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

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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.38   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.


1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Oakes (12552) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 3, 2008
Golden-bronze colour with no head. Aroma of alcohol, toasted grain, and some DMS. The flavour is balanced between very sweet caramel/toast malts and a stiff woody alcohol finish. (He said "stiff woody"). It’s reasonably drinkable for a high-test Eurobrew.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bhensonb (11069) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 16, 2011
Bottle from Big Star in Seattle. Pours brassy gold with a small white head. Aroma is sweetly bready, lightly fruity, perhaps a bit grassy. Flavor is bready, corny, grassy. It’s more sweet than not. Difficult to integrate into my perception.

1.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
daknole (9114) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 19, 2010
Deep gold pour, white head. Sweet aroma. Some apple juice, canned fruit, honey. Flavor is sweet as hell. Tastes kind of like fruit punch sweetened with sweet n low. Weird as hell.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
crossovert (7395) - Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2011
500ml bottle. "Traditionally Aged" Lithuanian beer. Pours a bright orange/gold with tons of tiny bubbles racing towards the top to a creamy white head that lasts awhile. The smell is odd. t is ultra sweet and boozy, it has an almost perfume-like booze character and light fruitiness and various sugars. The taste is super sweet,barelywine flavor with no sign of hops. Theres thick caramel, butterscotch, and fruit flavors. The alcohol is highly noticeable. It is a bit cloying but not quite over the edge. It is a high octane brew, it seems like a strong ale in a lager’s suit. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 03-04-2010 00:37:46

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Ughsmash (7136) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 12, 2011
500mL bottle. Poured clear, medium golden with a fairly uniform white head. The aroma picked up sweet corn and honey with spicy raw alcohol and light vegetal notes around.. prickly and hot on the back of the nose. The flavor found honey and corn again on the sugary core.. hot all around with alcohol burn.. hard-to-place bitterness joined more boozage on the sharp finish. Medium-bodied, prickly, and hot on the palate.. not an enjoyable drink.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ernest (6220) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 13, 2008
Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is dark yellow. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain, cereal, husks), trace hops (herbs), with light notes of alcohol, honey, and apple, hint of wood. Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter, husky. Medium body, watery texture, lively/fizzy carbonation, moderately alcoholic. Honeyish but husky.

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - SEP 24, 2010
Bottle: Pours golden with a white thin sparkly head. The nose is grassy with husky grains, alcohol and corn esters. Sweet flavor with a rrough slavic mouthfeel and a tainted finish.

1.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - AUG 4, 2008
Bright, deep amber-gold with little head, short-lived. Sweet-smelling, fruity but insipidly sweet cereal aromas. Flavors are the same: plastic. Sickeningly sweet palate. Tastes strong, sweet, alcoholic, and masculine. Blech, get drunk fast please.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Suttree (5142) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 13, 2008
Imagine dumping a pack of Sweet’n’Low into a glass of tonic water. Sampled at Stevofest, and tronraner is the responsible for bringing it.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
decaturstevo (5015) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 5, 2008
Thanks to Tronraner for this fine offering:). Clean golden pour with a hint of orange. A large corn aroma. A flavor much like chewing styrofoam and gum at the same time. Carbonation is way too much and palate is extra thin. Just barely drinkable, but I’ve had worse.


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