Brewed by Rinkuškiai
Style: Doppelbock
Biržu raj., Lithuania


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RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.22   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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This naturally fermented beer has the highest alcohol content in the Beer Country.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
crossovert (6341) - Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2014 Really, Just not a good idea. Just not a good idea. It is super alcoholic, and not much else. Did I mention not a good idea?

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
SSSteve (3661) - - FEB 25, 2011
bottle. clear gold with a head that fizzes away to nothing. sweet pineapple hard candy aroma. flavor is similar...very sweet with pineapple lifesavers.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
matthewjk (856) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2011
2nd try from this Lithuanian brewery. I promise I didn’t purchase this because of the giant red tag labeled 12% abv. I’m actually getting this because my friend collects bottle caps and she lost my last donation from their "Werewolf." Okay, the beer...it’s f’n gasoline with no carbonation and I sort of like it! Not anywhere close to real craft beer, but not as piss pour as one would suspect. Lots of caramel malts and noticeable alcohol, but somehow not as "hot" as it should be for 12%.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jimhilt (2377) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 13, 2011
Pours a one, three-finger white head that vanishes leaving no lace. Crystal clear amber color. Light-medium carbonation and light-medium bodied (thinner than I expected). Light alcohol and caramel nose, flavor has hints of alcohol, caramel, hops are in background, not cloying. Not as bad as the ratings suggest. $4.50 for a 500ml bottle from Tully’s Beer & Wine Wells, Me.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMan1113VR (7786) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 12, 2011
Bottle. Pours with a hazy golden body with hardly any head. Aromas of banana, vanilla, caramel, cardboard, and honey. Husky and grainy. Flavors of honey, light esters, alcohol, and not much else to be honest. A little grassy and boozy. Honestly not offensive as the last beer I had (listed as a BSA...sure). Lively bubbles. Alcoholic. Honestly not a bad European [lets be honest] malt liquor. Nearly worth repeating at a $2.00 for a 500ml if you want to get your BMC friends drunk.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
BillKismet (3290) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 3, 2011
Bronzed body, ring of head, heavy carbonation. Sugary sweetness pierces the nostrils. Honey tipped and lightly flowery. Thinnish body, but strong. Flowery and estery. Could be worse, but as it stands, this is akin to a slightly more refined version of high octane malt liquor.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TheEpeeist (3175) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2010
16.9 oz bottle. I couldn’t resist a big beer and a new country tick. Clear golden brown with a brief foamy head. Nose is caramel, raisin bread and dentist office. Flabby medium body with a clenching tang. Taste is buttery and bitter; Grape Nuts cereal and golden raisin hooch. Coarse finish with burnt sugar.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
wxman (1340) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - DEC 21, 2010
Pours a deep golden with a thin white head. Sweet malt and ethanol aroma. Taste is quite sweet and malty, caramel also comes through as well. Alcohol burn after the swallow. Still, not bad for a malt liquor.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
EithCubes (4622) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 16, 2010
Bottle. Oh, Lithuanian gimmicks. Nose has some roast cereal and slick sticky malt, but the sugar potential is massive, and there’s a not so-subtle hint that this is going to be a booze wallop. Pale, lightly sickly golden body with a crinkling whitish head. Taste is sweet and sticky grape malt with cereal and artificial sweetener weirdness into the aftertaste, has a rubbery main surrounded by low-level fusel sting. Full, oily body with only mild alcohol burn but a ton of chest warming. There are compliments to be given here, for this could have been an unmitigated disaster if brewed at dozens of other facilities, but this screams headache and lacks the depth of even some popular golden European strong ales (even Polish and Russian brutalities), let alone anything from the noble Doppelbock family claimed on the label.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Aubrey (3417) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - NOV 29, 2010
Headless. Looks like thick apple juice. Mouthfeel is that of mild carbonation and sticky goo. Flavor isn’t entirely bad. Made me think of mead / braggot. Pleasant and somewhat flowery-herbal, in a clover honey sort of way. Bitterness is mild yet balancing, for the most part. Though a fair amount of sticky, cloying sweetness lingers for sure. Alcohol is hidden fairly well, though you’ll definitely notice a soothing burn after a few sips. Must’ve gotten a good bottle, because it’s drinkable; just a little scrappy and rough around the edges.

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