Before-After Premium Lager (12% ABV) | Rinkuškiai

Before-After Premium Lager (12% ABV)Before-After Premium Lager (12% ABV)
BA SCORE
6.4%
Liked This Beer
2.61 w/ 109 ratings
Before-After Premium Lager (12% ABV)Before-After Premium Lager (12% ABV)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Rinkuškiai
Lithuania
rinkuskiai.lt

Style: Euro Strong Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 06-12-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,515
Reviews:
55
Ratings:
109
Liked:
7
Avg:
2.61/5
pDev:
31.03%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
9
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 109 |  Reviews: 55
Photo of Hopstronaut
1/5  rDev -61.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Avoid this one at all costs. It had a $2.99 tag around the 500ml bottle, I should have known. The taste was much too sweet, like fake candy, way too boozy and the aftertaste was like vomit. Almost zero carbonation and a very strange mirky orange color. I drink all kinds of beer but this went down the drain. Too bad.

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Photo of RochefortChris
3.25/5  rDev +24.5%

Photo of camelgar
3.25/5  rDev +24.5%

Photo of grahamboudreaux
4.25/5  rDev +62.8%

Photo of facundoCNB
3.68/5  rDev +41%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

a clean golden pour with 2 fingers of white head and great lacing. here are lots of bready notes in the scent, banana, raisins, caramel. the flavor is an extremely sweet malty profile with some bready notes. sugary sweet almost like a syrup.
a full body beer with low carbonation, very syrup like. not what i was expecting at all from a lager. very very sweet sugary flavor makes it hard to drink.

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Photo of BamfBacon
3.5/5  rDev +34.1%

Photo of dpage27
1/5  rDev -61.7%

Photo of tbryan5
3.5/5  rDev +34.1%

Photo of Hugh37
1.75/5  rDev -33%

Photo of BigTrubble
2/5  rDev -23.4%

Photo of Braz
2.75/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of tectactoe
1.12/5  rDev -57.1%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Pours a deep amber color, mild clarity. Super thick looking, low carbonation, and minimal head, even after an abrasive pour. The smell... ugh, the smell. The alcohol in this beer is WAY too overpowering - smells nearly like rubbing alcohol. Other hints in the nose: musk, mold, cheese, onions, corn, wheat, dirty grains, wet cardboard. The taste isn't too far behind - hot from the alcohol with notes of musty old basement, dirty earth, cheap corn grains, and funky onion. Taste like absolute puke, and I'm trying to be nice here. Sweetness is abundant from the malt, as well, so much so that it's cloying and nasty. Hops? Where are they? It doesn't matter, nothing could save this beer. Thick, syrupy, sticky, and heavier than lead on the mouth.

Good God, this beer is downright awful. I tried, I really did. I muscled down about half the glass and had to pour the rest down the drain. It got far worse as it warmed up. A colossal train wreck of alcohol, adjunct grains, malt, and whatever the hell else is in this beer. Head for the hills, this is the worse beer I've had.

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Photo of watchnerd
1.71/5  rDev -34.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Bought a bottle at a local liquor store. Poured into a pint glass.

Appearance is dark amber, no appreciable head or lacing. Pretty average.

Smell is lacking in any yeastiness, hoppiness, the strongest notes being a fruity overtone and alcohol.

Taste -- blech. This reminds me of the cheap, high alcohol cans of beer I found in local corner markets in Paris. Kind of sweet, malty, and mainly just nasty.

Mouthfeel - thin, not much going on. To be honest, I can't bare to take a big enough swig to get a good sense.

This isn't the worst beer I've ever had, but it's certainly among the top ten worst.

I'm drain-pouring the rest.

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Photo of MaxOhle
1.25/5  rDev -52.1%

Photo of GaryFields
1.5/5  rDev -42.5%

Photo of pmcadamis
1.53/5  rDev -41.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

A - Dark amber with absolutely no head.

S - This is so heavy on the alcohol that it actually sort of smells like vodka. Grainy, musty, and nasty.

T - Better than the nose. Yeasty, boozy, bready.

M - Heavy and sickly sweet. Not good.

This is really not a good beer. Ugh.

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Photo of foxyaardvark27
1/5  rDev -61.7%

Photo of BlurryVisi0n
3.28/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a pint glass.

Appearance: Clear gold, little bubbles on the body. This beer pours like most lagers except the head (white of course) doesn't get out of control maybe 1/4" if that.

Smell: Has a sour smell of yeast little light but still hoppy.

Taste: Heavy strong alcohol taste, almost like a rum feel to the beer. It is bitter but the alcohol offsets it that it makes it a notch sweet.

Mouth: very sticky, not quite the smoothest beer but after lingers with you.

Overall: There are two totally different versions of this beer, one labeled 4.7 with a silver label and the one I am reviewing that is 12% ABV and by the end of the bottle you on an empty stomach will feel the effects. Above average beer that does the job after a long day, Salud!

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Photo of mcss
2.75/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of LiquidAmber
2.16/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Review from 9/2010 notes. Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a nice orange amber with virtually no head no lacing. Sour grain aroma. Taste is light sweet malt and alcohol. A kind of caramel flavor in the middle, but it is overwhelmed by alcohol and an acidic, estery flavor. Not very good. Hopefully won't give me a headache.

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Photo of DavidZammiello
1.8/5  rDev -31%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

My first Doppelbock, as far as I know. I shan't let it color my impression of the style, however.

Head quickly dissipated (due to the high alcohol content?).

After one or two sips, I had that barfy "been drinking bad beer all nite" taste in my mouth.

Avoid this one.

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Photo of ejimhof
2.5/5  rDev -4.2%

Photo of ChrisTHE
3.25/5  rDev +24.5%

Photo of imbibehour
1.75/5  rDev -33%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

With a tag highlighting the 12% abv around the bottle, you know what the marketing angle is for this beer (too bad it wasn't 12% off in price). Poured into a tall pilsner glass.

Off the pour manages a small yellow caramel like head with a hint of orange, doesn't stick around or leave a collar, no lacing at all either. The body color is strange. It's a very obvious orange to some amber, cloudy, even some flakes in the glass also. This looks strange.

Nose is not too bad, but smells mostly like artificial candy and a small dose of cinnamon. Where is the malt, or even something like chocolate? Not even very sweet smelling, just some noticeable alcohol, odd.

Taste is a major letdown but what else with this sense of heat and artificial candy nose coming? Boozy hot, feels seltzer like, over fermented orange juice, not cinnamon candy not in a fun way, more like cough syrup. Fusel alcohol finish, faint malt just barely making a presence but can't make a dent.

Overall, this is really terrible, when you can have standard like Ayinger Celeberator or Weihenstephan Korbinian why would you even want this? Troegenattor please!

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Before-After Premium Lager (12% ABV) from Rinkuškiai
Beer rating: 6.4% out of 100 with 109 ratings
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