MunBro (804) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 3, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Metallic hops and some caramel malt flavours. Not too bad for an amber but not super original either.
TheRatKing (122) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 3, 2014
1.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
The bottle grabbed my interest, which is always a way to explore beer one might otherwise pass by. A ’Dark Red’ Oktoberfest-style beer out of Lithuania, eh? No fear. Pours a reddish amber with minimal head. Aroma is mild, sweetness there. Flavour doesn’t really jump out at me either. Starts off with a nice bit of hops, but instead of coming out with some balancing malt, it just sort of goes to cardboard bland. I have had worse, but this is not that great.
thirstyrabbit (1433) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 3, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Copper body, medium head. Sweet aroma with some buttery malts. Well, this is Lithuania. Sweet caramelly taste with milky notes. Dry metallic hops in the finish. Pretty similar to their "Old Port Ale". Good enough for the price if you prefer at least some kind of character over the sterile eurobeers.
martjoobolut (1561) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 25, 2014
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
0,5L bottle. Pours red copper with light tan head. The head stays for some time. Aroma is caramel, malt, grains. Flavor is sweet and bitter, caramel, grains, malt, some iron. Finish is malty bitter and some alcohol. Overall: maybe a little bit too sweet and alcohol is not very well covered, but it’s drinkable.
suurjuust (1788) - ESTONIA - SEP 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear amber orange, medium beige head. Nose is malt and caramel with a slight metallic note. Flavor is malt, mild sweetness, caramel, fruit notes. Finish on the dry side with light bitterness. Pretty drinkable.
sonnycheeba (4232) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 3, 2014
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. Pours hazy copper with creamy off-white head. Aroma is toasted and bready malts, light toffee, floral notes, and faint raisin. Flavor is dry malts, light caramel and dark fruit sweetness, and faint hop bitterness. Medium body and light carbonation.
snoworsummer (3236) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 3, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
From a bottle. Pours cloudy copper with a bubbly beige head. Tastes very malty, like raisin, dry apple, grapes. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like sour raisin, doughy malt, dry apple and grapes.
BeerandBlues2 (10774) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 3, 2014
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle shared by sonnycheeba and snoworsummer. Pours lightly hazy amber with a small, frothy off-white head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is toast and grain malt, light earthy hops and dates. Flavor is sweet malt, medium hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
s_hartshorne (2254) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks sarkynortherner. Amber ok head. Aroma is toffe malts. Taste is sweet toffee malts molasses light bitterness. Medium body. Decent stuff
GoufCustom (1064) - HONG KONG - AUG 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle bought at Scapa Scandia’s booth at HKCEC in Wan Chai during HKTDC Food Expo 2014.
Clear amber honey colour; Three-quarter finger head and off-white foam which lasts for 1 minute; Small sticky lacing with quite fizzy carbonation; Aroma of amber malt, with moderate caramel, faint musty, rye bread, strong yeast, thin lemon and very light grass; Near-zero sweet taste of full amber malt, with caramel, shades of mustiness, hint of alcohol, strong dark bread, yeast, shades of lemon, thin bitter hops and very light grass; Close to light body. Slightly Slick palate; Mouth feel is solid, malty Amber backbone with very little roast. Quite dry and lean with strong dark bread come through. Hint of booze to tease and very faint, Dunkel-like mustyness does not distract. Good!... Hoppiness is thin lemon and grass in nose and taste. Close to zilch bitterness in background for a mostly Amber-malty and dark bread finish; Very dry after taste. Very easy to mouth.
Comments: This is another solid one from Švyturys - the best about it is near-zero sweetness, with is perfect for a boozed-up style like Maerzen. Plus its good dry caramel-based malty character makes it highly enjoyable for meals. Lack of hops is the minus. Overall a likeable one!