Lobsters Lovers Beer (9.5% ABV)
I had lunch today at one of my old favorite Greek/Eastern European delis (old because I havent been there in over a year) and tore up their very delicious beef and lamb gyro. Yum! While I waited for my order I strolled by their various sections of various foreign brands of food, wine and reading material. Somehow I was mysteriously pulled to the beer section without protest I might add. Wow I thought as I gazed them over. Many were pilsers which I wasnt looking for. Other labels were in Cyrillic which I have a basic understanding of so I wasnt intimidated. I wanted to choose one for tonight’s taste but I couldnt on my own. I asked the helpful clerk for an IPA which he didnt have or for a dark ale. He pointed out Lobster Lovers Beer (9.5% ABV) from Latvia with its high ABV and interesting label. However when I researched the brew for this post I found that it wasnt an ale at all but a strong lager and it was from Lithuania not Latvia. No worries I was still happy that I got to taste a new beer and at least the clerk got the beer’s region correct.
The featured beer comes from Rinkuškiai Alaus Darykloje (which means Rinkuškiai Brewery) in the “Biržai region known as Beer Country in Lithuania.” Lobster Lovers beer poured well and was a beautiful golden color and a nice white head. For a lager I was surprisingly odd when it gave a sweet and somewhat subtle fruity aroma. I actually thought that this was a real good lager even for this hop head. It tasted well and finished well too. Unlike some American domestic lagers/pilsners (I cant compare to micro lagers b/c I dont really ever drink them and I cant remember the last time I did if I did) this beer was really smooth and had a plesant taste. Will I go back for more? Maybe. Only time will tell. And why is it called Lobster Lovers? Hell if I know. Cheers!