mutz (598) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 27, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap@ Alaus Namai in Vilnius. Roodbruine kleur, de kraag blijft lang. Ruikt naar honing maar dit komt in de smaak veel minder terug. Veel anders vind ik niet in de smaak. Geen diepgang en veel te waterig.
KyotoLefty (6455) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Alus Namai. Cgreat honey nose, orange, caramel. Brown-orange color, clear, low head. Taste of honey, bread, hay, caramel. Quite dry, earthy, peppery. Finish something like a UK bitter! Nice, light, thin.
Tim Webb (229) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
100 cl (plastic!) bottle brought home from the brewery shop and allowed to settle for three weeks. Like all Lithuanian countryside beers, an oddly appealing, green-tasting, fresh-faced mix of slightly herbal pale ale that you could happily drink for half the evening, despite having something wet behind its ears.
Glouglouburp (6022) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 28, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
In short: A semi-dry copper ale with plenty of toasted hay and a slight farmhouse character. Decent
How: Tap at Alaus Namai, Vilnius, Lithuania. Later a fresh 1L PET bottle split with friends, fresh, picked up directly at the brewery
The look: Clear light copper body topped by small beige head
In long: Nose is upfront toasted hay over a countryside flowers sensation, pretty typical for a semi-dark Lithuanian farmhouse beer aroma. Taste is very clean with lots of toasted hay, notes fresh honey and a bit of caramel, olden wooden furniture sensation, flower petals, ending with a mild dry-ish wooden hop mild bitterness. As it is often the case with smaller Lithuanian breweries, the tap version had a nice mouthfeel and the PET bottle version was a bit lifeless. A very straightforward but a very pleasant one too. I preferred the tap version, somehow the bottle version has a little perfumy character that I didn’t like. Yet another beer I drank during yet another trip centered around beer, one week of vacation spent drinking beer non-stop, I now realize that since I discovered craftbeer all of my free time is wasted, and so am I.
TaktikMTL (5761) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
En fût. Pinte dégustée chez Alaus Namai (Vilnius, Lituanie). Arôme: Légère odeur de miel et de céréales. Apparence: La couleur est cuivrée. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Léger goût de miel et de céréales. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de céréales en arrière goût. (Rating #4204)
MartinT (7811) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
My Bottom Line:
Subtle honeyed fruitiness latches on to toasted malts before delving into leveled wooden hop bitterness.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam crowns the clear copper.
-Smoky notes are also found.
-Mouthfeel is lean and slick.
-This is very drinkable, yet without much character to be memorable.
-The finish is slightly bitter and dry. Honey flavors are less present than some beers brewed without it.
On tap at Alaus Namai and from the brewery bottle shop.
FatPhil (9356) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 10, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap (Alaus Namai, Vilnius)
Reddy brown, small tight head. Sweet rich grainy aroma. Smooth mellow palate, a little nutty and woody. Pleasant crisp carbonation. Refreshing, but served quite cold. Lovely natural and clean farmhouse beeer. No sourness, no funk. Lots of grains, some gentle huskiness. Finish mellow, a bit nutty and woody. Very clean and drinkable. Even at 5.5%, you’d happily at least try to session this.
TBone (12547) - Pori, FINLAND - MAY 16, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught@Alaus Namai "Paliunisko Medutis"
Deep ruby color, small off-white head. Caramelly aroma. Medium-bodied. Caramelly, slightly bittter, woody flavor. Pleasant brew.
larsga (6213) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 16, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2013
Second rating: Medium beige head. Clear amber body. Earthy fruity honey aroma with oily nutty notes. Sweet-dryish earthy spicy honey taste with mealy nutty notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft, mealy mouthfeel. Dryish resiny spicy honey aftertaste with mealy pea and strange herb notes. Nice, drinkable, surprisingly strong honey flavour. (0.2l draft at Alaus Namais, Vilnius.) 6,4,6,3,13=3.2
First rating: Medium offwhite head. Hazy amber body. Floral fruity herbal aroma with cough syrup notes. Dry-sweet floral herbal taste with mealy strawberry notes. Fullish body. Mealy muddy mouthfeel. Dryish herbal licorice aftertaste with fruity honey notes. Interesting, really unusual, but not great. (0.5l draft, Alaus Namais, Vilnius.) 6,4,6,3,12=3.1
mjs (4589) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 8, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught at Alaus Namai, Vilnius) Poured dark brown and clear. Head was small and white. Aroma conained honey and molasses. Palate was medium bodied with low carbonation. Flavours were malts, honey, roastedness and bitterness. Aftertase was malty and mildy bitter.