probstblueribbon (3700) - 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 (282) - 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 (7249) - 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.
joe19612 (2532) - 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 (858) - 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 (2729) - 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 (7753) - 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) - Tromsø, 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 Tromsø 13.01.09. Thanks to Konstantin for bringing the 500ml can from Archangel.
Geokkjer (7300) - 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.