kiwianer (2990) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 15, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The head is good, the body black. It smells cinnamon, darkmalty, spicy, aromatic. The taste is cinnamon, darkmalty, spicy, strange, aromatic. Overall ok but too strange. 13/10/9/10/13/10 3.1
mgajdaczewa (185) - Katowice, POLAND - NOV 20, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Piernik w płynie. Bardzo słodkie, w aromacie imbir, goździki, potężny karmel. W smaku podobnie, słodycz początkowo przyjemna z czasem zaczyna męczyć. Całkiem nieźle przykryty alkohol, przyjemnie rozgrzewający. Jak na piwo świąteczne całkiem udane. Pite latem potrafi zamęczyć.
vami (260) - Poznan, POLAND - NOV 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Spicy aroma, lots of cinnamon and clove. A bit of licorice and anise, but only in the background. Average head and nice dark color. Spices in the finish. Not oversweetened.
deanso (4152) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thick creamy white head. Clear burgundy pour. Lots of spices. Quite a nice brew.
KyotoLefty (5594) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Vilniaus Alus. Almost black, orange tints, high, fine head. Huge spice nose with chocolate. Sweet, spicy falvor. Crazy stuff. Vanilla, raisin, cherry, sweet orange. Radically dessert-like, great tanginess. A very strange x-mas type beer. Well made and fresh, tho a bit boozy. Complex and tasty, weird as hell.
larsga (5821) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Small coarseish beige head. Clear deep dark brown body with
light carbonation. Spicy ginger, raisins, and cinnamon aroma
with alcoholic honey notes. Sweet-dryish raisiny cinnamon and
ginger taste with lavender and Coca-Cola notes. Mid-to-full
body. Mild, soft, and slightly hot mouthfeel. Dry-astringent
spicy cinnamon and lavender aftertaste with raisiny ginger and
cardamom notes. Amazing combination of spices. Hardly ever does
such a powerful spicy flavour come out as well as this.
Harmonic, drinkable, complex, and interesting. (0.5l bottle,
from Bamb Alyne, Vilnius.)
Derbeth (132) - Kraków, POLAND - JUL 19, 2013
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Aroma: caramel, very weak roasty notes. Very poor head, black colour. Medium sweetness, no bitterness. Oily feel. As a plus, the alcohol does not have a negative impact on the taste, but apart from this, the beer has not much to offer. It was a bit unpleasant in the end due to the sweetness and caramel aroma. Bottle.
rosenbergh (5595) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle. 7.5%. BB 13/VIII/2013. From Lithuania. Ačiū Tautvydas!
Dark hazy reddish brown colour with an average sized tan head.
The aroma is spices, toffee and brown sugar sweetness, mild bitterness and some maltiness in the back. The flavour is a strange mixture of Coca-Cola and Dr. Pepper with some spicy twist. I’m not saying it’s bad but it’s just so unexpected combination. There’s some brown sugar sweetness, malt, mild bitterness and loads of spices. Strange brew! But definitely interesting. Rather low carbonation.
KoNrRiI (326) - Ĺrhus, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
0.5 bottle. Dark burgundy in color, clear, small brownish head. Strong, sweet aroma of spices and herbs; cinnamon, cloves, orange peels, ginger, reed sugar. Very sweet taste with some bitter background and a tad of sourness here and there. Tastes mostly of orange peels, some cloves to that and a tiny bit of cinnamon... basically like the aroma, just in reverse. Medium body, sticky texture and average carbonation. Gingerbread gets the most space to itself during the finish but the rest is still present. Overall it’s a nicely spiced beer, kind of unbalanced but pleasant and unusual.
Glouglouburp (5883) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 29, 2012
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
In short: A lifeless sugary burgundy beer with “fake” fruity flavors. Very bad
How: Tap at the brewery beer bar (simply called Vilniaus Alus) downtown Vilnius
The look: Clear burgundy body topped by a quickly dissipating head
In long: Nose of Doctor Pepper™ and Cherry Coke™. Taste is very sweet, fruit flavors that feel artificial. Lack of carbonation. Syrupy. Sticky sweet after-taste. Taste is like a flat Cherry Coke with added sugars and sweet prune juice. I really didn’t like it, therefore this beer was just wrong, because I truly believe it should be the goal of each and every brewer on the planet to make beers that *I* love. And you can call me a self-centered narcissist if you want, I don’t care, I’m not offended when people call me a narcissist because at least they are talking about *me*.