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Dragon Lady - Rinkuškiai

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73
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40 Ratings
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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.06
pDev: 19.61%
Wants: 1
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Lithuania

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  9.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: AltBock on 08-04-2013

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Ratings: 40 | Reviews: 11
Photo of barczar
3.13/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

13 vintage.

Caramelly aroma, with notes of toffee and dates. There's a metallic character.

Flavor is sweet and tea-like, with a bitter finish. Not much malt character, at all. Like sugar water.

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.24/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Enjoyed from the bottle, this strong doppelbock pours a bright peach colored amber with a thin white head that quickly disappears to a thin white ring and light spotty lacing. Nose of apples, pears, peaches, sweet light malts, light bread, and heavy booze. Flavors follow the nose with sweet malts to the front and sides following a light peach brandy and crisp apple flavor followed by an abundance of strong alcohol flavors heavy with light grain on the aftertaste. Robust carbonation makes for a lively mouth feel for this strong sipper. As a doppelbock it is a decent strong blond doppel, as a standard doppel it misses the mark. While I like it the label should be a strong blonde doppel, ESPECIALLY with the buxom blond on the label.

Photo of nmann08
2.72/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

From a bottle, pours a hazy orange light brown color with a average looking amount of head.

The nose is malty, banana, barnyard straw, a little cereal grains and it reeks of booze. It smells super hot. The flavor is unbelievably sweet with lots of alcohol present. Flavors of bananas, candied sugar, a little fruit, pears.

This is a booze cruise in a bottle. Not terrible, but woah, sit back and don't drive.

Photo of Farm
3.46/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Solo007
3.2/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12 fl oz (355 ml) bottle into a tulip glass.

Gotta dig the label: A Dragon and a busty warrior blonde - That's HOT.

As for this Lithuanian doppelbock: An apple, peach and hints of gin (juniper berries) for the nose. The head is thick and substantial, but when it fades, it completely disappears, leaving a medium-heavy duty, refined brew with a menu of a butter rum and peach brandy. Strange finish: The Dragon Lady left a nice warm sensation in my belly but few of the notes I mentioned above came along for the ride - In fact, it was somewhat metallic and left the roof of my mouth with a waxy film feel and taste. Remember, at 9.7% alcohol content, Dragon Lady is a high octane beer, so watch yourself. A full-bodied drinking meal. Decent & doable.

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2.36/5  rDev -22.9%

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3.08/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of iheartmyTHO
2.5/5  rDev -18.3%

My sole reason for picking up this beer is the amazingly awesome label. Other than that, this beer kind of sucks.

It's cheap and will get you drunk given the high alcohol content. But the overall flavor is lacking. It has this weird malty-chemical-sweetness. I've tasted similar flavors with high alcohol content beers, but the bad flavor leaves much to be desired.

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3.09/5  rDev +1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Light brown in color and somewhat hazy with almost no head at all. Plenty of dark malt in the aroma with a relatively clean lager smell. The flavor is more of alcohol than of the dark malt. There's a bit a buttery aftertaste. The mouth is a bit sticky and dry.

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2.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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3/5  rDev -2%

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2.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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2.67/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

well I am kind of drunk already so I will give this a go. Picked this up for 2.99 at Vintage Estate. Should have know better when they advertise the ABV on a swing tag in big bold letters this was going to be bad.

A - Well points for that it looks good a very clear ruby red color with a solid inch of opaque colored head that seems to stick around forever. For the rating I expected it to fizz out like a malt liquor.
S - Very mild cereal grains and some caramel malt. Doesn't have any offensive ethanol smells or skunky smells so I hope for the best.
T - Wow I never experienced a malt liquor with bock characters before! That's the best description I can muster other than alcohol soaked grains which I can fully agree it taste like. Ugh I may drain pour this.
M - Its somewhat tolerable medium body despite the huge ABV but the flavor is terrible,

Overall I poured out the last 8 ounces or so it truely is a terrible beer, one of the worst I had in a while. Please don't be tricked by the kick ass cover art and buy this it's terrible.

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Dragon Lady from Rinkuškiai
73 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.