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Rinkuškiai Biržieciu Classic

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Brewed by Rinkuškiai
Style: Traditional Ale
Biržu raj., Lithuania

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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.83   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Biržiečių Classic – stout beer, 8 % alc. It is classical Beer Country beer. Rich taste, slightly tinted with caramel malt. Special beer yeast is used for the production of this beer.


2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
ads135 (3078) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - OCT 12, 2014
Surprising beer, I expected less flavor than this had, though that flavor was mediocre. Lots of sweet caramel and an offputting mustiness.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Patrickctenchi (4090) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - SEP 18, 2013
Cloudy, brown with an ice-tea foam top. Bready, oxidized....caramel aroma. Sweet, stale, baked bread....old taste. Nutty, wooden and thick. Not good...very unpleasant.

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
EithCubes (5089) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 10, 2010
I think this is the right beer, has the same commercial description but a different label. Bottle. Sweet caramel overload in the nose with a surprising sledgehammer of gooey toffee. Pours a transparent red-caramel with no real head. Taste is almost unbearable sweet, thin with a little candy-ish roast, a dirty dirt aftertaste and fills me with the unbearable urge to defecate (from the mouth). Aroma would have gotten about a 5 and appearance about a 2, but man, this is vile stuff, and no beer deserves higher than minimum if I can’t force down more than an ounce.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
coolpop (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - SEP 19, 2010
Bottle. Pours orangey amber with a medium, large-bubbled head. Aroma and flavor are caramel, very sweet (even harshly so), a bit of fruit -- that’s about it. I’m trying to like this beer for its malty character, but the industrial strength sweetness is limiting my enjoyment. Viscous palate.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BillKismet (3360) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 4, 2009
Pours a rich amber brew with a crisp, off-white head. Light orange hue. Malty aroma with outlying dusted cider wood. Interesting malted complexity in aroma and flavor. Warming. Some nuttiness and brown sugar on the palate with hints of wood and cider. Dusty, old-barrel-aged quality. Candi caramel on the finish too. A sturdy wintere brew. Well-made, distinctly-flavored offering.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 2, 2009
Lightly hazed copper color with only a thin lid of off-white bubbles. Savory malt, caramel, toffee and dark maple syrup and buckwheat pancake aromas. Deep malt scents with additional peat and iodine. Just too much candy in the nose for me. Sweet flavors from the start. Brown sugar and light candied fruit attack. Finish has a bit of herbal hops and oak. I can see this being a traditional ale, sweet and high in alcohol.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (10074) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 23, 2009
Bottle. Pours hazy amber with a small, rocky, white head, somewhat lasting with fair lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, toffee, nutty), average hop (flowers, grass), average yeast (earth, broth) with notes of date, apple, and cola. Medium bodied, slick texture, lively carbonation, and a chalky finish. Average duration, moderate sweetness, light acidity and bitterness.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 9, 2009
Dark dunkel like burnt orange-brown with a finger of dirty white head. Some caramel aroma, dark fruits, and alcohol. Taste is more caramels, light raisins, too much alcohol.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Butters (3854) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 30, 2009
Pours a murky amber brown with ring of small white head and petri dish suds. Nose is typical of these strong lithuanian beers - banana, vanilla, but this dark version also has raisins. Very sweet plum, caramel flavors, with a distinct yeastiness and alcohol presence, though not hot. Pleasant warming sensation. I bet this would score much higher by most people if done in a blind tasting.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SSSteve (3831) - - APR 13, 2008
a murky caramel colored beer with a large yellowish head. aroma of caramel malt. flavor is mostly of hard caramel candy and some brown sugar. masks the abv well. i enjoyed it.


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