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


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RATINGS: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.4/5   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
Naturally fermented, the most heating and famous beer of Beer Country!

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Bricks (1105) - Delaware, USA - JUN 26, 2010
Aroma is unique - caramel and something else. Tastes of caramel and maybe hay - almost Belgian like, but not quite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JStax (6113) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - FEB 11, 2017
500 ml bottle poured into a brandy snifter. The beer is a clear gold with a soapy looking head of white foam. The aroma has notes of strong boozy, woody, barrels. Lots of honey and vanilla bean. Taste is sweet honey. Stays sweet for the first few sips, but after that it gets to be a bit bitter. I can’t get over how much this tastes like black tea with honey added. Despite the high alcohol content, this is fairly easy to drink. Lighter side of a medium body and a moderate carbonation. This one is taking me by surprise. I’m actually enjoying it quite a bit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ordybill (1700) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - DEC 12, 2016
Poured from a 500 ML bottle into a pint glass at the World of Beer in Columbia, SC. The appearance is a slightly murky golden orange color with a medium sized off-white head. The aroma is alcohol, malt and biscuits. The taste is matches the smell.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
rondphoto (4370) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JAN 8, 2014
@ Jungle Jims / Eastgate OH - Nearly clear golden amber with tiny rim head, no lace. How can a 9.5% abv be lacking in so many things? Taste begins with malt that I suspect has adjuncts, followed by uncarbonated dark fruit that barely adds bittering. No growth, no edge, no bittering, what is there to savor? Not recommended (exception: if you need a beer from Lithuania).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ronaldtheriot (1902) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - SEP 22, 2013
Aiko Stiprus (Strong) has a medium-to-thick, off-white head and a somewhat hazy, orange-gold appearance, with streaming bubbles and respectable lacing left behind. The aroma is sharp, rich, biscuit, of slight alcohol, rich, and full. The taste is the same, with a distinctive barley aspect and even a mentholated character as one exhales. Mouthfeel is medium to full, chewy, and candied. Aiko Stiprus finishes semi-dry, very rich, super sweet, and sip-able. Overall, this is a fantastic and exquisite beer, and we rate it as most excellent! RJT

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
Patrickctenchi (6509) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUN 7, 2013
Pours cloudy orange/amber with a thin tan head. Aroma is malt, heavy grain.....a little orange. Taste is bready, grainy...metallic... Strong, sharp alcohol presence..... Not good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Derek881 (1270) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 15, 2013
Poured this beer from a larger bottle into a trumpet glass to drink. The beer had a straw-gold color with a semi-hazy/cloudy, modest foamy white head with shorter retention, light lacing, and almost zero cling. Its aroma featured caramel malt and barley, blended with some floral tones, and ligher notes of candy, straw, yeast, and grain. It had a somewhat sour and bitter blend to its taste with earthy and grainy tones mixed with some sugar and yeast. It had a thinner, lighter mouthfeel with low carbonation and fizz, and was fairly wet and watery.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
dwyerpg (6013) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 17, 2012
Boy, the lightest beer I bought at the store from these guys was 8.2%! Smells a bit like alcohol and carpet. Looks okay, lots of carbonation in the appearance but not so much in the flavor. Starting to get a definite pressure in the head that could be leading to a headache but whether it’s from this one or all these Rinkuskiai beers I don’t know. Just another strong lager with a decent finish and no bad smell - which is what separates it from terrible American malt liquors.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Itzjerm (2750) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - FEB 29, 2012
Not to good. carmel sweet... not for a beer drinker... apple cider.. good lord just go to Russia and stay there. I’ll pass.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
fiveacestx (970) - Texas, USA - FEB 16, 2012
16 oz bottle - pours a deep gold (more of a pale orange) with a medium head. Has a fruity smell and a pulpy orange taste. Has a medium mouthfeel and somewhat of a metallic finish. Definitely not a session beer!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
RobertDale (6318) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JAN 17, 2012
Bottle. Pours a nice gold with a small off-white head. Aroma of malt and grain. Taste is very sweet malt, a bit of grass and a lot of alcohol. Malt liquor.

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