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.
joe19612 (2490) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2009
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. Poured a golden yellow colour with a thin white head. Slightly grassy aroma mixed with malt. Tastes of bread with a bitter aftertaste. Better than I thought it would be, still not that great.
ha1ag (849) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 18, 2009
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottled from a Russian store in Aachen. Very pale yellow color, almost no head. Aroma is malts and grassy. Flavour is the same, where are the hops ?
MrBunn (2711) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2009
0.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Bottle with a funky little lift off bottle cap. Pours like a crumby eurolager... fizzy gold with a fizzy head and skunky aromas that hit the nose from afar. Closer inspection reveals just how skunky this green bottled gem has traveled across land and sea... it’s pretty pungent. Flavor is a nasty mess of sweet corn syrup malt and vile skunk tail just after spraying the neighbor’s impertinent dog. Nasty sweetness... nasty skunkiness. Uggh... drain??!!
gunnar (7653) - Sandnes, NORWAY - OCT 13, 2009
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle.Pours straw coloured with a minimal white head. Weak malkty aroma. Taste isweaker mallts, very light in the hop department. Exciting-Not.
Snegurochka (389) - Tromsř, NORWAY - OCT 6, 2009
2.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Golden colour. Sweet grain and some malt to the nose. Pleasant that it’s not as sweet tasting as other Russian beers I’ve tried. Easy to drink, and probably the Russian beer I will prefer a hot day sitting on the Dvina Embankment to accompany my shaslyk. Sampeled at the Superpower beer session part i in Tromsř 13.01.09. Thanks to Konstantin for bringing the 500ml can from Archangel.
Geokkjer (7262) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 27, 2009
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Clear golden ,white head .Aroma of malt and some grass.Flavor is cardboard,butter and grains .Below medium bitterness.Utterly boring.
saxo (16377) - Hřjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 23, 2009
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Medium head with medium duration. Color is pale golden. Aroma and taste are malt, hops and straw.
Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - SEP 19, 2009
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
All the way from Russia in a green bottle and it wasn’t skunked. Nice work, Russia! Too bad the beer is piss poor.
Rciesla (5500) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - SEP 15, 2009
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. Pours a a pale golden body with a thin white head. Grainy with a dry malty body, thin sweet with a lightly dank malt finish. Vegetative with a corn husk finish. Junk.