Rinkuškiai Before-After Triple Bock | Rinkuškių Aluas Darykla

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Brewed by:
Rinkuškių Aluas Darykla
Lithuania
rinkuskiai.lt

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Cyberkedi on 04-24-2011

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Ratings:
43
Reviews:
17
Avg:
3.26
pDev:
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Photo of dcotom
2.82/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clear, golden color with a snowy white head. Aggressive pour yielded only a couple of fingers of head that dissipated quickly, leaving no lacing. This does not have the complexity I have come to expect from a doppelbock. It is overly sweet without much malt character, rather heavy with little carbonation, and quite alcoholic. The finish is a little more crisp than expected, with no lingering cloying sweetness on the palate. There was a tag on the sample I purchased that touted the high (12 %) ABV. That and the price (about $2 for a 0.5-liter bottle) are about the only things this beer has going for it.

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Photo of Stinkypuss
2.68/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a bronze color with little head forming. Nice clarity on it. Aroma had some malt, fusel and corn flavor. The taste is malty sweet then strange bitterness and alcohol comes through. As it warms the chemical nail polish aspect of the alcohol heat in this becomes pronounced. Its a malt liquor of sorts that suits a specific purpose, to get you drunk cheaply. It has some bock elements but the adjunct material is hard to hide. Its ok.

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Photo of ChrisMyhre
3.49/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of shigg85
1.87/5  rDev -42.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

The high alcohol definitely comes through, and if that's what you want, then this is for you. However, other than that, this is a sugary, syrupy, barely drinkable liquid that I can't really compare with other beers. I found it unpalatable and unfinishable.

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Photo of StaveHooks
2.9/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of BGsWo22
2/5  rDev -38.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

this was a drain pour

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Photo of Safa1
1.78/5  rDev -45.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

This is the Colt 45 of dopplebocks.

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Photo of Brutaltruth
3.28/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Enjoyed from the big bottle in a snifter. This blonde dopple pours a bright clear orange color with a quickly dissipating head of big white bubbles that leaves nothing...no ring...no lacing. Nose of apples, light citrus orange, caramel malts, and a lot of purge grain alcohol booze. Flavors are caramel coated apple meets a light citrus orange or mandarin, followed by a large grain note on the back with searing alcoholic warmth. An interesting take on a blonde dopplebock. Strong warmth from the booze, sweet aftertaste, and smooth slick mouth feel. Not bad at all.

Cheers

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Photo of ronbo5421
3.69/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LennyBound
3.25/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Vylo
3.75/5  rDev +15%

Photo of James_NelsonIV
1.75/5  rDev -46.3%

Nothing special. Pours a dark orange with little to no head. Lots of debris floating around. Smell does not exist. Taste is of sweet malt and floral fruit. The sweetness, which is almost overpowering, hides the 12% ABV. Has the classic Balkan flavor hue that is present in all the Eastern European beers. Not my fav.

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Photo of NickThePyro
3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of Artjsantos
3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of todesengel135
2/5  rDev -38.7%

Photo of DrBobPierce
2/5  rDev -38.7%

Photo of mwar
4.5/5  rDev +38%

Photo of ImperatorScab
3/5  rDev -8%

Photo of djrn2
3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Punisher
3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Troville1990
3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of JackRB
3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of tastymug
3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of sansho
3/5  rDev -8%

Photo of woemad
3.42/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

16.9oz bottle purchased at Mid Columbia Wines & Spirits in Kennewick, Washington, for $3.83. It comes with a cheezy/bordeline: sexist label and a huge necktag that loudly proclaims it’s 12 % abv. Been a while since I’ve had a booze bomb from what was formerly a part of the Soviet Union. No obvious freshness date.

Poured a clear, gold color, and featured lots of tiny bubbles arcing skyward. Head was big, creamy, off-white and short-lived. Within about three minutes it had receeded to a thin skiff atop the beer, with some minor lace along the sides of my glass.

The nose was of soft floral hops and pears. As it warmed, some ginger notes became notable as well.

Bigger flavor than I would have thought from the aroma. The soft floral hops are there, along with some fruity notes reminiscent of pears and apples. There’s a also a ginger-like spiciness and a bigger, bready maltiness than was present in the aroma. In the background, midway through the taste, a warming alcohol sensation becomes obvious – no surprise, given it’s highly touted alcohol percentage. Slightly dry zap at the swallow. Asit warmed, the booziness became much more overbearing. Towards the end, it became something of an ordeal.

The body of this beer is closer to full than medium. Coating, sugary mouthfeel.

Definitely a booze bomb, a big beer that reaches the upward end of my tolerance spectrum for sweetness. It’s not bad tasting, but I think one bottle will be enough. It’s overly sweet nature combined with it’s high alcohol content has me already contemplating how my head will feel later. Yet another case of too big a bottle - a 12oz (or, more likely 11.2 given it's Euro-ness) would have been much more enjoyable.

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