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Brewed by Vilniaus Alus
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Vilnius, Lithuania

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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 2.97/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96/5   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Šio alaus gamybai naudojamas vanduo, šviesusis miežių salyklas ir karamelinis miežių salyklas, apyniai ir alaus mielės. Be to, dedama natūrali kvapioji medžiaga, kurios komponentai yra apelsinų, anyžių, gvazdikėlių, kardamono, cinamono ir šalavijų aliejai bei ekstraktai. Karamelinis salyklas suteikia alui kiek salstelėjusį, “pilną“ skonį bei sodrią tamsią spalvą, o švelniai juntamas žolelių prieskonis suformuoja išskirtines šio alaus juslines savybes.

Tamsusis su ţolelëmis is made of water, light barley malt and caramel barley malt, hops nad beer yeast. Natural flavoring which ingredients are the oils and extracts of orange, aniseed, cloves, cardamom, cinnamon and sage, is also added. Caramel malt gives a slightly sweet, full taste and intense dark color while gently felt herbal tincture forms execptional aroma of this beer.


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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
estpiwo (1319) - - DEC 22, 2012
0,33L bottle. Aroma of honey with some herbal tones. Vegetables, spices in flavor, little bit hops and caramel malts also. Refreshing.


2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
GoufCustom (1616) - HONG KONG - SEP 11, 2016


330 ml bottle with screwed crown cap as “Vilniaus Tamsusis Žolelių Skonio” bought at Ameyokocho on Argyle Street, Mong Kok.

Clear deep amber red colour; Near zero head with residual soapy white foam which fades in 10 seconds; Very good sticky lacing with notable slight carbonation; Fragrant and sweet aroma of dark amber malt, with strong cardamom, cinnamon, aniseeds, caramel, light toffee, dark fruits, sugar and light grass; Mid to strong sweet taste of amber malt, with cherry, red fruits, caramel, floral, strong molasses, light herbs, lemon, light bitter grassy hops; Close to light body. Slightly Slick palate; Mouth feel is fairly good amber maltyness in a watery background. Cherry-like red fruits and caramel base with pretty strong molasses sweetness. Herbal taste is apparent but not distinguishing. Light floral and light lemon to round. So so… Hoppiness is light grass in nose. Floral, lemon, and light grass in taste; Bitterness is light for a lasting, low astringent sweet herbal finish; Fairly dry after taste. Sweet and slightly bitter to mouth.

Comments: This one has pronounced herbal aroma of cardimom and cinnamon, but taste-wise is not so spicy and underwhelming. Sweeter and with lighter body than the original Dunkel (Tamsusis), it feels more like a herbal cola. Once is enough.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
suurjuust (2854) - ESTONIA - JAN 13, 2016
Clear dark amber beer, small off-white head. Nose is spicy, cinnamon, some buttery notes, cola, herbs, caramel. Flavor is herbal, caramel notes, cola, spice. Herbal finish, more cinnamon and cola. Herb-cola. Not undrinkable, but a bit strange.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tomer (2905) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - APR 18, 2015
Draught as "Tradycynis Ciemny Ziolami" at Sherlock Holmes pub in Bialystok, smallish head, clear deep red color, spicey cake aroma with ginger, cinamon, nutmeg and a hint of anise, cakey malty aroma with some cinamon and nutmeg and some cola, quite sweet but with a light to medium bitterness. Nice and easy and quite drinkable in small portions.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
halapablo (126) - Warszawa, POLAND - NOV 7, 2014
butelka bardzo fajna zresztą. W ogóle bardzo przyjemne oryginalne piwko, smaczne, ale chyba trochę za słodkie - zbyt karmelowe. Zioła, mimo że ich jakośspecjalnie nie odróżniam to dodają charakteru i niepowtarzalności. Bardzo dobre choć chyba nie da się tego za dużo wypić naraz.Fajna odmiana!

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ectuohy27 (1021) - ESTONIA - SEP 14, 2014
I generally like the style; unfortunately this example is just OK--not much subtlety, it practically hits you over the head with caramel malt. Not enough carbonation or even, God forbid, hops to balance what is basically flat oversweet cola.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Jultsu (745) - TAMPERE, FINLAND - JUN 4, 2014
Vaahdoton, tumman kirkas olut. Tuoksuu lääkkeiselle yrtille, maku on jotain makeahkon yrttisen sekoitusta, laimeana ja vetisenä. Keskivertokastia, ei juurikaan mitään huonoa tai hyvää sanottavaa. Ei varsinaisesti perus olutta.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 15, 2013
The head is medium, the body brown, almost black. It smells spicy, darkmalty, aromatic, nice! The taste is darkmalty, a bit spicy, interesting and tasty, malty, aromatic.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kingstoni (1961) - FINLAND - JUL 18, 2013
Bottle. Amber color with a thin head. Aroma of caramel and syrup. Medium thin body. Medium sweet taste with spices. Sweet finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bobroman (847) - Torun, POLAND - APR 27, 2013
Sweet caramel and menthol like herbal aroma. Also some butter, but not disturbing. Small head, fully disappearing. Dark ruby colour. Taste is mostly caramel sweetness and herbs.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
agent_persik (672) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 26, 2013
UPDATED: APR 27, 2013 Clean amber color, small white head. Aroma of caramel malts and spices. Taste is sweet with caramel, honey and spices like cardamom and cloves. Medium body and soft carbonation. Interesting but not my style.


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