Saturday, December 18, 2010

Before and After Triple Bock

I've heard of double bocks, but a triple bock?  This beer is from the Rinkuskiai brewery in Lithuania.  It is a whopping 12% ABV.  

The beer pours a light copper in color, nearly glowing.  The aroma is sweet, alcohol, fruit, dried fruit and bubble gum.  The taste is very sweet, cloyingly so, alcohol, caramel roll, dried fruit, and again, bubble gum. There is an herbal, grassy note on the end, the hops fighting with the sweetness. There is in fact a dry, bitterness on the finish, but the overwhelming impression is sweet.  This is too sweet for my taste and basically a high alcohol grain swill.  Each sip I say is going to be the last, then down the drain it goes, but so far I am still sipping and not pouring out. This is the Lithuanian version of St. Ides High Gravity malt liquor.

The 2010 and 2013 labels are flipped.



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