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Kalnapilis Original - Alaus Darykla Kalnapilis

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53 Ratings

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Ratings: 53
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 2.98
pDev: 21.48%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Alaus Darykla Kalnapilis visit their website

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: cypressbob on 12-03-2005)
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Reviews by GRPunk:
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3.25/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into a pilsener glass.

A- A moderate pour left a 1/2-finger whitish head which dropped to a decent lace. The body was a hazy golden-yellow with moderate carbonation. There were some really nice, sticky rings left on the glass.

S- Initially, it was pretty clean with some doughy/grainy malts and light, floral hopping. Fairly unassuming in terms of aroma.

T- Pretty much like a pale Euro. Some doughy malts that get lost in a corn-like flavor (possibly from adjuncts). Hopping is light, but nicely cleans up the finish. Overall, a light flavored lager.

M- Pretty basic. A little grainy with light-moderate carbonation. Pretty light on the palate.

D- Easy enough to drink a couple when in search of refreshment. Not something that I would seek out. It just didn't have anything to set itself apart from any of the other import lagers that are more readily available.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2009 01:04:54 | More by GRPunk
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2.5/5  rDev -16.1%

07-13-2014 20:24:22 | More by KAF
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United Kingdom (England)

3.5/5  rDev +17.4%

06-05-2014 15:46:06 | More by endless1408
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New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -7.7%

05-25-2014 01:57:06 | More by Latarnik
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3.25/5  rDev +9.1%

04-30-2014 22:37:53 | More by rorjets
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2.5/5  rDev -16.1%

02-06-2014 03:55:19 | More by threedaggers
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3.25/5  rDev +9.1%

01-25-2014 02:32:35 | More by leinie13
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2.5/5  rDev -16.1%

12-06-2013 19:39:52 | More by BrewClint
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3/5  rDev +0.7%

05-24-2013 12:46:13 | More by desint


1.7/5  rDev -43%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2013 20:56:05 | More by GONZALOYANNA
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3.25/5  rDev +9.1%

12-22-2012 19:58:08 | More by David1975
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2.25/5  rDev -24.5%

12-16-2012 19:55:16 | More by rderedin
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New Jersey

2.7/5  rDev -9.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2012 04:14:37 | More by Beastdog75
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3/5  rDev +0.7%

09-23-2012 12:07:21 | More by Heminoolo
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2.75/5  rDev -7.7%

06-04-2012 15:09:14 | More by fionn13
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1.83/5  rDev -38.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2012 00:56:11 | More by drpimento
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3.23/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2012 19:05:27 | More by thekevlarkid
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3.38/5  rDev +13.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2012 23:01:07 | More by afoltz2
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3/5  rDev +0.7%

12-11-2011 21:49:30 | More by BobD567
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3.33/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2011 18:11:40 | More by Nerudamann
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3.28/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had very low expectations of this, given that a bottle shop owner just tossed it in my box for free, saying that "it's not very good"

Poured 16.9oz into pint glass at about 40 degrees. Very low head over fairly clear yellow body, with decent carbonation flowing up.

Aromas are faint - soft biscuit and hay, and maybe a hint of lemon zest.

Pretty smooth on the palate, with nice flavors of light British hops, but mostly malt and grain. Touch of butter, touch of citrus, and nothing offensive. Mouthfeel had less carbonation than expected, but fairly crisp with a tangy kiss in the finish.

Pretty refreshing and easy-drinking overall.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2011 00:56:09 | More by BeerImmediately
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3.48/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 16.9 oz. bottle. Has a light golden color with a 1 inch head. Smell is of grains and malts. Taste also is grainy up front, a slight sweetness, some malts are present. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall makes for a decent beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2011 15:22:33 | More by tone77
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1.8/5  rDev -39.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

My local bottle shop had a number of single bottles of various Eruo lagers during a recent visit and I decided that they might be a way to realign my bottle numbers with my CAN numbers.

My pour initially netted better than two fingers' worth of bone white head with good retention. As it slowly fell, it left some nice lacing in its wake. Color was a straw yellow with NE-quality clarity. Nose had a big cooked corn/DMS presence along with a light lager sweetness. I am still unsure about its designation as an EPL, but so be it. Mouthfeel was medium-to-full with an odd combination of cooked corn, mild malty lager sweetness and a metallic flavor on the tongue. Finish was initially more corn-like than anything, but the lingering aftertaste was metallic. I am glad that I only bought one of these and even gladder that I only expended $3.00 in doing so. I would not recommend this beer to anyone.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2011 22:55:09 | More by woodychandler
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New York

3.33/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours white gold with a loose frothy head that's gone fast and leaves just a few trailers. Nose is macro-lager grainy sourness and maybe a hint of flinty hops. Sweet cut hay malts and a hint of melon, then a noble hops presence, though nothing like a pilsener. Dry finish, linger just dies. Crisp, light, fizzy, soft, very thin.

I remember this being nicer on tap in Vilnius, but here it's pretty indistinct. Have said that, there are far worse lagers - Eastern Europe seems to do the style just a tad better. Would do fine as a lawnmower beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2011 20:12:24 | More by StJamesGate
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3.1/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

50cl brown bottle with no freshness date.

Pours a crystal clear pale blond color, sudsy sea foam white head leaves a lot of lacing on the glass. Spicy hops meets a light biscuity bready malt nose. Crispness and smoothness are where they should be for a lager. Industrial beer-i-ness gives a big dishing of cooked hops, creamed corn (DMS) and dried grass. Hint of alcohol and lemony hops in the dry end.

Not a bad beer, just your typical Euro lager.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2011 01:04:03 | More by Jason
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Kalnapilis Original from Alaus Darykla Kalnapilis
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