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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.


1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
SSSteve (3724) - - JAN 2, 2012
bottle. clear orange with no bubbles and no head. sour, metallic nose. flavor is sweet with purple grapes and gum. a fine, sharp bubbles carbonation with a syrupy body.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
nearbeer (3590) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 26, 2009
500 ml. Clear burnt orange with a small , fleeting head. Nose is apple, caramel, grain and alcohol. Flavor is all the same, plus some dry grassy hops, corn and more alcohol. Near-medium body is smoothly carbonated and tingly with hops and alcohol. Pretty harsh.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BillKismet (3321) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 24, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2013 Straw gold, diffuse head with no life and viscous body. Warming honey-tipped malt nose. Honey malt body with a dryish finish. Almost tastes like a mead doppelbock. Mellifluous body. Bittered honey finish. Re-rated 12-10-13. The aroma is Christmas mysteriousness--buttered cinnamon toast and purple spice gum drops. The "mead doppelbock" description holds true again. Honeyed malt with spicy purple gum drop adding complexity. Dryish honeye and spice finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
alexanderj (3297) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAR 9, 2010
Bottle; picked up in Mesa, AZ. Poured a clear gold with alot of carbonation streams and a smallish head. Aroma of bread, honey, fruit and alcohol. Flavor was quite sweet and reminiscent of honey. Probably wouldn’t appeal to many. Some light earthiness and hopping in the finish. Bread. Lingers in the finish. Pretty one dimensional, but probably a little better than I expected.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cybercat (3200) - Georgia, USA - MAR 20, 2012
Malty aroma is of average strength with a fruity note and a hint of caramel. It pours a clear golden amber with a fairly thick, if not persistent, pale golden-tan head. Flavor is malty, about average, with licks of caramel and pear, nothing special but still palatable. There is an appreciable, if not strong, alcohol kick. Texture is rather fizzy, but finish is rather wan. Overall, fair to middlin’ but worth a try.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2009
Gold-red, off white head. Aroma is bread and toast. Taste is caramel, toast, biscuit. By far the best beer I’ve had from these guys.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
DrnkMcDermott (2776) - 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…

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Frank (2737) - 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.

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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - DEC 18, 2009
Clear pale gold with very little head. Aroma- (courtesy of Tom- wasp sperm, lilly butter, hot dog water) apple, bread, caramel, alcohol, spice. Taste is sweet and syrupy with a bitter roast finish. Malts are toasty and bready. Medium light body and low carbonation. Alcohol is a little boozy.


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