GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - DEC 12, 2006
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
This stuff is the Budwieser of Russia. I think I’d rather drink a Coors light actually. I dumped it.
nick76 (4125) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 5, 2006
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
The aroma has sour malted barley and faint grassy hops. The appearance is pale gold with a clumpy head. The flavor is no better than the aroma with all the same qualities and an off bitterness. The palate is thin. Wow, I don’t know why anyone would want to import this stuff. I guess it’s an export because they are just trying to get rid of it.
Sully (1377) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - NOV 25, 2006
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Russia is known for many things, Vodka, beautiful women, murdering ex KGB agents, but beer is not one of them. This does nothing to enhance the reputation. Poor pale colour and fleeting head, corny vegetable soupiness and insipid flavour generally. Nyet.
BeerDude78 (88) - Brick NJ, New Jersey, USA - NOV 9, 2006
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
first russian beer, not too bad . More on the malty side, definitely could use more a hoppy kick to it. Not very complex but a refreshing brew
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2006
0.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
This is the worst beer i sell in my work. Aroma is corn and rubbish cheesey hops. Taste is totally rubbish indeed one of the worst taste ever rivaling carlton cold for greatnesson the shite scale.
NosirIwont (1817) - Aalborg Vestby, DENMARK - OCT 26, 2006
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Pours pale, pale yellow with a white head. Citrusy hoppy aroma with cereal notes. Cereal flavour, slightly sour. Milky notes appear as it warms. Not much to say here. 26-10-06.
highlandlad (1394) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - OCT 25, 2006
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
From Russia With Skunk. This latest Baltika production left me shaken, not stirred. I’d like to say it’s as pale and lovely as Tatiana Romanova but in reality this Russian bear is more like Rosa Klebb. It has the standard lager appearance, some green bottle skunk and aromatic malts and buttery diacetyl. Piercing carbonation, grassy hops, adjuncts and a sour finish. Not dreadful, just another cheap macro lager of no special character, tradition or sense of place. There are one or two gems hidden in Baltika’s long list of numerals but there’s plenty of dross. They can keep this one. (330ml bottle from Dan Murphys, Kingsford. Best before 5/3/07)
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - OCT 1, 2006
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Whoa more Ruskie swill,not sure my pallate can take much more of this.Good golden color,small white head that faded quickly leaving nothing behind.The aroma was faint malt some corn a bit of graininess and a tinge of hops(maybe).The flavor was pretty funkified,some malt and corn with a funky metallic medicinal thing going on which was shored up with a funky grianiness and faint hop showing.Pretty bad brew all around and just not worth trying again.
Foxbush (1145) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 14, 2006
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This was purchased at the Caboose in Ashland. The color was an inviting gold. The beer was a solid drink refreshing. It is not a complex beverage but an average beer. Medium body with no hint of hops and malt. Very clean finish with some grassy tastes but mild. Not a noteworthy beer.
dwyerpg (4257) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 28, 2006
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Well, this seems to be somewhere inbetween the 2 and the 5, pretty much in every way. Taste is thin and boring. Glad that we finally got this in something other than a mini-keg, so that I could try it.