Brewed by Gubernija
Style: Pale Lager
Šiauliai, Lithuania


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RATINGS: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.14/5   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Imported to the US as Ekstra Castle Ale
Ingredients: Water, lager malt, corn, hops, carbonic acid (0,45-0,57%) and albumen.
The beer is strong and deep, but refreshing. Neither the alcohol nor the other ingredients exceed the beer norms. There is a perfect balance of taste which making this a most quenching Lihuanian beer. "Gubernijos ekstra" is the most bitter beer among the "Gubernija" beer lineup. 30 IBU.

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bhensonb's rating

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (15963) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 12, 2005
Shame about the corn. A slight aroma of chamomile. A bit sweet towards the tip, and a bit bitter at the rear (of the tongue). A unique beer. It resembles Eastern European lagers, but my faith affirms top fermentation. Most eastern lagers go down my sink drain, but Ekstra will go down my personal plumbing. There is a tongue coating finish of sweet bitterness that redeems the otherwise characterlessness. I have no understanding how this could be a planned beer; the corn must have an important impact here. пробует хорошо!

indrekr (620) - ESTONIA - SEP 22, 2017
Appearance: pale, golden, clear, minimal head, white foam. Aroma: bread, fruity, fresh. Taste: medium sweetness, medium sourness, light body, creamy, soft carbonation, bitter, medium long finish.

crossovert (14128) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 21, 2017
500ml amber bottle. Pours a light clear pale gold. Aroma is musty and griany, almost like a bad malt. Flavor is waxy watery metallic, some malt, herbs, crappy.

NordicV (2542) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - JUN 21, 2016
Gul öl med vitt skum. En lager i mängden med maltsötma, hö och lättare gräsighet.

Holmen1 (6635) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUL 10, 2015
Flaske fra den bulgarske matbutikken i Rantzausgade: klar gylden med kort hvitt skum. Aroma av vissent gress, kokte grønnsaker og smør. Smaken er jammen ikke særlig mye bedre, og ettersmaken er vammel. Bra den bare kostet 12 kroner. På etiketten står det "art drink series limited edition". Betryggende å vite at den kommer i begrenset utgave. Kunsten å lure forbrukerne.

Gylo (310) - Lublin, POLAND - MAY 1, 2015
Taki sobie lager, posmak ma?lany niestety dyskwalifikuje to piwo. Na Litwie jednak ci??ko o dobre piwo.

visionthing (5596) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 12, 2015
33cl bottle as a gift (bought at the brewery - labeled "Gubernija art drink series Ekstra"). Pours clear pale golden with a lasting, white head. Wow! Surprisingly buttery smell! Slightly impressive! Aroma of diacetyl with some grainy notes, with hints of ripe pears and grass. Moderate to medium sweet with buttery flavours and a light bitterness. Hardly impressive, but still somehow drinkable.

zvikar (6575) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - DEC 31, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks Stas. Pours yellow with a small head, aroma of butter, diacetyl, margarine, flavor of butter, slightly bitter and sweet, light bodied.

kerenmk (5357) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 27, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks Stas. Clear bright gold with white head. Buttery, sweet with hints of salt in the nose, very buttery and sweet in the mouth. Creamy, medium body, buttery finish. Nasty.

DSG (15403) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 26, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks Stas. Clear yellowish gold. Aroma full of butterscotch. Sweetish flavor with malt, diacetyl and a drier bitterish finish. Quite light-bodied with light diacetyl creaminess. Quite unpleasant.

remALUS (453) - Kaunas, LITHUANIA - NOV 15, 2014
Bottle. 0,5L Price: ~0,69€. Butelis atrodo nekaip, bet pats alus neblogas...

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