RateBeer
overall
39
49
style

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 642   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A dark beer produced using caramel and rye malts. This combination of ingredients endows the beer with a harmonious hint of bread flavors and the specific aroma of caramel malt.
The ingredients are water, light caramel and rye malt, maltose syrup and hops.
Produced since 1992. 15°


2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Iznogud (637) - CROATIA - JAN 10, 2014
Bottle 500 ml. Sweet, malty with some caramel. Maybe a hint of metal. Didn’t like it.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joeneugs (3250) - Livermore, California, USA - DEC 20, 2013
500 ml. bottle. It pours a nice clear dark copper red color with a thin khaki head. The aroma is pretty nice with dark bready malts, hazelnut, some caramel and hints of cocoa. Maybe a tad heavy on the caramel. The flavor is caramel, bread with just a hint of cocoa and rye spice near the finish. Decent enough mouthfeel, but the body is a bit on the thin side. Not bad.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
blackisle (705) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2013
Clear red copper, creamy tan head, good retention, nice lacing; sweet roasty malt nose, licorice, candy syrup, dark fruit, lemon, smoky, cinnamon; roasty sweetbitter taste that lingers on in the aftertaste, bit acidity and spices; rather thin creamy texture on the verge of watery, medium body.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
angel77 (951) - oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 14, 2013
Botella de 50 cl en casa. Octubre de 2013. No está del todo mal con sabores tostados y algo dulces se deja beber bastante bien. Cuerpo ligero - medio. Se podria repetir.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
kraddel (3131) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - DEC 9, 2013
pours warm darkred/brown, clear , good white head smells what i refere to as ’ german’ . darker malts, some caramel good carbo bit sugar, dry caramel earthyness, darker malts, walnuts , hazelnuts . smooth drinkable, if it wern’t that i dont like the taste . at least, here i can see why people think its good

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
77ships (3798) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 28, 2013
50 cl. bottle @ home. Procured from Anna Maria in Antwerp. German import like most of the East-European goods available at these kinds of stores in Belgium. Bottled on 07.04.2013. Clear amber / brown & mainly copper with little in the way of a head. Smells like caramel additives, biscuit, faintly metallic, herbal & very syrupy. Taste is bitter herbal syrup, coca-cola, caramel additives, odd herbal notes more towards the back, dark bread (rye seems logical after I read the description), lingering bitter herbs & coca-cola syrup notes in the back, slightly vegetable, faintly metallic. Kind of odd all this additional flavours & feels tampered with. Considering that this is a macro dunkel from Russia, this is not bad actually. It is not super but I actually have no particular objections to this nor do I have any issue drinking this. It doesn’t hold a candle to the actually pretty nice Baltika 6. As it warmed up it revealed more overripe strawberry notes & some fruits, improving, don’t drink this one too cold.

1.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
kidmartinek (3654) - austin, Texas, USA - OCT 16, 2013
Dark, translucent, deeply-tinted red, amber lager. You can pour it with half a pint of head but that settles to a 3/16" film before you can make it from the kitchen out to the back deck. The aroma is decidedly malty. The flavor is trashy dark malt, "stainless" steel, and bad, read gummy. The aroma becomes very gummy shortly after warming as well. Mouthfeel follows. I might be sick. Damnnit. Lacking professionalism anymore, I don’t feel compelled to finish it. Id have to be way deeper in than I am now to think any more highly of this Russian bunk.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MarcoDL (2186) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 13, 2013
Standard east European dark beer. Caramal malt and some light use of rye. Decent, not special.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Calisky (724) - ALSACE, FRANCE - OCT 11, 2013
Couleur caramel sombre. Peu de mousse. Bon arome de malt grillé et épicé. Gout doux malté avec des notes de pain d’épice. Fin de bouche légere un peu malté. Pas mal;

2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
patxa (189) - MEXICO - OCT 9, 2013
Semi oscura ycarbonatada, con fuerte aroma a lupulos, semi amarga, paladar seco pero no consistente. Cuerpo ligero a medio.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 2 3  4  5 6 7 » 65


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50