wnp22 (698) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 5, 2003
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Tasted in Toronto from the LCBO. Light yellow colour, white foamy head. Grassy dry scent, with a slightly stale aroma. Bitter taste, with a watery and bland finish. No real malty balance or anything interesting.
GregClow (3027) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 4, 2003
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Very light yellow with a foamy white head. No aroma to speak of aside from a slight skunky note. Some sweet malt in the flavour, but not much else. Bland and inoffensive.
vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 25, 2003
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Has a yellow color with some carbonation and a slightly skunky smell. Taste crisp light malt/corn flavor and finishes with light hops. Overall it is not a bad light beer.
Radek Kliber (6825) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - AUG 24, 2003
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2009 Bottle 500 ml
Appearance: pour this lager proper way and it will welcome you with white mid plus top , neatly paired with good shade of gold. Baltika 3 left some lace.3+
Nose: Mild aroma, slightly grainy with expected pale malts, light grassy hop feel at finish.
Flavor/Palate : Mid bodied. Character on sweet candied side. Expect to be crisper. Its mudded sweetness does not work well for its drinkability. Little bitterness with some dry alcohol. Rough finish.
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 20, 2003
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
pale yellow, big lacy white head. soft and malty appley and light hop aroma and flavour, grassy finish. average. I expected better from a brewery with such a great porter.
iam (369) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 18, 2003
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a light yellow colour with a fizzy, macro-like head. Aroma also a macro-like malt. Taste of malt and some bitterness. Nothing special here
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 13, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Macro-yellow in appearance, long lasting, frothy white head. The aroma is somewhat sweet with malt, lending to sugar and some grass too. The body is sweetish at the beginning but moves into a pleasant grassy bitterness that last well into the finish. I don't know, I kind of liked this beer, I thought the sweet malt worked well with the subtle hoppiness. Not bad.
DukeofYork (44) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 11, 2003
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Fizzy, white head ... pours scarily pale, with a greenish twinge. Adjuncty, vegetable nose. Thin hoppiness and sweetness in finish. Phenols (?) in there somewhere. But it's another country on my list.
juveskin (13) - pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2003
2.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
not a fan of russian beers. that said this is the best of them. smooth lager, and it can be found cheap around these parts. prye krasno!!!
larsniclas (6247) - Billdal, SWEDEN - AUG 2, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very light freshlooking ISL.
Some hoparoma and bitterness. Thirstquencher.