Žaibo

500 mL bottle. Pretty much as expected. Pour is a slightly viscous, dark golden orange body. Head and lace are 100% missing. Nose gives a strong alcoholic whiff and a nasty solvent aroma. Taste is all alcohol and incredibly sweet and cloying. I suspect that the role of this beer in Eastern Europe was/is as strictly an alcohol delivery vehicle, and this is all it is. In that respect it's a great success. In every other possible way it's an complete failure. Mild afterburn in the chest and a...

Werewolf

This has been sitting in the DBF for a while - how bad can it be? I guess we're about to find out! Pours a light amber color with some carbonation from the 500 mL bottle. Has a malty, sweet nose and a taste to match. Very sweet with some cloying. Belgian Dark? Not in my book. Alcohol is there and it kicks in at the finish. Decent alcohol delivery vehicle for the winos and kids, but for me it's a pretty nasty combo. Some metallic bitterness in the finish and a solvent/aftershave note at the...

Lobster Lovers Beer

Turned up as a single, 500 mL bottle at Smyrna World of Beverage for $2.09. A separate label hangs on the neck, which in impossibly big characters, advertises the beer as a 9.5% brew! Obviously a BIG selling point for the beer. Pours an deep orange gold body with a high light head that lasts for about 30 seconds. Looks slightly viscous in the glass. Slight alcohol in the nose. Taste has that typical, high alcohol, syrupy slightly malted citrus note. The beer is not the worst of its type that I...