Brewed by Jovaru Alus (Aldona Udriené)
Style: Traditional Ale
Jovarai, Pakruojo r., Lithuania


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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Kaimiškas Gyvas Alus

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
3fourths (9299) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 26, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2013 Plastic bottle for a first try at Bambalyne in Vilnius.
From tap the next day at Alaus Namai, where I found it not much different.
Hazed semi-dark amber with a small ring of a head if you force a pour. Raw, worty, herbal aroma with more cabbage and carrots and composted, browned fruit (apple and pear mostly). Sugary, raw grain flavor, dirty sweat sock and just-fermented apple juice. Watery texture with a limp body. Seems very under fermented, like it came out of primary after a week.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
tderoeck (9211) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 6, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2013 27/IV/13 - 1L PET bottle mentioned "Jovaru Šnekutis" @ Zythos Bierfestival (2013-427) Thanks to Joris and hence marcusftbd for the sample!

Little cloudy amber beer, no mentionalbe head, non adhesive. Aroma: yeast, bready, sugar, floral, some chloride. MF: no carbon, medium body. Taste: bready, sweet, yeast, some yoghurt, floral, little bitter. Aftertaste: bready yeast character, honey, sugar, a bit metallic, but mainly just plain weird, ok?

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Ober (2812) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - MAY 2, 2013
a little hazy yellow/golden colored beer, with a white head. The aroma has some fruits like orange/apricot with tonsel. Notes of malt. The taste is thin fruity with notes of malt. The aftertaste is watery, some fruits and malt notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sebletitje (9910) - Enghien, BELGIUM - APR 28, 2013
Bottle sample @ ZBF’13 shared with the RB Belgian crew courtesy of Joris and British friends. Ambre sur un léger trouble, col beige moyen. Arôme est en effet mielleux. Note de grains et moût, malté reste subtile couvert par ce bouquet organique. Palais est aussi doux et mielleux voire organique sans vraiment ce côté faux-sucré. Malt est moyen avec un houblons se faisant très discret. Sympa malgré l’esthétique de la bouteille ne jouant pas en sa faveur. A parier et sans l’effervescence, cette bière peut quais passer pour un hydromel léger.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
JorisPPattyn (9880) - Ursel, BELGIUM - APR 28, 2013
Tasted as Jovaru Šnekutis Kainiškas alus Small rim, mossy-orange colour. Grain, grain, grain and some malt. Caramelaroma. Sweet malts, maltsyrup, honeyish. Syrupy, slick², viscous. Pretty awful, and I wonder whether it’s fermented at all? Tim, Martin, etc. I’m sure this tastes great on tap in Lietuva, but in the west, from the PET, it s*cks right royally. Thanks to marcusftbd

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
77ships (9267) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 28, 2013
Thx to JorisPPattyn for this one – sort of assume that he knew the couple which deposited this one & another bottle from this brewery at our table. Otherwise thanks to them for bestowing upon us randomly Lithuanian awesomeness. 1000 cl. brown PET bottle which looks more like 750 cl. Lithuanian craft in PET bottles, awesome. Psychopathically happy bearded, very, very old school Lithuanian on the bottle. Murky orange amber appearance with almost no head. Smell is sweet caramel, sweet syrup, sweet honey, syrupy,… Taste is sweet caramel, caramel extract, honey, sweet herbs, brown sugar, creamy,… Flat, light honey,… Not too bad but nowhere near as awesome as their Su Naturaliu Medumi.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tim Webb (429) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2013
From the jug, at he brewery. I have no idea what this but it is to be respected. Take a glass of Orval, oud lambiek and sahti alongside it and you will start to get it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 12, 2012
In short: An earthy, farmhouse and floral/herbal ale that defies classification. Drinking a piece of land
How: From the tank directly at the brewery. Also on cask Šnekutis Užupis and tap at Alaus Namai, Vilnius, Lithuania and from a PET 500ml bottle. This rating is for the tap directly at the brewery which was much better than my other experiences with this beer
The look: Very cloudy glowing dark amber body topped by a small beige head
In long: Nose is quite floral and herbal, dirty and with a farmhouse/henhouse character. Taste is has husky grainy malts with a strong earthy character, flowery and herbal hops essence, citrusy notes. This beer truly smells and taste small-scale farmhouse, you can literally feel the regional terroir touching your senses, like drinking a piece of land and being able to taste its history. Hard to describe really. I wasn’t impressed with the cask at Šnekutis Užupis and even less by the bottle version but the pint I had directly at the brewery was pretty damn fine and even had a nice mouthfeel. Not only was the beer awesome, but drinking it on location at the brewery tasting room was an unforgettable experience. I like to travel to foreign countries and discover new breweries and locate find new places to dispose of bodies.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nekronos (4175) - Xalapa, MEXICO - MAY 14, 2012
Nice too. It was a shame they did not have the Medaus one that time. Very tasty, sweet and cloudy. Bubbly and thick.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 4/20
MrW (630) - Mechelen, BELGIUM - APR 4, 2012
Jovaru Snekutis Su Medumi 50cl on tap @ Snekutis Old Town. Sweet honey, fruity aroma. Honeycolor with a lasting head. Medium body. Sweetsugary taste, some fruit, lots of grain and a alcohol taste. Maybe it is because I’m not used to this, but I didn’t like this taste at all!

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