Before-After - Rinkuškiai Alaus Darykloje
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1/5 rDev -60.2%
Avoid this one at all costs. It had a $2.99 tag around the 500ml bottle, I should have known. The taste was much too sweet, like fake candy, way too boozy and the aftertaste was like vomit. Almost zero carbonation and a very strange mirky orange color. I drink all kinds of beer but this went down the drain. Too bad.
04-07-2013 01:57:34 | More by Hopstronaut
1.1/5 rDev -56.2%
Pours a deep amber color, mild clarity. Super thick looking, low carbonation, and minimal head, even after an abrasive pour. The smell... ugh, the smell. The alcohol in this beer is WAY too overpowering - smells nearly like rubbing alcohol. Other hints in the nose: musk, mold, cheese, onions, corn, wheat, dirty grains, wet cardboard. The taste isn't too far behind - hot from the alcohol with notes of musty old basement, dirty earth, cheap corn grains, and funky onion. Taste like absolute puke, and I'm trying to be nice here. Sweetness is abundant from the malt, as well, so much so that it's cloying and nasty. Hops? Where are they? It doesn't matter, nothing could save this beer. Thick, syrupy, sticky, and heavier than lead on the mouth.
Good God, this beer is downright awful. I tried, I really did. I muscled down about half the glass and had to pour the rest down the drain. It got far worse as it warmed up. A colossal train wreck of alcohol, adjunct grains, malt, and whatever the hell else is in this beer. Head for the hills, this is the worse beer I've had.
11-21-2012 17:55:43 | More by tectactoe
1.43/5 rDev -43%
I found these single, brown, 500ml bottles on the shelf at Sal's Liquors in Addison, IL for $2.51 each. The label is kind of cool. When held with the "before" side up you see a caricature of an ugly woman. Turn the bottle upside down to the "after" side and she transforms into a beautiful girl. No freshness date or any other information about the beer on the bottle.
The beer poured a clear brownish/orange color, but it only made a 1/4-finger's worth of white head that dissipated immediately and left no lacing whatsoever.
The beer smells really sweet with lots of caramel, candy-like sugars, and dark fruits. There is also a very pronounced alcoholic smell, which would be expected in a 12.0% abv beer.
Ugh, this beer is dreadful! Sweetened grain alcohol in a bottle. The caramel and dark fruits are in there but they can't overcome the power of the alcohol. No attempt to mask or blend the alcohol at all. It's terrible.
Thin for a dopplebock despite the sweetness. The low to moderate carbonation level is much too low for me.
I don't like to throw beer out, but this was complete drainpour.
07-18-2011 17:39:00 | More by matjack85
1.43/5 rDev -43%
500ml bottle - $2.99 at Hop City in Atlanta, Georgia.
Appearance: Crystalline, light golden-amber body with a small, sudsy white head.
Smell: Shockingly corrosive ethanol and a secondary whiff of something artificial, something ominous wafting up from this sad, shameful brew. It's a real feat to pick up any accents of malts or dark fruits.
Taste: Sugar and palate cutting alcohol annihilating any complexities, any subtler flavors, or really any hope for anything beyond a truly dreadful beer.
Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation.
Overall: Reprehensible before, during, and after.
01-06-2012 17:47:11 | More by ChainGangGuy
1.45/5 rDev -42.2%
bought it because the bottle was interesting... we all make mistakes
Rarely do I pour a beer down the drain.... but this isn't a beer
Not too hard to get a high alcohol content when your crafting your beer out of sugar.
i'll say that at least the carbonation wasn't bad, but then there is the smell and taste.... I couldn't stomach it, but I suppose I like beer too much to handle it
Don't buy this, buy Steel Reserve, or some other malt liqueur that does a better job than this impostor
02-16-2012 21:31:06 | More by MorningDove
1.5/5 rDev -40.2%
I purchased this bottle lured in by the cool optical illusion label and the promise of 12% ALC. Unfortunately, these turned out to be the only highlights of the experience. Out of the bottle the beer was a dark golden color with a very short lived head of tan foam. Minimal lacing. The aroma was of booze, ethanol and some skunked malt. The flavors were about the same, dominated by the booze and ethanol with hints of something fishy and an acidic bite. Pure unadulterated garbage. The mouthfeel was slick, the body medium and the carbonation average. Not worth it and sadly one of the worst beers I’ve had in a while.
01-28-2012 12:04:57 | More by thekevlarkid
1.58/5 rDev -37.1%
A - Dark amber with absolutely no head.
S - This is so heavy on the alcohol that it actually sort of smells like vodka. Grainy, musty, and nasty.
T - Better than the nose. Yeasty, boozy, bready.
M - Heavy and sickly sweet. Not good.
This is really not a good beer. Ugh.
11-04-2012 18:22:27 | More by pmcadamis
1.6/5 rDev -36.3%
Poured chilled at the white house in ale glass
A: no head; no lacing; carb action only ok
S: honey honeysuckle; very boozy; vaporous
T: very sweet; malt liquor at its worst; wretchedly sweet and boozy; unpalatable; no hops?
Look, if one wishes to get plastered, do it with vodka, not swill like this.
11-20-2011 23:00:02 | More by Arithmeticus
1.68/5 rDev -33.1%
Poured from a half-liter bottle into a beer stein.
Appearance: Pours a lot like soda, except without the head. Absolutely no backbone to this beer. Clear, orange/lemon color with very light carbonation. The lack of head disturbs me.
Smell: Buttery alcohol aroma. Some clove action, perhaps, prunes, toffee (or caramel), very malty. It grows on you, just a touch.
Taste/Mouthfeel: An almost undetectable amount of carbonation coupled with the sweet, sickly taste of what may or may not have been sugar at one point make this one a real challenge. Banana, sage. Burnt sage. Goes down thinly, yet oily in its finish.
Drinkability: None. If I were not a man on a quest, it would easily be a drainpour.
The main selling point of this brew was the ABV (displayed in huge lettering on a tag on the neck of the bottle). That, and an increasing interest in bocks. I wasn't pleased, but I have had worse, so I can't fail Before-After.
10-08-2010 00:54:00 | More by Lauthaha
1.7/5 rDev -32.3%
With a tag highlighting the 12% abv around the bottle, you know what the marketing angle is for this beer (too bad it wasn't 12% off in price). Poured into a tall pilsner glass.
Off the pour manages a small yellow caramel like head with a hint of orange, doesn't stick around or leave a collar, no lacing at all either. The body color is strange. It's a very obvious orange to some amber, cloudy, even some flakes in the glass also. This looks strange.
Nose is not too bad, but smells mostly like artificial candy and a small dose of cinnamon. Where is the malt, or even something like chocolate? Not even very sweet smelling, just some noticeable alcohol, odd.
Taste is a major letdown but what else with this sense of heat and artificial candy nose coming? Boozy hot, feels seltzer like, over fermented orange juice, not cinnamon candy not in a fun way, more like cough syrup. Fusel alcohol finish, faint malt just barely making a presence but can't make a dent.
Overall, this is really terrible, when you can have standard like Ayinger Celeberator or Weihenstephan Korbinian why would you even want this? Troegenattor please!
03-11-2012 18:42:26 | More by smakawhat
1.7/5 rDev -32.3%
My first Doppelbock, as far as I know. I shan't let it color my impression of the style, however.
Head quickly dissipated (due to the high alcohol content?).
After one or two sips, I had that barfy "been drinking bad beer all nite" taste in my mouth.
Avoid this one.
07-14-2012 04:19:07 | More by DavidZammiello
2.03/5 rDev -19.1%
Pours a golden, dark orange color. Definitely a bit too bright. I must have agitated the bottle a bit on the way, cloudy yeast poured out near the end. Started with a cream colored couple fingers of head, but dissipates to nothing pretty quick. Aroma is malty, fruity sweet. There's some fusel alcohol that burns the nostrils. Same for the taste: some malty, fruitiness and alcohol. There's nothing complex about it. It's straight forward sweetness and alcohol. It's creamy, and mostly full bodied, no real carbonation to speak of though.
It's not the worst thing... but it's not to style even despite the alcohol, and it's just not worth drinking.
01-20-2012 04:40:02 | More by EgadBananas
2.15/5 rDev -14.3%
I wish I had remembered that I had tried Lobster Lover's beer from this brewery, and really didn't like either version that I tried. I thought this bock was worth a try, but I was sadly mistaken.
In a pint glass this beer was a gold color with just a rim of white head.
Strong aroma of alcohol, not pleasant, with a bit of sweet malt.
Mostly boozy taste, a tiny bit of caramel malt.
The mouthfeel was very sharp. Can't believe this is a bock. It bears no resemblence to a bock.
08-07-2010 01:08:19 | More by lordofthewiens
Before-After from Rinkuškiai Alaus Darykloje
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