djd07 (10018) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2008
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle as shown. Pours an orange golden color with a small frothy white head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is a corn malt and skunk. The taste is a sweet malt and also corn. Not too much going on with this lager.
Sigmund (6719) - Tau, NORWAY - APR 26, 2008
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
500 ml clear bottle, courtesy of Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 5.3%. Pale yellow to golden colour. Fizzy beer with a big head. Industrial sweetish pale lager aroma, notes of maize, candy and some fruit. The flavour is fairly sweet with some fruitiness, hardly any bitterness at all. Not much to write home about here.
obguthr (5648) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - APR 26, 2008
0.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Faint hay and grass aroma. Clear golden pour with a thick white head. Tinny and otherwise flavorless. Even a bit phenolic in the end. Really quite bad.
liinis (1767) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 24, 2008
1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
no aroma, little malty taste. Alcohol. heavy morning piss. "pure" boring. to get drunk
Nightfall (1307) - Hamburg, GERMANY - APR 9, 2008
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2008 My first Russian beer. Bought a bottle at an Eastern European market in Piraeus. That was the only available they had at the moment but they will stock again with the other Baltika beer. An average lager, not bad but nothing special.
patrick767 (4010) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 20, 2008
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
bottle - Corn! Okay, so it pours clear gold with a thin white head. It has a mild aroma of pale malt and corn. The flavor is sweet malt and yes, it tastes a bit corny. It’s not as corny as some malt liquors, but it’s definitely there. It has a light body and is a little watery, but at least manages to not be overly fizzy. Very mediocre.
heavy (2773) - Split, CROATIA - FEB 28, 2008
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
0.5 l transparent bottle brought from Russian shop in Graz. Reminds of those sooo boring pale lagers in such bottles we all know. It poured lighter golden body with medium head. Malty aroma this time, but not really nice as of its cooked green vegetable touch. Flavor quite empty, sweetish malty with again those vegetables inside, definitely not so pleasant as 2 and 3. Finish is however fine and digs out this beer, medium long sweetish with some honey hints. But even then, it’s not worth trying...
Marko (4948) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - FEB 24, 2008
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle courtesy of and shared with heavy (thanks!)
Clear glass bottle to show off the unimpressive yellow body. Malty nose. Cabbage, A bit herbal? Sweet maltiness, maybe corn, but I’m not sure. Light, sweet but relatively empty taste, some sweetish maltines (corn?), weak weak dryish hop bitterness. Feels industrial, but not the worst we’ve had today.
Russo (2012) - Hemhofen, GERMANY - FEB 13, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle in Saint Petersburg. Pale yellow color with a nice white head, malty aroma and flavor. Very refreshing with a quite bitterness. Mouthfeel just refreshing.
Português:Cerveja clara com boa espuma, aroma e sabor maltado, bastante refrescante e um pouquinho amarga, retrogosto apenas refrescante.<P>
estpiwo (1319) - ESTONIA - FEB 5, 2008
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
50cl bottle. Golden color with small head. Aroma isnt interesting. Flavor is chemical and uninteresting. Bad, beer for children?