Werewolf | Rinkuškiai

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Brewed by:
Rinkuškiai
Lithuania
rinkuskiai.lt

Style: Belgian Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Vvall on 02-01-2008

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Ratings:
137
Reviews:
73
Avg:
2.93
pDev:
25.94%
 
 
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1/5  rDev -65.9%

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1/5  rDev -65.9%

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1/5  rDev -65.9%

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1/5  rDev -65.9%

Photo of Padron4KM
1.26/5  rDev -57%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Dec 25, 2009
16 oz bottle, lager glass.
Rich amber with a fleeting tan head. Very little lace is left on the glass.
Aroma is sweet malt, almost bublegum, and wet grain.
Flavor is sugary sweet, cloying, with a metallic middle and an astringent finish.
If you are a fan of high alcohol sugar bombs this one's for you. I could not even finish a glass.

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1.5/5  rDev -48.8%

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1.5/5  rDev -48.8%

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1.51/5  rDev -48.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

appearance: Tan head of large, light bubbles atop a cloudy apricot colored brew. No lacing, burt head sticks around for an admirable amount of time.

smell: candi sugar, malt, bread, floral notes

taste: ugh. Not very good at all. Bitter as it hits the palate, it develops into something too sweet, too simple. Like drinking fermented sweet iced tea.

mouthfeel: cloying.

drinkability: Never again.

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Photo of schoolboy
1.61/5  rDev -45.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Werewolves should be avoided (it is easy to do because they are mythical). Unfortunately, this werewolf is real, and I paid $3 to have it attach my senses.

Like the other beer I bought from this brewery, it is a vile concoction. There really isn't anything I can say that is good about it.

I knew it wouldn't be any good based on it's origin. I should have trusted my instincts and avoided the beast.

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1.65/5  rDev -43.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Severely hazed amber colored ale with basically no head.

Smell is sweet malt syrup and nothing else. Yeah it is that lame.

Starts out sweet and noticeably alcoholic. Malt with some fusel alcohol tastes and a slight bitterness. Frankly though this doesn't get quite to the level of St. Ides Malt Liquor for taste.

Mouthfeel is average or so.

Overall this is a big bottle full of crap. There is nothing to recommend this beer at all. AVOID!

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1.66/5  rDev -43.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

It appears an orange red color with almost no head. There is just a thin lining of off colored white foam.
Smells strongly of nutty caramel malts. There is also a strange cinnamon smell to the beer. It smells similar to a strong double bock. There is something weird about the smell.
After the weird smell I am a bit afraid to actually taste this. The strange cinnamon taste dominates the taste there is a bit of caramel malt flavor. This is not as sweet as I thought from the smell. It's very weird tasting. Only malts are noticeable in the taste. There is a slight metallic taste to the beer as well. I am not sure I want to drink all of this.
The carbonation I guess is very low because it has the mouth feel of water. The mouth feel just makes the flavors seem nastier.
Due to the nasty mouth feel and weird flavor its drinkability is not very good.
Overall a weird malty beer that is quite repulsive. It was quite cheap but it is still quite nasty. I might be able to finish this but it will be a struggle.

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1.75/5  rDev -40.3%

If this is a Belgian, I'm a Martian.

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Photo of Natural510
1.87/5  rDev -36.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Pours an attractive sunset-orange color with thick head. Head dissipates fairly quickly into a light ring of lacing along the sides.
Scent is odd; fruit such as plum and apricot with an overall musty aroma. Somewhat like fruit which is going rotten. Off-putting.
Flavor isn't any better. Begins with dried dark fruit and tangerine and kicks in with a yeast which tastes dry and dusty. Finishes hot, isopropyl-style alcohol and a sweet fruity aftertaste. Interesting, but not necessarily tasty, mixture.
Thin, hot and dry in the mouth.
Whew. This one attempts to be a Belgian strong ale with the fruitiness and high ABV, but they got the elements all wrong. I'd rather have a malt liquor.
Drain-pour.

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2/5  rDev -31.7%

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2/5  rDev -31.7%

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2/5  rDev -31.7%

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2/5  rDev -31.7%

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2/5  rDev -31.7%

Photo of matjack85
2.06/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

I found this 500ml bottle at Sal's Liquors in Addison, IL for $2.99. Cool label but no freshness date.

The beer poured a murky apple cider color with a 1-finger white head. Short lived retention and almost no lacing.

The aroma was on the sweet side Toffee/maple syrup smell with bready malt and a good dose of alcohol.

Very sweet caramel and bready malt flavor with a lot lot lot of alcohol. Huge and unpleasant alcoholic aftertaste as well. Yuk!

Medium bodied with medium high carbonation.

Not very drinkable. A waste at any price.

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2.06/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

"Never moon a werewolf."

--Mike Binder

Crystal clear kumquat with amber colored trim. The upper half of the pint glass is filled with a pretty good looking chunk of peanut shell colored foam that lasts and lasts. A serrated collar of lace turns into tattered sheets... that don't last. Not a bad look.

The aroma is no great shakes. The beer smells toasted malty, musty and bruised apple fruity. Amazingly enough, almost no alcohol is appreciated. That's almost unheard of with high-ABV Eastern European beer. Maybe things will be different on the taste buds. Here's hoping.

Werewolf is definitely not a Belgian dark ale. As far as I can determine, Rinkuskiu Alaus Darykla only brews lagers. Trouble is, I have no idea what style it fits best. Although it isn't that dark, it isn't pale either. How about Euro dark lager or even Euro strong lager? Lithuanian strong amber lager (LSAL) probably won't be a recognized style on this site any time soon.

I'm as unimpressed with this higher octane, darker lager as I was with the worse than average Werewolf (Green Label). The flavor profile consists of sugary toasted barley, wood, alcohol and a small splash of turpentine. My tongue is burning and is starting to grow numb... and I can feel my liver cringe after each mouthful. Gack!

It's safe to say that this is one of the thinnest 8.2% lagers in existence. It feels like water with a few drops of cooking oil added for a barely perceptible viscosity. The carbonation is borderline flat, adding no mouth excitement whatsoever. Since I can imagine worse, the lowest score won't be granted.

The tagline for Werewolf is "you must be sure you wanna taste it". I wasn't sure at all and now I'm sorry I did. This is ghastly, flea-bitten, baying-at-the-moon beer. If you dare, make sure you've had your rabies shots.

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2.16/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured from a half-liter bottle into a wine glass.

Appearance: Pours a lot like a citrus soda, very fizzy. Absolutely no head after about fifteen seconds; not even any residual foam clinging to the edge of the glass. Belgian dark ale? Only in color...dark amber with ruby notes.

Smell: Not too shabby. Very sweet yeasty/malty banana/plum smell. Lots of fruit. Not-so-faint ester quality to it.

Taste/Mouthfeel: WAY too watery...no lasting carbonation. Very malty, very cloying. Sour, like bad fruit. Like their "Before-After" but diluted with old juice and water. *Shudders*

Drinkability: Slightly better than the aforementioned brew, but not good enough to recommend to anyone. Sorry I wasted the money on this one, but now I know.

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Photo of Offa
2.23/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

This is similar to, but less pleasant and enjoyable than, the same brewer's Before-After. I do not understanbd why this is listed as a Belgian Dark Ale as this seems like a doppelbock or maybe maibock or strong lager of some sort.

Amber-copper, it has a medium tan head soon shrinking to a few bubbles, not very good and in fact rather ugly.

Aroma is strong fermented grain, wet rusty metal, old raisins. It is very strongly malty-sweet, simple, and not pleasant at all. In fact, it smells quite bad to me.

Taste is much better but not enough to save it. It is spicey-sweet fruit juice, raisin, a hint of toast and cheap brandy. It is lightly sweet with hint of faint spicey bitterness underneath. It is simple but tastes reasonably good but in the end is mostly fermented, alcoholic fruit juice and fails to maintain any interest in the face of the off-putting aroma. It is also very heavy for what you get. Drinkability thus fades fast.

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Photo of jmunsters
2.25/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pours a medium amber color with almost no carbonation and absolutely no lacing. Smells like what you would imagine an artificial lager syrup smelling like. Incredibly sweet and malty with a lot of cheap alcohol. Leaves a metallic aftertaste. Overall about on the equivalent of any generic malt liquor in the States. Absolutely nothing about this is Belgian in style. Drinkable, but only for a purpose other than enjoyment.

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2.25/5  rDev -23.2%

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2.25/5  rDev -23.2%

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Werewolf from Rinkuškiai
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