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Brewed by Taruškų Alaus Bravoras (Trakiškių)
Style: Dunkel/Tmavý
Trakiškio k., Panevėžio r., Lithuania

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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 2.99/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Tamsus, gyvas, naturaliai brandintas, nefiltruotas alus.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (3303) - Radom, POLAND - JAN 9, 2013
dobre i prawie rewelacyjne piwo. Wielka butelka 2litrowa robi wrażenie, etykieta skromna przy tak dużej butli z krachlą. Piwo po jej wystrzeleniu mocno dymi, aromat silny, jakby końska derka lub spocona skóra zwierzęcia. W smaku podobnie bo bardzo ostry i kwaśny smak, nie każdym przypadnie do gustu. Miłośnikom kwaśnych lambicków napewno przypadnie do gustu. Kolor przypomina raczej dzikie Ale niż dunkela.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsga (6309) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 1, 2012
Medium beige head. Slightly hazy deep amber body. Earthy dusty strawy aroma with caramelly grainy notes. Dry-sweetish earthy roasty caramelly taste with dusty nougat notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, slightly hot, mealy mouthfeel. Dry dusty strawy roasty grain aftertaste with chocolatey earthy notes. Really nice and full of flavour. (0.5l bottle, from Bamb Alyne, Vilnius.)

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TickerTerryDJ (633) - Redditch, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2012
2 litre bottle from Beers Of Europe.Dark Lithuanian beer sampled between the members of our small beer club.This beer poured with a small head and quickly produced aromas of malt and hay.These were evident in the taste also along with toffee and caramel.Citrus also came through on 3rd or 4th sip.Sour taste in there too but was nicely balanced by the toffee notes.Nice start to the days sample session.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rauchbier (3633) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2012
2 litre bottle (5.3% abv) from an ethnic foodstore in Scunthorpe. Hazy red brown, thin but sustained cream coloured head and gentle condition. Initial buttery sweet caramel notes in the nose but developing a peppery spiciness as it warms, some earthiness from the hops and a touch of burnt smokiness from the darker malts. Quite sweet from the start in the mouth but a dry bitterness and burnt toast note quickly balances this out, theres a background yeastiness and a suggestion of butteriness akin to a German dunkel but with a tangy fruit note lurking in the background and lingering into the finish where it is joined by a gentle chalky yeast bitterness that becomes dominant but never opressive.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 24, 2012
In short: A darker Lithuanian beer offering a stack of toasted hay with a light farmhouse character. Highly drinkable
How: Bottle 500ml. Consumed fresh the day of purchase, split 4-way
The look: Almost clear dark-golden body topped by a small beige head
In long: Nose has plenty of very toasted hay (a recurring theme with many Lithuanian traditional breweries), some cookies and light rural farmhouse character. Taste is once again very toasted, a bit of caramel and toffee, some roasted wood. Overall low sweetness sensation. This one is an average just a slightly above average Lithuanian Tamsus but I really dig the dryness and the super-toasted character of those Lithuanian darker ales. Very sessionnable. Another good Lithuanian beer with only bad ratings except those from some of my friends from Montreal, you guys are alright, I’ll kill you last.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (6010) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 27, 2012
Bouteille de 500 ml achetée chez Gramuté (Vilnius, Lituanie). Arôme: Légère odeur de céréales grillées. Apparence: La couleur est cuivrée-ambrée. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de céréales grillées avec une pointe d’houblons. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de céréales en arrière goût. (Rating #4190)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (8127) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 10, 2012
My Bottom Line:
Toasted and toffee malt flavors produce a simple but still compelling example of a Lithuanian Tamsus.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the deep amber.
-The flavor profile is balanced out by wooden hops and their light bitterness.
-This is very drinkable.
-The intensity and length of the toastiness is nowhere near that of Davra’s Varniuku, for example.

Bottle.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
anders37 (17520) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 27, 2011
Bottle @ Papsø. Pours a hazy pale orange color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty grainy aroma with yeasty hints. Fruity malty grainy lactic flavor. Has a fruity malty yeasty weak lactic finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FatPhil (9591) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 9, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2014 500ml bottle (?, Vilnius) (5:4:5:3:10=2.7)
Deep copper, almost no head. Simple malt aroma. Minerally taste - chalky. Dry, a touch too minerally. Passable beer, but not exciting me.
Rerate: 500ml (Olu Volu, Tartu) (6:4:6:4:12=3.2)
Pours with a sweet cakey aroma, very malty, a little mashy in the glass, just a little hint of liver once or twice, but sweet raisiny cakeyness, and even kali/kvass-like aspects, dominate that. Nice dark copper, small tight beige head. Smooth palate, pleasant carbonation. Rich sweet taste, again a little raw and kvassy., but again has a little bit of liver in its graininess. Anna says it’s a little vegetal, but I’m not getting that. Feels a bit watery, this could be made a bit bigger, all the way to doppelbock levels. Much nicer this time. Useful rerate.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Theis (13777) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2011
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Cloudy amber - white head. Lactic acid, sourness, fruity notes, toasted, knækbrød, nutty. Not sure why !!!


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