fishonmyplane (492) - 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.
DuffMan (7138) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 7, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Reddish copper amber, average off white head that retains poorly. Aroma and flavour of caramel and old pennies, mildly bitter finish.
markas101 (1932) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 27, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
50 cl bottle, Calgary, AB, Canada via Coop. Clear amber caramel appearance. Sweet metallic aroma, caramel and cereal grain. Very sweet, some herbal hops, then a vanilla-prune finish.
InPivoVeritas (300) - Bydgoszcz, POLAND - DEC 25, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours amber with small off-white head (poor retention). Aroma of caramel, toast, some fruitness. Taste is medium sweet with low bitterness and some sourness (caramel malts like). Body medium-low, carbonation rather low.
gongcult (6) - - DEC 10, 2014 does not count
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Vienos is skaniausias raudonis alus.If you want a red ale not as clinched as the Irish versions try this! Gerk ir pasidzauguot !
rollerton (104) - SWEDEN - NOV 13, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at restaurant. As the lable says, dark red color. Caramel aroma. Taste is a bit sweet, and roasted. A totally ok märzen!
UXO (469) - CANADA - NOV 8, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours slightly hazy medium amber with one fingers of loose off-white head diminishing rapidly to a thin skim, no lacing. (3/5) Nose is caramel malt, faint fruit and grassy hops. (5/10) Taste is moderate malty sweet, mild bitter. (5/10) Medium to light body, moderate to low sustained carbonation, sudden finish. (3/5)
Not a lot to say here - there’s nothing really off about this one as such, but it’s pretty bland. On the up side, the somewhat high ABV is fairly well integrated, and the malt isn’t too overwhelming. The body falls pretty flat towards the end of the bottle, though, and what little hop character there is tends towards the sad and limp. (10/20)
zvsn (754) - ISRAEL - OCT 14, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Clear copper-amber with a huge bubbly head that rapidly fades away. Aroma of caramel, malt and honey. Sweet with caramel, honey, toffee and biscuits malty notes, medium bitter finish. Medium-bodied, slightly over-carbonated. Drinkable.
MunBro (574) - 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 (1190) - 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.