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Dragon Lady | Rinkuškiai

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Rinkuškiai
Lithuania | website

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.70%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by AltBock on 08-04-2013

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Reviews: 17 | Ratings: 56
Reviews by Franziskaner:
Photo of Franziskaner
3.09/5  rDev +3.7%
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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Photo of Zorro
2.87/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Dragon Lady, bought more for the Heavy Metal like label that what beer it contains.

Clear golden colored beer with no real head formation.
Smells of toasted grain and some flowers. Scent of heather and that is about it. Nothing offends my sense of smell, but this isn't aromatic.

Taste...Braced for a Eastern European train wreck of a beer this is...a little sweet with a mild bitter finish. Not a bad flavor but, never going to be in the top 250 here.

Mouthfeel is decent.

Overall, OK Highly alcoholic beer. Wouldn't buy in mass quantities.

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Photo of NOLTERN
1.12/5  rDev -62.4%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I will give it to this brewery on marketing. They sure do know how to market a beer as bad as this one. They threw a scantily clad warrior woman on the bottle, reminiscent of heavy metal magazine, to distract from what is inside the bottle. Clever, scheming bastards...

I will just cut to the chase on this beverage so that I can spare you the sickening details. This beer tastes like the cheapest, over-carbonated "lager" with a shot of cheap vodka (rubbing alcohol?) mixed in.

Yet they had the audacity to label it a dopplebock. HA!

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Photo of acurtis
2.75/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of JMS1512
3.25/5  rDev +9.1%

Photo of DruC4
3.5/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of BamfBacon
3/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of ordybill
3.03/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 500ML bottle into a pint glass at the World of Beer in Pooler, GA.
Aroma- An OK smell of grain, malt and alcohol
Appearance- Pours a clear garnet color with a small white head.
Taste- Not a bad taste but the creamy texture doesn't go with the flavor
Palate- A heavy bodied beer with medium carbonation and a creamy texture.
Overall- An average beer, The Frazetta inspired artwork on the label is pretty cool

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Photo of kristenrae8
3.75/5  rDev +25.8%

Photo of Solo007
3.2/5  rDev +7.4%
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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Photo of DarkLordPsycho
3.75/5  rDev +25.8%

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.24/5  rDev +8.7%
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.

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Photo of Born_A_Jee
2.5/5  rDev -16.1%

Photo of iheartmyTHO
2.5/5  rDev -16.1%

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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Photo of LostandBound
3.24/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of metter98
2.88/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: The beer is clear amber yellow in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured with a short white head that died down, leaving a small patch of bubbles on the surface and thin collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of caramel malts are present in the nose along with hints of alcohol.
T: The taste follows the smell, having flavors of caramel malts and hints of fruity yeast. Some alcohol starts to creep in towards the finish.
M: It feels a bit more than medium-bodied and a little smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The mouthfeel of this beer seems to be a little light for a doppelbock, but it doesn't have any "off" flavors and hides a good portion of its alcohol.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of DrDemento456
2.67/5  rDev -10.4%
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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Photo of Jeff_Hallam
4/5  rDev +34.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JohnK17
3.25/5  rDev +9.1%

Photo of neenerzig
3.53/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up on a whim a week ago at a local beverage store. The price of $2.69 before tax for a 9.7% imported beer along with the cool artwork on the label both factored heavily in my decision to buy this. Poured into one of my mugs out of the 16.9 oz bottle, this beer pours a mainly clear, slightly cloudy/hazy medium copper color with a white head that's half an inch thick when first poured that settles to a fairly thick ring of foam lining the inside of the glass. Barely any trace of lacing at all to speak of. Has an aroma of caramel malt sweetness, some dark fruit such as plums and raisins, and a hint of toffee I think. Has a nice caramel malt sweet flavor that's followed by a hint of spice and the aforementioned fruit notes of plums and raisins. Not really any discernible hop presence. The flavor profile overall really isn't bad, it is rather quite enjoyable actually. While the sweetness is certainly the main/dominating aspect here, it isn't ridiculously over the top either. It is just that this drinks more like a lot of Belgian ales I've had much more so than most if not all other Doppelbocks I've had. Tastewise, the flavor profile seems incorrect for this style of beer. If I had no idea what I was drinking I'd probably think this was a Belgian Ale. Has a fairly crisp, slightly prickly, yet also somewhat smooth and frothy, fairly full bodied mouthfeel with fairly heavy carbonation. Worth a try and a good value for the price, just not quite what a Doppelbock is supposed to be.

Eric

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Photo of dradair
3/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of Vixie
2.67/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This is a very clear light gold beer with a decent white head that quickly reduces to some lacing.

Not a lot for a smell, mainly malt and hay. Reminds me a bit of the smell of the hay in a barnyard.

There is flavor here, but that's about all. The main thing that comes to mind here is medicinal. Hard to describe, mainly just a funky artificial taste, not sure any natural ingredients went into this. Has a bit of an off flavor aftertaste as well.

Feel is ok.

Overall this qualifies more as an alcohol delivery device than an actual good beer. It seems that more effort went into the label than what the bottle contains. If you like the bottle, that is about the only reason to grab this one.

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Photo of Tone
3.49/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, copper color. One inch head of an off-white color. Good retention and decent lacing. Smells of alcohol, sweet malt, strong pale malt, strong adjunct, yeas,t and a hint of smoke. Fits the style of a Doppelbock. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, alcohol, yeast, pale malt, slight adjunct, hint of metallic, and a hint of dark citrus. Overall, good appearance, decent aroma and body, but hurt by adjunct.

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Photo of nmann08
2.72/5  rDev -8.7%
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.

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Photo of sd123
3.5/5  rDev +17.4%

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Dragon Lady from Rinkuškiai
75 out of 100 based on 17 ratings.