Rinkuskiai Werewolf

Rinkuškiai

Lithuania

I was completely expecting this to be a Lithuanian version of a US malt liquor. I mean, come on, the name alone, right? Think Crazy Horse, King Cobra, and Werewolf. The label has a picture of a blended creature, the right half of the face is a blonde Lithuanian stripper, half wolf (the wolf part clearly hiding the radiation burns from working in an outdated unregulated nuclear power plant). The stripper part looks kind of pissed, like her boss just made her give a lap dance to a 400 pound mafia boss. It also says "you must be sure you wanna taste it," so I had very low expectations going in. What I found instead was a dark beer, full of malt, and as the label said, slightly sweet, reach (sic) taste of malt and slight aroma of hops." A definite diamond in the rough, compared to most Lithuanian beers I've had. It definitely raises your low expectations.

Reviewed: March 01, 2009

Rating: 7/10

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