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Brewed by Vasaknų Dvaro
Style: Traditional Ale
Vasaknų k, Zarasų rajons, Lithuania

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RATINGS: 6   MEAN: 2.7/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.73/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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larsga (7605) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 7, 2014
Small white head. Hazy deep yellow body. Herbal mealy floral aroma. Dry-sweet mealy pastry taste with fruity notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, mealy mouthfeel. Dryish minty floral aftertaste with bready mealy notes. Vague citric background, too. Not much flavour, but pleasant and easy to drink. (0.5l draft at Alynas, Vilnius.)

0.8
3fourths (9351) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 2, 2013
Draft at Alynas in Vilnius.
Hazy light orange body with a small head, quickly dying.
Chicken nugget breading / fried chicken aroma.
Off-brand orange marmalade.
Urine-soaked pet bedding.
Heavy burnt popcorn - no, no no, it’s actually popcorn-flavored jelly beans...
Medium-light body.
Silky, fine, creamy carbonation.
Limp, flabby, watery body.
Drying finish with low bitterness.
Popcorn / diacetyl, raw grains, fried breading, wet animal hair.
Unbelievable...

2.8
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 15, 2012
In short: A clean blonde lager with no real personality. Boringly easy to drink
How: Directly from the conditioning tank during our brewery visit.
The look: Partly cloudy blonde body topped by a large white head with good retention
In long: Nose has some grassy/herbaceous hops over fresh cereals. Taste is ultra-uber-clean, slightly honeyed cereals, oily white bread, light presence of herbaceous hops. Not much bitterness to speak of, abrupt finish leaving only a light honey after-taste. No Lithuanian character to be found here, no anything character to be found here, this is an entry-level clean blond lager like you can find in many pubs of many countries. Very easy to drink, very forgettable. An ordinary beer during a beer trip that was anything but ordinary, a beer consumed following a near death experience, two hours between two beer stop.

3.7
TaktikMTL (7874) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 4, 2012
En fût. Pinte dégustée, directement de la cuve de garde, à la brasserie. Arôme: Légère odeur de céréales. Apparence: La couleur est blonde-orangée légèrement voilée. Présence d’un énorme col mousseux et d’une large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Léger goût de céréales avec une pointe fruitée. 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 #4239)

3.3
MartinT (10014) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 11, 2012
My Bottom Line:
This polished blond lager is the showcase for subtly toasted malts and light herbal hops for a balanced and quenching experience.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A creamy head of foam tops the hazy yellow gold.
-This one doesn’t really bear the Lithuanian identity like most brews in the eastern half of the country.
-I’m afraid this is not really memorable. It’s professional alright, but it’s too generic to stand out in this country full of idiosyncratic brews.
-The cereal flavors appear more clearly than in their Tamsus.

From the conditioning tank at the brewery.

2.6
FatPhil (16671) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 9, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2012 Tap (Alynas, Vilnius) (5:3:5:2:10=2.5)
5+ Fruity aroma, maybe apple, a touch lactic.
3 cloudy orange, brief head.
5 simple light grains, a touch minerally, chalky even. Milky too.
2 Watery and fizzy. Pretty empty finish.
10 Nothing wrong /per se/, but I think it’s a bit thin.
Rerate: From lagering vessel at Vasaknu Dvaro (5:3:5:3:9=2.5)
Under pressure through the nozzle, this emerged as a pint of milk! Was smooth and clean, just a touch of esters to make it interesting. Fuller in the mouth than before, but still a rather unexciting lager even if well made. However, this sample was COLD, and it was snowy outside, I can imagine giving this more points in summer time.


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