gunnar (9453) - Sandnes, NORWAY - OCT 20, 2017
On tap at Snekutis, Uzupis. Pours clear dark amber with a big creamy white head. Strong aroma, dark bready malts, wort. Taste is very sweet dark malts, unfermented wort, nice to try, not something to enjoy.
Holmen1 (6307) - Stavanger, NORWAY - FEB 23, 2017
Fra fat (smaksprøve) på Baziliska, Vilnius: nesten helt sort med et lite rødskjær. Så og si uten skum. Intens aroma og smak av mørk vørter, søtt rugbrød med vørterølsmak (slik vi ble servert til frokosten på hotellet), mørk sirup og snev av citrus (som forsåvidt ga den en frisk smak, men alt for søt til at jeg bestilte et glass). Tydeligvis en nasjonaldrikk ettersom jeg så gira på alle skjenkesteder og i butikkene. ej (1330) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - DEC 29, 2016
Sampled bottle @ SMÖF. Dark brown with a small tan head. Light toasted aroma with notes of dough and a light fruity/herbal touch. Sweet flavour with quite intense honey notes. Light toasted, caramelised malts. Wow, this is quite nice and drinkable despite how sweet it seems. Finishes with a light herbal touch. Medium-light body and avg co2 levels. martjoobolut (4947) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 6, 2015
1,5L bottle (from Špunka). Pours dark brown with beige head. The head stays for a moment. Aroma is nice full black bread, raisins, malt. Flavor is sweet, rye bread, caramel, and faint acidic notes. Body is watery, carbonation is rather high. Overall: nice low alcohol brew, maybe a tad bit too watery for me. At least it isn’t too acidic like most of the commercial kvass/gira/kali. agent_persik (767) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 14, 2014
Dark amber color, medium beige head. Aroma of caramel, malt, rye, dried fruits. Sweet taste has similar notes. Thin body and strong carbonation. Usually, I don’t like kvass/gira to be very sweet, but for this one it works well. Nice one.
RexTalionis (3782) - FINLAND - OCT 11, 2013
Bottle at Bambalyne, Vilnius. Dark copperbrown in color, small head. Dark bread, sweetish syrup and dark fruity notes in aroma. Bready notes, light cellar and roasted raisins in taste. Nice for this abv. Marduk (8219) - Reval, ESTONIA - SEP 28, 2013
2l pet bottle. Deep copper color. Tiny to small head, doesn’t last long. Sweet, bready, raisins, bit milky aroma. Sweet, bready, caramel in flavor. Maybe bit too sweet, but still very drinkable. FatPhil (16930) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 7, 2012
Tap (Taura Brewery Tap, which may be where this was brewed)larsga (7630) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 14, 2010
One of the best giras I’ve had. So full of rye-bread, raisins, and a bit of butter. Gentle spicing too gives it a lovely cakey tang. Utterly delicious, and so refreshing. OK, fairly sweet, but that’s what you expect from a gira.
Small head immediately disappears. Deep dark brown barely translucent body. Oily honey and rye aroma with treacle and earth notes. Dry-sweet plasticky earthy syrup taste with rye notes. Mid-to-full body. Soft, mild mouthfeel, somewhat flat. Dryish caramelly rye syrup aftertaste with herbal honey notes. Very nice. Lovely session beer. (Big bottle at Bamb Alyne, Vilnius.)