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Brewed by Bauskas Alus
Style: Dunkel/Tmavý
Islices pagasts, Bauskas novads, Latvia

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RATINGS: 81   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
BAUSKAS TUMŠAIS SPECIĀLAIS ALUS – ir raudzēts pēc klasiskas tehnoloģijas . Alus ar izteiktu patīkamu iesala garšu un patīkamu apiņu rūgtumu. Speciālais apiņu aromāts un tumšam alum raksturīga tehnoloģija veido dzerienā viegli baudāmu īpatnējo garšu.

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4.5
zziemelis (12) - Rīga, LATVIA - FEB 6, 2006
One of my actual favorites. As correctly mentioned by others - its taste varies according to temperature of serving. Style of this beer is somewhat between Baltic porter and classic dark beer (Dunkel). Made from pleasantly roasted malt it gets its unique bouquette.

3.8
Grzesiek79 (4297) - Radom, POLAND - JUN 4, 2015
Dobre przyjemne piwo z Lotwy. Smaczne tresciwe o rubinowym kolorze, nagazowanie spore. Piana trwala kremowa. Karmel lekka slodowosc i palonosc nawet. Goryczka i lekka wytrawnosc w koncowce.

3.7
DruncanVeasey (8226) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2012
500ml bottle from a grocery on the Narborough Rd. Clear chestnut with a flat, receding beige collar. Complex, deeply malty, brown-sugared aroma absolutely begging a sip; proper NE English brown ale, Curly Wurly, HP sauce on plums/nectarines. Never tried either. Doesn’t disappoint flavour-wise; soggy fig, milk chocolate-coated caramel, molasses, just a wisp of finishing smoke, cocktail cherry. Then an Everton mint sucked to the centre; mint freshness on the tongue. Enjoyed every sip. Lovely rounded dunkel with a wealth of sweet malty flavours as equally at home in Germany or England as Latvia.

3.7
Quack-Duck (9484) - Down South, GERMANY - AUG 5, 2012
Bottle from Baltic Branch Dover. Clear brown, medium head. Roasty aroma. Medium-bodied with lots of malt and an incredibly delicious roasted malt character. Roasted malt dominates, there are also hints of dark chocolate and nuts. Delicious stuff!

3.6
begbie100 (181) - Oulu, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2007
0,5l bottle. Foggy dark brown colour. sweet roasted malts aroma, fudge and banana. Pleasant! Flavour follows aroma: sweet malts and banana. Little bit more thickness would make this great, "dessert" beer. Good one.

3.6
Discore (68) - - NOV 1, 2013
Bottle. Dark brown/black, medium beige head. Sweet roasted malt and nut aroma, yet not anything spectacular. Medium sweet, with light bitterness. Medium body. Low carbonation. Long finish. Overall - pleasant and definitely a top tier experience from Bauskas Alus brewery.

3.6
johndoughty (5449) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2016
Bottle. Bronze and transparent. Slight vegetable flavour that took time to adjust to.Difficult to judge this one as it was such an unusual taste but in the end I decided that it was quite pleasant.

3.5
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 30, 2004
Dark brown color with vanishing head. Very fruity aroma, some malt there too. Fruit dominates flavor strongly, also some yeast and spice is present. Low carbonation and hops, more of them could have made this beer even more good. Flavor is not very standard for dunkel but I like this.

3.5
oh6gdx (26488) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 17, 2005
Bottled. Same as with many Latvian beer, it differs from cold to warm, but doesn’t get bad. Once cold alcohol, amlts and fruits maily in aroma. Once it gets warm, aroma is sweet plummy, alcoholic and fruity. Flavour while fridge cold was sweet alcohol, cookies and malts. While getting warmer it’s more plums, raisins and candy. Aftertatse quite sweet, but reminds of several seeds mixed. Palate all the way through is kind of sticky, but not unpleasantly. Beer style hard to tell, quite dunkelish when cold, but onc eit gets warm, you really can’t tell... Not a bad beer at all though. Let it be dunkel until someone wise rates it .)

3.5
invinoveritas (156) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2012
Intense aroma of honey on wholemeal bread. Tastes strongly of toffee, with lots of caramel malt coming through - good caramelisation. Slightly minerally, ionic in nature, which works well with the other flavours. Good carbonation, which provides a nice mouthfeel.


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