Lobster Lovers Beer - Rinkuškiai

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BA SCORE
70
okay

78 Reviews
THE BROS
84
good

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Reviews: 78
Hads: 140
rAvg: 2.93
pDev: 18.43%
Wants: 4
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Lithuania

Style | ABV
Euro Strong Lager |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: letsgopens on 12-22-2007

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Reviews: 78 | Hads: 140
Photo of Windigstadt
2.94/5  rDev +0.3%
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. (1,017 characters)

Photo of joekfsu
3.66/5  rDev +24.9%
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. (589 characters)

Photo of letsgopens
4.2/5  rDev +43.3%
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. (1,370 characters)

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Lobster Lovers Beer from Rinkuškiai
70 out of 100 based on 78 ratings.