Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 8, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
If there is one thing I can say about this style of beer and that is “I don’t expect very much, and I’m never disappointed”. Not that it’s a bad style, just seems I can’t find one that hits the “B” spot, but if nothing else I’m persistent and I keep on trying and trying.
The archetypal lager color a transpicuous golden yellow, the head portly in size, bright white in color, frothy in texture, the lace a thin covering sheet. Nose is crisp fresh and clean, all malt, start is lightly sweet and loaded with malt, top skinny in feel. Finish has a perky acidity, the hops apropos to the style, dry aftertaste.
Aggie80 (788) - Michigan, USA - MAR 18, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Big bubbles with a disappearing head. Pale Yellow, a bit hoppy. Nothing overly notable for or against the flavor.
Holdwine (1095) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 18, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Slight let down after trying the porter. I will say this, it is crisp and clean, almost watery. I had it in a bottle, between tasting even worse Russian brews, so this actually was a slight reprieve.
SilkTork (5297) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2003
1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2004 On draft, quite a few times, at the hotel bar in St Petersburg. A beer often tastes best in its home town. I found this a consistent and enjoyable lager. Soft, creamy and with some delightful butter flavours. [2.4]
Bottle. Once away from Russia this beer is a mess. Almost disgusting in fact. [1.0]
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 11, 2003
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Very light in color. Stale aroma. Quickly diminishing head. Pretty non-complex taste. I would be willing to bet that this isn't too bad on a hot day when served very cold.
rauchbier (3637) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2003
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottled. Straw gold-low head-low condition. Unpleasant chemical aromas, sickly sweet and fruity flavours and adjunct aftertaste
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 6, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Straw color with a white stable head. Floral soapy aroma. Light malt and floral hops flavors. A decent lager.
Boystout (1000) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - FEB 28, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
One of the most popular Russian beers with very common standard taste: very light in color, pleasantly refreshing and a bit bitter.
johndoughty (4114) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
My first Russian and surprisingly decent.Golden appearance and pleasant hoppy taste.Not too gassy and easy to drink.
It seems that I am the only person in the world to like this one bit i would recommend trying it-or perhaps I was just in a geed mood.
k2 (146) - USA - JAN 31, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not much to say here. Very flavorless. Hops flavor was pretty weak. Body was very pale.