Crazy Brewski Imperial Pils | Rinkuškiai

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Rinkuškiai
Lithuania
rinkuskiai.lt

Style: Euro Strong Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 15.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Drknight on 10-26-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
86
Reviews:
22
Avg:
2.42
pDev:
30.58%
 
 
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Ratings: 86 |  Reviews: 22
Reviews by xseanprimex:
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2/5  rDev -17.4%

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2.25/5  rDev -7%

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3.75/5  rDev +55%

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3.25/5  rDev +34.3%

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2.83/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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2.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Dinobambam
2.36/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Flaherbear
1/5  rDev -58.7%

Photo of ImperatorScab
2.5/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of ohiobeer29
3/5  rDev +24%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Picked this up for a $1 at piggly wiggly didn't expect much but syrupy a malt a little hoppyness and a ton of alcohol and burn for a $1 I'd pick up a case as this one gets it done nothing to write home about but drinks ok

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Photo of Brutaltruth
2.29/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

From the bottle in a snifter. This head banger lager pours a clear and bright amber
with a light head of foam that fizzles flat and...well.....flat out gone. No nothing to speak
of. Nose of brown sugar stewed apples and astringent alcohol. Flavors follow with stewed
apples and slick malts with a warming almost clean finish. Decent mouth feel for such a beast;
slick, smooth, and warm as a camp fire in the belly. Overall, if you want a fast beer buzz this works
fine.....you can also get light headed fast by holding your breath and standing up fast from a seated
position......just about the same effect. Poor mans barley wine with little else to it other than a wino's
desire.

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Photo of tone77
2.98/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a brown 16.9 oz. bottle. Has a orange/amber color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of malts, caramel, alcohol. Taste is malty, alcohol, sugary, more alcohol, not good but not horrible. Feels light and sugary in the mouth and overall, not a good beer, but based on the reviews here, and the young man at the liquor store's negative comments, it's better than I expected.

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1.75/5  rDev -27.7%

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1.52/5  rDev -37.2%

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3.56/5  rDev +47.1%

Photo of metter98
2.37/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

A: The beer is clear dark yellow in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high white head consisting of large bubbles that quickly died down, leaving bits of lacing on the surface and a thin collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of alcohol are present in the nose along with notes of bready malts.
T: The taste has flavors of alcohol; these stand out in front of hints of bready malts grassy hops and bits of sugary sweetness.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer has a heavy dose of alcohol in the taste, but isn't as bad as some malt liquor store that I've had, especially when considering its high abv. The drinkability does deteriorate as the beer warms up.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of rkcrozier
2.5/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of Fusebuddy
2.03/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of are_doubleyou
2.06/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

L: Pours a deep golden color, that is a bit too dark for something marketed as a pils in my opinion, with a nice white head that dissipates into a very fine lace. The beer is very clear with some carbonation.

S: Very strong aromas of sweet caramel and alcohol. There is also a strange pungent smell underneath that I can't place. I'm searching for any hints of hops, but I can't find them behind the alcohol. Unless that weirdly pungent scent is the hops. Not very appealing unless you want to get drunk fast.

T: There is a sweet caramel flavor that is quickly swept away by a grain alcohol flavor. There is grassiness that I imagine is the hop flavor, but it isn't much. Ever wanted to depth charge a Märzen with a shot of everclear? This is your beer.

F: It even feels boozy. Usually I hold beer in my mouth for a few seconds to get more descriptions, but this one demands to go down quickly or it will burn your palate. It is thick and malty, but any lager crispness is overwhelmed by alcohol.

O: A friend gave me this as a solstice gift mostly for the label, ABV and the curiosity of Lithuanian beer. I texted him that it tasted like they channeled their Soviet oppression into a bottle. I'm going to stand by that. This doesn't live up to my hopes for an Imperial Pilsner and is the first beer I've had in the Euro Strong Lager category here. If you want to get drunk enough to forget about the cold, this beer will be there for you. If you to taste beer instead of booze, go elsewhere.

This beer was poured from a 16.9 oz bottle into a pint glass and inebriated me at apx 55F.

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Photo of bogiestl
1.32/5  rDev -45.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Is good beer. Is strong beer. Like smell of fine Lithuanian Ox. And stronger. Maybe as strong as Lithuanian barmaid. Excellent for the intended use of cleaning shipping grease from inferior Russian weapons.

Rated higher overall because drank some, and do not mind smell or taste of grease on AK-47 any more.

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2.08/5  rDev -14%

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2.07/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Photo of TaylorK
3.5/5  rDev +44.6%

Photo of Drknight
2.5/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of ronniebruner
2.75/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

So everyone of us who are rating this beer are doing so because we bought it because of the high ABV. At 15% this is almost as high as it gets but that's where the positives pretty much end. This beer has a putrid aroma. It smells rotten, I had to check the dates to make sure it was still drinkable. It poured a nice golden color, had way too much carbonation and a decent amount of lace. It is too sweet to enjoy and very acidic and pungent. Has a very strong and bitter taste similar to sulfur. While it is still better than a Bud Light, I would only recommend getting this for the novelty factory.

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