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Lobster Lovers Beer - Rinkuškiai Alaus Darykloje

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BA SCORE
68
poor

132 Ratings
THE BROS
84
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Ratings: 132
Reviews: 78
rAvg: 2.88
pDev: 25.69%
Wants: 3
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Rinkuškiai Alaus Darykloje visit their website
Lithuania

Style | ABV
Euro Strong Lager |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Red Label

(Beer added by: letsgopens on 12-22-2007)
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Photo of xymyl
4.8/5  rDev +66.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Thin white head atop a golden beer with little floaty bits in it.

The smell is a strong malty sweetness that enhances the gigantic floral noble hops. There is an almost winey quality to the nose (and I would love to see what would happen if they amped this up to about 12 percent).

Taste is has a forward bitterness to stand up to the latent sweetness in this beer + the sweetness is very much in harmony with the strength of this beer. This beer certainly has the bitterness and complexity & balance to approximate a strong version of Budweiser Budvar (Czechvar). Due to strength it's a bit more bready, and perhaps was fermented at a slightly warmer temperature because it is very fruity, but the fruitiness is not out of line with that that could have been achieved with generous late hop additions and not readily apparent as anything other than the natural apple esters you might get from a cold lager fermentation.

This is my first time trying it and I'll be getting more at my earliest convenience. I've never been disappointed in any Lithuanian beer that has made the journey to the U.S. - A truly great beer in my arrogant opinion.

And a note to all of you with a glass full who can't properly review a beer... Drink less, drink better, think more... please.

xymyl, Aug 01, 2008
Photo of IPAcraig
2.8/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

I poured this oddly named brew into my .5L Spaten stange. A bit of foam formed atop this slightly hazy straw colored lager; but after a minute, nary a head was to be found.

It has an odd combination of malt, alcohol, and corn that smells ok despite the unappealing description.

Taste like a big Heineken but with a distinct bitterness. Fairly malty.

Somewhat syrupy.

This beer is not as clean as the last one I had from this brewery; though both are extremely similar. It packs a punch, and despite the subtle flavor, the alcohol is pretty well hidden. It gets tough to finish this one when it warms up

IPAcraig, Jul 06, 2008
Photo of ChainGangGuy
2.35/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

What a creepy-looking label! Someone get that rotten lobster off that person.

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

Smell: Sweet-smelling pale malts with a faux floral waft of cleaning solution.

Taste: Strongly sweet malt flavor with an odd, industrial-strength astringency and some questionable flowery hints. Pair that with the hot alcohol taste and the whole thing becomes off-putting.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: The kind of beer that just begs to be drank straight from the bottle wrapped in a brown paper bag.

ChainGangGuy, Apr 08, 2008
Photo of Windigstadt
2.9/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A- Pours a slightly hazy honey color with an average white head which quickly dissipates.
S- Sweet aroma similar to a Helles Bock; honey-like with hints of brown sugar and cotton candy; just a slight herbal hop note.
T- Initial flavor is sweet malt, like the aroma suggested. Unfortunately, the flavor goes downhill from there. An astringent bitterness kicks in along with a distinct alcohol burn, with both sensations lingering in the dry finish.
M- Thin; this is one of the big problems with this beer. For the amount of alcohol and bitterness hops, you need a heavy, malty beer to hold up, and this beer just doesn't have it.
D- Without sufficient body, the drinkability (even by 9.5% ABV standards) takes a hit.

Overall: This beer comes off as a thin-bodied Maibock. Ultimately, this beer shows what happens when you brew a Maibock without a nice, malty backbone, and in the process shows why a nice, malty backbone is essential to a Maibock. Still, it's not a horrible beer and is worth it for the bottle alone.

Windigstadt, Apr 06, 2008
Photo of joekfsu
3.7/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

16.9 oz bottle. Pours golden with 1.5 cm white, mostly diminishing head. Aroma is sweet, mostly apple, a little yeasty. Initial flavor is sweet, balanced citrus and apple. Flavor ends on slight yeasty and apple notes and the alcohol catches up at this point. The aftertaste is dominated by the alcohol content. A thinner body, moderate carbonation, alcohol is noticeable as it warms. The flavor of cherry cola only comes out for the aftertaste once the beer warms. Stronger alcohol aroma when the beer warms. Drinkable beer and a nice change of pace from other beers I generally take home.

joekfsu, Dec 23, 2007
Photo of letsgopens
4.25/5  rDev +47.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This interesting selection pours a very clear, brilliant gold with tons of tight rising carbonation. The soapy, egg shell white head holds well and leaves some decent, spotty lace. Certainly characteristic of a quality lager.

The aroma is primarily of yeasty malted grain and some coriander. Clean and bright but not terribly pronounced initially. Some honey and mild citrus really develop after a few whiffs and once the brew warms a bit. Very well pronounced eventually with some buttery, doughy, biscuit character. Not too shabby.

Wow, much sweeter and fruitier than expected. I though it would be a yeasty dim flavor but I must admit I'm pleasantly surprised. Lots of sweet honey and toasty malt. Definitely still yeasty but I think it really helps to mask the booze. It’s tough to believe its 9.5% abv. Citrus, apple, and a bit of sour cherry is detectable. Lots of character and a hint of booze induced warmth. Smooth, mellow, and very well balanced. The caramel/honey sweetness really lingers too. I can see where this brew could go well with lobster; there’s a definite buttery character in the flavor and the texture. Well done.

Clean but with a nice lingering buttery texture. The booze it well hidden and palatable. Moderate carbonation mellows the whole experience out a bit. Slick and a bit creamy in the finish. Extremely well crafted. I am impressed.

letsgopens, Dec 22, 2007
Photo of Modernrickk
2.75/5  rDev -4.5%

Wow - this beer is really foul..

Modernrickk, Aug 18, 2014
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Lobster Lovers Beer from Rinkuškiai Alaus Darykloje
68 out of 100 based on 132 ratings.