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:
25.46%
 
 
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Ratings: 43 |  Reviews: 17
Photo of drinkAK
1/5  rDev -69.3%

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 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 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 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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2/5  rDev -38.7%

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2/5  rDev -38.7%

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2.25/5  rDev -31%

Photo of Nyskizy
2.5/5  rDev -23.3%

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

Photo of Groucho75
3/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Holy cow. Where to start?

Saw this in the cooler next to Lobster Lover, the one with the wolf's head and the other one with a scary lady on it or something. Labelled a triple bock, but actually a doppel bock for $3. Well, you can only go with the ones you know for so long...

Opened this and poured into a fluted pilsner glass; immediate nose and aroma from cracking the crown. Butterscotch gold with shades of orange on the pour, almost a little viscous, probably due to the ABV. Head lingered for about a moment and said "nyet-ski" and took off.

Boiled butter, tangy fruit, and assorted sugar on the nose. Phew! I used to serve tramps at a liquor store in London who came in smelling like this.

Prune, raisin, almost caramel like flavors on the palate. The ABV sits high in the mix. Some malt. Almost no hop character to speak of.

Mouthfeel is limited due to the high alcohol content. You could try to savor this, but the overall impression is that this is a more "European" approach to something like FourLoko. As it warms, I'm inclined to put it back in the fridge so the temp keeps my tastebuds guessing.

Hey, it was $3 and worth a try, but this is by no means as refined or polished as other doppel offerings out there. I'm thinking of pouring the rest out, but I worry what would happen to my drains. Maybe I should stop drinking this...

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Photo of ImperatorScab
3/5  rDev -8%

Photo of sansho
3/5  rDev -8%

Photo of evilkalla
3.06/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Serving: Bottle into an ale glass.

A: Poured a slightly cloudy copper color. Not much head to speak of. Not much carbonation either. Underwhelming really.

S: Smells of cinnamon and brown sugar and maybe ginger. A hint of alcohol. Very nice.

T: On the malty/sweet side. Brown sugar taste is evident, with a hint of ginger and spice. Unfortunately that's really all I taste here really.

M: Sort of flat, reminds me of a beer that was left out too long. Burns a little bit from the alcohol too. Not so great.

O: Another reviewer said this was a european attempt at a fiour loko and I can see what they meant.

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Photo of GolamKovach
3.21/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Whoa. I didn't believe the 12% ABV, but now I am rethinking that. Half way through a pint glass and I am seriously feeling it.

Appearance is slightly cloudy, brown to amber. Tiny bubbles of effervescence fight their way upwards through this syrupy concoction.

Taste is sweet - almost too sweet. I was surprised that it would be this sweet with this high of an ABV. How much malt did they put in this?!?

Heavy mouthfeel - again - how much malt is in this? A pleasant secondary taste that is definitely more complex than the primary flavor.

Overall, this is a syrupy sweet mess; it was pleasant to try, but I don't think this could be drinkable on a regular basis. That being said, it is a pleasant surprise over some of the other fomer soviet satellite beers of far eastern europe.

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3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

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 djrn2
3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of dmorgan310
3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of tastymug
3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

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