bartlebier (2672) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - MAY 25, 2015
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
50cl can bb?, drank in accompaniment to Polina Gagarina’s snow bunny rendition of a Russian peacekeeping mission at Eurosong 2015. Metallic corn and powdered starch clogging the nose, old grass piecing through - mercifully the fridge had this chilled at near-Vodka temp. Tastes like an ice water diluted invasion of a Eurolager: sweet corn husks, remnants of coarser bittering hops, starchy pancake, spent apple peel, hollowcore emptiness.
goozen (3417) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 24, 2015
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle 0,5ltr: Golden clear colored brew with an dry bitter taste, like an Corona with more taste. Bought this beer at an Balkan & Russian shop in Zoutmanstraat, the Hague.
Reconqvista (339) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 11, 2015
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Yellow color beer with a small white head that goes away quickly. Aroma is malty and grainy with straw and corn notes. Flavor is sweet with some bitterness and acid citric notes. Body is watery and carbonation is low. Dry sticky end.
tinylightsrecs (361) - - MAY 8, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Mile Castle Newcastle. Lots of fizz, slightly chemical flavour. Moderately refreshing but not much else to it
HerrBierkoenig (613) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 7, 2015
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
From 0,5l bottle, BBD: 14.09.15 Pours crystal clear pale yellow, almost piss like liquid, medium creamy white head, fell down quickly, Aroma: grainy, syrupy, empty, watery, Taste: light to medium sweet, light bitter, light to medium sour, watery, grainy, malty, some syrup sweetness, dull bitterness, some strange off taste (often present in Ukrainian and Russian eurolagers) - something like chemical taste or some rather sweet malty unpleasent artificial bitter taste? Palate: light body, slick texture, lively to fizzy carbonation, abrupt grainy dull bitter finish, Overall: not drinkable, did not enjoyed.
gripweed57 (1000) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - APR 24, 2015
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
500 ml. Can. Pale straw gold color. Little head to speak of. Aroma is of corn syrup and cardboard. Ugh, light corny sweet flavor has little redeeming value. No body or hop character. Pathetically inept. Avoid this at all costs.
Towey1989 (724) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2015
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at The Wye Valley House, Buxton (JDW) Pours a clear golden colour with a fizzy white head. Aroma of sweet grain, cereal, maize, bread and a slight citrus hint. Taste of sweet grain, cereal, slight vegetable, bread and floral hops. Light bodied and fizzy carbonation. A crisp bitterness in the finish. A decent lager, sweet to begin with and a nice, clean bitterness to end.
TATE (374) - Lubec, Maine, USA - MAR 15, 2015
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Can. Pours a gold color with a thin white head and lots of carbonation. Vegetable aroma. No taste at the beginning ending with some cardboard and more hop bite than I was expecting. Super carbonated. This taste like any other cheap beer. Just wanted to tick off my first (and maybe last) beer from Russia.
WillemsUrenkel (974) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - MAR 13, 2015
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Tall 0,5 l bottle. Penetrative straw with citrus on the nose. Clear golden with a big white head in the glass. Taste starts like dishing soap, later a little bit malt with low bitterness. Thin structure. High carbonated. Not recommended.
massingasetta (424) - München, GERMANY - MAR 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
That Russian beer can taste well is shown thru this international pale lager type beer. This is truly a good character beer of the drinkable sort. I was surprised that the ratio of bitterness and drinkability works so well.