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Werewolf - Rinkuškiai Alaus Darykloje

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108 Ratings
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Ratings: 108
Reviews: 65
rAvg: 2.85
pDev: 25.96%
Wants: 5
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
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Lithuania

Style | ABV
Belgian Dark Ale |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Vvall on 02-01-2008)
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BlurryVisi0n

New York

3.73/5  rDev +30.9%
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!

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2012 05:37:29 | More by BlurryVisi0n
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JohnK17

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +40.4%

07-11-2012 17:22:07 | More by JohnK17
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m0ntels

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev +5.3%

05-08-2012 23:14:08 | More by m0ntels
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Falcone

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev +14%

04-05-2012 20:24:11 | More by Falcone
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Derranged

New York

2.53/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

500ml bottle poured into a Palm tulip.

A- Pours a nice dark amber color with a thin white head. So far so good.

S- This is where it takes a bad turn. Very malty. Sugar, toffee mixed in with cheap lager. I'm also getting a metallic solvent like aroma.

T- A little better than the smell but not by much. There isn't much to the flavor other than malt and artificial sweetener. Solvent like flavor at the end. But overall pretty bland.

M- Medium carbonation and thickness, numbs lips a little.

O- A Belgian Dark Ale? Meh, I guess. Not really sure what the brewery was trying to accomplish with this one. I have another bottle which of course I will drink.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2012 04:23:39 | More by Derranged
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FDNYemt

New York

2.78/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

very light amber color with no visible head upon pouring. The beer had absolutely no ribboning. It was very sweet. Overall not a horrible brew but not one of the best either. The bottle appearance is unique with the half wolf label. The high alcohol content is a nice feature.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2011 03:44:08 | More by FDNYemt
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Zorro

California

1.68/5  rDev -41.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Severely hazed amber colored ale with basically no head.

Smell is sweet malt syrup and nothing else. Yeah it is that lame.

Starts out sweet and noticeably alcoholic. Malt with some fusel alcohol tastes and a slight bitterness. Frankly though this doesn't get quite to the level of St. Ides Malt Liquor for taste.

Mouthfeel is average or so.

Overall this is a big bottle full of crap. There is nothing to recommend this beer at all. AVOID!

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2011 23:29:52 | More by Zorro
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BessHiggs

Tennessee

2/5  rDev -29.8%

11-22-2011 19:26:02 | More by BessHiggs
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meich75

North Carolina

1/5  rDev -64.9%

11-15-2011 14:59:52 | More by meich75
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Nerudamann

Oregon

3.83/5  rDev +34.4%
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!

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2011 17:35:57 | More by Nerudamann
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

2.95/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Brewery Rinkuškiai : Werewolf
Bottle States "You must be sure you wanna taste it"

Appearance: Cloudy maroon color with soapy white head and quite a bit of yeast sediments, this is ale.

Smell: Fruity, malty and alcoholic, like most of the range from this brewery. No detectable Belgian yeast, but some ale yeast of some sorts is responsible for the fruityness.

Taste: Malt forward with some brown sugar, caramel and faint date notes. Hop bitterness is enough to keep the syrupy sugary malt character in check. Some warming alcohol is noticed. To get a beer this high in ABV, a rediculous amount of malt was used. It tastes like that.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, crisp carbonation, semi smooth with lingering hop bitterness riding a wave of caramel.

Overall: Not sure what to call this. There is nothing Belgian about this, so it may be mis-categorized. It is strong ale, but if anything it most closely resembles an English Barleywine. Interesting, and not without its charms.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2011 04:45:09 | More by Stinkypuss
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bluHatter

Michigan

3.6/5  rDev +26.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2011 00:30:41 | More by bluHatter
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Hopfenpeter

Maryland

3.13/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Interesting label and bottle. Poured into my crystal mug the beer has a murky amber red mahogany color. A tan head builds about
One finger high but disappears immediately with no lacing.
The smell is quite fruity. Cherry, plum, peach, fig and sweet malt.
Tasting this beet I was reminded more at a Doppelbock than a dark Belgium Ale. The fruity notes up front, the sweet malt notes kick in, in the middle, being finished with a distinct alcohol taste.
Very sweet beer, interesting in character.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2011 03:23:53 | More by Hopfenpeter
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rudzud

Massachusetts

2.73/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Picked up to check "Lithuania" off my list of countries. Bought at Julio's and poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a stagnant reddish copper with a two finger head that quickly faded to leave minimal halo.

S - Some sweet malts and some cherries. Not digging it, smells very sweet and fake, and metallic.

T - Not digging the taste either. Mor eof the same with super sticky sweet fruit easters. Metallic is still slightly there.

M - Only halfway decent quality about this brew. Somewhat crisp, but, still syrupy.

O - Overall, really didnt care for this beer at all. So many, hell, "average" examples of this style, not this junk. Still, go Lithuania!

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2011 00:57:30 | More by rudzud
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Francepants06

Louisiana

2.28/5  rDev -20%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Appearance is very red, smelled of maple syrup, the taste was overly sweet with fruit. it was slightly acidic . It didn't seem like it was high in alcohol but it gave me a headache after drinking half of the bottle. Very bad to average beer, I will never try this beer again period.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2011 09:56:12 | More by Francepants06
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liveandletdie

Washington

3.23/5  rDev +13.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2011 03:57:24 | More by liveandletdie
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.15/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a brown 16.9 oz. bottle. Has a pretty brownish amber color with a small head. Smell is of alcohol, some fruits. Taste is alcohol up front, some fruits and malts, not overly flavorful. Feels light in the mouth and has average drinkability. Overall a decent brew but nothing great.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2011 15:37:07 | More by tone77
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gopens44

Virginia

2.58/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A - Clear and copper in color. Barely a thin little head.

S - Mostly cherries with a malty backdrop.

T - Cherries, watery and slightly sour with a bitter finish

M - Highly carbonated with an aftertaste reminiscent of an artificial sweetener.

No. Can't see myself trying to drink this one again.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2010 13:32:26 | More by gopens44
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Lauthaha

Michigan

2.08/5  rDev -27%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured from a half-liter bottle into a wine glass.

Appearance: Pours a lot like a citrus soda, very fizzy. Absolutely no head after about fifteen seconds; not even any residual foam clinging to the edge of the glass. Belgian dark ale? Only in color...dark amber with ruby notes.

Smell: Not too shabby. Very sweet yeasty/malty banana/plum smell. Lots of fruit. Not-so-faint ester quality to it.

Taste/Mouthfeel: WAY too watery...no lasting carbonation. Very malty, very cloying. Sour, like bad fruit. Like their "Before-After" but diluted with old juice and water. *Shudders*

Drinkability: Slightly better than the aforementioned brew, but not good enough to recommend to anyone. Sorry I wasted the money on this one, but now I know.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2010 01:32:24 | More by Lauthaha
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Offa

California

2.33/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

This is similar to, but less pleasant and enjoyable than, the same brewer's Before-After. I do not understanbd why this is listed as a Belgian Dark Ale as this seems like a doppelbock or maybe maibock or strong lager of some sort.

Amber-copper, it has a medium tan head soon shrinking to a few bubbles, not very good and in fact rather ugly.

Aroma is strong fermented grain, wet rusty metal, old raisins. It is very strongly malty-sweet, simple, and not pleasant at all. In fact, it smells quite bad to me.

Taste is much better but not enough to save it. It is spicey-sweet fruit juice, raisin, a hint of toast and cheap brandy. It is lightly sweet with hint of faint spicey bitterness underneath. It is simple but tastes reasonably good but in the end is mostly fermented, alcoholic fruit juice and fails to maintain any interest in the face of the off-putting aroma. It is also very heavy for what you get. Drinkability thus fades fast.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2010 22:25:26 | More by Offa
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mactrail

Washington

2.58/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Strange fruit, strong ale.

Looks nice, dark amber in the glass. First taste is kind of shocking. Actually it gets better after your taste buds get used to the idea. Aroma is like a powerful doppelbock but with a big dose of caramel apple. It is so reminiscent of mixed drinks, like Long Island Iced Tea or maybe Captain Morgan and Diet Coke. Odd mix of fruity and spicy flavors-- pumpkin pie, applejack, dried pears. Quite woody and astringent in the mouth, mixed with that funky sweetness. Then a shuddering bitterness hinting at almond pits.

A true oddity, or maybe a new strain of Belgian beer yeast mixed with Lithuanian rocket fuel. It seems clean enough, so maybe the brewers meant for it to taste like this.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2010 02:59:01 | More by mactrail
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CHILLINDYLAN

Washington

3.2/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Clear vibrant orange. Offwhite head without much rentention. no laces.

Metallic Cotton Candy. some citrus and floral notes. Light toast. Pear. Plus a weird smell I cant put my finger on.

Sweet candi sugar, metallic cotton candy. Toasted bread and brown sugar. Floral and lemon hop character. Fruity pear yeast esters.

Rich, sticky, med body. refreshing steady carbonation.

Refreshing and drinkable, but a bit on the sweet side. Not one i'd really revisit, but it was ok. Not sure what style this is like most here, quite a unique brew.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2010 00:00:39 | More by CHILLINDYLAN
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ElijahCSkuggs

Massachusetts

3.03/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Like many of you who've come across this hairy son of a bitch, it was by complete coincidence. You saw a beer called Werewolf, and you being a fan of werewolf movies just had to buy it. So the bottom line here is this beer akin to American Werewolf in London as being an unbelievable piece of work, or is it some Underworld hollywood cash in type of film that barely brings anything to the table?

Well, unfortunately, it definitely leans closer to Underworld. Actually, it closer resembles the American sequel, American Werewolf in Paris. Though, are we now supposed to refer to this beer as "insert country you belong to" Werewolf in Lithuania? I think so!!

With a head that disappears almost as soon as it arrives, you're left with not much to look at. But get this, since I'm such a poor bum, I have this American Werewolf in Lithuania sitting in a Margarita glass. And would you know, it sits beautifully. With a amber/copper top, the bottom exhibits a golden/tequila like glow. It's quite nice.

The fragrance quite simply is really nothing. It's nice, but not memorable. Truthfully, I'm having a difficult time picking apart what I'm smelling. I wanna say there was a caramel hint.

The taste is where The American Werewolf in Lithuania makes it mark....at being average. It's not bad, in fact it has a nodding factor that will possibly have you asking for another bottle. But probably just so you can say you got hammered off Werewolves. I know I am. A slight ting, a bit sour, and not bad at all.

The after effect is pretty easy, and won't really have any say on why you like or dislike this beer. Noticeable, occasionally impolite but not a nuisance.

Besides the look of this fur-covered mangy jerk, the beer goes down. It goes down the gullet. Remember in Bad Moon when Uncle Ted and Thor had that showdown? How awesome was that? It was a totally drinkable moment in werewolf history....and this beer would have been quite a fine choice to drink to that moment.

Overall, the main reason to drink this beer is to say you drank a beer called Werewolf. And not only that, it has a rather high ABV% @ 8.2%. So you won't be having to toss down that many to get your howl on. Damn...I think they should hire me for their marketing department. - Don't be afraid to get bit by this werewolf. - I hear drinking Coors Light (Silver Bullet) after drinking Werewolf can kill you.

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2010 13:31:50 | More by ElijahCSkuggs
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jczn

Alabama

2.75/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Rinkuskiai Werewolf 8/20/10
Poured from the bottle into a pint glass.

A: Very clear, rich, golden-orange color. Fine white head that disappeared very quickly. (3.0)

S: Aroma is not particularly strong. Has a touch of sweet, almost caramel aroma, but what is most apparent is another, off-putting, smell that I can't identify. (1.0)

F: A touch of fruit is evident, along with a bit of spiciness. Overall, the flavors are a bit muddled and lack complexity. There is some alcoholic warmth that comes through, and the beer finishes with a green apple yeast flavor that is reminiscent of certain Belgian style ales, as well as a particular US macrobrew. (3.0)

M: Medium-thick body with a healthy level of carbonation. The mouthfeel may be this beer's best characteristic, and helps a good deal with it's overall drinkability. (3.5)

D: Despite the generally unimpressive characteristics, this is a beer that is easy to drink. The unsettling aromas disappear quickly with the head, and the flavor, while forgettable, is not offensive. Overall, while I wouldn't buy this beer again, it is easy enough to drink that I will still enjoy it. (3.5)

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2010 00:53:13 | More by jczn
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chumba526

Oregon

1.65/5  rDev -42.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

It appears an orange red color with almost no head. There is just a thin lining of off colored white foam.
Smells strongly of nutty caramel malts. There is also a strange cinnamon smell to the beer. It smells similar to a strong double bock. There is something weird about the smell.
After the weird smell I am a bit afraid to actually taste this. The strange cinnamon taste dominates the taste there is a bit of caramel malt flavor. This is not as sweet as I thought from the smell. It's very weird tasting. Only malts are noticeable in the taste. There is a slight metallic taste to the beer as well. I am not sure I want to drink all of this.
The carbonation I guess is very low because it has the mouth feel of water. The mouth feel just makes the flavors seem nastier.
Due to the nasty mouth feel and weird flavor its drinkability is not very good.
Overall a weird malty beer that is quite repulsive. It was quite cheap but it is still quite nasty. I might be able to finish this but it will be a struggle.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2010 16:58:23 | More by chumba526
Werewolf from Rinkuškiai Alaus Darykloje
68 out of 100 based on 108 ratings.