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Brewed by Ramūno Čižo Alaus Darykla
Style: Traditional Ale
Dusetos, Zarasų rajonas, Lithuania

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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.17/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Dusetuose verdamas, į kulinarį paveldą itrauktas, kepintas lietuviškas tradicinis kaimiškas alus su miško medumi. Gaminamas jau kartos aludario. Nefiltruotas, gyvas. Alk 5.2 tūrio proc. -- From the Alaus Namai beer menu

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2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ArtificialCyst (1021) - Szczecin, POLAND - MAR 12, 2017
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2017 Tap at Zmogsala beer festival. Aroma: Caramel, wet malt, honey, rag, bread. Appearance: Low head, brown body. Taste: Sweet, bready, caramelly, honey grainy, not too pleasant. Palate: Sweet finish, medium body, low carbonation.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
phfyysik (1194) - Tartu, ESTONIA - FEB 26, 2017
Tap @ Žmogšala IV, Vilnius. Pours hazy dark brown with high beige head. Aroma is light malts, caramel, old furniture, used towel, wet clothes. Taste is a bit bitter, caramel, some malts, old hay, used towel, light carbonisation. Not good but not bad as well.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Holmen1 (5594) - Stavanger, NORWAY - FEB 20, 2017
0,2 glass fra fat (planke) på Alaus Biblioteka, Vilnius: mørkebrun med flott skum som varer. Igjen et maltdrevet øl med spennende aroma og smaker av urter og malt. Mild bitterhet, lang og god ettersmak. Fruktig og lettdrikkelig.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Alusmamuts (1813) - LATVIA - AUG 23, 2015
Brown with small white head. Hoppy aroma. Good hoppy bitterness, certain sourness and sweetness, bit of roasted caramel. Kind of good quality countryside ale of LT-LV region.

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
mutz (1017) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 27, 2014
Tap@ Alaus Namai in Vilnius. Getapt in een stenen pul dus ik heb de kleur niet kunnen beoordelen. Weinig aroma, vaag honing. Smaakt heel waterig, ik proef vaag wat zurigs en wat honing. Ik had hier , gezien de eerdere recenties, wel wat meer van verwacht. Overhyped wat mij betreft.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Podiathingg (8) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2013 does not count
(1) from the brewery (2) Alaus Namai, Villnius. Very dark brown beer, spicy malty aroma. not particularly full bodied, well balaced taste with enough bitterness to match the malt. very easy drinking.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KyotoLefty (9982) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 25, 2013
Tap at Alus Namai. Fascinating nose--honey, spice, bread, some hay and pears. Medium brown with lace. Tasty flavor, caramel, straw, ligtly fruity. Nice taste, though thin. Nicely drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 14, 2012
In short: The ultimate terroir beer. Something to be experienced.
How: Directly at the brewery (very good) and also tap at Alaus Namai, Vilnius, Lithuania (not as good)
The look: Muddy brownish-copper body with almost no head. This beer is not much to look at.
In long: My pint at the brewery was surprisingly hoppy with dirty herbaceous and leafy hops. In both versions the beer pushed the rustic farmhouse character to the extreme, like the smell your old grandma dirty house along with the smell of your dirty old grandma. Taste is loaded with earthy malts, kind of dirty old stuff, some dirty leather. The herbaceous hops add a light spiciness in the finish. The version at the brewery was probably the most hoppy beer I had in Lithuania, although that isn’t saying much. Minimal carbonation. Yep, that was quite something. This Ramūno Čižo beer along with the Mozūro Linkuvos Šviesus and the beers from Jovaru Alus (also Lithuanian breweries) redefined what I thought a Terroir beer could be, like a magical beer that grows in this neighbourhood and when you drink it you feel like you can taste the ground it grew on. And the Ramūno Čižo was the most ‘Terroir’ of them all. This is a beer that was really worth drinking, especially the version I had directly at the brewery, this rating is not just a shameful Lithuanian tick, and sometimes I’m happy to enter a rating just to push down other ratings I’m ashamed of.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
adis (8) - Vilnius, LITHUANIA - APR 30, 2012 does not count
Beer, started to brew in 1927 by grandfather of Ramūnas Čižas. Original roasted malt, unusual yest and real atmosphere of Lithuanian countryside.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TaktikMTL (7594) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 2, 2012
En fût. Pinte dégustée chez Alaus Namai (Vilnius, Lituanie). Arôme: Légère odeur de seigle. Apparence: La couleur est brune noirâtre. Saveur: Léger goût de céréales avec une pointe herbacée. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement aqueuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement fruité. (Rating #4202)


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