Aiko Pale | Rinkuškiai

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Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by jwc215 on 03-03-2007

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Ratings: 15 |  Reviews: 15
Photo of hwwty4
1.95/5  rDev -34.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Poured a 500ml bottle into my New Belgium globe.

This beer pours a clear tangerine orange with almost no head even though I gave it a vigerous pour. Big fish eye bubbles started but nothing after those dissapeared. No lacing and no head retention. Not a good start but I've seen beers come back from that. The nose is, well, sweet. Not a good malty sweet, almost like a Karo syrup sweet. Like a fake sweetness. Not much else. Just a hint of graininess. Mostly watered down Karo syrup. The flavor is right up the same alley. Sweet Karo syrup with just a hint of lemony hops and just a tiny big of graininess on the back end of the palate. Really, not that good. The mouthfeel is neither good nor bad. Not really anything. More or less like drinking a glass of water. Overall, all I can say is I need to stop picking up bottles for their bottle caps. You have a tendency to grab crappy beers.

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Photo of Redrover
3.47/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Large 16.9 oz bottle with a fairly informative label. Founded in 1991. Poured into my SA perfect pint, the beer is a chill hazed light gold with a quickly collapsing white head.

The beer has an aroma of grains and some floral hops. No off odors& smells pretty fresh.

The taste is slightly bitter with some residual sweetness from the malts. Some metallic bite, a bit of bread and more flowers in the finish.

The mouth has midlevel heft with a touch of slickness and lower than expected carbonation. All-in-all not a bad beer. May be good with simple grilled pork or fish.

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Photo of jsh420
2.03/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

pours bright yellow with a fizzy 1 finger white head

smells of adjunct malts and some hops

tastes reminds me of miller lite with some euro hops

mouthfeel is light with very little carbonation

drinkability not good and i doubt i will ever buy it again

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Photo of drpimento
3.24/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Common world beer. Poured with a medium off white head that mostly settles down and a tiny bit of lace. Color is very slightly hazy amber. Aroma wasn't too bad: grain malt fresh beer, fresh cut grass, herbs. Flavor is where it falls down: just basic world beer with a touch of hops so it's not over sweet. Body is ok and so is carbonation. Finish is like flavor. Beer is not memorable, but no bad either.

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Photo of brownbeer
2.02/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1.5

Pours a golden color, that in no way warns you what you're in for.

Smells like metallic adjuncts, like corn, with some malt in there. Ok, i'm going to stop smelling it now.

The mouthfeel isn't bad, it doesn't taste quite as bad as it smells. Honeyish malt, corn, and a dirty aftertaste.

I can't believe I just bought this.

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Photo of Florida9
2.13/5  rDev -28%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

A: Light gold in color. Pours with an active, fizzy bit of white head that has no retention, leaving just the barest of surface coatings. No lacing.

S: Faint biscuit malts and bread.

T: Down right nasty. Toast, biscuit, bread corn. Old and musty. A tad sweet.There is a certain very faint, but still noticeable sour flavor. Not the sour of Belgians or lemons. More like the twang of yogurt. Faint, but still unpleasant.

M: Thin with medium carbonation.

D: A horrible experience of a beer. I've got to admit Euro Pales aren't all that great to begin with and I wasn't expecting much out of Lithuania, but still, this beer still failed to meet my exceedingly low expectations.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.85/5  rDev +30.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aiko Pale is a typical Euro pale lager except that it's a little bit softer and sweeter than most, and it only clocks in at 4.7% abv.

It's a fairly deep gold in color with a white head that offers pretty good retention and lacing.

The aroma displays lightly sweet, grainy malt with just a smear of background hops.

The flavor is only a bit more hoppy than the aroma suggests, and the gently sweet malt dominates. It's not out of balance, but it's clearly focused towards the sweeter side. Some herbal and grassy hops do appear in the finish, along with a lingering, dull bitterness.

In the mouth it's medium bodied and creamy smooth with a moderate carbonation level.

As to drinkability, it's very easy to drink - very accessible. The soft, smooth, sweetish malt is nice; and the hops and bitterness in the finish do bring it round. On the other hand, fans of more bitter beers, or hoppy beers won't lose any sleep over this one. And, although it's got a pleasant, full-flavor it's not really complex at all - you've pretty much tasted everything it's got to offer by the third sip. Nicely done though. Well-brewed and clean.

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Photo of morimech
3.39/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy, pale yellow with a small head that quickly settles to a light ring of bubbles. Very little if any lacing is left on the glass.

Smells grainy, slightly fruity, and just a bit of grassy hops.

A drier experience then is typical of Euro lagers. Not a whole lot of flavors present but overall it has a neutral profile. Finishes clean.

Light body with a somewhat harsh carbonation. Surprising considering the lack of head.

A nice example of a Euro lager. Not skunky or overly sweet. A low ABV and light body helps this beer go down.

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Photo of Monkeyknife
3.3/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle a pale lemon yellow color with a very thin white head.

Aroma of grapes, white wine, and lemon.

Very dry lager with a sweet maltiness, citrus, and some light caramel action at the end.

Light bodied, crisp and dry, and lightly carbonated.

Clean, crisp, and refreshing. Goes down easy as a summer lager.

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Photo of Cresant
3.05/5  rDev +3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured this 16.9 oz. brown bottle into a pilsner glass. No date but coded: L60284. The body was a deep yellow. Active bubbles created a crisp white head that lingered a while. Some chill haze.

Smell was sweet, yeast, & lemons. Hay aroma peaked as it warmed.

Taste was lightly vegetal. Corn. There was more substance to this one than one would expect from a 4.7% beer.

Mouthfeel was pretty smooth after the initial carbonation zestiness. Medium bodied, some richness. Purchased in Nashville, TN.

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Photo of tgbljb
3.8/5  rDev +28.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a pale golden color with moderate white puffy head.

Smell show some nice fruity notes, but rteally very slight.

Taste shows more frutiness, Very refreshing and thirst quenchy. Not overly sweet. Very litlle, if any hop presence detected.

Thin at the finish.

A nice refreshing beer. Very easy and pleasureable to drink.

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Photo of beerthulhu
2.57/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A: Pours a pale yellow color, lightly carbonated with virtually no head.

S: Sweetened buttery corn aroma, light herbal hopping.

T: Flavor is sweetened malt and corn. Some buttery vegetables, and dry palate that ends with some malt sourness. Overall bland, some off flavors that particularly don't blend well together.

M: a touch thin, watery and overall bland

D: Bland, struggle to find a good reason to finish or justify.

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Photo of UkiPiper
2.65/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Aiko Pale
Bottle into glass:
This beer has a pale yellow color, clear with some white foam. The foam dissipates very quickly leaving almost no lacing. Smell is of malt almost to the extent of a malt liquor, but not really. Feel like water in you mouth. The taste is of water with a kick of sweet malt. As far as a plane light malt beer, it is not necessarily bad but I really don’t need to buy it again. If I have to choose between Aiko Pale and a beer suggested to me by a talking frog, I would pick the Aiko.

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Photo of Braudog
3/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From a bottle at Brickskeller, the place of all places. What do you write about a lagery visual? Very yellow, pale, still, hardly any head, just a bubbly flourish. Smooth, candied malt, virtually no bitterness. Almost completely flavorless, just a yellow malt drink. Very well made blandness. (#2777, 4/6/2007)

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Photo of jwc215
3.9/5  rDev +31.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

550 ml bottle, date tab on label, but no markings or notching.

Pours golden yellow with a one-finger foamy head that descends to a lasting patch.

The smell is of sweet graininess with an underlying fruitiness.

The taste is of sweet grainy malt with mild cedar. A certain fruitiness in the back. It remains fairly sweet, somewhat oily.
Not a complex flavor, but rather tasty and clean.

The body is light to medium. Decent texture.

It's easy, refreshing, clean and smooth. It's pretty basic, but tasty. Probably the cleanest, without being overly watery, I've had of the style, while having a simple, nice taste.

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Aiko Pale from Rinkuškiai
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