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Cocka-Too Pomegranate Deluxe Beer - Rinkuškių Aluas Darykla

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Cocka-Too Pomegranate Deluxe Beer
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66
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20 Ratings
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Ratings: 20
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 2.39
pDev: 32.64%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Lithuania

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: thekanna on 07-12-2011)
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Reviews by ronniebruner:
Photo of ronniebruner
3.05/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I really wanted to like this beer, however, it is not as advertised. When poured, it looks like a lager, and has the usual characteristics of most lagers... yellow in appearance, bubbly, and a skunk taste. The bright spot for this beer is that it smells great. The aroma of the pomegranate and other spices is noticeable, however the taste does not match the aroma.

ronniebruner, Aug 05, 2012
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Photo of acurtis
1.75/5  rDev -26.8%

acurtis, Aug 31, 2014
Photo of LJWalker
1.75/5  rDev -26.8%

LJWalker, Dec 26, 2012
Photo of thekanna
1.85/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

This beer's tagline is "Taste the mystery and be happy!". Well, I don't know what mystery tastes like, but here goes:

A: Pours a nice clear pomegranate-amber color with a fairly large amount of head that leaves quickly.

S: Sweet malts, some fruitiness and caramel.

T: Though this beer states that it is a "naturally fermented lager harmoniously combined wih pure pomegranate juice", it tastes like rubbing alcohol mixed with yeasty seltzer water and cloying pomegranate syrup.

M: Fairly under-carbonated and slick.

D: Drainpour (and funny enough this is the first beer I've ever had to pour down the drain). The rubbing alcohol taste is just a little too much to handle (at 12% ABV!).

thekanna, Jul 12, 2011
Photo of Proteus93
1.4/5  rDev -41.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

I spotted this, and it sounded kind of frightening. The fella working the desk offered it some defence, but considering the silly bird in a tie-dyed shirt on the label, I'm wary.

A: Hazy, golden, and just slightly pink. Stark white head, fairly quick to diminish to nothing, but it does leave a hint of collaring.

S + T: The malt aroma is a little odd, as is the relatively muted fruit scent. The aroma is certainly tolerable... the flavour is where it all falls apart. Strangely bitter--it's not hops, so I'm not aware of what is going on. Hot and boozy... no susprise, with an alcohol content this high. It's basically a fruit-flavored malt liquor, but made in Lithuania rather than America!

M + D: This is a pretty unpleasant experience. Hot and intense... with no flavour to make up for the alcohol content. I can't really bring myself to suggest that anyone 'at least try it.' I don't think I've rated a beer this poorly to date.

Proteus93, Mar 25, 2012
Photo of DeltaFour
2/5  rDev -16.3%

DeltaFour, Jul 15, 2014
Photo of JohnK17
3.25/5  rDev +36%

JohnK17, Jul 11, 2013
Photo of jdhilt
3.95/5  rDev +65.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours with a one-finger white head that vanishes instantly leaving no lace. Crystal clear amber color. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Light pomegranate nose and flavor is sweet pomegranate and malt, the high ABV is totally hidden but this is warming. $3.55 for a 500ml bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, Ma.

jdhilt, Aug 02, 2011
Photo of Duff27
3.25/5  rDev +36%

Duff27, Apr 13, 2014
Photo of marqoid
1.27/5  rDev -46.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Wow this is terrible. It doesn't look bad and sounded like it could be interesting.
It tastes like bad vodka with bad pomegranate juice, more like some kind of cocktail than a beer. Either way it is bad.
I kick myself for spending the $3.50 on this bottle thinking that a good beer would come from Lithuania.
Definitely a drain pour.

marqoid, Aug 20, 2011
Photo of Mappies
2/5  rDev -16.3%

Mappies, Jan 26, 2012
Photo of Wrigfen
3/5  rDev +25.5%

Wrigfen, Apr 01, 2013
Photo of LoveStout
1.75/5  rDev -26.8%

LoveStout, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of facundoCNB
3.08/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

a hazy orange/golden pour with 2 fingers of head.. nice retention.
smells fruity, bready, nutty. hints of sweet caramel.

taste is pretty different from the smell.. a little on the bland side up front, slightly nutty.. then you get a very acidic tart flavor towards the finish which goes straight to the chest with alcohol warmth.. not a great beer, but also not as bad as the reviews on here say it is. not really getting any fruit flavor at all, so as far as a "pomegranate beer", it's terrible.

medium body, slightly creamy, moderate carbonation.. gotta say my chest is feeling "good" right now. 4 sips in and i'm getting a burn, heh.

overall, it's not a terrible beer, but there's nothing special about it.. if you're looking for high octane, a different beer, and on a budget - this is for you. i've had way better beers, but it's also not on the "corporate adjunct lager" level, so give it a shot at least once.. who knows, maybe this is up your alley.

facundoCNB, Sep 12, 2012
Photo of Zuidman
2/5  rDev -16.3%

Zuidman, Apr 14, 2014
Photo of thekevlarkid
2.23/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Out of a bomber from alll the way over in Lithuania this beer was a copper/orange color with one finger of off-white head that quickly faded and left little lacing. The aroma was very punchy with lots of booze, some malt and generic fruit lurking behind that. The flavors were unfortunately quashed by the boozy 12% alcohol though I did taste some caramel malt and pomegranate juice as it warmed up. However, for the most part, it was very much like an American malt liquor. The body was medium, the mouthfeel slick and the carbonation medium/high. An unusual beer, but one I’d only recommend for novelty.

thekevlarkid, Jan 14, 2012
Photo of djrn2
2/5  rDev -16.3%

djrn2, Aug 31, 2014
Photo of robertgurley
1.53/5  rDev -36%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Absolutely the worst beer I've ever had in my entire life. I went to military school for a few years, and we would distill alcohol from Listerine mouthwash. Despite our amateur chemistry, this minty liquor was essentially paint thinner mixed with heavy metals. And yet, while drinking this Pomegranate beer, I longed for the less acrid taste and mouth-feel of the Listerine. I drank a few sips, then gave the rest of the bottle to a friend that ate ice cream out of the garbage can. It got his approval, but so does trash-cream.

robertgurley, Aug 30, 2012
Photo of Nerudamann
3.5/5  rDev +46.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a stein glass.

Look - amber-ish, with a hint of a pink color added. Good carbonation, with about half a finger's worth of fizzy foam that dissipates somewhat slowly.

Smell - strong smelling, in terms of a abv, but also a fruity aroma that makes sense given the added ingredients.

Taste - very strong from the off, but it soon takes on a sweeter - although not terribly sweet - taste that suggests a more musky quality vailed by a little bit of fruitiness.

Mouthfeel - decently well balanced, not leaning more toward one side or the other in terms of wateriness vs. creaminess.

Overall - not a bad brew. Not sure why it's getting such bad reviews. As long as you drink it expecting that it's a strong, pomegranate-flavored beer, it's fine.

Nerudamann, Nov 20, 2011
Photo of egrace84
3.25/5  rDev +36%

egrace84, Apr 13, 2014
Cocka-Too Pomegranate Deluxe Beer from Rinkuškių Aluas Darykla
66 out of 100 based on 20 ratings.