EithCubes (4409) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 5, 2006
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Green bottle. Clear pale yellow with bubbly white head. Light, malty aroma. Tastes of grain and a bit of mash, touch of sweetness, touch of industry. Light body, somewhat crisp, ends on a slightly harsh note. Subdued. Really, not terrible for the style.
SudsMcDuff (5322) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - APR 25, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I think this bottle looks cool, and the beer itself looks quite nice too. same old smell,some but not alot of bitters, leaves good lacing.Taste is a bit weak but i kinda liked it. There are better lagers but a import for this price...in the end, a non offending beer that’s the best baltika so far...the porters a match though..try em all!
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - APR 20, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From a 1pt.9oz. narrow neck green bottle with a best before date on the back label. Made a average lager appearance, poured a clear pale golden yellow with a foamy white head that settled into a thin bubbly lacing, good carbonation. Had a grassy hop nose with a sweet dry pale grainy maltiness. A slick, smooth light-ish medium bodied mouth feel, average drinklability. Dry spicy, grassy hoppy crispness upfront, mellow in it’s bitterness, a dry, sweet grainy maltiness and a dry, crisp grainy finish with some lingering metallic malt notes.
Well, Great Lakes and DAB have nothing to fear from this Dortmunder, like all Baltika beers, average, drinkable at a cheap price.
kwoeltje (2151) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - APR 12, 2006
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
(bottle) Pale yellow with rapidly fading small head. Almost no aroma. Flavor has hints of pepper, but has a bit of skunky finish.
omhper (18326) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 10, 2006
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Canned. Pale yellow. medium sweet with clean hard mouthfeel. The BBH patented boiled vegetable flavour is very evident. Very industrial and soulless.
xjaja (14) - FINLAND - MAR 26, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Ihan mukavan makuinen vaalea olut.
Mielenkiintoinen kierrekorkkisysteemi tässä bottlessa.
Braudog (5354) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - MAR 16, 2006
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
From the bottle, this poured golden and active with the tiniest of bubbles and a standard lagery head. Light almost lemony aroma. Drinks with a different silky-smoothness. it has an odd biscuity consistency ... ends with an off-putting funkiness.
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 9, 2006
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Typical pale lager pour...light yellow with frothy head. Light malt sweetness with some off/ tart flavors lurking in the background. Very light floral hopping. Corn notes in the aftertaste. All in all an inoffensive brew.
GG (2019) - NorCal, California, USA - FEB 7, 2006
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bought a baby keg of this while shopping at BevMo a few months back and thought SB Sunday would be a perfect time to share this. Took it over to my best buddies house and his dad and I split this as much as we could. Aroma clocked in with notes of yeast, grains and malt. Appearance was the typical piss yellow color with a nice head. Mouthfeel was fairly soft but a bit oily. Flavor was average, albeit clean, with a yeasty, malty combo that really didn’t impress me much. No hop bite to speak of, this lager wasn’t exceptional by any stretch of the imagination but it was drinkable.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4292) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2006
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2007 Someone must not have told the Russians that there was no need to ship swill like this to America as we have plenty of swill of our own. Sadly, this did get shipped and more sadly sampled by me. Coming from a 16.9 oz can this beer poured a very pale yellow color with a huge soapy white head. The aroma was faint and lightly sour. The flavor was sour tangy unmentionables with very little body and surprisingly almost no finish whatsoever. At least this beer had the decency to not linger with an awful aftertaste.