Brewed by Rinkuškiai
Style: Imperial Pils/Strong Pale Lager
Biržu raj., Lithuania


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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.4/5   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
Traditionally aged Lithuanian beer, Zhiguly Grande 9,5 is naturally fermented, the most heating and famous beer of Beer Country! Alc. 9.4% by vol.

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
jaymobrown (1845) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2009
Funny. Very grainy. Just a wet sock. Not really good, but didn’t notice the alcohol. i guess that’s the point. Tasted sugary, maybe some malt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hombrepalo (1971) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 10, 2009
Bigo 550ml bottle, given to me by a buddy of mine for my bachlors party. Poured clear amber with nice head. Smell of grains, malts, dirt, and grass. Taste is sweet, lots of alcohol presence with carbonation, similar tastes to the description of the smell. Drinkable but not a beer I would buy. Don’t really know where he got this from.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Birdiebeagle (958) - Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2009
Bottle I got this because I am Lithuanian Pours a clear amber with a decent white head. The head is bubbly and lasting. Produces decent lacing. Aroma is very sweet. touches of cinnamon and fruit. Has a good carbonation. The flavor is sweet and slightly grainy. Has a medium body. Hides the alcohol very well. Has a watery texture. The finish is okay but the aftertaste is a touch sweet. Surprisingly pretty good.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
thedm (6099) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 20, 2009
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a small sized head of foamy finely sized white colored bubbles that were and left behind a transparent typically carbonated orange colored body and a good lacing. The mild aroma was malty and grassy. The semi-thick mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start and at the finish. The flavor contained notes of malt and orange. Not one that I would buy again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - AUG 24, 2009
Bottle. Poured dark orange with a sparse white head that stuck around. Aroma is of grain, sweet malt, light fruit and booze. Flavor is light booze, sweetness and grain. Not awful, but not something I’d reach for again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Barrios (1243) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 31, 2009
At Aleksey Spirits tasting in Nashville. Some hops on the nose. Flavor is caramel apple and some hops. Little funky.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerona97 (2399) - Washington, USA - JUN 25, 2009
Mostly clear orange with a thin white head on the pour. Very little aroma, watery and grain. Taste is berry, grain, and alcohol.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mansquito (6248) - Nueva York, New York, USA - APR 18, 2009
Got this beer pretty randomly at a Boston discount liquor store. Pour looks like a so-called American Dark Lager... clearly light but not golden like some say. Really malty. Somewhat sweet. Alcohol well-covered. Overall, it was a pretty good malt liq... I mean European Strong Lager... as if there is really a difference.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - APR 14, 2009
Bottle. Poured golden with a creamy white head that settles quickly. Sweet malt aroma with a light backing of fruits and alcohol. The flavor is sweet with caramel and honey. Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HarmonKill-a-Brew (407) - Wilmar, Arkansas, USA - MAR 29, 2009
Look, this beer is pretty dang malty. And as the previous rater stated, the 9.5% is well hidden. Had a flavor that kinda reminded me of some of the brews put out by Spaten. Seemed better to me than what most of you rated it.

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