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Rinkuškiai Before-After Triple Bock - Rinkuškių Aluas Darykla

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32 Ratings
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Ratings: 32
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.27
pDev: 25.69%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Lithuania

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Cyberkedi on 04-24-2011)
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Photo of James_NelsonIV
1.75/5  rDev -46.5%

Nothing special. Pours a dark orange with little to no head. Lots of debris floating around. Smell does not exist. Taste is of sweet malt and floral fruit. The sweetness, which is almost overpowering, hides the 12% ABV. Has the classic Balkan flavor hue that is present in all the Eastern European beers. Not my fav.

James_NelsonIV, Oct 27, 2014
Photo of NickThePyro
3.5/5  rDev +7%

NickThePyro, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of Artjsantos
3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

Artjsantos, Aug 27, 2014
Photo of todesengel135
2/5  rDev -38.8%

todesengel135, Jun 30, 2014
Photo of DrBobPierce
2/5  rDev -38.8%

DrBobPierce, Jun 30, 2014
Photo of mwar
4.5/5  rDev +37.6%

mwar, Jan 29, 2014
Photo of ImperatorScab
3/5  rDev -8.3%

ImperatorScab, Jan 16, 2014
Photo of djrn2
3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

djrn2, Dec 28, 2013
Photo of Punisher
3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

Punisher, Dec 20, 2013
Photo of Troville1990
3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

Troville1990, Nov 21, 2013
Photo of JackRB
3.5/5  rDev +7%

JackRB, Nov 09, 2013
Photo of tastymug
3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

tastymug, Sep 29, 2013
Photo of sansho
3/5  rDev -8.3%

sansho, Aug 25, 2013
Photo of woemad
3.4/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

woemad, Jun 23, 2013
Photo of mattkoon
3.85/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

mattkoon, May 21, 2013
Photo of dmorgan310
3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

dmorgan310, Jan 14, 2013
Photo of grahamboudreaux
4.25/5  rDev +30%

grahamboudreaux, Nov 21, 2012
Photo of mcss
3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

mcss, Nov 03, 2012
Photo of drinkAK
1/5  rDev -69.4%

drinkAK, Oct 04, 2012
Photo of Nyskizy
2.5/5  rDev -23.5%

Nyskizy, Sep 03, 2012
Photo of ronniebruner
4.08/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

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.

ronniebruner, Aug 05, 2012
Photo of Ajlvt
2.25/5  rDev -31.2%

Ajlvt, May 05, 2012
Photo of ClevelandKidO
4.9/5  rDev +49.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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.

ClevelandKidO, May 03, 2012
Photo of GolamKovach
3.2/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Whoa. I didn't believe the 12% ABV, but now I am rethinking that. Half way through a pint glass and I am seriously feeling it.

Appearance is slightly cloudy, brown to amber. Tiny bubbles of effervescence fight their way upwards through this syrupy concoction.

Taste is sweet - almost too sweet. I was surprised that it would be this sweet with this high of an ABV. How much malt did they put in this?!?

Heavy mouthfeel - again - how much malt is in this? A pleasant secondary taste that is definitely more complex than the primary flavor.

Overall, this is a syrupy sweet mess; it was pleasant to try, but I don't think this could be drinkable on a regular basis. That being said, it is a pleasant surprise over some of the other fomer soviet satellite beers of far eastern europe.

GolamKovach, Jan 17, 2012
Photo of beatz
5/5  rDev +52.9%

beatz, Dec 17, 2011
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Rinkuškiai Before-After Triple Bock from Rinkuškių Aluas Darykla
77 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.