jde123 (757) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 29, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2004 Another beer received from my friend from Russia. This ranks among the best lagers I have ever tasted. Pours a rich amber color. A great sweet aroma gives way to a comparativley complex flavor, when considering a lot of other lagers worldwide. Great texture, very silky and filling. Goes down increadibly smooth with a very pleasant biting aftertaste. Great stuff!
DrnkMcDermott (2738) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2004
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2005 Canned. Not much to say about this one, because I’ve had so many standard lagers here. This is pretty nice, but it’s pretty standard to-style stuff.
Very sugary. I am re-rating from a can I bought at the St. Peterburg duty-free shop during my second Russia trip.
TBone (11752) - Pori, FINLAND - MAY 25, 2004
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Canned (BB 04/2005)
Lager color. Foamy white head. Aroma is fruity and malty. Watery, malty mouthfeel with weak bitterness in the finish.
ElGaucho (2141) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - DEC 23, 2003
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Dry lager aroma. Clear gold body with good carbonation. White head that is mostly diminishing. Bland, dry lager flavor (tastes like it smells). This would be the closest Russian equivalent to Bud I have tried. Pleasant; a good non-light. Unflawed.
jaymobrown (1608) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 11, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light off yellow color. A bit sweet, some dry hop cardboard flavors. A little rye. Not that bad.
JoeM500 (1902) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - NOV 10, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light hazy yellow with a grayish tint. Nose has hints of caramel. Taste is sweet & malty, just a hint of hops at the finish. Pleasant surprise, a decent malty lager.
larsniclas (5308) - Billdal, SWEDEN - AUG 2, 2003
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Another thin pale Russian lager. In the burning sun, winning a party of backgammon, it's acceptable.
rickgordon (3841) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 2, 2003
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pale golden. Not much aroma. Watery. Will do only on a sunny day at the market near the Luzjniki-Stadium.
Boystout (1000) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - JUL 18, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clean and flavourful golden lager, superbly balanced, with good malt presence. One of the better Russian blonde standards.