Kalnapilis Grand | Alaus Darykla Kalnapilis

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Brewed by:
Alaus Darykla Kalnapilis

Style: Dortmunder / Export Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by JohnW on 09-26-2004

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Photo of Robertas
3.07/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of JohnW
3.72/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This bottled beer is available from specialist beer sellers in UK, together with the same brewers Export. Pale amber/gold colour, good clarity, and pleasant aroma. Giving a hint of sweetness and malt in the smell, which is confirmed in the taste. Slightly sweeter and more malty taste than their export, but good balance with the hoppier drier after taste which is pleasant. Not a great beer,but easy to drink, and enjoyable, a good example of Eastern European lager style beer, from a lesser known brewer. It is a lot better beer than the usual 'lagers' from the dreaded Macro brewers. Worth trying if you see it!

John W
Bham UK Dec 2005

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Photo of markzab
2.25/5  rDev -25.5%

Photo of leprechaunandfatman
2.5/5  rDev -17.2%

Photo of Globetrotter
3.03/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Found in a Moscow supermarket, this brew comes in a fairly stout half liter brown bottle with a green and gold label featuring little more than writing. Ingredients confrom to the purity law - at least according to the Russian import label. Best before 11/20/04, I opened it on 9/26/04.

Pours a slightly hazy pale gold under a one finger white head that showed little body, but managed to leave a decent ring or two of lace before fading to film. The nose is very weak, with a hint of raspberry(?) and some malt. The mouth is light and quite prickly. The taste is clean and mild - watery grain followed by very low level hopping. There's a touch of cornish sweetness here, but it doesn't detract from the taste. A drinkable brew, but little better than average.

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Photo of samie85
3.19/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A-Pours a brilliant golden color with tons of visible carbonation and a two finger white head.

S-Smells of very bready and somewhat estery yeast with a floral hop nose.

T-Bready, dry pale malt with a crisp, floral hop finish.

M-Very crisp and dry with high carbonation and a light body.

D-Not a bad beer by any means, but a little underwhelming.

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Photo of woodychandler
3.86/5  rDev +27.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This was the first of three today that did not come rushing out of the CAN like one of my girlfriends headed up the brow when we returned from a six-to-seven month deployment. I kinda miss those days ...

I still got a finger of dense, bone-white head that lay atop the beer like a soft blanket. The beer itself was a hazy lemon-yellow. Nose had a clean lager-like maltiness to it, unencumbered by adjuncts of any stripe. Mouthfeel was medium and the taste was of grassy hops initially, followed by a wash of malt on the back end. The finish had a pleasant mintiness that lingered well after the swallow.

Once more, I found myself wishing that I had another for this Wednesday, Hula in the Coola Day (01 Feb, annually).

Since this is a Lithuanian beer, I dedicate this review to my main man, Darius Kasparitus, a part of the UN team that was the Pittsburgh Penguins of the mid-1990s. His hip checks were textbook and the afternoon that he laid out Eric Lindros remains cemented in my memory.

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Photo of endless1408
3.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of Latarnik
3/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of drpimento
2.19/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured cold with a small, white head that quickly disappeared and no lace. Color is a clear pale yellow with a few tiny bubble trails. Aroma is beery, and a little hop and malt. Flavor's not as interesting, mainly carbonic tang up front, followed by some sort of sweetness and a hint of bitter. Bland. Body is dominated by the carbonation. Finish is like flavor, tang giving way to sweet and ultimately boredom. The rest of this is bound for the kitchen drain.

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Photo of cpolking
3.62/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This 5.3% ABV beer pours light honey-golden and straw colored with a generous white foamy head that leaves light lacing. The aroma is clean and fresh, a metal bucket of freshly harvested dry grain, aromatic and nearly floral hops, and a slight lager "funk." The taste follows the aroma quite closely, there is a touch of sweetness, but it is well balanced. This is a very refreshing and enjoyable lager.

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Photo of stevoj
2.66/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Slightly hazy pale gold color with slight head. Aroma leans towards sweetness, malt, some mustiness. taste is malty, normal lager flavors. Body is a little heavier than expected for the style. Average, but better than most American macro lagers.

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Photo of brandonld23
3.5/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of wl0307
2.68/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Purchased at a Baltic food shop in SE London. BB 13/12/2006, served chilled in a stright imperial pint glass.

A: dark yellowish straw to pale golden, coming with a thick and puffy white beer head with some retention; semi-lively carbonation with lots of large bubbles ascending from the bottom.
S: sweet lager-malty, with light touches of melted crystal sugar and a semi-sweet fruitiness a bit like marinated cherries or sweet Chinese prune tea. Quite simplistic for a strong lager, but not at all cloying for the style.
T: sweet syrupy malts upfront, followed by a flow of lightly-toasted malty aroma, slowly-growing bitterness of hops, and a powdery and grainy finish... The overall sweetness of malts is a bit flat and not that colourful...
M&D: lightly fizzy on the mouthfeel but the body falls a bit too thin for its alc. strength. A pretty simplistic beer it is, a touch too sweet. Not my cup of tea, but this is not a BAD beer, either.

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2.5/5  rDev -17.2%

Photo of morebeergood
3.33/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A friend recently gave me some Lithuanian beers to try, and this was one of them. Poured into a tall pilsener glass. Lots of carbonation. Very yellow clear body. Small traces of lacing on the glass. Smell was nondescript. Taste was better than I was expecting. There was a corn taste, but it was sweet and not overly off-putting. No skunky flavors at all. Bit of a slickness on the palate though that I didn't care for. A decent lager in a larger than normal bottle. I wouldn't have a problem drinking this while visiting this country. Glad I had a chance to try it.

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Kalnapilis Grand from Alaus Darykla Kalnapilis
Beer rating: 3.02 out of 5 with 16 ratings