Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 15, 2008
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
16oz bottle from BevMo La Mesa. A tad better than your standard domestic pale lager. Lightly hopped nose with a clean and refreshing finish.
hayduke (3698) - Eureka, California, USA - JUL 9, 2008
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Been working my way through the beer cellar trying to drink beers that might have low shelf life at 55 degrees. This was there, and poured a light yellow with small white head and little lacing. Nose of light malts and a touch of hops. Light mouthfeel. Flavor was mild. Drinkable, but not by much.
demdeac40 (299) - Etowah, North Carolina, USA - JUL 7, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a nice pale yellow with a fluffy, yet quickly disappearing, white head. Very light on the nose with a slight yeasty quality. Watery on the palate with a surprising malt backbone. Finishes a touch sweet. Definitely not the worst beer I have had recently.
MontereyJimbo (79) - Monterey, California, USA - JUL 6, 2008
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This beer is a little better than their export hell #2. It has a little more punch and hoppy bitterness with aftertaste of grain. There was a faint skunkiness in the nose but nothing approaching some other famous beers. Once again, like other Baltika products, nothing great but not bad either.
MexiFinn (54) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 5, 2008
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
Poured from a .5L bottle into a frosty mug, big foamy head... taste is a bit on the grassy / metallic side with an overly sugary-sweet aftertaste, just glad I didn’t buy the 5L mini-keg. Definitely not the worst beer I’ve had... Cheers!
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2008
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pale golden colour. Malty, sugary, wasn’t really my thing but reasonable. Sweet aftertaste. Moussy mouthfeel, low bitterness.
rocbyter (1944) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - JUN 28, 2008
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Grain and yeast aroma. Clear light golden color with a medium white head. Taste is free of any yeast and has a light citrus flavor.
johntreeter (126) - Greenwood, Indiana, USA - JUN 16, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
16.9oz bottle. Pours a clear pale golden color with a short lived white head that left no lacing. Aromas of bread and a touch of hops. Flavor is malt dominated sweetness with a nice balanced bitter finish. Light on the palate with a watery texture and lively carbonation. A good lager, especially from a green bottle, you know how they can be. This beer temps me to buy more from this brewery.
OldRaspy (292) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 14, 2008
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Poured from bottle clear yellow with white head. Aroma is grain and grass. Flavor is a slight hop bitterness right off followed by a sweet malt finish.
jcwattsrugger (11454) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 14, 2008
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
16.9oz bottle-pours a big foamy white head that laces and pale yellow color. Aroma is grain, lime. Tsaet is light malt/grain-almost caramel/sweet with some slickness to mouth feel, secondary lime/floral hops which helps this finish semi-dry. Easy drinking. OK/mild carbonation. Thanks Joe for sharing.