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Brown Ale - Belgian Dark
Ranked #51
Ranked #29,531
2.92 | pDev: 25.34%
Jul 05, 2021
Feb 01, 2008
Notes: Lithuania’s world-famous beer-making traditions take their roots in antiquity. Lithuanians know their beer and truly appreciate this remarkable potation. Today many old families possess unique beer recipes passed down to them from generation to generation.
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Photo of Reidrover
3.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25
by Reidrover from Oregon

Ok second beer from this brewery. Against all odds i liked their Boss Beer!
This was purchased at American Market in Salem OR
$3.99..500 ml
Actually not a bad looking beer in my dimpled mug. Clear amber body with a nice beige head. Leaves good lace also.
Aroma is richly malty. Toffee, fudge and brown sugar.
Again the taste is rich malts, but is ruined by a weird out of place ultra sweetness( i think they added sugar to boost the alc volume).
Mouthy feel is smooth mostly, but because of the added sweetness becomes cloying.
Overall what could have been a perfectly nice malty beer became a chore because of added sugar just tpo boost the alc content. Leave it at 6% and i bet this would be a nice beer.

Jul 05, 2021
3.17 by WDWAoT from Arizona on Dec 25, 2020
Photo of DaveMaciolek21
1.92/5  rDev -34.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
by DaveMaciolek21 from New Jersey

Copper colored, listed as a Belgian style dark ale. But the beer is unbalanced--very malty, becoming cloyingly sweet and generally unsatisfying. A healthy 8.2% abv, but even the strong buzz doesn't make you feel better about the experience.

Sep 09, 2018
3.45 by BenHoppy from Michigan on Jul 07, 2018
2.7 by arini10 from Oregon on Jun 21, 2018
3.5 by 1971bernat from Virginia on Jan 03, 2018
2.47 by atlandy from Georgia on Dec 20, 2017
2.24 by BeerAndFilm from Oregon on Sep 23, 2017
Photo of Suds
2.83/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
by Suds from Missouri

This brewery seems to specialize in strong ales with a gimmick. This one is a hazy, orange-amber color with a thin white head. The aroma has over-ripe fruit, alcohol, burning caramel, and maybe a little malt. Sweet, but not as much as I had feared. Medium body, some warmth. This is really not a good beer.

Jul 16, 2017
Photo of jwc215
3.22/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
by jwc215 from Arizona

16.9 oz, bottle:

Pours orange-tinted brown with a thin bubbly head. Minimal lacing.

The smell is of caramel and alcohol.

The taste is of caramel with a hint of bubblegum and some orange marmalade. Peppery alcohol shows throughout.

Medium bodied, it's slightly sticky but smooth overall.

A sweet sipper. Caramel comes across a bit too strong.

May 29, 2017
3.75 by Merticois from New Jersey on Jan 25, 2017
Photo of Benjolovesbeer
3.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25
by Benjolovesbeer from Michigan

Beer is a copper amber with no head. Almost looks like cider. Taste is malty, caramelly, dry, and watery. It has resemblance to an Oktoberfest beer but not as tastey. It also has an English cask ale flavor. In all it's a beer based off an old Lithuanian recipe which may have been brewed using hops, barley, yeast, and knowledge of Oktoberfest beers in Germany and Cask ales in England that the brewers just mixed a bunch of ingredients together with no knowledge of what they were brewing and basically brewed up a high potency cask ale Oktoberfest that the beer must be given over a 3 rating on its recipe.
It's a perfect beer to have at the end of Halloween night or beginning to mid November to give a cheers to the end of Oktoberfest marzens and pumpkin beers for the year.

Dec 09, 2016
3.69 by BlueSpader from Washington on Nov 06, 2016
3.5 by BrewskiBrandon from Missouri on Oct 11, 2016
3 by StoutAtTheDevil from Alabama on May 05, 2016
3.87 by dcotom from Iowa on Apr 28, 2016
3.5 by ronbo5421 from Washington on Jan 27, 2016
Photo of ordybill
2.4/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5
by ordybill from Georgia

Poured from a 16 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The appearance was a reddish color with a large white head. the aroma was malt and the taste was wretched. Maybe this beer had become contaminated. NOT Good at all.
This was a drain pour.

Jan 16, 2016
Photo of GMan310
4.13/5  rDev +41.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by GMan310 from California

great beer on a cold day.

Dec 28, 2015
Photo of stevoj
3.19/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
by stevoj from Idaho

For a strong beer, this is pretty smooth. Lots of malt presence in the aroma and taste, some honey sweetness, some hay. Orange amber with small creamy head. Not as bad as expected.

Dec 23, 2015
3.01 by Jcarriglio from Florida on Nov 30, 2015
Photo of johlac66
3.19/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by johlac66 from California

Hazy dark amber with a one finger light beige head.
Sweet bread caramel aroma with a sweet dark fruit flavor.
Lower carbonation and maybe a little less than medium mouthfeel.
Yes, a bit too sweet but still fairly tasty for what it is nonetheless.

Sep 11, 2015
2.93 by rab53 from Washington on Sep 02, 2015
Photo of Zach136
3.94/5  rDev +34.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Zach136 from Georgia

Appearance: Pours a deep hazy orange, with a one finger rocky light beige head.

Aroma/Flavor: Fruity, yeast driven aroma, with a touch of acetaldehyde. Some bready malt character as well. Malt character is more present on the palate as caramel and bread with aforementioned yeast character. Less green apple.

Mouthfeel: Medium+ body

Aug 05, 2015
3 by atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire on Jul 02, 2015
Photo of justinp444
2.52/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25
by justinp444 from Michigan

Pours a hazy amber with a thin white head. Smell of raw sweet malt, peach, apple, dried, fruit, and candi sugar. Taste of candi sugar, sweet malt, apple, prunes, figs, dried fruit, and syrup. It is overly sweet with a moderate to full mouth feel.

Jun 06, 2015
Photo of wedge6128
3.66/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by wedge6128 from Arizona

It is great beer! I like almost exclusively Stouts with deep flavor and this is not that, and yet it is great, the flavor is rich with hints of honey and orange. Id love to have this on a hot day. THe 8.2% ALC by volume doesn't hurt either. If you are on the fence about this one pick it up it is fantastic!

Apr 27, 2015
3.38 by bcm75 from Illinois on Mar 01, 2015
Photo of Franziskaner
2.77/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75
by Franziskaner from Missouri

Oddly reddish brown in color with a murky complexion. There's a trace of beige head mostly present around the rim of the glass and barely elsewhere. The aroma is rather off putting with loads of malt and alcohol. The flavor is packed with loads of malt and the alcohol is detectable. The mouth is sticky and chewy.

Jan 25, 2015
2.84 by shaunofthedead from Oregon on Jan 12, 2015
3.01 by NSD-NerdGirl from Oregon on Jan 12, 2015
Photo of showme-beer20
3.41/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by showme-beer20 from Missouri

A little too sweet upfront and a lingering aftertaste. But not terrible and very strong. I'd have it again.

Dec 23, 2014
4 by wrightst from Maryland on Nov 11, 2014
2.75 by s4s from Puerto Rico on Nov 01, 2014
Photo of UrbanCaveman
1.75/5  rDev -40.1%
by UrbanCaveman from Ohio

If this is a Belgian, I'm a Martian.

Oct 15, 2014
1 by David_G from Michigan on Sep 30, 2014
4.25 by DaryleEverett from North Carolina on Jul 21, 2014
3 by djrn2 from New Jersey on Jul 18, 2014
Photo of barczar
2.88/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5
by barczar from Kentucky

Pours a hazy copper with a frothy cream head that dissipates quickly to nothing.

Booze, dark candi sugar, nutty caramel malt, raisins, and plums form the aroma.

Flavor is less appealing, beginning with a metallic note that lingers throughout. I can tell the base toasted malt is nice, with brown sugar sweetness accenting the underlying notes of dates, figs, and prunes.

Body is a tad light for the style, with fairly low carbonation and noted alcohol warmth.

Could be a really nice beer, but that metallic/tangy character kills it.

Jul 05, 2014
Werewolf from Rinkuškiai
Beer rating: 69 out of 100 with 146 ratings