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Brewed by D. Krikščiūno (Rozalimas Alus)
Style: Traditional Ale
Rozalimas, Pakruojo rajonas, Lithuania


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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 3.28/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Live beer. Commended by the Beer Brotherhood (Alaus Brolija, ). Ingredients: Water, Barley malt, hops.

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Travlr (27139) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 17, 2017
Draft at the source. Hazy yellow color white head. Nice aroma of dusty haystacks sprinkled with white pepper. Taste is lightly funky peppery straw. very tasty.

larsga (7690) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 26, 2015
Small white head. Clear yellow body. Herbal oily strawy aroma with fruity notes. Sweetish strawy earthy oil taste with dusty notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, mealy mouthfeel. Sweetish spicy sugary dusty strawy aftertaste with mealy herbal notes. Lovely beer! Intensely drinkable, vivid and fresh. (0.3l draft at brewpub.)

3fourths (9386) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 2, 2013
Sample from a bottle at the open market in Vilnius.
Hazy orange body with a short, quickly-dying head.
Fruity citrus hops and malt sugar in the nose with an under-fermented / limp pale malt (soggy crackers and malt syrup) character.
Very honey-ish.
Medium body + low acid + low carbonation = flabby / watery mouthfeel.
Worty and raw, though not *as* raw as most. Subtle hop aroma gives it some life, but it’s still a very messy, unfinished beer.

Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 11, 2012
In short: A thirst blond beer with a strange rutabaga off-flavor. Just ok.
How: Tap at brewpub and 1L PET bottle split 4-way
The look: Almost clear blonde body topped by long-lasting small white head
In long: Nose has light notes of honeyed hay, some grassy noble-ish hops and fresh vegetable notes. Taste of fresh grainy cereals (very grainy/ husky), honey, hay, grassy/bitter hops, notes of citric and topical fruits. Finish is relatively dry and with a mild bitterness. Smooth carbonation. All that would be just fine and would make for a good thirst quencher but I was there was a distinctive raw rutabaga flavor that was bothering me. I didn’t get it from the bottle but it was unmistakable to me in the tap version at the brewpub (although I must say I was the only one who got it). The brewpub itself has a nice rustic charm, and the village seems to be very poor, primitive even by my north-American standards, I bet there are people living there who have to go poop with a newspaper instead of a smart phone.

Nekronos (4252) - Xalapa, MEXICO - MAY 14, 2012
NIce, different, cloudy and yeasty. NIce to have these beers in the festival. Excellent versions of beer in the folk.

TaktikMTL (8012) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 2, 2012
Bouteille de 1 litre en plastique achetée à un kiosque de la brasserie à la foire Kaziuko Muge (Vilnius, Lituanie). Arôme: Légère odeur de céréales. Apparence: La couleur est blonde-dorée. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Léger goût de céréales et de miel. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement fruité. (Rating #4196)

MartinT (10239) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 10, 2012
My Bottom Line:
Polished honeyed malts are joined by subtle hay, as almond-y cereals and herbal hop bitterness complete each sip.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam circles the misty golden.
-The low carbonation and subtle flavor intensity are reminiscent of the countryside brews in the area this is brewed, but the lack of earthiness and/farmhouse character doesn’t really spell Kaimiškas Alus.
-Body is svelte, and drinkability appealing.
-On top of being herbal and lightly bitter, the finish is dry and a tad toasty.

Bottle and on tap at the brewery bar.

FatPhil (17742) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 2, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2015 1L bottle (From a stall at a street fair in Kaunas) (5:3:5:3:11=2.7)
5 Very vegetal aroma, quite grungy, but not unpleassant. Quite fresh and a little nutty.
3 Hazy gold, very little head.
5+ Simple eco grainy taste, quite farmhousy, a little sweet, dusty and earthy yeastiness too. Gentle hops have their part as well.
3 Simple fullish palate, carbonation low. Finish nutty, vegetal, a touch bready, and with a reasonable bitter bite.
11 Good full traditional folk beer. Had only 2 weeks on the BB, and so we drank it soon after we got home. (Probably an ale, but one can’t be too sure, there’s definitely a crossover of styles.)
Rerate: Tap (Rozalimas Brewery Tap) (5:3:6:3+:12=2.9)
Herby and vegetal aroma. Cleaner taste, slight wooly bitterness which stays for the finish. Good refreshing unfiltered lager. Nice noble hop finish. Was 40c for 500ml - wow!
Rerate: Tap (Pakruojis Music and Beer Festival 2015) (6+:3:6:3+:13+=3.1+++)
Spicy aroma. Beautifully soft fresh light grains in the taste, vanilla sweetness, malted milk even. Finish is dry and peppery - blimey, this is a damn good kellerbier.

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