suurjuust (3607) - ESTONIA - DEC 26, 2014
Probably got a bad bottle and have to rerate this one, but it was a mess of bready rye and diacetyl with a very lagery mouthfeel. AndySnow (7929) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - OCT 28, 2014
How: Bottle.omhper (25351) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 27, 2014
Where: SMÖF 2014.
Appearance: Hazy amber colour with a small beige head.
Aroma: Liquorice, caramel, malt.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Liquorice, caramel, bread, some chocolate.
Keg at Špunka, Vilnius. Clear dark brownish amber, small head. Bready nose. Mid sweet with medium body and clean mouthfeel. Bready and lightly peppery. Low bitterness. zenkis (865) - Ogre, LATVIA - FEB 2, 2014
1L pet bottle from LT kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 15, 2013
pours almost black with some brown tones, beige soapy frothy top, fast one, no lasing.
On nose it comes beautiful roast or burnt malty with hints of dark chocolate, maybe a bit coffee too, didn’t caught any rye notes. Taste is quite sourish, with bitter from darker malt only in late finish, pity that sour overruns flavor. Very high carbonation, it even ruins tasting expierence, but maybe I just got messy bottle. Slick ioly texture, light dry finish, medium bodied. Reminds kind of porter, but a lot of work to do to improve this one. Aroma is best of it.
The head is unstable, the body dark-brown, red-black. It smells fruity, darkmalty. The taste is darkmalty, aromatic, a bit bitter. Ok! 11/12/11/11/-/11 3.5
Marduk (8061) - Reval, ESTONIA - OCT 19, 2013
1L plastic bottle. Dark copper color. Small off-white head, disappears. Sweet, roast, coffee, malts, bit of caramel in aroma. Caramel, very mild roast, slight candy in flavor. Almost no carbonation. Very mellow and smooth to drink. I like it. KyotoLefty (10528) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 25, 2013
Draught at Spunka. Medium brown-orange, fine head. Spicy, tart, caramel nose, some rye I think, creamy. Tart, sweet flavor, chocolate and toffee, light spice, grains. Interesting and good. Well-carbonated, toastym bready. larsga (7602) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 27, 2012
Medium beige head. Clear reddish brown body. Roasted sugar and earth aroma with spicy notes. Dry-sweet earthy caramelly licorice taste with roasty peppery notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft mouthfeel with a sharpish edge to it. Dryish roasty earthy peas aftertaste with licorice spice and caramel notes. Can actually make out the rye. Lovely! Smooth, drinkable, harmonic, and very vivid. (0.5l bottle, Bamb Alyne, Vilnius.) Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 16, 2012
In short: A highly toasted farmhouse bronze lager. Very good example of a Lithuanian TamsusFatPhil (16647) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 7, 2012
How: Tap at Šnekutis Užupis, Vilnius, Lithuania
The look: Almost clear bronze body topped by a medium beige head with good retention
In long: Nose is very toasted, tree bark, strong hay sensation, typical Lithuanian farmhouse character (henhouse-ish) and a bit herbal. Taste has lots rough highly toasted hay, dried dark fruits, fruit seeds, a bit of toffee, a light astringency. My first experience with a Lithuanian farmhouse Tamsus (their darker lager, like a Polotmavé for the Czech) and after drinking many many more I later realized that this first one was truly typical and very good example of the style. My first beer in Lithuania, and for me travelling through the countryside of Lithuania was a voyage of self-discovery and … nah, just kidding, it was a beer trip, all about beer.
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2013 Tap (Snekutis, Uzupis) (6:4:6:3:13=3.2)
Dusty dry aroma. Almost watery palate, carbonation quite high. A touch raisingy and spicy, very much like the gira, just brewed to beer strength. In some ways, I prefered the gira for what it was!
Tap (Špunka, Vilnius) (7:4:7:4:14=3.6)
Amazing rye aroma. Full palate. Maple syrup as you swallow. Lovely bitter finish. Nice woodiness too, and the rye is so spicy. Fantastic dunkel. Possible underrate.