Admiral (524) - Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Quite a reasonable lager, this makes up for my previous bad experience with Russian beer. Itís a picture-perfect gold with a nice head, and the hops come through in a rather Czech way.
Marc (486) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - OCT 1, 2002
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Pouring rather thin with a weak head, the Ruskies didnt impress me from jump. (quite unfortunate given all the hype Ive heard about the brews from the motherland). The initial bouquet was not much in the first 1/3d of the beer but gradually picked up speed developing a nice tame maltiness with a slight hop presence. All and all, a decent brew good for the pedestrian drinker, but I think I shall search for greener pastures.
pnaimport99 (7) - North Hollywood, California, USA - SEP 25, 2002 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Braudog (5743) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - SEP 21, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Good light lager. Golden colored, hinted at the soapiness you sometimes get in Euro imports, but it wasnít in the flavor. Not bad.
parkhead99 (41) - IRELAND - SEP 16, 2002
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Not very impressed with this beer at all. The fact that russian cant pour it properly either doesnt help
Beloved Beer (278) - California, USA - AUG 30, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Plesently surprised. I didnít think this one bad at all. Better than a lot of lagers anyway.
Panzuriel (1310) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 28, 2002
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Weaker and slight version of an american standard beer. A little too light for my liking. A little weak and old tasting as well.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 7, 2002
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
A rather unpleasant Russian lager thatís really not recommended. Sadly, it comes in really big bottles so youíre generally in for the ílong haulí when you buy this brew. Odd, somewhat unpleasant taste.
ravidesai (947) - Bombay, INDIA - APR 28, 2002
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
thin sweet yellow lager.
very light and watery. no distinct malt taste but has a hint of hops in the bitter aftertaste
Drinkingdan (371) - East Norriton, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2002
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Very lite and watery. Didnít think much for it at all.