B&I Zhiguly Barrel Beer 95

Brewed by Gubernija
Style: Malt Liquor
Šiauliai, Lithuania


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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 1.88/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.08/5   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
Zhiguly Barrel 95 is a specially Brewed lager using only the finest ingredients. The Highest Quality light barley malt, aromatic hops, and crystal clear water makes Barrel 95 a delectably rich tasting beer for demanding palates.

Produced for and Imported By B&I Overseas Trading Inc., Van Nuys, CA 61406

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
pintbypint (3452) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 19, 2017
Hazy yellow, thin white head fades to nothing... Nose has lemon and nail polish. Taste has sweet malt, alcohol and grain. Lightly warming finish. Pretty rough from start to finish...

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
crossovert (12125) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 24, 2016
500ml bottle. Light clear yellow pour. Aroma is mint and booze. Flavor is oxidized and sweet hg malt.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
RobBestwick (883) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 2, 2016
Bottle. Peach and straw aroma. Pours light golden in colour with no head and moderate carbonation. Peach schnapps and biscuit flavour. Oily texture with some warm alcohol. Sickly sweet finish. Not great.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
UXO (1758) - CANADA - NOV 12, 2016
Appearance: hazy medium gold with one finger of fluffy white head diminishing rapidly to a thin skim, no lacing. (2/5) Aroma: corn, apple, grainy malt, solventy alcohol. (3/10) Taste: moderate-high sweet, mild bitter. (2/10) Medium-full body, moderate carbonation, hot solvent finish. (2/5) Smells bad, tastes worse - I actually shuddered at the first sip. And the next one. Gave up after the third - although there’s enough nail polish remover-like alcohol present to cause immediate warming of the throat and stomach, it didn’t numb my taste buds quickly enough to continue. Checked the label and found “Contains sulphites.” Mwah? Why would a beer contain sulphites? What the hell are they spiking this with? Nasty and no doubt favoured by discriminating soccer hooligans and street dwellers everywhere. (6/20)

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
obguthr (6112) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - AUG 30, 2016
Corn nose with vinegar and fingernail polish on the edges. Hazy amber, thin head. Sweet apricot, fusel alcohol, lemongrass and hay on the back end. Full body, warm, easy carbonation. Alcohol content seems like it was achieved unnaturally. It’s almost like a beer that has been juiced with peach schnapps. Sweet, warm, and nasty. This is a mess in so many ways: Balt liquor.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
reebtogi (6081) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 22, 2016
500ml bottle pours a clear golden color with a finger and a half of white head that settles quickly leaving only a few spots of lacing on the glass. Aroma is grassy with some sweet malts. Taste is a grassy and spicy hop bitterness with a big malty sweetness. As far as this style of beer goes, this is one of the better ones that I have tried.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
DandyWolfFloyd (1202) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2015
Aroma - sweet malt ~ some caramel Appearance - pale body, with a moderate head, no appreciable lacing. Taste - sweet caramel malt predominates. Palate - the body is on the lighter side of medium, texture is on the thinner side, the carbonation is average, and finish has some booze. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brewerybuddy (1) - California, USA - APR 15, 2015 does not count
Tried this beer at a local Lithuanian restaurant and was pleasantly surprised. Everyone at my table tried a sip and thought it was quite tasty. For those complaining about the alcohol, it ~IS~ 9.5% after all, but I didn’t notice any overpowering alcohol smell. Other reviewers seem to be quite harsh. This is a sweeter, maltier beer, so if you like your beers hopped out, this is not your beer. But if like like a good Belgian Abbey, you’ll likely enjoy Barrel 95. I would have happily had a second.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Bricks (1075) - Delaware, USA - OCT 12, 2014
Chemically sweet, alcohol and malt aroma. Uneventful appearance. Taste is...funky... its like watered down grain alcohol w/ sugar. I wonder if this is Zydrunas Ilgasukas’s urine?

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
brokensail (16342) - Dublin, California, USA - SEP 25, 2014
Bottle @ home. Ah yeah, another Lithuanian malt liquor rake. Clear golden pour with a short lived white head. Smells of apple juice, corn, and burnt grains. Really husky. Slightly soapy and lemony. Taste is that trademark grape juice, apple juice, and penny mixture. Yum. Cough syrup, some popsicles and candy...super sugary. This shit would probably give you a gnarly headache.

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