Werewolf - Rinkuškiai

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Ratings: 122
Reviews: 70
rAvg: 2.88
pDev: 26.74%
Wants: 6
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
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Lithuania

Style | ABV
Belgian Dark Ale |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Vvall on 02-01-2008

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Ratings: 122 | Reviews: 70
Photo of Burzhuin
5/5  rDev +73.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

It is the best Beer I ever tried. The only problem it is hard to find it in Boston area. I agree that it would be useful to have expiration date. But based on my experience in our local store Winchester Wine and Spirits (Winchester, MA) you should buy all what you see. I remember they got 20 bottles and I (how stupide of me) bought only six. I came next Saturday and they were already sold out. Now I have to wait till they get another shipment.

Photo of myrtlebeachbums
4.59/5  rDev +59.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

For an inexpensive been purchased on the goofy name and price alone, I am impressed! As for the style, I have a hard time calling this a Belgian dark, but I absolutely love it on its own merits.

As others have noted, it pours a wonderful copper color with a minimal head.

The aroma is almost pumpkin pie spice-like. I swear I could sit here just smelling it all night!

The taste is slightly spiced with caramel overtones. It has a wonderful caramel and malt finish that makes me want to go back for more.

Overall, I'm shocked at how much I enjoyed this beer. I will definitely be purchasing more of this beer.

Photo of Cyberkedi
4.02/5  rDev +39.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Aroma is sharp and malty with an undertone of apple cider. Color is a clear light mahogany, and it pours with a somewhat thick head that sticks around. Flavor is rather sweet but not cloying and has an undertone of caramel and a hint of apple. Texture is smooth and crisp, and aftertaste has both cider-like sweetness and hoppy bitterness in it.

Photo of Nerudamann
3.82/5  rDev +32.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Look – light red, almost amber in color, relatively clear, with about half a finger’s worth of foam that dissipates quickly.

Smell – malty smell, plus some other aspect I can’t quite identify. It’s sweet and slightly starch-like in smell – i.e. somewhat toasty or bread-like. Very interesting smell though.

Taste – much like the smell, there’s mostly a malt taste, but there’s more hop taste there than what is noticed in the smell. The sweet bread-like aroma is also there in the taste. Interesting aftertaste that’s almost like a Pilsner.

Mouthfeel – good balance in general, but it leans a little more on the watery side.

Overall – very interesting and thought provoking taste, which in itself is also pretty good. Good brew overall!

Photo of wvmi
3.78/5  rDev +31.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured a half-liter bottle into a lager glass. Beautiful amber color, slight haze, 1 finger of tan foam which dissipated quickly, but left nice lacing. (Yeah, the label is kinda hokey, but it got my attention long enough to read the label and pique my interest.)

Malty smell. Hint of citrus and apple.

First taste is much like the smell, but not as sweet as I expected. Alcohol tang that isn't as noticeable as the beer warms.

Mouthfeel is okay. Good carbonation but not overpowering, a bit of bite at the back of the tongue.

This is very drinkable, keeping in mind the 8%abv. Not sure what the style is supposed to be, perhaps a Vienna lager? Lithuanian amber? I'll buy it again.

Photo of BlurryVisi0n
3.7/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a snifter glass.

Appearance: Straight amber with light bubbles on the body. Head is fragile literally as I am sipping it, it starts dissipating. Head which is white is roughly 1/3".

Smell: Light light yeast, a feel of hops but still satisfying.

Taste: This taste is every where almost marzen like with it's cream feel. You feel the yeast in the taste, improving more and more as you get closer to the end.

Mouth: Not as sticky as I like but in the end really smooth, barely even taste the 8.2 abv level.

Overall: Listen for under four bucks this beer was a steal, I have paid more for much crappier Belgian style beers and this will leave you with a smile. I hope you enjoy and appreciate it as much as I have. Salud!

Photo of wedge6128
3.66/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

It is great beer! I like almost exclusively Stouts with deep flavor and this is not that, and yet it is great, the flavor is rich with hints of honey and orange. Id love to have this on a hot day. THe 8.2% ALC by volume doesn't hurt either. If you are on the fence about this one pick it up it is fantastic!

Photo of twiggamortis420
3.65/5  rDev +26.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

"You must be sure you wanna taste it" on the label. lol...sure, why not?! Pours a slightly hazy copper color with a large-bubbled light tan head. Fades pretty quick to just a thin sheen.

Dont know why, but when I bought this I thought it was a Euro lager. After one sniff, it most certainly is not. Lots of dark fruits are bursting out of the glass as well as a thick malty aroma.

This is actually quite smooth and pleasant to drink. Figs, raisins, brown sugar, caramel and burnt toast come to mind. By far the best beer I have had from the Baltic nations. It is a bit thin and not overly complex, but it is not lacking in flavors and the 8.2% is well hidden. As is warms though, it does get a bit rougher around the edges and mildly boozy. I am thinking this bottle probably has about a year of age on it and seems to have done it some good, however it does not taste like it would age for more than a couple. I enjoyed this beer quite a bit and would buy it again, for sure.

Photo of bluHatter
3.63/5  rDev +26%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured with almost no head, deep red/amber, slightly cloudy.

S: Strong cinnamon overtones, apple, spice, cherry and everything nice. I really like the smell.

T: Cherries, cinnamon, tart. Easy.

M: A little carbonation, wish it had just a little more.

O: A great beer for October, but make sure to inhale as you drink, as over half of the flavor comes in through the nose.

Photo of AmitC
3.63/5  rDev +26%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

So picked this stuff from a bottle shop in Chattanooga, TN out of curiosity of trying some import from Russia. Turns out this is from Lithuania.

Anyways.

Pours a brown colored liquid. Deep amber with copper and brown hues inside the glass. Almost one finger thick tan colored head that disappears very very quickly. Leaves nothing behind. No lacing. Some bubbles seen rising up. Slight haze.

Extremely rich malty sweetness with caramel and toasty character. Alcohol is not apparent. Seems like some dry fruit as well, some figs may be. But very off setting aroma. Not inviting at all. No phenol, alcohol or hops are felt.

Hits the tongue with all the sweetness there is. Looks richer in molasses. Full of caramel, bad toffee taste and flat single sided malt taste. Tastes a bit unfermented. Finish is sweet. Some alcohol is felt. A bit of carbonation and alcohol add some value to an otherwise flat malt taste. No bitterness, but some hops must have been used to prevent the sweetness from overpowering.

Medium to slightly full bodied. Moderate to slightly high carbonation. N oastringency except for some moderate alcohol feeling that creeps in with taste. Sweet on palate. Difficult to finish.

Style Rate: 3.75
Personal Rate: 2.75

Photo of puboflyons
3.62/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From the 1 pt. 0.9 fl. oz bottle marked L.67287. Sampled on April 26, 2009.

It pours a hazy copper with almost no head. The head that is there (for a few seconds) is beige and creamy.

The aroma is overly sweet like caramel and sugar. Also there is an element of malts. Most beer lovers would think they were sniffing an ice cream sundae it is so sweet but I actually kind of liked it.

The mouthfeel is typically medium and the taste is outrageously sweet! It was like drinking caramel swirl ice cream. If you like it sweet you will probably like this. But if you are a hops or alcohol fan you might find it a bit too much to bear.

Photo of barefootbrewer
3.61/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This beer poured a clear golden color with a huge rocky head. The aroma is malty and spicy. The malt is deep and inviting. The taste is sweet and smooth. The alcohol is well hidden. The mouthfeel is a little thinner than I would have liked. Overall, this is a highly drinkable brew....pleasantly surprised.

Photo of Misfit138
3.58/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured most of 16 ounce bottle into my pint glass, some remained.

A- Very nice amber color with generous head. Nice.

S- Complex smell. Malts are there. There is also almost a plum smell perhaps even brown sugar.

T- Also complex. Malt are the initial taste followed by some sweetness, not sure how to describe other than plum perhaps.

M- Mouthfeel is good, medium bodied, fair carbonation but not heavy by any means.

D- Drinkability for this is good for the style I believe, but also fairly strong in alcohol %. It hides the alcohol very well and after the first couple of sips is pretty good. I don't think it is a beer meant to be a session beer, but one to be savored. Worth a try.

Photo of jdhilt
3.5/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cream, three-finger head that fades slowly to a thin layer leaving some lace. Almost clear red/amber color. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Malty nose. Flavor is caramel and toffee. Higher ABV is hidden. $4.50 for a 500ml bottle from Tully's Beer & Wine Wells, Me.

Photo of jrallen34
3.49/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 5

I drank this from the bottle into a pint glass.

The beer pours a medium to dark gold with a huge light tan head that rises about 3 fingers but doesn't have great retention. Tons of carbonation. Lacing is ok.

The aroma is light mostly some skunk with a little sweetness at the end.

The taste is light get a little sweetness but mostly weak hops and skunky.

The feel is terrible its very light, almsot water-like.

The beer is pretty drinkable.

Overall, this isn't very taste but I can't believe its got 8.2% abv. You wouldn't think it for a second. If you just want to drink something watery and get cracked this is the beer for you.

Photo of showme-beer20
3.41/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A little too sweet upfront and a lingering aftertaste. But not terrible and very strong. I'd have it again.

Photo of biggred1
3.4/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Honey amber with a fine patchy white head that leaves fine lace behind. Bubblegum, toffee and fusel alcohol. Sweet and malty with an herbal hop twang that lingers in the mouth. Medium bodied with smooth carbonation, finishes hot. While it doesn't measure up to the style (are we sure this is a Belgian style ale?) it is unique. Worth a try.

Photo of BeerDocT
3.4/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served in a chilled tulip glass.

-Appearance 4.0: Pours out a beautiful amber that is strangely opaque and not translucent. I cannot see my hand on the other side of the glass in spite of the liquid looking clear. Very strange. Almost no head to this beer, just a slight foamy residue on top after the pour.

-Smell 4.0: Very, very nice bouquet. Deep aroma of barley and grains. Slight hop overtones. Promising.

-Taste 3.0: Front is slightly sour with a pleasant bitterness. Also somewhat sweet. Middle is big and filled with barley and caramel malts. Finish is slightly sour again and has a very subdued hoppy kick. Aftertaste is long and after a mild, high-palate bitterness, there is a very refreshing and long alkaline hop flavor. There is, however, a troubling metallic aftertaste.

-Mouthfeel 3.0: A higher level of carbonation could have really elevated the taste of this beer.

-Overall 3.5: This beer sat in the cool temperature of my basement for over a year before I tried it, so that may explain why my review is so wildly different from others. It is my opinion that this beer is refreshing and has a depth of flavor and aroma that sets it apart from many other beers. I never tasted the high alcohol content; everything was smooth and enjoyable. I did, however, notice a large amount of sediment on the bottom which is a result of the beer aging in the bottle.

Photo of Vvall
3.32/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Okay to be honest,I bought this for the label...which is a picture of half a woman and half a wolf,and underneath it says "You must be sure you wanna taste it."They meant it.This Dark Ale(?)...I'm not sure if that is what it says 90% of the label is in Lithuanian I'm guessing,is just not for me.It is not horrible by any means,but it is not what I was hoping for either.

Photo of Brenden
3.31/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The color is essentially red with a dark orange hue. A fluffy white head pours and remains at about one finger for a short time, leaving light to moderate lacing behind.
The smell is malt, a light caramel sweetness, something just slightly musty, and a mix of tart and citric fruits. It's a little light with a funk to it.
The taste is to par with the exception of a stronger hops presence and a light sourness lingering that seems to complement the sweetness and makes me think it's some mix of fruits that produces it.
The body shifts between seeming a little thin and filling out with a creamy thickness. I don't know when that's happened before. I'd say the light side of medium is where this one sits. Carbonation is moderate.
I think this loses points in some score because no one really knows how to classify it and it seems some people want more alcohol in the flavor. I think well-masked is a good thing, and I;ve certainly had worse than this. It's an above-average brew.

Photo of wheatyweiss
3.28/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 22 ounce bottle into a nonic pint. Neck hanger proclaims 8.2% in HUGE letters. Seems that is what the company thinks the draw is, scary.

Pours a medium straw with a nice three finger head that leaves thick clinging lace. Head settles to a 1/3rd inch cap. Perfectly clear, the beer loks above average.

Aroma is roasted malt and mealy yeasty sweetness. Maltose and dextrin are heavy on the aroma. The sweet caramel aromas are very similar to style. There is a little booze aroma present, but not overly bad. Sweet candy sugar, sweet heavy cream and light vanilla ride the aroma, interesting.

Flavor opens metallic and astringent. Husky grain flavor gives way to copper flavor. Middle sweetens up and gives a bit of candy sugar flavor with a bitterness that belies the aroma. Finishes husky grainy and sweet, with an aftertaste of adjunct, most notably corn. There is a little bit of Noble hop flavor on the finish.

Mouthfeel is bubbely and slick. The stickiness I usually get in a good Belgian aren't coming to the party.

There is a weird bitterness fighting malt roastiness and roasty sweet sugar throwing puches that confuses me. Normally in a Belgian Strong Dark these things work together for a wonderful tasting beer. Here they just seem to be fighting for attention and overall the beer suffers.

Actually the beer tastes like someone took a Quad and mixed it with a skunked and crappy Pilsner.

Photo of jsh420
3.26/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

pours clear redish amber with a 1 finger head that faded fast and left no lacing

smells like sour apples and not much else

taste has the same sour apples flavor but also with grapes and some alcohol

mouthfeel - has a medium body with little carbonation almost flat

drinkability is ok the flavors are decent i just wish there was more carbonation

Photo of liveandletdie
3.2/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not a bad beer, can't taste the alcohol much. Was disapointed on the suds, not much abd they faded quick. Color is very red, and you can see through it but its kinda foggy though no sediment. Tastes very fruity, tangy, a little different then some beers- tasts of possibly sour apples. Medium thickness on the mouth feel, leaves you a little tart.

Photo of paulthebeerguru
3.2/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

snifter. slightly hazy amber color, orange to red. some sediment. slight off-white head. low retention and light lacing. sweet malty aroma, very barleywine-esque. some decent citrus hop aromas. big banana flavors with some clove. good amount of alcohol burn. sweet malts with tons of fruits. a little rough at 8%, but other than that it is a pretty good brew for Lithuania.

Photo of russpowell
3.19/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Took a chance on this despite the little tag hanging off the bottle proclaiming its high ABV, usually a sign of a bad thinks to come (think Tenents Super for instance). But the Wolf-man was my favorite old school movie monster, so let's give this a flutter..

Pours copper colored with 3 fingers of sand colored head. No head retention & only a bit of lacing

S: Breadyness, fruittyness, plus some leafy hops once warm

T: Breadyness, plus metallic hops (not a lot) & apple peels up front. Some leafy hops as this warms, along with sweet apple flavor. Finishes dry & fruitty

MF: Medium bodied with fairly assertive carbonation

Drink okay, the ABV is well hidden, but this just not that good a beer or a representation of the style. I am happy that I had a better experience than some prior reviewers, beware the Werewolf!!

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Werewolf from Rinkuškiai
68 out of 100 based on 122 ratings.