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Rhinoel - Lost Rhino Brewing Company

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Reviews: 9
Hads: 27
Avg: 3.51
pDev: 15.67%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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Lost Rhino Brewing Company
Virginia, United States | website

Style | ABV
Dubbel | 7.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

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Beer added by: Rhettroactive on 11-29-2011

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Reviews: 9 | Hads: 27
Reviews by guild337:
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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Photo of Jeffreysan
3.12/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

22 oz bottle, poured into a goblet

Appearance: Pours a beautiful, completely opaque, deep, dark mahogany color, speckled with reddish and orange highlights, and an extremely thin lacing of white-colored head that quickly and completely dissolved away into no head what-so-ever.

Aroma: Interesting, yet odd aromas. Very fruity, yet very vinegary at the same time. Has it soured? Skunked? Did the brewer intend the vinegary aromas? I get a lot of bready, toasted malt as well as dried stone fruit, such as dates, raisins, prunes, and sour cherries, as well as some candied sugar, and funky, dank, Belgian yeast.

Taste: Very interesting flavors too. Nice flavors of toasted malt, brown sugar-like sweetness, dried stone fruit, such as dates, raisins and prunes, candied sugar, funky, dank, Belgian yeast, a touch of sour cherry, and a touch of odd, vinegary-like sourness.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and extremely smooth as there is very little carbonation. With an ABV of 7.5%, there is no alcohol on the palate.

Overall: I’m a little conflicted on this beer. It’s certainly odd and a little vinegary and sour, but I don’t necessarily dislike it. However, I don’t necessarily like it either. It’s an odd beer.

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Photo of cliff1066
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Keene
3.43/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jfmorey
3.85/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasting at the brewry (6 oz ?)

Not the best basis for a review, but being a local brew, only a few miles from my home, I offer some endorsment for a good effort:

Nice amber color and genorous head.

Carmel malt and cirus hops with some N
Belgian yeast flavors, well balanvced.

Overall a worthy example of the style which might benefit from some aging.

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Photo of u2carew
3.53/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle
A) Pours with a two finger head tan in color. Hazy mahogany colored body. The head settles to a thin and creamy lacing on top. Sticky lacing on the drink down.
S) Sweet grassy notes. Yeasty. Roasted malts.
T) Caramel. Brown sugar. Bready. Subtle nuttiness. flavor profile thins out in the finish.
M) Fizzy yet smooth. Medium to full body.
O) A decent brew overall. Pleasant malty notes. I'd drink another one.

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Photo of VirginiaBeerMan
3/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of Rhettroactive
3.45/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From 750mL corked and capped bottle to Bruges hybrid glass on 11/28/11

A: Lovely burgundy. It's got a bit of a chill haze to it. A standrard pour yields a two finger head that fades much too quickly. Mediocre lacing remains.

S: Some candied fruit, strong hints of yeast and ginger root envelope the nose.

T: A bit more subdued then expected. There's a decent amount of what seems like holiday spice or nutmeg on the late fore to mid. Then the yeast washes over the palate. Toasted pumpkin seed and tinder box round out the finish.

M: Though bottle conditioned, it's disappointing for a dubbel. It's middle of the road, as the carbonation is fair. The body lacks in most every aspect, as it simply lacks the oomph to carry the flavor profile of this Belgian style brew.

O: Lost Rhino's Rhinoel is a slightly above average stab at a classic style, especially for a new brewery. It takes some cajones to attack a dubbel within the first year of your exsistence, and to conquer it with at least a passing grade is commendable.

*Keep it up, Lost Rhino. Though this may not be the crème de la crème of the style, it's a giant step in the right direction.

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Photo of Dave_Treat
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of jskennedy
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Drknight
3.54/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Thorpe429
2.86/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

On tap at Evening Star Cafe. Served in a tulip.

Pours a nice reddish-amber color with a hefty off-white head and a good bit of lacing. Great retention. The nose carries some faint spice and loads of dark fruit. Some cherry there as well.

The flavor falls downhill from the nose, as there's quite a bit of grain tannin coming through and drying the beer and giving it a somewhat-unpleasant bitterness. Fruits are there covering up a lot, and the other malt flavors are nice, but it's a bit too much to look past. The same goes for the feel. No real alcohol presence.

The nose was promising in this one, but the grain issues really hurt the finished product.

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Photo of nmann08
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Griffin2
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Boone757
3.49/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ngntjp
2.88/5  rDev -17.9%

Photo of jayhawk73
3.15/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a dark amber color w/ a one finger off white head. Minimal lacing on my snifter glass. The nose is caramel, nutty, spice, malt and barley. Very weak from what I'd expect in this style. The taste follows the same profile as the nose. Feel is light w/ ok carbonation and dry/spice finish. This brew was a bear to open. There's a cork behind the cap, and it broke three times before I managed to get it out... ugh. Anyway, an Ok version of the style, but there are much better dubbels out there. Cheers.

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Photo of Redrock
3.8/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sweet, dark fruits, Belgian yeast, spice, banana bread.

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Photo of delta490
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy ruddy brown with a very short-lived fizzy white head. No retention at all. Visibly carbonated. The aroma is a little musty, but as it warms it gains some caramel sweetness and some dark fruit qualities. The taste is pretty close to the aroma, good but also a little underwhelming. The body is also a little thin a over-carbonated. It's good but nothing spectacular.

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Photo of CaptBreadbeard
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of redfox405
4/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GaryMarkle84
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of jvgoor3786
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of djre4orm
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Pencible
4.3/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A: This poured a hazy dark copper with fluffy off-white head and tan dusting.
S: It smelled like earthy copper and roasted barley, with some nutty malt and cocoa powder and salty Belgian yeast.
T: It tasted like earthy copper hops and roasted barley, with some sweet candi sugar and nutty malt and salty Belgian yeast, and a little raisin and cocoa powder. It had a clean and subtle bittersweet aftertaste.
M: It was thick and creamy with lots of soft natural carbonation. Fantastic smooth and full body.
D: This was a total jerk to open, with a very awkward cork that took me a long time to pry out. But the beer was worth the effort, being one of the best American attempts at this style I've ever had. I was really surprised and impressed with how refined the scent and taste were, but the body was better yet. The alcohol was well hidden too, so this was very easy to drink and highly enjoyable. Probably not a beer worth aging, but fresh it's definitely recommended.

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Rhinoel from Lost Rhino Brewing Company
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