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A lager beer produced using select varieties of pale and caramel malts and the best quality hops. This beer variety has a light and harmonious aroma, mild malt taste and fine, "pure" hops bitterness.
The ingredients are water, light barley malt and caramel malt, maltose syrup and hops.
Produced since 2002. 12°

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hildigöltur (5103) - København, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2004
Golden coloured. Rather malty aroma. Nice sweet and malty flavour. Round and smooth.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - JUN 5, 2004
Nice golden color,small white ehad that faded fast and left little behind.The aroma is light at best with a little malt and some hops and maybe a slight lemon or lemon grass side to it.The flavor came off as much the same as the aroma with a slight medicinal side coming through.Could be that this bottle is skunked.I guess it might have been a decent brew but over all i’d have to say that it’s poorly done.If i decide to get another i will rerate it and hopefully it’s a better bottle then this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jde123 (764) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 29, 2004
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!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
DrnkMcDermott (2803) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2004
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
TBone (12567) - Pori, FINLAND - MAY 25, 2004
Canned (BB 04/2005)
Lager color. Foamy white head. Aroma is fruity and malty. Watery, malty mouthfeel with weak bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
ElGaucho (2211) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - DEC 23, 2003
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jaymobrown (1672) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 11, 2003
Light off yellow color. A bit sweet, some dry hop cardboard flavors. A little rye. Not that bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
JoeM500 (1905) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - NOV 10, 2003
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
larsniclas (5621) - Billdal, SWEDEN - AUG 2, 2003
Another thin pale Russian lager. In the burning sun, winning a party of backgammon, it's acceptable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rickgordon (3843) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 2, 2003
Pale golden. Not much aroma. Watery. Will do only on a sunny day at the market near the Luzjniki-Stadium.

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