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Rinkuškiai Before-After Triple BockRinkuškiai Before-After Triple Bock
BA SCORE
3.17/5
43 Ratings
Rinkuškiai Before-After Triple BockRinkuškiai Before-After Triple Bock
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Rinkuškių Aluas Darykla
Lithuania
rinkuskiai.lt

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Cyberkedi on 04-24-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#41,890
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
43
pDev:
25.87%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
7
Trade:
0
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3.25/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.25/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of NickThePyro
3.5/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of Stinkypuss
2.68/5  rDev -15.5%
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 BGsWo22
2/5  rDev -36.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

this was a drain pour

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Photo of shigg85
1.87/5  rDev -41%
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 Cyberkedi
3.64/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Strong aroma is fruity with a malty undertone and hints of yeast and caramel. It pours a nice clear amber with a fairly thick, if not too persistent, off-white head. Crisp, malty and fruity flavor has hints of caramel and butterscotch, as well as a strong if not fierce alcohol nip. Lively, fizzy texture has quite a sharp edge and leaves behind a fairly persistent and pleasant fizz.

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Photo of Brutaltruth
3.28/5  rDev +3.5%
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 woemad
3.42/5  rDev +7.9%
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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Photo of Vylo
3.75/5  rDev +18.3%

Photo of StaveHooks
2.9/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of grahamboudreaux
4.25/5  rDev +34.1%

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2.25/5  rDev -29%

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3/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of dcotom
2.82/5  rDev -11%
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 azdback
3.39/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Stone Imperial glass. Bright, crystal clear orange, almost yellow. Lots of tiny carbonation bubbles that don't lead to much of a head. Initially popped up to about a single finger but dissipated quite rapidly. No lace at all.

Smell is really quite nice. It kind of smells like a Barleywine. Sweet and rich, malt smells. It also (as expected) has some bread aromas. There is also some alcohol.

Taste is not too bad. Very sweet malt. Maybe some dank orange flavors. I put the rest of the bottle back in the fridge because I think the musty yeast will take over if this is too warm. There is some alcohol tastes but pretty well masked other than the warmness.

Mouth is like the aroma, Barleywine ish. There isn't much carbonation, fairly flat but really smooth. A bit warm on the belly but not unwelcome.

Overall.. When my local bottle shop owner gave me this sample, I read the "12% Alc. by Vol." bright red tag around it's neck and saw it was a Dopplebock. "Okay... I'll try it but don't expect me to like it" is what I told him. I was very wrong. It is not a bad brew at all. Really flat and sweet but not the uber dand musty bomb I thought it was gonna be. At $2.50 for a half liter bottle it is a must try.

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4.5/5  rDev +42%

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3.25/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.49/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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3.25/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.25/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.25/5  rDev +2.5%

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3/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of LennyBound
3.25/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of CFHMagnet
3.57/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A. Poured into a mug, got a finger and a half of head that was gone in a minute, and I mean gone. Not even a ring left. Color is straight amber.

S. Immediate smell is malt and dark fruit, but a slight bourbon aroma makes itself apparent rather quickly. Quite a pleasant smell actually.

T. Taste is to smell, although I get caramel where the bourbon smell comes in, and only the slightest hint of alcohol at the end.

M. Heavy bodied but not sticky. Does need the carbonation to help it out.

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