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Belgian Dark Ale
Ranked #49
Ranked #28,893
2.92 | pDev: 25.34%
May 29, 2022
Feb 01, 2008
Lithuania’s world-famous beer-making traditions take their roots in antiquity. Lithuanians know their beer and truly appreciate this remarkable potation. Today many old families possess unique beer recipes passed down to them from generation to generation.
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Reviewed by whynot44 from Missouri

2.85/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
Dark amber/cola color with a minimal foamy tan head that doesn't last.
The aroma is caramel, prunes and alcohol with hints of dry hay and cardboard.
The taste is burnt caramel, brown sugar, prune juice, sweet fruitcake and cardboard with a sweet but peppery finish.
The body is medium, fairly smooth but sticky sweet.
Altogether, this is a passable winter warmer due to alcohol content, just a bit cloyingly sweet for warm weather. Could be great for Halloween.
May 29, 2022
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Reviewed by Reidrover from Oregon

3.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25
Ok second beer from this brewery. Against all odds i liked their Boss Beer!
This was purchased at American Market in Salem OR
$3.99..500 ml
Actually not a bad looking beer in my dimpled mug. Clear amber body with a nice beige head. Leaves good lace also.
Aroma is richly malty. Toffee, fudge and brown sugar.
Again the taste is rich malts, but is ruined by a weird out of place ultra sweetness( i think they added sugar to boost the alc volume).
Mouthy feel is smooth mostly, but because of the added sweetness becomes cloying.
Overall what could have been a perfectly nice malty beer became a chore because of added sugar just tpo boost the alc content. Leave it at 6% and i bet this would be a nice beer.
Jul 05, 2021
Rated: 3.17 by WDWAoT from Arizona

Dec 25, 2020
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Reviewed by DaveMaciolek21 from New Jersey

1.92/5  rDev -34.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
Copper colored, listed as a Belgian style dark ale. But the beer is unbalanced--very malty, becoming cloyingly sweet and generally unsatisfying. A healthy 8.2% abv, but even the strong buzz doesn't make you feel better about the experience.
Sep 09, 2018
Rated: 3.45 by BenHoppy from Michigan

Jul 07, 2018
Rated: 2.7 by arini10 from Oregon

Jun 21, 2018
Rated: 3.5 by 1971bernat from Virginia

Jan 03, 2018
Rated: 2.47 by atlandy from Georgia

Dec 20, 2017
Rated: 2.24 by BeerAndFilm from Oregon

Sep 23, 2017
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Reviewed by Suds from Missouri

2.83/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
This brewery seems to specialize in strong ales with a gimmick. This one is a hazy, orange-amber color with a thin white head. The aroma has over-ripe fruit, alcohol, burning caramel, and maybe a little malt. Sweet, but not as much as I had feared. Medium body, some warmth. This is really not a good beer.
Jul 16, 2017
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Reviewed by jwc215 from Arizona

3.22/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
16.9 oz, bottle:

Pours orange-tinted brown with a thin bubbly head. Minimal lacing.

The smell is of caramel and alcohol.

The taste is of caramel with a hint of bubblegum and some orange marmalade. Peppery alcohol shows throughout.

Medium bodied, it's slightly sticky but smooth overall.

A sweet sipper. Caramel comes across a bit too strong.
May 29, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by Merticois from New Jersey

Jan 25, 2017
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Reviewed by Benjolovesbeer from Michigan

3.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25
Beer is a copper amber with no head. Almost looks like cider. Taste is malty, caramelly, dry, and watery. It has resemblance to an Oktoberfest beer but not as tastey. It also has an English cask ale flavor. In all it's a beer based off an old Lithuanian recipe which may have been brewed using hops, barley, yeast, and knowledge of Oktoberfest beers in Germany and Cask ales in England that the brewers just mixed a bunch of ingredients together with no knowledge of what they were brewing and basically brewed up a high potency cask ale Oktoberfest that the beer must be given over a 3 rating on its recipe.
It's a perfect beer to have at the end of Halloween night or beginning to mid November to give a cheers to the end of Oktoberfest marzens and pumpkin beers for the year.
Dec 09, 2016
Rated: 3.69 by BlueSpader from Washington

Nov 06, 2016
Rated: 3.5 by BrewskiBrandon from Missouri

Oct 11, 2016
Rated: 3 by StoutAtTheDevil from Alabama

May 05, 2016
Rated: 3.87 by dcotom from Iowa

Apr 28, 2016
Rated: 3.5 by ronbo5421 from Washington

Jan 27, 2016
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Reviewed by ordybill from Georgia

2.4/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5
Poured from a 16 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The appearance was a reddish color with a large white head. the aroma was malt and the taste was wretched. Maybe this beer had become contaminated. NOT Good at all.
This was a drain pour.
Jan 16, 2016
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Rated by GMan310 from California

4.13/5  rDev +41.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
great beer on a cold day.
Dec 28, 2015
Werewolf from Rinkuškiai
Beer rating: 69 out of 100 with 147 ratings