Gedimino | Rinkuškiai

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Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by paulthebeerguru on 07-03-2008

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Reviews by matjack85:
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2.99/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Found this 16.9 oz. brown bottle for just $1.97 at Sal's Liquors in Addison, IL. Nice looking Gothic style printing on the label, but almost couldn't make out the name of the beer due to the Gothic lettering. Had they not printed the story about Gediminas, founder of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, on the back label, I would never have figured out this beer started with the letter "G". There are also days and months and years marked on the back label, but since nothing is notched out, I have no idea when the beer was bottled, or if it was suppose to have a freshness date etched into it.

The beer poured a nice medium gold with a two finger white head that lasted about a minute but then left no lacing.

The beer had a pleasant lager smell with a touch of honey sweet malt and a whiff of floral and herbal hops.

The taste starts out with a touch of sweetness, but then - whoa! Something awful hit my tongue. One reviewer said he sensed a lighter fluid smell to the beer. I didn't pick that up in the smell, but it sure hit me in the taste. Not that I've ever tasted lighter fluid before, but I have a feeling that if I had, it would have taste something like this. Maybe it was just some bitter hop variety that I never tasted before, but whatever it is, I don't like it. It didn't balance out the sweet honey flavor, it killed it.

The beer has a medium body to it with low to moderate carbonation.

As for drinkability, it's a two sided coin. I intended on giving it a 1.0 for awful, but because I didn't think I would finish it, I let it sit for awhile and took what I thought would be my final sip about 5 minutes later. To my surprise, after warming up a bit, most of the lighter fluid taste had gone and it wasn't that bad. This goes contrary to my experience with lagers. I usually like to drink them as cold as I can get them and then drink them quick as I don't like their flavor as they warm up, but here this one actually tasted better warmed up a bit, so I knocked the score up to 3.0 (average).

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Photo of tone77
3.53/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 16.9 oz. bottle. Has a rich golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is malty, a bit of sweetness. Taste is malts grains, refreshing, a touch of sweetness, crisp and easy drinking. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a fine pale lager.

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Photo of emerge077
2.61/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Label has numbers "07 08 09" in sequence, but none are notched. May be 2 years old at the very least, or old labels.

"Grand Duke Gediminas, the founder of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, was a famous connoisseur of fine food and drink. He would applaud the exquisite taste of this high-quality beer named after him." Gedimino: It makes dead historical figures hypothetically applaud your beer.

High clarity gold with a sunny orange glow when held to to the light. Visible streams of languid carbonation drift upwards. A thin skim of white foam settles out rapidly, leaving little to no lacing.

Buttery aroma, sweet corn and grains, mineral spring water.

Diacetyl, astringent at first, buttered bread taste. Finish has a lingering odd flavor, but the diacetyl eventually overwhelms any nuance as it warms. All butterscotch... carbonated butterscotch at that. Going to pour this out. Not recommended.

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Photo of LJWalker
3/5  rDev -2%

Photo of crossovert
2.91/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

500ml bottle.

It pours a pale gold with a fizzy white head hat dissipates immediately with no lacing.

It is kind of bizarre when you smell it. It smells like a Belgian pale ale. There are some fruit esters in here that totally remind me of Belgian ale yeast.

The flavor is sweet and fruity. It is basic but okay.

If you want something different for the EPL try it, otherwise skip it.

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Photo of KarlHungus
3.43/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a clear pale gold color. The head is half an inch in height, and recedes quickly into sparse lacing. The aroma is of bready malt with butterscotch. The taste is similar to the aroma, but with a little less butterscotch. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation, and a smooth texture. Overall, this is a decent beer. I believe there is probably some diaceytl going on here. However, it isn't too much, and it does give the beer some character. If hard pressed I could drink this beer again without much complaint.

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Photo of stoutman
3.7/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours pale golden with a tall lasting froth. The head quickly reduces to nothing with little to no lace at all. Smells of malted herbs with a dry, malty, grassy, decent bittering in the end. Rather light-bodied, with medium carbonation. Not too bad and is drinkable.

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Photo of Georgiabeer
2.85/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a pale golden with a head that fades immediately. Smells sweet, corny, and grainy. Fairly inoffensive, if not great. Light and grainy, notes of hay, and not quite as sweet as the nose would suggest. Light and slightly sweet in the mouth, this would be fine if in the beer hinterlands.

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Photo of paulthebeerguru
3.3/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: snifter. clear golden yellow. decent white head. low retention level. light lacing.

S: light banana tones. good corn malts in the nose. light sweetness.

T: slight metallic notes. serious corn malts, slight sweet breakfast malt flavor.

M: light to medium body. solid carbonation level. clean and crisp, very mellow.

D: very drinkable lager. not bad for warm weather or just something light.

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Photo of nick76
2.42/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

The aroma is like an adjunct lager with lighter fluid, flowers and grass. The appearance is pale gold with a thin head. The flavor is like the aroma. The palate is right for the style. Overall it's not good but it's not horrible either. Still, I will not get another or drink another.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
2.91/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a clear, yellow body with a small, white head.

Smell: Pale malts with some floral hints and notes of honey and chicken broth.

Taste: Pale malts with a teensy weensy hint of grain and light, honeyish sweetness. Minimal hop presence, only a bit floral with a weak bitterness. Big sip of spring water. Drying, watery finish.

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Medium carbonation. It's watery, I must say.

Drinkability: Contrary to the belief of the back label, I'm not so sure Gediminas, Grand Duchy of Lithuania would "applaud" this beer. I know I did not. I big step down after sampling the Baltika 5 and 7, and that's saying alot!

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