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Kalnapilis Original - Alaus Darykla Kalnapilis

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Kalnapilis OriginalKalnapilis Original

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59 Ratings

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Ratings: 59
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 2.94
pDev: 21.09%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Alaus Darykla Kalnapilis visit their website

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: cypressbob on 12-03-2005

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look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

500ml bottle. Lager glass. Enjoyed on feb´13. Pale gold in color., crystal appearance & white froth. Quickly dissipated crown. Hints of honey, flowers & lemon zest hues to the nose. Slightly metallic odor. Lemon juice at first sip. Spicy touch & fizzy sensation.Light body, high carbonation. Underneath bitterness in the middle. Watery texture. Lemony long finish.

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2.69/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Having never sampled a Lithuanian beer before, I decided to give this one a try. To my knowledge, Lithuania is indeed a beer drinking country but I've never come across an offering from the country before. I picked this up in a town that has a decent amount of Eastern European immigrants (mostly Polish though) and decided that a review is in order (naturally!).

Kalnapilis pours a light straw color with a foam head that measures slightly more than a finger. The head thins out in short fashion, but leaves a very nice lacing effect on the glass. The aroma was of a standard Euro lager. A little musty, and some grains with a grassy and slight medicinal hop smell Missing the "Euro skunk", most likely because this was bottled in brown glass. Mouthfeel was pretty smooth, with a low-moderate amount of carbonation. As for the taste, typical for the style. Some sweet grain flavors, a little husky tasting. A medicinal/grassy hop bitterness present. Although not really skunky, I get the sense that the husky adjunct taste tries to impart a "faux-skunk" quality to it. The finish is somewhat dry, but the effect doesn't last too long. The husky grain flavors linger for awhile and the brew does not finish with any alcoholic warmth.

At the risk of repeating myself, this is a bit "typical", but it is a drinkable brew and probably be refreshing on a hot day.

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Poured this cold with an average sized, foamy, off-white head that settles after a bit and some lace. Color is a clear yellow with lots of bubble trails. Aroma is beery, a little sweet and mild. Flavor isn't so good - sweet, corn, lots of carbonic tang, almost no hop or malt. Body is a bit watery and carbonation is fizzy. Finish is dominated by the tang, is burpy, and a little sweet. Won't finish the glass.

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Out of a bottle this beer was a pale golden color with a thin finger of off-white head. The retention was not much to speak of and the lacing spotty. The aroma was of pale malt, cereal grains, a bit of adjunct grains and a hint of earthiness. The flavors were exactly like the aroma. Simple and clean, pale malts and a light refreshing finish. The mouthfeel was average, the body light and the carbonation average too. Probably good by Lithuanian standards but sub par given the immense variety available in the US market.

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I really enjoyed this lager, which I know, is pretty standard. It has a nice aftertaste to it, not sour or overly bitter like a lot of lighter beers, not too sweet like a lot of stouts. My expectations for this weren't very high, I was expecting to be disappointed, but enjoyed it enough to buy it again. And again.

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Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Look – light golden color, clear, with good but somewhat slow carbonation and about half a finger’s worth of foam that dissipates quickly.

Smell – very Pilsner-like in smell, and with that more of a German pilsner-like smell. There are hints of cereal grains.

Taste – very much like any other pilsner. Nothing terribly unique-tasting about it. The grains used may not be cereals, at least not from what I can tell. Somewhat musky taste in the middle, but with a teeny tiny bite at the finish.

Mouthfeel – About average in Mouthfeel too. Not fully on the side of wateriness, but very close.

Overall – not very interesting at all, but not bad-tasting either.

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Kalnapilis Original from Alaus Darykla Kalnapilis
71 out of 100 based on 59 ratings.