fishonmyplane (437) - 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.
sonnycheeba (3554) - 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 (2140) - 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 (9685) - Hanover, Maryland, 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 (1357) - 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 (823) - 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 (83) - 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 (4625) - 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 (54) - 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 (151) - 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 (2603) - 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.