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Werewolf - Rinkuškiai

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120 Ratings
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Ratings: 120
Reviews: 68
rAvg: 2.88
pDev: 27.08%
Wants: 6
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
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Lithuania

Style | ABV
Belgian Dark Ale |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Vvall on 02-01-2008

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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 ilija
5/5  rDev +73.6%

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 DaryleEverett
4.25/5  rDev +47.6%

Photo of boxer0029
4.25/5  rDev +47.6%

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 JohnK17
4/5  rDev +38.9%

Photo of brutusmuktuk
4/5  rDev +38.9%

Photo of wrightst
4/5  rDev +38.9%

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 mwar
3.75/5  rDev +30.2%

Photo of OKCNittany
3.75/5  rDev +30.2%

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 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 mzeld
3.5/5  rDev +21.5%

Photo of Mattsk1
3.5/5  rDev +21.5%

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 Gagnonsux
3.5/5  rDev +21.5%

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.

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Werewolf from Rinkuškiai
68 out of 100 based on 120 ratings.