Gubernija Žigulinis

Formerly brewed at Gubernija
Style: Pale Lager
Šiauliai, Lithuania


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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.26/5   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
This is also known as Zhiguly Beer in the USA and says Zhiguly Beer in ENGLISH. If it says Zhiguly in RUSSIAN, that is Zhiguly (Russian Label). It is light, pale lager beer which recipe depends on the list of essential ingredients as clear and treated water, pale malt, granulated hops, its extract has been produced by the main bottom – fermenting yeast. All ingredients are inspected and belong to the best quality. While Zigulinis is being brewed, it is not allowed to use any unusual brewing materials that could artificially increase beer. Zigulinis is a refreshing, hop – tasting, a little bitter, light wheat beer, passing through strict fermentation process. This beer is also characterized as a firm froth where carbonic acid comes off slowly by small bubbles.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bowen008 (134) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 30, 2003
Tastes like a sweet beer mixed with Miller Lite. Surprisingly good. I caught a hint of banana with full body. Expected something much different.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Odin (123) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUN 28, 2002
Look at my comments for Becks. I don’t think I could tell the two appart if I was blind folded.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
weeicemon (126) - Lancaster, California, USA - MAR 22, 2001
Fruity nose and thick head give this an appealing quality. Pale cloudiness. Initial bitterness fades a bit at finish. Balanced maltiness throughout. Dry finish with a ever so slight aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - SEP 19, 2002
I thought this was a pretty good lager. It was not skunky, and had a nice maltiness to it. Went well with my dinner.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 18, 2002
Misty chartreuse. Sticky, dense alabaster foam. Single lined carbonation. Mild toasted white bread aroma, herbal hops and traces of hard water minerals. Boldly crisp and inviting but with a weak bready flavor. Fine herbal hop balance and bitterness. Fairly clean. Tastes adjunct free. Light body. Sharp texture. Bitterness overwhelms the timid sweetness. Finishes with metallic, mineral notes, traces of wet paper but a solid hop charge. Respectable.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 1/20
austinpowers (2828) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 25, 2002
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2007 A decent Lithuanian lager flavor NOT to be confused with the spectacular Zhiguly (in Cyrillic) Beer that comes in the brown bottle. This beer has shades of what makes its brown-bottled brethren so good - the sweet Czech malt flavor - but it’s muted and far less evident. Still, this is an enjoyable Euro-brew with enough malt character to make you forget that bad goulash you just ate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Braudog (6517) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - MAR 18, 2004
Almost completely clear very light yellow beer with thinly consisted, but big head. Very sweet musty aroma. Smooth and velvety. Actually little flavor here .. but notably this has nothing bad to it. Just a lightly malted and biscuity beer. I'd drink this again, at least on a hot day in Europe!
Earlier Rating: 12/3/2002 Total Score: 2.8
Very light lemon color with fizzy head. Definite corn syrup edge to the aroma. Lightly refreshing malty flavor with notable metallic finish. Decent light lager, except for that little aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bager (2120) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - APR 23, 2007
Bottled. Golden yellowish in colour with a medium sized white head. Sweet and malty with notes of straw, metal, bread, alcohol and a somewhat fruity sweetness.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
foduck (330) - Denton, Texas, USA - MAY 9, 2002
Smells like a bowl of raisin bran. Really. Golden-yellow colored. Slightly cloudy. Head disappears quickly. I’m not detecting any hops. Very ’cereal’ flavor, sweet. Wouldn’t want to drink a whole lot of this. Very strange though, a new experience for me. I guess hops don’t grow well in Lithuania?

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 20, 2003
Has a golden color with some carbonation and a light skunked smell. Taste kind of reminds me of a Necco waffer. Overall it was not too bad.

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