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Brewed by Rinkuškiai
Style: Doppelbock
Biržu raj., Lithuania

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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.55   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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Double Bock. 9.5% ABV Naturally fermented. Comes in a glass bottle 0.5 L (16.9 FL OZ). 20 btl/cs.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GranvilleTim (1467) - Granville, Illinois, USA - DEC 8, 2011
Dark yellow pour with a thin white head that dissapated immediately. Aroma is sweet. Taste is sweet and a little metallic. The label is better than the beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ibrew2or3 (6990) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 2, 2011
Half liter bottle pours out clear gold with copper hues and thin white head. The mild aroma emits harmless levels of chunky cinnamon apple sauce, a thin layer of caramel and a bit of boozy heat. The taste feels a touch thin to start and delivers a mix of apple sweetness, a mild twang of yeasty tartness and then subtle caramel notes. Midway and to the finish some prune and faint cherry notes join in as well as a dash of booziness. Decent brew for what it is or isn’t.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - SEP 13, 2011
Bottle: Golden clear, no head, light fizz. Sugar, berry and aspartame with creamed corn and light metal in the nose. Lightly balanced and warming, some sweetness in the finish and a husky grain note in the tail. Sharp.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
BrewDad (5004) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAR 22, 2011
330ml Bottle - 99 Bottles – Federal Way, WA
Nice easy drinking Dopple. Golden in color, clear with a nice head. Good flavors malt forward with light hops backing. For a late season beer it held up well.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - JAN 27, 2011
Bottle. Pours a clear, bubbly gold with white head. The aroma is quite grainy with some sweet cookie notes and some fruitiness. The flavor is sweet and grainy with a little bit of a sticky pear and white grapejuice behind it. Toward the finish comes a slight hop bitterness with hay and some dust. Biscuit and yeast aftertaste. Meh.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (11248) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 21, 2011
Bottle from Malt & Vine. Pours orange gold with a foamy white head. Lots of malt aroma with some clean citrus/grass accompaniment. Med body at least. Flavor is a little bready, corny, sweetish, with not all that much hop. No real heat, but the overall impression suggests near to malt liquor. Other than that impression this is pretty much decent beer. Later thought: With some time and olfactory fatigue, this beer actually gets better than decent and is quite drinkable. Up overall from 14 to 15

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 18, 2011
Bottle: Pours a clear deep golden with a thin ring of white head. Has a sweet toasty caramel malty nose with some light fruity esters and a touch of lager yeastiness. Starts with average fullness and decent light caramel malty sweetness with some malt-liquor characteristics, but overall fairly clean tasting, just a little thin and warming. An ok heller bock and not bad for the price.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
DrnkMcDermott (2807) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - DEC 24, 2010
Half Liter bottle. $2.50 @ Binny’s. Yes, this is what I’m drinking after taking care of Santa’s visit. You know the fly-by-night video labels that rush out rip-off versions of popular Disney animated features so they’re in the stores before the home video release? Movies like "Ratatoing" or "Little Cars?" It seems this label wants to rip off Ridgeway’s "Bad Elf" and "Santa’s Butt." And yet I bought it.
Okay, pours a nice orange yellow in my stem, with a thin bit of foam atop. Some heavy malt smell, but also the telltale fusel of cheap malt liquor. Not sure what this has that would qualify it as a doppelbock. Taste not anywhere in the bock category, but you know what? It’s almost usable as a cheap strong Eastern Bloc beer. Alcoholic with no hop to speak of, but it will help me get to bed so Santa can finally visit our house. And a merry Christmas to all…

1.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
DrinkEmUpJones (1063) - Georgia, USA - DEC 5, 2010
Pours cloudy piss-yellow with white head. Aroma is nice-yeasty, malty bread dough. Palate is not so nice. Weird fake-honey flavor overlays what could have potentially been a good beer. Underneath the weirdness, there are some decent aromas of tangerine and banana. I don’t understand how this is a doppelbock, for starters. If it were a weizen, it would be a bad one, but at least it would make sense. Strange. There are only two good things about this beer. 1.) It was free to me. The label is so fun, I could’ve easily been tricked into paying 5 bucks for it, and I would’ve been pissed. 2.) If you drink enough, it’ll get you too fucked up to notice the flavor.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Frank (2929) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2010
This beer is surprisingly not terrible. I don’t know about you guys but when I see an Lithuanian lager at nearly ten precent alcohol for about two bucks, I think, "This is a beer designed to get old Lithuanian men drunk." Well, I’m probably right but this is not as bad as a lot of things in the same vein. It’s a rather pretty orange amber color w/ a foamy white head of even sized bubbles which leaves streaks and spots of lace behind. The nose is sweet, simple malts, some green apple fruitiness and a weird, spicy clove tinge. The nicest thing I can say about the flavor is it does not make me cringe. It’s only slightly sweet w/ a hint of medicinal hops as means of balance. The palate is not too heavy and the carbonation is a little on the fizzy side. There is only a slight alcoholic burn to indicate it’s excessive alcohol content. I didn’t say it was good. I said it was not terrible. Certainly, it lives up to its name. After half a glass of this stuff, I found myself dressed as an elf and terribly lost, not to mention fluent in Lithuanian.


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