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Brewed by Taruškų Alaus Bravoras
Style: Dunkel/Tmavý
Trakiškio, Panevėžio rajonas, Lithuania

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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97/5   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
As pale “Kanapinis” received great popularity, the dark version of this beer was brewed as well. For brewing of the beer, hemp seeds and roasted malt is used which gives rich dark colour and, upon tasting, caramel savour with distinct hop bitterness unfolds. NOTE: Since the end of 2016 hemp seeds are no more used in making of this beer.

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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (4228) - Radom, POLAND - JAN 9, 2013
dobre i prawie rewelacyjne piwo. Wielka butelka 2litrowa robi wrażenie, etykieta skromna przy tak dużej butli z krachlą. Piwo po jej wystrzeleniu mocno dymi, aromat silny, jakby końska derka lub spocona skóra zwierzęcia. W smaku podobnie bo bardzo ostry i kwaśny smak, nie każdym przypadnie do gustu. Miłośnikom kwaśnych lambicków napewno przypadnie do gustu. Kolor przypomina raczej dzikie Ale niż dunkela.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Antonio00 (1) - - AUG 11, 2015 does not count
Bottiglia 0.5 LT (Iki Kaunas Lithuania) Apparenza =Rosso quasi Bordeaux schiuma beige poco persistente Gusto= note di caramello e sentori di bruciato assaggiandola ancora note di caramello carbonazione medio/bassa leggermente amara ma sul finale la nota amarognola viene surclassata dal gusto di caramello misto a fumo/bruciato Finale=birra ottima tra le migliori che ho provato in Lituania

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (9729) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 10, 2012
My Bottom Line:
Toasted and toffee malt flavors produce a simple but still compelling example of a Lithuanian Tamsus.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the deep amber.
-The flavor profile is balanced out by wooden hops and their light bitterness.
-This is very drinkable.
-The intensity and length of the toastiness is nowhere near that of Davra’s Varniuku, for example.

Bottle.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (7610) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 27, 2012
Bouteille de 500 ml achetée chez Gramuté (Vilnius, Lituanie). Arôme: Légère odeur de céréales grillées. Apparence: La couleur est cuivrée-ambrée. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de céréales grillées avec une pointe d’houblons. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de céréales en arrière goût. (Rating #4190)

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 24, 2012
In short: A darker Lithuanian beer offering a stack of toasted hay with a light farmhouse character. Highly drinkable
How: Bottle 500ml. Consumed fresh the day of purchase, split 4-way
The look: Almost clear dark-golden body topped by a small beige head
In long: Nose has plenty of very toasted hay (a recurring theme with many Lithuanian traditional breweries), some cookies and light rural farmhouse character. Taste is once again very toasted, a bit of caramel and toffee, some roasted wood. Overall low sweetness sensation. This one is an average just a slightly above average Lithuanian Tamsus but I really dig the dryness and the super-toasted character of those Lithuanian darker ales. Very sessionnable. Another good Lithuanian beer with only bad ratings except those from some of my friends from Montreal, you guys are alright, I’ll kill you last.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RexTalionis (3706) - FINLAND - OCT 25, 2013
Bottle 50 cl, BBE 12/2013. Pours hazy brown in color with a tan head. Sweetish toffee, light notes of butter and slightly burnt bready notes in aroma. Toasted bread, butterscotch and nutty notes in taste. Easy to drink with just the right amount of flavors. Burnt dark breadyness with mineral notes in finish. I do like this kind of interpretations of dunkels.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 29, 2013
0.5 L bottle shared by larsga. Unclear copper colored body. Low dirty blond head. Rich caramel aromas, some toasted grain and a hint of fresh grass. Caramel-accented malt body. Peppery and toasted, and light acidic. Fruity yeast tones. Soft on the palate. Quite full. Nice acidity linger in the finish. Exciting stuff. A farmhouse Dunkel? [09.02.13]

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lokis333 (464) - Biržai, LITHUANIA - JUN 30, 2015
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2016 Re-Rate Clear amber red color with medium tan foam. Aromas of sweet caramel malts, toffee and caramel its self with light earthy and herbal notes. palate, medium/light body with nice mouth coating smooth texture leaving long sweet finish. Taste quite sweet of caramel, very malty brew with touch of earthy hops folowed by light rye bread notes. Overall, quite nice sweet brew with some hops peresnt there too, simple but not watery and too boring. 6/30/2015--Aro-6 App-4 Tas-8 Pal-4 Ove-15 Nice dark amber colour. Foam is not too big and it is pale. Tastes nor too bitter nor too light somewhere in the middle and quiet simple but not too simple. Aftertaste was pleasent and inviting to have another one.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Halfling_4132 (104) - Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2016
Appearance: clear copper amber with thick light caramel foam, aromas- buttery dark rye bread, nuttiness, yeasty marmite and a light sweet cocoa and caramel. Palate- very smooth light to medium bodied with a roasted and sweet finish, Taste- rye bread, honey and dates. Overall- a pleasant beer with a sweeter aftertaste taste.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - JAN 4, 2011
Cool orange-ish color. Nice head retention. Aroma is all soured hay, lactic, some fresh bread. Flavor is more sour on the scale than the lighter Kanapinis beer I’ve had in the 2L bottle. Has a soaked rye/pumpernickel bread flavor that I like, but it isn’t multiple flavors at once. These just keep lasting. Sessionable, duh. From Dejsk Piwa Regionalne; they seem to be stepping up their game to try to approach Piwoteka in selection.


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