Brewed by Rinkuškiai
Style: Strong Pale Lager/Imperial Pils
Biržu raj., Lithuania


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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 1.71/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.9   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
DrnkMcDermott (2822) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2014
500 ml bottle, $2.50 at Binny’s. Gotta admit these Rinku beers are my guilty please. No one produces such consistently crappy beers accompanied by total cluelessness in marketing. Frighteningly hazy orange pour into my tumbler glass. Kicks up a bit of a head before it fizzes away. Seems to have a fusel alcohol smell when I pop the crown, but that actually fades away quickly, Leaving, oddly, not much smell at all. Taste is like a weak whiskey, mixed with corn syrup and diluted with soda water. If there were a trace of hop to this, I admit it couldbe mistaken for a barley wine. Well, I did this rating in the kitchen before going out with the rest of the bottle to grill and be "drinkin’ without thinkin." But I am thinking that an average Lagunitas or Rogue bomber at twice the price is more than twice as good!

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
ccex (946) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 22, 2014
1/2 litre bottle pours a slightly hazy orange/amber with practically no head and absolutely no lacing. Aroma is candy corn, bread, and booze. Taste is sweet, malty and boozy. Body is medium with slight carbonation and a sticky mouthfeel. I couldn’t finish this in one sitting. I’m normally a fan of this brewery’s cheap high ABV outrageousness and weird labels, but this was a disapointment, even to my strong stomach, penchant for the bizarre, and desire for instant enfeeblement/punishment. I previously thought that most Rinskuskiai cheap buzzes were all the pretty much the same with different labels, but this one is the counterexample. The first time I enjoyed drinking beer was in a sauna with a bunch of fellow fisherman singing "In heaven there is no beer, that’s why we drink it here" This one makes me believe that in Hell there is only Crazy Brewski.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
sinfull (881) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - NOV 11, 2014
I can’t even imagine something worse. Caramel,malt and alcohol. I had taken a one sip before poured it out. I don’t have any decent words to describe this shit...

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
zathrus13 (1721) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - NOV 2, 2014
Bottle. Pours gold, with a white head. Aroma is sugar and grains. Flavor is sugar, malt, and alcohol. Body is fairly thick.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
Beerathon (1249) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2014
Imperial Pils, more like malt liquor. Syrupy/sugary corn in the nose, along with some strong alcohol scent. Flavor is overly sweet, with slight after-burn from the ABV. Gol color with thin head. Little bubblegum in aroma too. Difficult to drink

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
snoworsummer (2331) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 3, 2014
From a bottle from the Catonsville Lithuanian Festival. Pours hazy bright orange copper with a very thin head. Tastes like booze, dry raisin, doughy malt, soda, light caramel, straw. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like booze, straw, light caramel and dough, raisin.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
sonnycheeba (3685) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 3, 2014
Bottle. Pours mostly clear amber with fizzy white head. Aroma is bready malts, light alcohol spice, light straw, faint floral notes. Flavor is dry malt base, grain alcohol, light spice, and light hops; dry, spicy finish. Medium body and light carbonation.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
BeerandBlues2 (9997) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 3, 2014
Bottle shared by sonnycheeba and snoworsummer. Pours lightly hazy and particulate orange with no head. Aroma is alcohol and sweet corn, Pils malt, garbage notes and grapes. Flavor is moderate alcohol, fusel, grapes, sweet corn malt and a sweet finish. Full body and light carbonation.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
NicCage420 (1) - Illinois, USA - JUL 9, 2014 does not count
My best friend came over to talk about some issues with his significant other, and brought with him some Crazy Brewski. The bottle’s artwork is nice, and for $3 you’d be hard-pressed to find a beer with a similar ABV. The taste itself isn’t too bad, and it didn’t foam up all that much. The aftertaste, though, is incredibly rough, as you can actually feel the alcohol slightly burning your throat, and coming into the mouth a bit. It definitely does the job if you’re looking to get drunk, but isn’t something you’d recommend to your friends as a must-try. A step above malt liqour, but that’s about it.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Cornfield (5521) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2014
These guys need some TV ads with a spiffy jingle. (I’m working on one.) All their beers are quite entertaining (Note: I didn’t write "tasty") and demand a larger worldwide audience.
This, my 16th from Rinkuškiai, has a clear, deep amber body that devolves a skinny head into a film in nanoseconds. It smells of candy corn and alcohol... no surprise with a 15% ABV. Amazingly, the alcohol doesn’t intrude into the flavor, which is more of the candy corn sweetness and a dull metallic bitterness. It does emerge in the finish as a burning in the back of my throat.
Nice label.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 1/20
brokensail (11351) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 2, 2014
Bottle @ Presidential Suite. Light amber pour with a short lived white head. Grape juice, cane sugar, and corn syrup. Fusels, apple cider, and honey. Oof. Super cloying. Jesus. Grape juice, corn syrup, and solvent. Bitter metal, weird herbs, and boost. Gross.

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