Missing Elf - Rinkuškiai Alaus Darykloje
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Reviews by puboflyons:
3.15/5 rDev +24%
From the 25 fl. oz. bottle. Sampled on December 17, 2012.
The pour is orange amber and on the murky side. The white fizzy heads erupts then disappears quickly.
The aroma is malty with a hint of banana and black licorice but more of a hard liquor character.
The body is smooth and around medium.
The taste is also malty at first but it has a lingering, acidic bitterness at the end that is kind of off-putting. I don't think this would be high on my annual selection of Christmas ales.
12-17-2012 23:53:03 | More by puboflyons
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2.93/5 rDev +15.4%
16.9 oz bottle served in a pint glass.
Pours a light, clear amber with visible carbonation. Only a small head is produced with a moderate pour, and this has poor retention.
Aroma: Sweet odor, mainly of light malt.
Taste: Taste follows the aroma, with a flavor that, to me, is mildly too sweet. Clearly, there are rather minimal, and insufficient, hops here. Another complaint is labelling: this is not a standard dopplebock. It does have fairly high ABV, like most dopplebocks. The high ABV is somewhat evident in both the aroma and, more so, the taste, but not such as I'd complain about it.
M: medium body, yet with a trace of wateryness; some alcohol warming.
O: no a bad beer. OK as a holiday gift, with the fun labelling, high ABV and all, but not a beer that
01-25-2012 00:09:28 | More by chinchill
3.33/5 rDev +31.1%
(Served in a tulip glass)
#27-29 scratched on date of bottle
A- This beer pours a slightly hazy orange body with a bubbly thin cream head that last a bit. There is a slow carbonation of big bubbles that glide to the surface.
S- The soft light melanoidin note has hints of pot caramel and a soft diacetyl finish that grows as the beer opens up.
T- The slightly sweet pot caramel flavor is light and clean with a alcohol bite in the finish that leads to a melanoidin note that lingers.
M- This beer has a medium-light mouthfeel with a tight fizz and a soft alcohol bite that grows with each sip.
O- The caramel flavors are a bit artificial tasting and the only other support is the alcohol and the fizz. It starts off ok but as it opens up it really gets an alcohol burn and fake caramel flavor.
06-23-2011 15:51:33 | More by rhoadsrage
3.23/5 rDev +27.2%
Sampled at Eastern Europe tasting at the Tops Tasting Room in Tempe. Light in taste, big in booze. Above average mouthfeel, but offset by the booziness. Other taste, some malting. Mix between a malt liquor and a dopplebock.Nothing I would recommend or try again.
02-07-2010 19:15:47 | More by Sammy
3.2/5 rDev +26%
Missing Elf is a tasty beer that lacks carbonation.
A: It pours with an orange colour and although I poured it quite vigorously it only developed a 3 mm head that faded quickly to nothing. 2.5
S: The smell is malty and not especially strong. 3
T: Malty up front with hints of raisins and some bitterness. Strong, fruity and nice. 3.5
M: Thick, but lacks carbonation. 3
O: It's a tasty beer but is let down by the little details. 3
05-16-2011 02:15:25 | More by vandemonian
2.78/5 rDev +9.4%
Look: Translucent orange in color no head or lace
Smell: Caramel malts and almost a whisky note and peat
Taste: Very malty beer. Lots of caramel and a bit of dark fruit
Mouthfeel: Medium body and carbonation. The carbonation bubbles feel like they are lifting right off your tongue
Overall: Interesting doppelbock very sweet and malty had an almost whisky character to it. I will not drink this again
07-16-2011 20:22:50 | More by DarthKostrizer
2.48/5 rDev -2.4%
A: Golden with no head at all.
S: Toasted malts with a very sweet fruitiness. There are hints of booze throughout.
T: Pretty clean considering the style. It's a husky type faint taste with a boozy hint throughout and some slight bittering in the finish. Way too much about the booze and not enough about the taste.
M: Smooth with little carbonation.
O: Not terrible, not good either.
11-14-2010 01:24:05 | More by bundy462
1.35/5 rDev -46.9%
A - Looks like an imperial pilsner. Darkish yellow with no head worth speaking of.
S - Alcohol. This stuff is ready to kill some bacteria.
T - Tastes like Cepacol mouthwash.
M - What to say here? It's boozy, it's yellow and it smells and tastes like mouthwash.
D - Not very. If you are expecting a quality doppelbock full of malty character, you've come to the wrong place.
Conclusion: Call off the search for this particular elf. Burn the missing person's report and file the death certificate, post haste.
10-31-2010 22:48:19 | More by dvb
3.38/5 rDev +33.1%
A-Pours a clear golden orange color with two fingers of white head.
S-Huge honey notes with some pale malt and with some bock-ish dark fruit notes.
T-Dark fruits and notes of honey with some floral hops on the finish.
M-Medium bodied and sticky with very, very low carbonation; almost flat.
D-This actually pretty drinkable, based on other reviews I was expecting the worst, and I think this helped this beer's cause. The low level of carbonation is a little distracting though.
12-26-2010 21:40:32 | More by samie85
3.95/5 rDev +55.5%
Saw this interesting looking guy on the shelf at Julios. A 9.5% doppelbock from Lithuania, how can you go wrong... Poured into my La Chouffe tulip since the missing elf on the label reminded me of the Chouffe gnome.
A: Wow, brilliantly crystal clear so much so I can easily watch the game through it, except upside down. It's a golden honey color with little bubbles floating up. A light creamy head forms at first, then fades to small clumps of bubbles around.
N: Starts with a light crisp lager like nose, with hints of honey and sweet malts. Digger deeper reveals the slightest hints of European malts, touches of alcohol sweetness, almost Belgian candi sugar, and quite a bit like a Belgian tripel.
T: Starts pretty sweet, as one would expect. More European/Belgian like malt. Some bitterness starts to come through a bit and it starts to dry off very fast long before the sip is even finished. Some honey flavors come out, and fermented honey dryness. Some interesting earthy flavors come out as well that I can't really say where they are from, perhaps the yeast, and adds almost the faintest hint of metal. It hides the alcohol pretty well with the initial sweetness, and I only get the slightest alcohol warmth.
M: Medium body with lower carbonation.
F: Very dry but still slightly sticky. It leaves your mouth fresh feeling like mouthwash even though there was no initial alcohol burn your mouth feels it after, with a touch of stickiness. It also has that earthy bitterness lingering a bit as well. The honey flavor seems to linger as well for a while and presents that dry feel and even dry flavor. It's also pretty dangerous as halfway through the beer I can already feel it getting on top of me being 9.5% and doesn't feel like it at all.
Not bad for I think my first beer from Lithuania. They did a pretty good version of a doppelbock, a little too much honey, and not enough carbonation, but otherwise pretty drinkable and tasty.
12-27-2009 19:39:58 | More by jlindros
3.48/5 rDev +37%
Pours a two finger white head that that vanishes without a trace of lace. Crystal clear almost light amber color, unusual for a DB. Malt/nut nose. Light carbonation and medium bodied. Flavor is sweet nutty malt. High ABV is hidden. Better as it warms. Cool label. $3.20 for a 500ml bottle from Tully's Beer & Wine Wells, Me.
12-23-2009 23:56:38 | More by jdhilt
2.7/5 rDev +6.3%
A - Pours a clear golden orange color. A slight white head fizzles up and dissipates within seconds. No lacing left here and has a few, very small carbonation bubbles.
S - Smells of sweet grains with alcohol with a touch of melon.
T - Very sweet. Grains of corn and wheat mixed with warming alcohol. There are some slight fruity notes. The end is a bitter sort of chalky kind of taste. Eh.
M - I find with sub-par beers such as this one, the mouthfeel usually gives them their only good qualities. Good amount of carbonation and goes down smooth.
D - Not a good taste, higher ABV, I might not finish this.
11-17-2010 03:21:39 | More by LairdChisholm
2.93/5 rDev +15.4%
16.9oz bottle poured into a pint glass
A: Light orange, next to no head
S: Sweet malt, buttterscotch
T: Boozy first and foremost, similar to the nose with sweet malt, a hint of butterscotch, earth and spice.
M: Light-bodied and boozy, though the carbonation is pleasant.
O: I too am confused by the dopplebock designation. Pleasant enough overall, although the alcohol needs to be toned down a bit.
11-08-2011 23:45:43 | More by ONUMello
2.78/5 rDev +9.4%
Got this as a Christmas Present. Poured into a pint glass.
A: this is far and away the lightest Double Bock I have ever seen. I was convinced upon the pour that the beer was in the wrong bottle. Pale gold/straw color with good clarity. Thin head with minimal lacing. This scores really low since it is not to style.
S: the nose quickly confirms that this beer is in fact a double bock. Deep sweet malts up front with grainy, corn like notes in the middle.
T: sweet malts up front, candied dark fruits, bready grains, notes of caramel. Many flavors I associate with a double bock, but also an adjunct lager-like character that throws things off a bit.
MF: medium body, relatively light for the style. Medium to high carbonation.
D: this beer represents the Double Bock style in a very interesting way. The taste comes close to representing the style, but the appearance and body are much more similar to an adjunct lager. I would not try this again.
01-14-2011 07:30:15 | More by homebrew311
3.45/5 rDev +35.8%
This beer was Christmas gift.
I'm a fan of doppelbocks. This isn't a doppelbock. I don't know why they labeled it a "Double Bock" on the bottle, but they did. If they had called it a "Euro Pale Lager" or a "Euro Strong Lager" instead, it would rank very high in those categories. But when you call a beer a doppelbock, people bring certain expectations, none of which are fulfilled by this beer. That being said, it is an enjoyable, delicious beer. It just isn't a doppelbock.
It pours a light to medium orange color. The smell is mostly of sweet malts. Taste is nice, slightly sweet and smooth. Crystal malts jump to the forefront with a slightly hoppy finish. If it is 9.5% alcohol, it's pretty well hidden.
Like I said, not a doppelbock, but quite drinkable and enjoyable, whatever it is.
12-29-2010 00:33:13 | More by Deus1138
Missing Elf from Rinkuškiai Alaus Darykloje
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