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Before-After - Rinkuškiai Alaus Darykloje

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BA SCORE
62
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70 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 70
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 2.49
pDev: 35.74%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
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Lithuania

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 06-12-2010)
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BrandonStout

Tennessee

4.36/5  rDev +75.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This beer pours really nice with little to no head. It has a golden-honey color. The initial taste is wheat with a bit of sweetness. There's not much of an after-taste. I can't believe this beer is rated so low, it's very smooth and delicious. I recommend it.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2014 00:01:31 | More by BrandonStout
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grahamboudreaux

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +70.7%

03-06-2013 04:41:01 | More by grahamboudreaux
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Nerudamann

Oregon

4.22/5  rDev +69.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a Pilsner glass.

Look - light amber color, clear, with good carbonation and about half a finger's worth of foam that dissipates somewhat slowly.

Smell - wow, a very sweet and biscuity aroma!

Taste - very interesting taste sensation. It's sweet at the beginning, and takes on a musky malty presence in the middle, but in the finish, it morphs into having a strong (from the abv) barley quality.

Mouthfeel - the texture is pretty well balanced, not leaning more toward the watery side or the creamy side.

Overall - not a bad brew at all. Very interesting taste.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2011 03:32:36 | More by Nerudamann
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leprechaunandfatman

Ohio

4/5  rDev +60.6%

05-02-2013 00:55:51 | More by leprechaunandfatman
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abriggs1

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +60.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

What a surprise! This tasted boosey, but not as much as I would think being 12%. Very refreshing for such a powerful brew. A nice profile of caramel and skunky hops. I expected this beer to be terrible, but for less than $3 I was very happy. It went down way too fast for how strong it was. Probably why I'm feeling it so much today. Will seek out more.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2011 20:56:22 | More by abriggs1
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Radome

California

3.74/5  rDev +50.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served from a 16.9 oz bottle into a wine glass.

A - Deep golden color; very clear. Thin white head that quickly fades to a ring around the glass with some lacing.

S - Aroma is bready, grainy, alcoholic goodness. Very clean but very alcoholic.

T - The taste is bready malt; some low flowery hops. Strong alcohol flavor; slightly sweet finish. Very clean and mild for the alcohol level.

M - Medium body; low hops bitterness; moderate alcohol burn. Carbonation is light.

O - This is a very clean, inoffensive, high alcohol beer. It does not have any particular aspect that stands out, but it is pleasing in a generic, high-alcohol way.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2013 01:15:08 | More by Radome
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brewdlyhooked13

Ohio

3.73/5  rDev +49.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Nifty label, like the Founders Double Trouble. The 'before' shot (upside down bottle) is some bow-tied homer, the 'after' shot (right-side up) is a lady with much hair.

Appearance - a honey-amber pour, a thin head of foam struggles for coverage, yet manages a few lace legs. This still had a few patches of cover despite some extended minutes of sippage.

Aroma - a heavyish grain aroma, a note of sweetness but a pretty tight nose for the most part.

Taste - pure malt-driven as any uber-bock should be. The sweetness is interesting, brown sugar-like, maybe licorice, maybe it's just the grain showing a touch of roast. The abv is clean, complementary, not really hot like I thought it'd be. Swallows very warm, and the finish is neat with a slight drying and hop bite. It's a doppel on steroids and a little off balance at 12%, but it's pretty tasty.

Mouthfeel - smooth, not too heavy for the style, well done!

Drinkability - a thumbs-up for this Lithuanian surprise. Pretty nice value too at just $3 a half-liter. I'll have to set one of these down for posterity to see how it ages.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2010 06:04:58 | More by brewdlyhooked13
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Mitchster

Michigan

3.73/5  rDev +49.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

$2.79 for a single @ Merchants. Opens with a very mild "Psssht", pouring out to a limpid golden-orange, not really forming a head. The aroma is of port, mead, and bananas foster. The mouthfeel is syrupy with a very dense body. The taste is a combination of port and mead sitting on top of a lightly boozy huge pale malt middle, with a mild bitterness, richly sweet, and a grainy finish. This is like liquid bananas foster...sweet, syrupy, rich, thick, gooey. 1 bottle is plenty to share. I feel warmth down the gullet. Interesting.

I was a little scared of this beer. I thought it would be a hot adjunct laden mess, but it's actually quite tasty when you're in the mood for something like this. Try it out. It's worth the $3 for sure.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2011 02:05:48 | More by Mitchster
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TheSupremeAJ

Pennsylvania

3.6/5  rDev +44.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Very cool bottle... the whole reason I bought it. Very thin head which immediately dissipated. Clear with bubbles rising. Smell is of rich full caramel malt and well straw actually. The taste is of fruity esters in a rich caramel brew... alcohol flavor is not prevalent despite 12%ABV. Mouthfeel is cheap and expected @ 2.75 per 16.9oz bottle. Overall definitely worth the experience and a hella cool bottle.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2011 21:41:13 | More by TheSupremeAJ
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

3.53/5  rDev +41.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

(Served in a dimple mug)

A- This beer has a slightly hazy slightly dense deep orange body with a thin bubbly head that breaks up soon and is supported by a strong carbonation of big bubbles.

S- The soft sweet malt aroma as a melanoidin quality and a touch of honey but is otherwise pretty clean.

T- The slight taste of butter blends with pot caramel and a light melanoidin note to the dry finish. There is some honey notes and a caramel banana ester note that comes through as the beer warms. As it warms the malt takes on a pale malt jolly rancher flavor.

M- The medium-light mouthfeel has an alcohol heat that is gentle in the beginning but grows to a full burn in the back of the throat.

O- The clean lagered beer has some nice malt notes with some ester character but this beer is a bit thin for the big alcohol that soon dominates.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2011 20:33:27 | More by rhoadsrage
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BamfBacon

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +40.6%

02-16-2013 21:39:22 | More by BamfBacon
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JayS2629

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev +40.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear orange amber with a thin white head that fades fast and leaves no lace.

The smell is fruity, orange and fig with honey and caramel and some boozy smell.

The taste is clean with bitter orange, candied sugar, caramel and honey. Some woody, boozy notes.

Sort of thin but syrupy. Little boozy bite.

Not difficult to drink, and kinda tasty. Just nothing impressive and memoriable.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2011 00:28:01 | More by JayS2629
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jlindros

Massachusetts

3.45/5  rDev +38.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Semi fizzy head fades semi quickly with no lacing and head is completely gone soon, over golden nectar orange color.

Nose plenty of wheat, reddish malts, a light syrupy molasses candy aroma, some dark fruit raisin, fig, dried apricot, little booze.

Taste very sweet, wheats, malts, reddish wheat and malt, syrupy candy, some booze, hot, candi sugar, dried fruits white raisin, dried fig apricot and date, chewy malts. Finishes still semi sweet, lingering sticky malts, bit of fruit too.

Mouth is a bit heavier bodied, low carbonation, hot booze.

Overall not bad, nice wheat and malt flavors, chewy malts, good fruits, but too sweet and not enough carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2011 02:15:49 | More by jlindros
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jdhilt

New Hampshire

3.38/5  rDev +35.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a one, three-finger white head that vanishes leaving no lace. Crystal clear amber color. Light-medium carbonation and light-medium bodied (thinner than I expected). Light alcohol and caramel nose, flavor has hints of alcohol, caramel, hops are in background, not cloying. Not as bad as the ratings suggest. $4.50 for a 500ml bottle from Tully's Beer & Wine Wells, Me.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2011 23:22:37 | More by jdhilt
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ChrisTHE


3.25/5  rDev +30.5%

03-26-2012 13:55:11 | More by ChrisTHE
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RochefortChris

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev +30.5%

03-31-2013 02:25:28 | More by RochefortChris
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mariposafan

Wisconsin

3.18/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Was looking for a solo bottle that was relatively inexpensive. This one fills the bill.

Pours bright, bright orange with a pure soda-pop head. Very fizzy and the head dissipates almost immediately.

The aroma is interesting. It's very fruity - as much or moreso than some of the fruit beers I've tried. Sweet and malty with just a little alcohol peeking through.

The taste reminds me of bitter orange but it definitely has the sweetness of a high ABV dopplebock. The alcohol is very well masked for something with 12% ABV - it tastes more like 7%. As I drink more of it the maltiness starts to come forward but that odd orange flavor is still there. It's not bad, just odd.

The mouthfeel almost needs to be two different scores. The viscosity is almost perfect - not too thick, not too thin. The carbonation is overwhelming - more like soda than beer, very fizzy and coarse.

Overall I like it better than the scores would indicate, but it almost seems like a fruit beer instead of a dopplebock. The fruitiness just overwhelms the maltiness that I associate with dopplebocks.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2011 21:58:15 | More by mariposafan
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Offa

California

3.08/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I was not expecting much but was intrigued enough to try this "triple bock." After all, according to the label, "[t]his naturally fermented beer has the highest alcohol content in the Beer Country." The label defines "Beer Country" to be the Birzai region of Lithuania. Anyway, this is a decent, if strong, beer that actually does a good job of presenting a reasonably interesting, enjoyable beer for 12% abv. Overall, it is actually fairly reminiscent of another 12% abv beer, Bush/Scaldis de Noel, although I like this one a little better.

Orange-gold, it has a smallish off-white head immediately thinning to a very thin ring and leaving no lace.

Aroma is very malty - a meaty, syrupy raisiny character with light soapiness. It is very simple, very pungent, and not very pleasant. It is almost identical to the aroma of Bush/Scaldis de Noel and a lot like a really high abv, malty take on a malt liquor like, say, Steel Reserve 211.

Thankfully, taste and feel are a lot better. It is malty and overall like the aroma, but more pleasant. It has a spicey-sweet, faintly meaty, raisiny character with a hint of dough and rather like cheap, fortified wine with a hint of basic blended American whisky. It is one-dimensional, devoid of complexity, but nevertheless fairly pleasant. Alcohol is evident, but amazingly smooth, with a strong warming quality and not rough or unpleasant. It is surprisingly drinkable for all of this and for the high abv, but rather boring.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2010 21:00:32 | More by Offa
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ChaseBacon

New York

3/5  rDev +20.5%

08-10-2013 20:54:15 | More by ChaseBacon
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LJWalker

Alabama

3/5  rDev +20.5%

02-06-2012 17:09:31 | More by LJWalker
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HxC90


3/5  rDev +20.5%

02-26-2012 15:52:57 | More by HxC90
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therica

Maryland

3/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Thanks, David. Fun. Once. Only once! ha ha

A= deep glistening golden hue, very modest white head, minimal lacing.

S= sweet malts, some hops florals, banana, apple, some acridity.

T= shivers from the alcohol potency; very very syrupy sweet; sweet malts, some reasonable balancing hops and bitters but just enough for a good lager. Sweet fruits.

M= syrupy, cloying, that's about it.

O= pretty much like a malt-beer or one of those cheap-thrill high-gravity beers except for the adequate addition of hops. It's probably Lithuania's get-high thrill beer for kids!

But if that's your goal, talk to the guy who reviewed before me and got the huge bottle for only $2.99!

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2012 02:14:02 | More by therica
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swgwilt

Tennessee

3/5  rDev +20.5%

01-14-2014 03:27:55 | More by swgwilt
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Fatherskull

Georgia

2.93/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A - Clear Amber with ~1 finger of head. No lacing.

S - Little bit of butter and alcohol. Mild skunky smell, not all together pleasant.

T- Buttery (in a good way), lots of alcohol, sweet, sugary, grainy almost.

M - Light for the alcohol content.

D - I finished the pint but it was a lot of alcohol. Will not be having again.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2011 05:07:35 | More by Fatherskull
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DarthKostrizer

California

2.75/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Look: Translucent brownish orange in color with 1/8 head and no retention or lace

Smell: Sweet caramel malts, candy syrup and dark fruits

Taste: Follows the nose. This one is very sweet to the point were I didnt want to drink it anymore. Caramel malts and some dark fruits prunes and raisin

Mouthfeel: Was thinner than I thought it would be but still medium body with light carbonation and a bit of alcohol burn

Overall: Glad I tried this but I will not make that mistake again

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2011 20:26:01 | More by DarthKostrizer
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