fishonmyplane (424) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - MAR 29, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Mine was labelled "dark red", not "dark beer", and the bottle looks a bit different from the picture here. Anyway, this was my first Lithuanian beer and I was not impressed. Rich caramel dominates the flavor, and it tasted a little skunky - although to be fair, it could have been sitting on the shelf for quite some time. Some toffee flavor. No hops whatsoever. Not much aroma to speak of. Amber, with a whitish head that lingers nicely.
s_hartshorne (1253) - 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 (805) - 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 Scandias 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 vyturys - 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!
YantarCoast (61) - Moscow, RUSSIA - AUG 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Lithuanian shop in Slough, although I tried this one earlier, in Kaliningrad. Pours copper with a beige head. Aroma of caramel and malts. Taste is the same. I enjoyed this beer, although I am new to the style.
presario (4611) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 11, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark amber. Passable head. Quiet scent. Nice malt body. A light marzen. Easily drinkable.
hoptimusPrimed (49) - SPAIN - JUL 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Drank in Korea, so anything better than Hite/Cass etc was great. Remember it being one of the better beers and difficult to find.
SlimHabib (141) - California, USA - MAY 19, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle pour. Clear amber brown color with small brownish head. Light malt aroma. Light to medium body. Bitter caramel taste, slight coffee taste, with a lingering bitter caramel.
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pintbypint (2593) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 19, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml brown bottle. Orange pour, low sitting beige foam on top. Malty nose - grain, bread, caramel, light grass. Taste has sweet bready malts and caramel. Light finish with some grain and grass. Overall a bit sweet, but drinkable.
reebtogi (4151) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle pours amber in color with a 2 finger off-white head that has decent retention leaving some nice lacing on the side of the glass. Aroma is caramel with some grassy notes. Taste is a grassy and spicy hop bitterness with a caramel malty sweetness. Medium body with decent carbonation. Comparable to most of the German Oktoberfest style brews, decent taste and recommended for others to try.
Beerhunter111 (7179) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 30, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit ordentlicher Schaumkrone. Geruch malzig, Karamell, würzig. Geschmack würzig röstmalzig, leicht fruchtig, minimale Bitterkeit.
halapablo (78) - Warszawa, POLAND - MAR 9, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
ciekawy smak, bardzo fajnie się prezentuje i w butelce i w kuflu, ale nie moja bajka - zostawia zbyt długo posmak goryczy. Co prawda pije po terminie przydatności więc dam mu szansę jeszcze raz i wypiję świeżutkie