermented, the most heating and famous beer of Beer Country! Alc. 9.4% by vol.


1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
satan165 (1018) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - JAN 6, 2010
menacingly slight haze in pour, not the typical drug test sample expected from an ESL. aroma is very grainy malt and some alcohol esters of rock candy and lemon. quite spirity, you can nearly feel it on your face emanating from the glass. flavor is of chemical sourness, big booze. some slight banana like ester in the long, sloppy finish.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
6ROW (397) - corpus christi, Texas, USA - DEC 22, 2009
orange pour with a two finger white head. sweet malt taste, not as warming as i would expect for 9.4 % abv. this was fun to try.

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
jaymobrown (1617) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2009
Funny. Very grainy. Just a wet sock. Not really good, but didn’t notice the alcohol. i guess that’s the point. Tasted sugary, maybe some malt.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hombrepalo (1758) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 10, 2009
Bigo 550ml bottle, given to me by a buddy of mine for my bachlors party. Poured clear amber with nice head. Smell of grains, malts, dirt, and grass. Taste is sweet, lots of alcohol presence with carbonation, similar tastes to the description of the smell. Drinkable but not a beer I would buy. Don’t really know where he got this from.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Birdiebeagle (958) - Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2009
Bottle I got this because I am Lithuanian Pours a clear amber with a decent white head. The head is bubbly and lasting. Produces decent lacing. Aroma is very sweet. touches of cinnamon and fruit. Has a good carbonation. The flavor is sweet and slightly grainy. Has a medium body. Hides the alcohol very well. Has a watery texture. The finish is okay but the aftertaste is a touch sweet. Surprisingly pretty good.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
thedm (4889) - Fort Wayne, USA - SEP 20, 2009
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a small sized head of foamy finely sized white colored bubbles that were and left behind a transparent typically carbonated orange colored body and a good lacing. The mild aroma was malty and grassy. The semi-thick mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start and at the finish. The flavor contained notes of malt and orange. Not one that I would buy again.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - AUG 24, 2009
Bottle. Poured dark orange with a sparse white head that stuck around. Aroma is of grain, sweet malt, light fruit and booze. Flavor is light booze, sweetness and grain. Not awful, but not something I’d reach for again.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Barrios (1243) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 31, 2009
At Aleksey Spirits tasting in Nashville. Some hops on the nose. Flavor is caramel apple and some hops. Little funky.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - JUN 25, 2009
Mostly clear orange with a thin white head on the pour. Very little aroma, watery and grain. Taste is berry, grain, and alcohol.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mansquito (3114) - Nueva York, New York, USA - APR 18, 2009
Got this beer pretty randomly at a Boston discount liquor store. Pour looks like a so-called American Dark Lager... clearly light but not golden like some say. Really malty. Somewhat sweet. Alcohol well-covered. Overall, it was a pretty good malt liq... I mean European Strong Lager... as if there is really a difference.


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