matt7215 (2278) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 26, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500 ml bottle from a gift pack. pours pale yellow with a white head. over cabonated. fresh barley malt aroma with slight floral hopping. the flavour is similar but is a touch to sweet. this is an average pale lager that could be helped by more hops, or in this case hop extract. get one bonus point in overall for been super fresh tasting and free of skunk despite the green bottle.
DerWeg (1579) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 24, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very pale clear pear yellow, fizzy, white head. Aroma is sweet - apples and yeast and alcohol. Taste is like aroma plus grapes and malt sweetness... light lemon hop bitterness and some lemon rind, Some late junky-ness and I would not drink many.
GRM (3640) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 24, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Green bottle, 500 ml, best before 09 08 2010, drank in its glass, girf-pack purchased at the LCBO on November 13 2009, savoured on November 24 2009; eye: straw, clear, good effervescence, white head made up of rather large bubbles which turns into a nice sheet, good lacing; nose: grain, light caramel; mouth: grain, light caramel, finale in grain with presence of caramel, light body, rather carbonated, light acridness, slightly silky texture, mildly sweet; overall: once is enough
Bouteille verte, 500 ml, meilleure avant 09 08 2010, bue dans son verre, emballage-cadeau acheté à la LCBO le 13 novembre 2009, savourée le 24 novembre 2009; œil : paille, claire, bonne effervescence, mousse blanche formée de bulles plutôt grosses qui se transforme en une bonne couverture, bonne dentelle; nez : grain, léger caramel; bouche : grain, léger caramel, finale en maïs avec présence de caramel, corps léger, plutôt carbonatée, légère âcreté, texture légèrement soyeuse, moyennement sucrée; en résumé : une fois, c’est assez
robinvboyer (3993) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 15, 2009
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
I had this side by side with the baltika 5, and I honestly can’t detect a difference. Same sweet corny mess. Its not awful but it’s not great either.
mkel07 (4921) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 14, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml can. Bright golden colour with a misty shading of white bubbly foam across the top. Nice sweet honey aroma that sits nicely in the nose. Clean and dry taste that finishes well. Nice balance with a smooth aftertaste.
Maria (10212) - Thisted, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2009
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
It’s golden with a white head and an aroma of malt and fruit. The flavor has a light to moderate sweetness and notes of malt, fruit and light citrus in the finish, that also is slightly sweet.
probstblueribbon (3652) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 10, 2009
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
500 ml bottle in gift pack from LCSO, served at cellar temperature in a Baltika glass.
App.: Clear bright straw with a fairly large white froth.
Aroma: Some wet hay, grass, straw and light peppery hops, a little biscuity malt, slightly floral perfume, a touch of soapiness maybe?
Palate: Medium body with very sparse carbonation, borders on flat.
Flav.: Nice light malt profile, a touch of cardboard, lacks the green, grassy notes of the nose, still a touch floral/soapy/perfumy; dry with basically no bitterness and a pleasant, short-lived light malt finish.
Well, considering what it is and where it is from, not bad.
Raistlin (263) - London, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 7, 2009
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Very pale yellow color, almost no head. Aroma is malts and grassy. Scent however was terrible. While the beer tasted pretty decent, it smelled of staleness and lingered around the beer forever.
larsga (7153) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 27, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Medium white lasting head. Pale yellow body. Clean mealy malt aroma. Dryish-sweetish mealy malty taste with faint fruity notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, fatty mouthfeel. Dryish papery grape aftertaste. Decent, but unremarkable. (0.33l draft, Café Ket, St. Petersburg, Russia.)
JesseM (1158) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 25, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500mL green bottle from an LCBO gift pack. Pours a pale yellow with a medium white head. The aroma is skunky and of plastic, but with a hint of actual hops and pale malts. Flavour is corny with a bitter bite at the end that suggests hops, as well as some skunk and sulfer. Really nothing too bad all things considered. Mouth-feel is quite light but biting and lively. I guess that marshy Neva Petersburg water they must be using makes decent beer, as this brewery continues to be not-that-bad to me for a macro.