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Brewed by Vilniaus Alus
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Vilnius, Lithuania

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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 2.92/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92/5   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Šio alaus gamybai naudojamas vanduo, šviesusis miežių salyklas ir karamelinis miežių salyklas, apyniai ir alaus mielės. Be to, dedama natūrali kvapioji medžiaga, kurios komponentai yra apelsinų, anyžių, gvazdikėlių, kardamono, cinamono ir šalavijų aliejai bei ekstraktai. Karamelinis salyklas suteikia alui kiek salstelėjusį, “pilną“ skonį bei sodrią tamsią spalvą, o švelniai juntamas žolelių prieskonis suformuoja išskirtines šio alaus juslines savybes.

Tamsusis su þolelëmis is made of water, light barley malt and caramel barley malt, hops nad beer yeast. Natural flavoring which ingredients are the oils and extracts of orange, aniseed, cloves, cardamom, cinnamon and sage, is also added. Caramel malt gives a slightly sweet, full taste and intense dark color while gently felt herbal tincture forms execptional aroma of this beer.

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2.6
bkurtz (1149) - LITHUANIA - JAN 11, 2018
Bottle - Pours a clear copper with a creamy head. Some clove and cinnamon aromas. Sharp spice tang and then caramel with a metallic finish. Interesting, but not sure if I really like it.

3.2
lokis333 (619) - Biržai, LITHUANIA - DEC 21, 2017
Clear deep amber colour with large but weak off-white foam. Aromas rather weak of water and maybe hops perhaps slight metallic notes! With very slight herbal notes of cinnamon, spices and floral notes alongside dye bread and malts, all in there but rather faint! Palate, full body with smooth texture leaving weak herbal finish. Taste, sweet of caramel mainly and grains with subtle notes of cinnamon, and herbs. Overall, okay not a bad brew, however, everything is somewhat faint and watered down... Needs more of a punch!

2.9
chrisv10 (18733) - DENMARK - JUN 4, 2017
DØE. Clear dark amber with small tan head. Aroma is malt, caramel, toasted and spices. Flavor is malt, caramel, toasted, medium sweet, grainy and a little bitter.

2.7
fonefan (52351) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2017

Sample @ [ DØE - Ølfestival København 2017 ] @ Lokomotivværkstedet, Otto Busses Vej 5A, 2450 Copenhagen SV, Denmark.

[ As Vilniaus Tamsusis su Žolelemis ].
Clear medium amber colour with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, fully diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, sweet malt, caramel, candy, herbs, sage, spice. Flavor is moderate sweet with a average duration, herbs, sage, spice, caramel, sweet malt. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20170518]
5-3-6-3-10

2.9
HenrikSoegaard (14710) - Randers, DENMARK - MAY 31, 2017
Bottle. KØ. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Dark amber colour. Heavy malty and light hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate.

3
joergen (29611) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 24, 2017
Bottle at Ølfestival 2017. Clear amber coloured with a small white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel and honey with notes of spices. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, spices and honey. Sweet finish.

2.1
Rasmus40 (22169) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2017
DØE. Clear brown with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, buttery, spicy and herbal. Flavor is quite sweet. Sweet finish. 190517

2.7
GoufCustom (2256) - HONG KONG - SEP 11, 2016


330 ml bottle with screwed crown cap as “Vilniaus Tamsusis Žolelių Skonio” bought at Ameyokocho on Argyle Street, Mong Kok.

Clear deep amber red colour; Near zero head with residual soapy white foam which fades in 10 seconds; Very good sticky lacing with notable slight carbonation; Fragrant and sweet aroma of dark amber malt, with strong cardamom, cinnamon, aniseeds, caramel, light toffee, dark fruits, sugar and light grass; Mid to strong sweet taste of amber malt, with cherry, red fruits, caramel, floral, strong molasses, light herbs, lemon, light bitter grassy hops; Close to light body. Slightly Slick palate; Mouth feel is fairly good amber maltyness in a watery background. Cherry-like red fruits and caramel base with pretty strong molasses sweetness. Herbal taste is apparent but not distinguishing. Light floral and light lemon to round. So so… Hoppiness is light grass in nose. Floral, lemon, and light grass in taste; Bitterness is light for a lasting, low astringent sweet herbal finish; Fairly dry after taste. Sweet and slightly bitter to mouth.

Comments: This one has pronounced herbal aroma of cardimom and cinnamon, but taste-wise is not so spicy and underwhelming. Sweeter and with lighter body than the original Dunkel (Tamsusis), it feels more like a herbal cola. Once is enough.

2.8
suurjuust (3850) - ESTONIA - JAN 13, 2016
Clear dark amber beer, small off-white head. Nose is spicy, cinnamon, some buttery notes, cola, herbs, caramel. Flavor is herbal, caramel notes, cola, spice. Herbal finish, more cinnamon and cola. Herb-cola. Not undrinkable, but a bit strange.


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