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Kalnapilis 7.30 - Alaus Darykla Kalnapilis

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Reviews: 34
Hads: 46
rAvg: 2.9
pDev: 14.14%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | 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:
Beer added by: Globetrotter on 03-23-2004

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Photo of Drew966
2.67/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Kalnapilis 7.30 pours a pale yellow with a very minimal white head from a brown half liter bottle. The aroma is inoffensive, a bit malty I'd say. The taste is on the malty side, alcohol is strongly noticeable. This is on par with an American malt liquor. There really is no reason to recommend this beer, your money would be better spent elsewhere. Average at best. (365 characters)

Photo of daliandragon
2.71/5  rDev -6.6%
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. (853 characters)

Photo of scruffwhor
3/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a medium golden straw with medocire bubbling and a sub-par head. The aroma is like adjuncty corn on the cob with some hints of rice and some pale malts. A little earthy overall. The flavor was mostly pale malt, sunflower, adjuncts, and alcohol. Not brow furrowing at all. Just pretty run of the mill. (306 characters)

Photo of EvilKeith
2.46/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

This is my first time trying a Euro Strong Lager. 16.9 ounce brown bottle. No freshness date or best by date.
2004 World beer cup Gold Award? I'm hoping not to find the silver or bronze award winners. LOL!!

Pours a crystal clear dark golden color. Head is two fingers of dense white foam you could cut with a knife. The lace hangs in sheets (it looked good).

Smell is somewhat hay-like with a sweet graininess and a subtle skunkiness.

I don't really know my Euro Strong Lagers too well, I can only hope the others are better than this offering from our Lithuanian friends. (586 characters)

Photo of SaCkErZ9
1.96/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Poured from a 17oz brown bottle with no freshness date into an imperial pint glass. Nice appearance. Frothy white head that left lots of lacing. Gold colored beverage with plenty of carbonation action. Crystal clear.

Downhill from there. Smell is corn and sugar. Not too bad aroma. Slight hop aroma as well as a slight skunky smell. But I find that skunky smell common in most european lagers (in my experience).

Taste is pretty bad. Sickly sweet. Corn. Alcohol. Tastes almost like beer with grain alcohol tossed in for extra ABV. Not pleasant.

Sticky mouthfeel with little carbonation. I drank just enough (about 6oz) to do this review; and now I will dump the rest. If I were drunk and needed to get drunker, this may work. Otherwise, no thanks Kalnapilis. (769 characters)

Photo of russpowell
2.72/5  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... (488 characters)

Photo of rhoadsrage
2.53/5  rDev -12.8%
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. (918 characters)

Photo of RoyalT
2.03/5  rDev -30%
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. (476 characters)

Photo of Globetrotter
3.78/5  rDev +30.3%
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. (784 characters)

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Kalnapilis 7.30 from Alaus Darykla Kalnapilis
71 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.