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Kalnapilis 7.30 - Alaus Darykla Kalnapilis

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45 Ratings
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Ratings: 45
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 2.88
pDev: 19.1%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Alaus Darykla Kalnapilis visit their website
Lithuania

Style | ABV
Euro Strong Lager |  7.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Globetrotter on 03-23-2004)
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Photo of RoyalT
2.03/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Appearance – This is a clear, sickly-looking orange in color with not much of a head.

Smell – The grain here is light but the cheap sugars are going bonkos.

Taste – Yep, it’s the Pixie Stix monster at its worst. It’s just stale sugar with a boozy bite.

Mouthfeel – This Gummi Bear bomb was almost light-bodied with no carbonation to boot.

Sinkability – I hate to pour the 2004 World Beer Cup Gold Award winner down the pipes, but I just couldn’t finish it.

RoyalT, Sep 03, 2005
Photo of HellDuke
3.65/5  rDev +26.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer might be more to the liking of people who like stronger beers. Personally my review is from the side of your average evening drinker who tends to go drink with his friends or open a bottle or two when watching a movie.

It's in a bottle bought in your regular grocery store (or whatever is the equivalent of what we have here).

From the looks it seems nice, however nothing out of the ordinary. Nothing much to say about appearance.

The smell is just about average as you'd find in most good beers, however it has a small hint of a smell I can't really identify (not sure what else smells like that). That covers the smell.

The taste as you drink it is good, however nothing that would make it stand out out of other beers. Out of the strong beers it doesn't have any big advantage in taste, however I would suggest something slightly lighter with a better taste, one that you might prefer.

Now we come to the downside of this particular brew. The mouth feel or as I call it the aftertaste. The moment it touches your lips and is in your mouth it is definitely better than average, but when it goes down your throat the taste it leaves is definetely too strong for my liking. It's a rather strange taste and might seem too bitter for an average drinker. Especially to be avoided if you are in the US where you are used to lighter beers than what we call regular. This is the thing that makes the beer good for one bottle on occasions, but not something you'd drink evening to evening unless you like stronger beers (and even then I would suggest trying something else if you can't take stronger bitter aftertastes).

All in all it's a good beer for one round if you are a casual drinker that likes to have a bottle or two with your friends or while watching a movie every couple of evenings. I'd suggest you try one and if it's not to your liking after the first try, just go for something else, since it's more suitable to someone with the specific preference of taste.

On a side note: I wrote this review while having a bottle of it right next to me (just a few sips left) so all the experiences are refreshed (actually they are just as I remember them). Also I want to say that I drank it straight from the bottle so I can't confirm what it looks like poured

HellDuke, Aug 11, 2010
Photo of generallee
2.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 500ml. bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: It had a pale, light golden yellow color with a tall foamy head. The head is just off white in color and it fades quickly, leaving some lace behind.

Smell: The aroma is strong and full of floral and some grassy hops. Also in the nose there are light grainy adjunct notes.

Taste/Mouth feel: Hop and malt flavors are light but there is a decent bitterness and a noticeable grain alcohol presence. It had a light body with a thin watery texture and its carbonation was light to average.

Notes: This is a very basic or average strong Euro Lager.

generallee, Aug 15, 2008
Photo of rhoadsrage
2.53/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

(Served in a strange)

A- This beer pours a warm golden yellow crystal clear body with a rigorous carbonation. The head is a pure white rocky mat that last for a good while.

S- The smooth smell of slightly sweet pale malt with a hint of cooked corn is balanced by a soft green hops note in the finish.

T- This beer has a smooth soft pale malt note at the beginning with some soft hops and carbonic bite in the finish. In the malt flavor there is a soft brightness like lemon flavor but not pronounced enough to taste citrusy.

M- This beer has a medium mouthfeel with some fizz in the texture that makes the body feel more full.

D- This is a very smooth light beer. It really lacks good flavors of malt and hops. There is no character or depth to this beer. The label says it is a 2004 World Beer Cup Gold mentalist but I can't get excited about any of the flavors or more specific the lack of flavor.

rhoadsrage, Jan 28, 2006
Photo of SetarconeX
1.9/5  rDev -34%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Looks like your typical lager. Maybe ever so slightly cloudy, but for the most part clear. Smells ever so slightly sweet, almost rum-like, but not particularly strong.

Tastes....egad! Ever been into an outhouse on a particularly hot and humid day? There's a heavy, highly astringent flavor when you first sip it, which is almost immediately overtaken by an overwhelming bitterness. This isn't your standard hop bitterness either, but something more akin to the bitterness you get from eating a jar of marmite straight.

This is simply a terrible, terrible beer.

SetarconeX, May 20, 2009
Photo of GilGarp
2.9/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Picked this one up for three reasons:

1. never had a beer from Lithuania
2. never had a euro strong lager
3. only cost $2.49

Pours into an imperial pint glass with good head formation, average pale golden yellow color, and a slight bit of haze. Head diminishes quickly but leaves some lacing behind.

Aroma is big in a malty, yeasty, corny kind of way. Not pleasant but probably about right for a strong lager.

Flavor seems to be mostly composed of crap grains like corn and rice. It's sweet and fairly mild considering the ABV. Alcohol is evident on the finish with a drying sensation.

Mouthfeel is fine in that it isn't too much of anything and it's nicely carbonated.

Hopefully Lithuania keeps the good stuff to themselves because this export is mediocre at best.

GilGarp, Nov 19, 2008
Photo of russpowell
2.7/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

pours golden with a 2 fingers white fluffy head that drops off to zero....

smell: Corny, sweet and malty

Taste: Sweet, corny and husky grain notes

MF: Undercarbonated & a nasty astringent feel, drink cold!!

Actually drinks okay despite all that, worse beers out there, Keep this ice cold it will hold up for a few, better cheap baltic beers out there! But who knows? if you get this fresher like globetrotter; might be a different animal. Just didn't migrae to CO very well...

russpowell, Mar 23, 2006
Photo of beerthulhu
3.23/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Poured a bright orange with a thin frothy white capping that quickly collapsed with no visible lacing.

S: fresh lemon peels, faint oranges, and overall was very faint in nature.

T: light sour oranges, lemon peels, with a touch of musky grains and a dash of pepper. A mild spicy lemony hopping a very faint fresh grassiness lingers in the background. There is some spicy fruitiness (warm apples) and a noticeable spicy alcohol detection from the 7.5% abv.

M: light fullness, smooth in texture with hardly a trace of carbonation to be found. Some sour fruitiness upon warming and on the swallow.

D: Average drinkability, and definitely one of the better beers out of Lithuania, though wouldn't rush out and buy a sixer. Won gold in the world beer cup 2004.

beerthulhu, Sep 06, 2008
Photo of akorsak
3.75/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A 500 mL bottle from Liquid Solutions.

A: The strong lager is a pale yellow color that is completely translucent. Two fingers of white head didn't last long but left legs in their wake.

S: The nose has a strong whiff of alcohol up front, followed by grass, citrus and malts o' plenty.

T: The lager's first sip isn't as harsh as you'd think. Booze is present but not overwhelming. The malts are bready, paired with grassy hops. The sweetness of the malts, based on the concentrated body, is evident and quite heavy. The booze hits like a hammer; a tough beer to get through.

M: The lager is full and strong, packing a wallop. The malt sweetness is a pleasant distraction from the weight of the booze.

D: If I stuck with this beer all night long. I'd suffer through the worst hangover in the history of mankind tomorrow. I'll be thankful that this is my only bottle and I'll pray that my Lithuanian brothers embrace the craft movement.

akorsak, Sep 05, 2009
Photo of desint
2.75/5  rDev -4.5%

desint, May 24, 2013
Photo of matjack85
1/5  rDev -65.3%

matjack85, Jan 25, 2014
Photo of thecheese86
2.33/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours out in a light yellow color with a thin head. Has a slight tin taste and a mild but lingering after taste. I chose this beer because I enjoy lagers and have not had a Lithuanian. Was not impressed, but it was cold and crisp. Could use a more difinitive taste that doesn't hang around as long.

thecheese86, Nov 25, 2009
Photo of TrikeAir
3.5/5  rDev +21.5%

TrikeAir, Oct 21, 2012
Photo of devinoconnor
3.33/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clean pale brown with a little head from a 23oz bottle. Smell is malty and alcoholy, somewhat expected from a lager at 7.3% ABV.

I liked the taste... not usually much of a lager fan (with the exception of Yuengling - local roots), but this one is enjoyable and complex.

Easy drinking and nice foreign brew that's a fun talking point.

devinoconnor, Feb 05, 2012
Photo of Globetrotter
3.8/5  rDev +31.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Tall dark brown half liter bottle with a black and gold label featuring little more than writing. Ingredients: malt, filtered water and "beer products." Beats me. Best before 4/4/4, I opened it on 3/22/04.

Pours an attractive clear deep copper-tinted gold under a one finger white head with very good retention and some pretty nice lacing. The nose is all sweet barley. The mouth is medium-bodied and quite prickly. The tongue is greeted by a good smooth malt opening, followed by a pleasant if slightly metallic hoppy bite and just a hint of alcohol. The finish emphasizes the bitter, which has already mellowed considerably. The aftertaste consists of a slight bite at the back of the jowls. Not harsh, not overly alcoholic, not sour - this is a very good rendition of the style.

Globetrotter, Mar 23, 2004
Photo of daliandragon
2.7/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Picke this up at Sam's Blue Light in Durham last Sunday; found on a back shelf with a bunch of Russian and German beers next to its lager cousin and figured I'd go with the strong lager for an extra dime ($2.29 v $2.19).

Classic gold medal color with a quarter inch cap of head that hangs on for dear life followed by a nose of unpleasant malt with some adjuncts thrown in. Not as overpoweringly sweet as a lot of strong Euro lagers I've tried but still not very good.

Sweet malt is the major player in the taste, and although the hops are present, they're no great shakes either. Somewhat cloying initially and kind of astringent at the finish, there's really no point at which I enjoy the taste of this beer. Alcohol is present but not abundantly so.

Honestly, this is about what I was expecting from this beer: drinkable but not real good.

daliandragon, Nov 08, 2006
Photo of cudmud
2.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours with a large head that quickly dissipated to a thin film of foam. What little foam there is, produces a thin ring of lace. The beer's color reminds me of Mller High Life.

There isn't much going on with the aroma. It kind of smells of wet grass. Very light on the hops and malt aromas and no esters noted.

The tase is thin and pedestrian. A sligh hint of hops are noted in the aftertaste.

There is nothing special in drinkability and mouthfeel.

cudmud, Sep 06, 2009
Photo of ygtbsm94
2.75/5  rDev -4.5%

ygtbsm94, Sep 05, 2013
Photo of Alex-by
3.34/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A - Сlear, transparent golden color. Usual for lagers.

S - Almost nothing... Mostly malts, but there is something alcoholy too.

T - Nothing special, lost most lagers. Light and hopsy.

M - Light bodied, medium carbonation.

O - Nothing really special. Usual lager, which will probably be good when you feel thirsty.

Alex-by, Jan 20, 2013
Photo of sweemzander
2.5/5  rDev -13.2%

sweemzander, Jun 07, 2013
Photo of WynnO
3/5  rDev +4.2%

WynnO, Jul 12, 2014
Photo of ktrillionaire
2.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This beer was highly recommended to me by the (idiot) at the beer store. It's not that bad, but it is not one to 'highly recommend'.

A: Normal looking lager, with a clear, pale yellow color. One inch of white head, but little retention.

S: It smells like an average euro lager, but a bit 'hot' in the booze dept.

T: Initially smooth lager flavors and crisp effervescence suggest a refreshing beer, but then a flood of sweet boozy malt liquor taste trainwrecks the brew.

M: Drinks hot, and is the kind of beer you swallow a gulp at a time so as to minimize exposure to the unpleasant finish.

D: It would make a lovely gift to your alcoholic uncle, if you can wrest that bottle of Steel Reserve from his soused clutches.

ktrillionaire, Dec 26, 2009
Photo of weissbierdrinker
2.63/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a clear yellow color with a crisp white head that fades quickly leaving very little lace.

Smell is faint hay, maybe some thin hop notes

Taste is sweet corn through to the end when a mild bit of hops is present in the aftertaste. Some metallic notes up front.

Light bodied beer that taste cheap, I'm not really impressed with this beer but it is cold and does quench my thirst, although it leaves some unpleasant aftertaste.

weissbierdrinker, Sep 27, 2009
Photo of BEERchitect
3.55/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Caught somewhere between a Bohemian Lager and a Witbier, this beer offers as much intrigue as confusion.

A hazy straw color (actually canary yellow) with stark white foamstance, light lacing and nice retention. The beer has a good amount of wheat, contributing to the appearance.

Aromas are much like most Bohemian Pisners with the hop aroma a bit subdued but also allowing more hop sweetness to rise. Acidic fruits of lemons, lime, crabapples, and berries help to decorate the beer in a moderately estery fashion.

Flavors are crisp, clean and forward with citrus fruit flavors but not the bitterness associated with American hops. These seem to come from yeast and malt. Bready with wheat and barley throughout.

Moderate-heavy texture carries a lot of creaminess (again eluding to wheat). But finishes with a crisp cracker-like dryness.

A good beer as long as you don't get offended by style definitions.

BEERchitect, Feb 17, 2010
Photo of Kopfmeister60
3.25/5  rDev +12.8%

Kopfmeister60, Sep 21, 2012
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Kalnapilis 7.30 from Alaus Darykla Kalnapilis
70 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.