Rinkuškiai Žaibo

 
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Formerly brewed at Rinkuškiai
Style: Imperial Pils/Strong Pale Lager
Biržu raj., Lithuania

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RATINGS: 102   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.5/5   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Žaibo – 9,5 % alc. – the best-known strongest stout beer in Lithuania! Often used as a synonym for a “strong beer”.

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2.8
JPDIPSO (6293) - Wauwatosa, USA - OCT 12, 2006
Dark golden color with a modest off-white head. Sweet pale malt aromas mix with a dessert white wire. Just a hint of floral hops. A malt liquor by any other name... Malt sweetness with hints of airplane glue buzz through the mind. Fairly thick, but not quite cloying. There is a return to some decent hopping in the finish and linger that save this from the bottom dwelling malt liquors. The malt does come out as this one warms verses the alcohol in sooo many other euro strongs and MLs. I kick this one up a notch just for being tolerable to the end.

2.9
jimhilt (2630) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 9, 2006
Pours a three finger white head that vanishes to a ring leaving no lace. Barely cloudy pale amber color. Light carbonation and medium bodied. Hoppy nose. Starts with some sweetness/hoppiness sweet and sour finish, high ABV is not noticeable, very drinkable. $2.49 for a 500ml bottle from Blue Max Liquor Burnsville, Mn. Brew date was not marked - numbers are there but no tick marks.

3
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - OCT 1, 2006
Nice golden/amber color,small white head that left little behind.The aroma was light malt some hints of toffee and alcohol.The flavor was pretty bad,light malt with a bit of a sweet toffeeish taste in the beginning then a quick change to alcohol and maybe some caramel with a pretty good bit in the finish.It’s not the worst i guess but there are definately better brews of this style out there.

3
hiphops (324) - caldwell, New Jersey, USA - SEP 24, 2006
mmm. pours golden honey. smells of malts and spice and wildness it smells friggin wild. i cant taste the alcohol. but i taste hooker spit menthol cigarettes and metal... heavey metal....2dollar hollar aftertaste of honey and shame

2.7
goldtwins (4319) - Nesconset, New York, USA - SEP 11, 2006
Poured a golden color with a small off-white head. The aroma was loaded with sweet candy notes. Malty and grainy with alcohol that burns my nose. the flavor is sweet but tastes thin. The alcohol while present is more subtle in the flavor than the aroma. The body is on the thin side as well.

2.9
Yankovitch333 (612) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 5, 2006
This beer was given to me by a neighbor who purchased it in Florida. The name on the bottle is "Zaibo". It had a pretty cool lable. It poured a light copper with a thin head. Alcohol and dough on the aroma. It is friggin’ powerful! Some dark fruits, bread, alcohol, and a hint of citrus on the tongue. It reminded me of maybe a cross between something like Colt 45 and Chimay Blue.

2.8
wxman (1853) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - AUG 1, 2006
My bottle says 9.0% ABV. Dark golden color with a short lasting head. Sweet malty aroma along with some wet cardboard. Maple malt flavor with a smokey flavor that is difficult to describe, yet seems to be balanced. I’m going to stick with smokey, but I think there are other flavors going on here. Darkover may be right with the banana description. I know, what do banana and smoke flavor have in common? I don’t know, taste the stuff for yourself! Lots of post-quaff alcohol flavor and warmth. Far more complex than American malt liquor; weird, yet likeable. Really different.

2.6
TerryR (391) - Oswego, Illinois, USA - JUL 23, 2006
Golden color with a white head that quickly disappears. Aroma of sweet malt and alcohol. Grainy, sweet malt taste. Lingering warm alcohol finish. Not very complex but not bad for what it is.

2.1
ATOmemphis (200) - Franklin, Tennessee, USA - JUN 18, 2006
Golden yellow. Light fizz. Mostly acidic. no real hoppy flavor. The alcohol was great but this beer was absolutely unmemorable. ho-hum.

2.9
Darkover (1545) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 14, 2006
Golden color with a thick white head. Aroma and flavor of sweet grainy malt and bananas. Pretty similar to malt liquor.


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