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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Rustyham (1836) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAR 8, 2009
surprisingly sweet, this guy is ver crips and refreshing, does not at all taste like beer or alcohol. Almost like a cider. That 9.5% is well hidden.

HonkeyBra (4044) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - DEC 16, 2008
dark pee color. no head. Aroma is very sweet aroma with apparent alcohol. Flavor is unbearably sweet, with a ton of alcohol in the finish. At first, I couldnt stomach it, but I started to warm to it a bit. Still way to sweet, kind of gross. And I couldnt finish it.

Butters (4059) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 20, 2008
Pours a nice clear gold with some white head. Aroma is very sweet, fruity, grainy, a little musty, and a touch of spiciness. I was really digging on this aroma for some weird reason. Sweet grainy flavor, with some notes of bubblegum and vanilla, but not like a typical belgian. Medium smooth chewy body with low carbonation. Alcohol on the finish leaves ya feeling warm and fuzzy inside. Lots of tasty alcohol at a low price. Nice job.

Aggie80 (818) - Michigan, USA - OCT 19, 2008
Cloudy yellow pour with light white foam and lacing. Slightly malty aroma without major spice notes. Smooth mouth feel and the high alcohol content only hits you in the aftertaste. Relatively bland, but it does make you feel warm all over.

Beershine (5224) - VANCOUVER, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 4, 2008
Bright, deep amber-gold with little head, short-lived. Sweet-smelling, fruity but insipidly sweet cereal aromas. Flavors are the same: plastic. Sickeningly sweet palate. Tastes strong, sweet, alcoholic, and masculine. Blech, get drunk fast please.

cbeers21 (693) - Miami, Florida, USA - JUL 20, 2008
Slightly hazy golden with pillowy white head. Sweet malty nose with honeyed character and light fruit and corn notes. Plum figgyness in the body with a sticking warmness matched by a bozzy flavor, with a touch of cherry and a lingering souring aftertaste. This brew doesn’t come together very cleanly.

nick76 (4399) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 5, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2008 The aroma is metallic and alcoholic with malt and a touch of grass. The appearance is golden with a small head. The flavor is like the aroma and somewhat astringent. The palate is thin. I wouldn’t drink this again even if it was available where I live.

Oakes (17668) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 3, 2008
Golden-bronze colour with no head. Aroma of alcohol, toasted grain, and some DMS. The flavour is balanced between very sweet caramel/toast malts and a stiff woody alcohol finish. (He said "stiff woody"). It’s reasonably drinkable for a high-test Eurobrew.

SSSteve (4006) - - MAY 20, 2008
a slightly hazy orange beer with a small creamy yellowish head that fades and has the appearance of gasoline. alcohol, moldy basement, candy sugar aroma. flavor is very sweet with plenty of sugary corn flakes, a hint of spice(?) and a very warming finish. medium bodied. boozy.

carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 24, 2008
clear wheat yellow with ultra thin, quickly gone white carby head. aroma is heavy on wheat, maybe with touch of lemon. flavor packs much more a hop punch and then quickly fades into a resounding lemon-lime citrus aftertaste that lingers. tastes really lingers on, smooth is finish, body light.

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