Baro Tradicinis | Rinkuškiai

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Style: Euro Strong Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by TastyTaste on 09-20-2005

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Ratings: 13 |  Reviews: 11
Photo of Noelito76
2.75/5  rDev -14.3%

Photo of harpus
2.5/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of beerthulhu
2.26/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A: Poured a clear buttery gold with a bright white creamy head that was initially 1 finger high and exhibited a fair retention. No visible lacing was observed while only a fair amount was seen.

S: The nose was soapy. I failed to detect much beyond this hop or malt wise while the soapy character just seemed to grown more distracting and stronger with each sniff. A big disappointment.

T: The initial flavor was buttered grains, hay, and wet straw. A fairly nice grainy presence but the buttery sweetness and the soapy off flavor distracts and takes away from what could have been a fairly good grain bill. A watery lemon taste with a light wet citrusy hopping equally disappoints as well. All in all a big disappointment and follows up on the low expectations from the aroma.

M: very light, oily and wishy-washy, again with a soapy character to it. Watery lemon hints.

D: Hard to find a reason or justification to finish this. Wishy-washy flavor, soapy, with a weak watery lemon flavor comes with a big don't even bother recommendation.

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Photo of kinger
3.7/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Attractive amber color slightly sweet rich taste of malt and a slight aroma of hops", this description was found on the back of the bottle and it sums up this beer rather well. This lager pours a dark golden color with a tinge of amber. There is an ample amount of carbonation that immediately produces a thick head. Soon after the pour the carbonation dissapears and the thick head is reduced to a pencil thin ring around the glass, a minimal amount of lacing is left. The aroma basically consists of sweet malt, it is different than any other beer that I have sampled. I was not sure of the flavor of this beer at first, it is malty with a hint of hops. The malts have a unique sweetness, perhaps the water plays a role in the flavor. Halfway through the first bottle I began to really appreciate the taste, and the second bottle was pure satisfaction. There is a strange candy-like aftertaste and I like it. The mouthfeel is somewhat full and the finish is good, overall a very unique and tasty beer especially if you are in the mood for something far from standard.

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Photo of tayner
3.8/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

16.9 oz bottle poured into my 18 oz SanTan "pint" glass.

Hazy straw yellow/golden with a white head that, after about 15 minutes, fades to nothing. I wish there were some ring or something as it is only 7%.

All sweet malt smells on the nose. Perhaps some honey sweetness as well.

Taste was very sweet and malty, which seems to bother some, but i like it. Makes your tongue a little sticky with all the sweetness, and it doesnt have much of a hop presence like american beers seem to have, which is, for me, a nice change of pace.

It is smooth and easy drinking, goes down really easy for me. My main ding is it needs some more carbonation so the look and probably the smell scores could go up some.

Overall, i think i could slam a few of these back without thinking twice about it. I would be a good "party" beer or "conversation" beer in being that it is simple and you dont have to think about it to enjoy it.

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Photo of emerge077
3.48/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Here's an objective review...
Poured into a flared pilsner flute. Slightly hazed golden tone with persistent carbonation. An initial finger of foam, and the carbonation keeps a decent skim for the duration of 30 minutes. Aroma is a little sweet, pale malt, and a touch of corn.

Papery pale malt, sweet and slightly dry. Light note of apples. Somewhat one dimensional, but the simplicity works for the style. Alcohol is warming, but concealed well enough. Honey in the aftertaste. Dry finish promotes drinking quickly for some reason. A good budget choice for warm weather...

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Photo of BuckeyeNation
2.56/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Corn kernel yellow with creamed corn trim. The three finger cap is off-white, not quite dark enough to be called dingy white, and looks pretty decent. The bubbles are popping rapidly, but they're so fine and so tightly packed that little deflation has occured in the first several minutes. Respectable.

The nose is typical Euro strong lager, although it's weaker than most. That means that any offensiveness that might have been present is kept to a minimum and that no alcohol is noted. Both are good traits in a lack of negatives kind of way. I need something of a positive nature if I'm going to grant an average score.

I feel the same way about the flavor, more or less. One thing Baro has going for it over the nose is that I can actually taste something. Unfortunately that 'something' is nothing to shout about. Sweet corny grain and a modicum of noble hops is about it. The low ABV (relative to the style average) helps to keep alcohol flavor and burn to a bare minimum.

The mouthfeel is on the full side of medium and possesses a finishing slickness that could stand a few more bubbles to liven things up. I expected more carbonation than I'm getting because crown cracking led to a louder than usual 'pffft'.

This is my first beer from Rinkuskiu Alaus Darykla. Needless to say, I'm less than impressed. Since I have several of their higher ABV offerings in my cellar, I was hoping for something from Baro Traditicinis that would make me remember it past the time when I wash out my glass. Magic 8-Ball says... not bloody likely.

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Photo of CH3CH2OH
3.35/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a yellow/gold with a fast disappearing head and good clarity (some chill haze even at 54 deg.). Aroma is toasted malt with some solvent notes. Alcohol is very evident, and very lightly hopped. Mouthfeel is right on for a strong lager, and drinkability could be better if more balanced. Tastes too attenuated even for a strong lager.

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Photo of ViveLaChouffe
3.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

16.9 oz bottle.

Pours a rich clear gold, 1/4 inch ivory head. Some fine lacing. Surprisingly rich malt aromas with light hops.

Rich caramel malt. Some faint noble hops. Hints of alcohol. Sweetish. Faint metallic aftertaste. This almost reminds me of a pale bock. It's not quite there but it's similiar. Mouth is sticky. This is better than expected, not bad at all.

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Photo of PBRstreetgang
3.69/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours pale gold with excellent clarity. Two fingers of frothy white head show good retention and slight spotty lacing. The smell is very clean, just faint pilsener or pale malt but nothing foul either. Pilsener and grainy adjunct flavor, there is some sweetness- but even more ester. Semi-dry aftertaste with mild hallertau hop character. Slight hop acidity in the finish bu pretty clean. The medium carbonation and light body works for this beer and it is very drinkable. A succesfully non-offensive strong lager, but the sacrifice in character makes it pretty dull.

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Photo of scruffwhor
3.29/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A 16.9oz bottle.

Appearance- Poures a a deeper golden hay colored color with an almost yellow anti-freeze color when held to light. Head retention is very quick. Actually makes me think of urine... but I won't hold it against this beer. Oh yeah, and is that rice at teh bottom of my glass.

Smell- Smells like a typical pilsner. A little earthy, but almost like gym socks. A little moldy but with some light hopping to add to the beer.

Taste- The strength of this beer is covered up pretty well as far as taste goes. Ver crytal malty with some hop definition throughout the beer. Some "slight" sweetness was detected, specific description of said sweetness isn't possible. Don't know what it is.

Mouthfeel- Very light, bordering on medium due to the alcohol. But for 7% it's very light. A little added to the mix and you have my idea of a good malt liqour. High alcogol content but tastes like a German Pilsner.

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Photo of feloniousmonk
3.35/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear and very pale yellowish hue, here, with a very thin slab of froth dotting the top.

Aroma: typical of the average lager, but not bad in the least. Dry, grainy, largely dull.

Taste: slightly sweet, grainy, drying off the tongue soon after entry,...interesting. Substantial. Has enough heft to back up it's alcohol weight. Just about. But, in the end it still nearly feels like another Euro malt liquor.

"Attractive amber color," reads the label, "Slightly sweet rich taste of malt and slight aroma of hops."
So many slights.

Anyway. Not bad at all, actually. Go Lithuania!

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Photo of TastyTaste
3.53/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Gigantic white head sits atop this beer, forming a symmetrical dome on the beer that hollows itself out and fades slowly and evenly. Carbonation is also very noticable in the body from a visual standpoint. Mettalic and faintly grassy in the nose, and some of alcohol. Taste is rather clean for a Euro Strong Lager, but it is still relatively good. Some sweetness present, but not bad. What malt is present is fairly clean, the beer has basically no skunk. For what it is, it is a good SEL that I wouldn't mind drinking again.

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Beer rating: 3.21 out of 5 with 13 ratings