Dragon Lady | Rinkuškiai

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Rinkuškiai
Lithuania
rinkuskiai.lt

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.70%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by AltBock on 08-04-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
66
Reviews:
22
Avg:
2.99
pDev:
20.4%
 
 
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Ratings: 66 |  Reviews: 22
Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.65/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From the slightly warm bottle, it pours amber with a modest head, diminishing to a thin layer and leaving some lacing. Caramel malt and alcohol in the nose. The mouth gets an ever so slightly sweet malty taste with some alcohol.

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Photo of ygtbsm94
1.88/5  rDev -37.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 1.75

Photo of q33jeff
1.65/5  rDev -44.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

**
01/31/2015
Appearance: copper color, white head.
Aroma : brown sugar, caramel
Taste: malty, yeasty, Wang, apricot, sweet and sour chicken.
feel: Light carbonation.
Not very good, but the girl on the bottle is hot.
**

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Photo of Suds
2.83/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

This beer is an amber, completely clear brew. No head. The aroma is faint...a bit of malt and booze. The taste is sweet...caramel, malt, ripe fruit. Not balanced at all...it is a sweetness bomb. Lots of cloying and not much bitterness. Not a typical dopplebock layered maltiness...instead, it is like a sweet malt liquor. Not really bad, but neither complex nor interesting.

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Photo of atlandy
2.47/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of mdaschaf
3.39/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Gobearswalter34
3.45/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a brilliant, dark orange with a very thin, white head. Good amount of combination.
A nice, big malty smell with a hint of vanilla. Some dark fruit.
Taste follows the nose. The malt and dark fruit is most prevalent. Slight medicine taste lingering does detract.
Mouthfeel is quite smooth, body is medium to heavy.
A little better than most make this out to be.

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Photo of HopsAreDaMan
3.73/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dmorgan310
2.85/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Spikester
3.62/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear golden orange with one skinny finger of cream color head. Head lasts about five minutes leaving a skim coat and a few splotches of lace.
Smell is of toasted grain.
Taste is toasted grain with a touch of brown sugar. Maybe a dash of herbal grassy hops in the end.
Mouthfeel is full with moderate carbonation. Finish is wet and bitter/sweet.
Overall it is a more refined version of American High Gravity Malt Liquor. I recommend having a taste of cool water between sips. This beer hides the alcohol pretty well so take it easy!

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Photo of Tone
3.49/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, copper color. One inch head of an off-white color. Good retention and decent lacing. Smells of alcohol, sweet malt, strong pale malt, strong adjunct, yeas,t and a hint of smoke. Fits the style of a Doppelbock. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, alcohol, yeast, pale malt, slight adjunct, hint of metallic, and a hint of dark citrus. Overall, good appearance, decent aroma and body, but hurt by adjunct.

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Photo of zaraspook
2.55/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of neenerzig
3.53/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up on a whim a week ago at a local beverage store. The price of $2.69 before tax for a 9.7% imported beer along with the cool artwork on the label both factored heavily in my decision to buy this. Poured into one of my mugs out of the 16.9 oz bottle, this beer pours a mainly clear, slightly cloudy/hazy medium copper color with a white head that's half an inch thick when first poured that settles to a fairly thick ring of foam lining the inside of the glass. Barely any trace of lacing at all to speak of. Has an aroma of caramel malt sweetness, some dark fruit such as plums and raisins, and a hint of toffee I think. Has a nice caramel malt sweet flavor that's followed by a hint of spice and the aforementioned fruit notes of plums and raisins. Not really any discernible hop presence. The flavor profile overall really isn't bad, it is rather quite enjoyable actually. While the sweetness is certainly the main/dominating aspect here, it isn't ridiculously over the top either. It is just that this drinks more like a lot of Belgian ales I've had much more so than most if not all other Doppelbocks I've had. Tastewise, the flavor profile seems incorrect for this style of beer. If I had no idea what I was drinking I'd probably think this was a Belgian Ale. Has a fairly crisp, slightly prickly, yet also somewhat smooth and frothy, fairly full bodied mouthfeel with fairly heavy carbonation. Worth a try and a good value for the price, just not quite what a Doppelbock is supposed to be.

Eric

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Photo of scratch69
2.34/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
4/5  rDev +33.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of paulish
3.25/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of metter98
2.88/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: The beer is clear amber yellow in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured with a short white head that died down, leaving a small patch of bubbles on the surface and thin collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of caramel malts are present in the nose along with hints of alcohol.
T: The taste follows the smell, having flavors of caramel malts and hints of fruity yeast. Some alcohol starts to creep in towards the finish.
M: It feels a bit more than medium-bodied and a little smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The mouthfeel of this beer seems to be a little light for a doppelbock, but it doesn't have any "off" flavors and hides a good portion of its alcohol.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of mychalg9
3.01/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of tedvr
3.75/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
2.5/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Perfectly clear orange body, pale head dissipates. Boozy nose, raisin and grain, dust. Flavor is also boozy, grainy woody malt, raisin, black tea, cardboard, unpleasantly long finish. Slightly sticky, light body, muted carbonation.
Pretty gross, and nothing close to a doppelbock, but not undrinkable. Artwork helps move it down the throat during DnD/LotR marathon night.

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Photo of HabaJohn
3.77/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aussiebeer
3.5/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Falcone
2.5/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Awesome label artwork. Pretty much the only reason I bought it. Was inexpensive as well.

The pour immediately has me concerned. Rather than the dark brown color of most doppelbocks this pours a hazy dark orange. My guess is this might be more of a maibock than a doppelbock. Very little head with very weak retention. Within a minute there is no head whatsoever not even a thin wisp. Zero lacing. Yikes.

Smell is sweet booze and some nuttiness. Not good.

Taste isn't surprising. Tons of booze; very hot not just on the finish but all the way through. Some nuttiness and fruitiness which barely makes its presence known in the face of the overwhelming alcohol. Little to no malt or hop character. Slightly creamy mouthfeel.

It'll get ya drunk. I'll be keeping the bottle as well so I can't totally hate it. But damn this is some rough stuff.

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Photo of ordybill
3.03/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 500ML bottle into a pint glass at the World of Beer in Pooler, GA.
Aroma- An OK smell of grain, malt and alcohol
Appearance- Pours a clear garnet color with a small white head.
Taste- Not a bad taste but the creamy texture doesn't go with the flavor
Palate- A heavy bodied beer with medium carbonation and a creamy texture.
Overall- An average beer, The Frazetta inspired artwork on the label is pretty cool

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Photo of skaboom420
3.59/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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