Rinkuškiai Before-After Triple Bock - Rinkukių Aluas Darykla
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Reviews by woemad:
3.4/5 rDev +2.7%
16.9oz bottle purchased at Mid Columbia Wines & Spirits in Kennewick, Washington, for $3.83. It comes with a cheezy/bordeline: sexist label and a huge necktag that loudly proclaims it’s 12 % abv. Been a while since I’ve had a booze bomb from what was formerly a part of the Soviet Union. No obvious freshness date.
Poured a clear, gold color, and featured lots of tiny bubbles arcing skyward. Head was big, creamy, off-white and short-lived. Within about three minutes it had receeded to a thin skiff atop the beer, with some minor lace along the sides of my glass.
The nose was of soft floral hops and pears. As it warmed, some ginger notes became notable as well.
Bigger flavor than I would have thought from the aroma. The soft floral hops are there, along with some fruity notes reminiscent of pears and apples. There’s a also a ginger-like spiciness and a bigger, bready maltiness than was present in the aroma. In the background, midway through the taste, a warming alcohol sensation becomes obvious – no surprise, given it’s highly touted alcohol percentage. Slightly dry zap at the swallow. Asit warmed, the booziness became much more overbearing. Towards the end, it became something of an ordeal.
The body of this beer is closer to full than medium. Coating, sugary mouthfeel.
Definitely a booze bomb, a big beer that reaches the upward end of my tolerance spectrum for sweetness. It’s not bad tasting, but I think one bottle will be enough. It’s overly sweet nature combined with it’s high alcohol content has me already contemplating how my head will feel later. Yet another case of too big a bottle - a 12oz (or, more likely 11.2 given it's Euro-ness) would have been much more enjoyable.
06-23-2013 21:46:58 | More by woemad
More User Reviews:
3/5 rDev -9.4%
Holy cow. Where to start?
Saw this in the cooler next to Lobster Lover, the one with the wolf's head and the other one with a scary lady on it or something. Labelled a triple bock, but actually a doppel bock for $3. Well, you can only go with the ones you know for so long...
Opened this and poured into a fluted pilsner glass; immediate nose and aroma from cracking the crown. Butterscotch gold with shades of orange on the pour, almost a little viscous, probably due to the ABV. Head lingered for about a moment and said "nyet-ski" and took off.
Boiled butter, tangy fruit, and assorted sugar on the nose. Phew! I used to serve tramps at a liquor store in London who came in smelling like this.
Prune, raisin, almost caramel like flavors on the palate. The ABV sits high in the mix. Some malt. Almost no hop character to speak of.
Mouthfeel is limited due to the high alcohol content. You could try to savor this, but the overall impression is that this is a more "European" approach to something like FourLoko. As it warms, I'm inclined to put it back in the fridge so the temp keeps my tastebuds guessing.
Hey, it was $3 and worth a try, but this is by no means as refined or polished as other doppel offerings out there. I'm thinking of pouring the rest out, but I worry what would happen to my drains. Maybe I should stop drinking this...
08-08-2011 23:45:00 | More by Groucho75
3.85/5 rDev +16.3%
The color is crisp, clear, and orange. The taste was totally unexpected. Like red hot candies, a little bit of caramel, and oak. The finish even has some chile heat to it. It's incredibly complex, but I was a big fan. Even with that high of an ABV, I didn't think the alcohol was overpowering.
09-07-2011 01:55:19 | More by McNealc31
4.9/5 rDev +48%
I love high alc%, and at 12%, this is the highest percentage legally allowed in the state of Ohio.
As a triple bock, it has that forecasted molasses, sweet, impact the minute it migrate from the head of the bottle to the tastebuds of you tongue.
The best part of the beer besides its delicious ultra sweet taste, impactive wine aroma, is the deal you get for your money. The bottle is close to the size of a big boy, and usually costs only about 2.00 bucks. If your not into hard alcohol like myself, looking to prevent your pockets from letting out months, but still looking to get loose my friends, here is the value beer for you.
Surprisngly even with its extra sweetness, the beer doesn't create an uncomfortable heavy feeling, and this allows for the enjoyment of more then one.
Also, there is an unexplainable magic to the way this beer makes you feel. Theres a special buzz that comes with having a few of these bad boy, almost like a calm benzodiazepines type feel.
Its a shame this beer is not more popular, but I highly recommend it for all young folk out there. This isn't a sloppy drunk your looking at from having a couple of these, but rather a sip the magic dragon type flow.
DONT DO DRUGS KIDS.
05-03-2012 01:31:32 | More by ClevelandKidO
3.55/5 rDev +7.3%
A. Poured into a mug, got a finger and a half of head that was gone in a minute, and I mean gone. Not even a ring left. Color is straight amber.
S. Immediate smell is malt and dark fruit, but a slight bourbon aroma makes itself apparent rather quickly. Quite a pleasant smell actually.
T. Taste is to smell, although I get caramel where the bourbon smell comes in, and only the slightest hint of alcohol at the end.
M. Heavy bodied but not sticky. Does need the carbonation to help it out.
06-22-2011 02:57:41 | More by CFHMagnet
4.08/5 rDev +23.3%
Beer pours an orange color. Has minimal head and lace, and a small amount of froth. The beer is obviously high in alcohol content, but yet does not have the strong,pungent sweet taste most beers of this caliber carry. The aroma is sweet, maybe some cinnamon or vanilla. The taste is surprisingly smooth, has a sweet taste, and you can taste the spices.
08-05-2012 19:22:03 | More by ronniebruner
3.78/5 rDev +14.2%
Frosty orange-brown in the thickest parts of the glass that fades to yellow around the edges. Around one finger of sudsy head that dissipates almost immediately, leaving no lacing. The high ABV is apparent in the aromas-it has a nutty, bourbon-like scent accompanied by caramel and sweet fruits. Tastes of roasted caramel, sweet fruits and spice. Very pleasant to drink-has no overpowering alcohol flavor.
05-08-2011 18:34:40 | More by keeganfrank
3.85/5 rDev +16.3%
i wasnt sure what to expect with this one. the color of this before/after is ok looks like beer...maybe a slightly more orange-ish hue. the smell is very tame almost non existent... so far this beer is nothing special...but when i tasted it i was impressed. there are loads of honey comb notes and a great smokiness, also i expected a strong alcohol taste due to the 12%abv but there isnt any. pretty impressed that the cool pull it off with out that after burn you get in your mouth after a lot of higher alcohol brews.
05-21-2013 00:19:03 | More by mattkoon
2.98/5 rDev -10%
Serving: Bottle into an ale glass.
A: Poured a slightly cloudy copper color. Not much head to speak of. Not much carbonation either. Underwhelming really.
S: Smells of cinnamon and brown sugar and maybe ginger. A hint of alcohol. Very nice.
T: On the malty/sweet side. Brown sugar taste is evident, with a hint of ginger and spice. Unfortunately that's really all I taste here really.
M: Sort of flat, reminds me of a beer that was left out too long. Burns a little bit from the alcohol too. Not so great.
O: Another reviewer said this was a european attempt at a fiour loko and I can see what they meant.
12-11-2011 22:34:52 | More by evilkalla
Rinkuškiai Before-After Triple Bock from Rinkukių Aluas Darykla
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