Tuesday, 28 May 2013
Kalnapilo-Tauro Grupe, in Panerezys, Lithuania brews up the Kalnapilis Pilsner, a which, according to the can, is a "German-style Heller Bock". Sold in a 500mL can, Kalnapilis contains a 4.6%. It's an extremely clear pale straw colour, featuring a white head and moderate carbonation. The aroma is initially sweet, before proceeding to a grainy bitterness. The flavour is a lot more bitter than I expected, given the pale hue and low alcohol content. It's mildly bitter and crisp, but a bit wispy on the front end.
Kalnapilis is an interesting version of a pilsner with a decent hop kick. More booze would be a treat, as would a bit more balance, but I'd still recommend giving it a try if you see it.
Rating: 7.5 out of 10.