Lowe1983 (1500) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - MAY 27, 2009
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Pours a light golden color with a white head. Aroma is of grains, and some earth tones. Flavor is about as exciting as the aroma. Nothing impressive.
Cavie (4303) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAY 25, 2009
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Heavy straw color. Little aroma, mostly grainy. Taste is a sweet and sour pilsner. Bitter end that fails to quench.
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - MAY 20, 2009
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
clear yellow gold, medium white head, trace of lace. nose is skunky, malty, earthy, touch of corn. earthy taste offset with sweet malt, perhaps a trace of corn. medium bodied, slightly corny sweet finish. i can see why they want to export this one from russia. but they should consider keeping it in country...it might help the russians remain as depressed as dostoevsky portrays them. single bottle purchased from binny’s orland park.
daknole (10848) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 7, 2009
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle from case and keg. Same old song and dance, new number. Golden pour. Smell is grainy and stank. Flavor is stank and grainy. I am frurstrated by the repetitive nature of these beers.
waolsen (1375) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - APR 26, 2009
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
bottle. golden with thin soapy head. dirty toilet aroma. skunky. tastes better than aroma. light sourness, yeast and spice. overly sweet and not good
zvikar (4130) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - APR 23, 2009
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
From bottle, clear golden with nice white head, aroma of malts and nuts, sweet malt flavors with light to medium body. Better then Baltika 5
gunnfryd (14057) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 17, 2009
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Can. Golden colour with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malt, hay. Flavour is sweet, malt, hay, fruit, hint of hop. Thin to medium body. Boring beer.
Wiseblood (700) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - APR 13, 2009
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bright golden yellow color. Sour grainy aromas. Sweet, mild and grassy. Not much hops. Reminds me of an American macro.
nbutler11 (1267) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2009
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a straw color from the bottle with a frothy white head and steady carbonation. Leaves plenty of lacing. Smells of yeast. Tastes of bartlet pears and malt. Not bad for a lager.
yngwie (16483) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 29, 2009
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2010 Can, thx to Tarjei. It’s a clear, a bit pale golden beer with a firm, lasting white head. Grainy-sweet nose with some corn, fruity sweetness and some hops. Malty-sweet flavor, quite fruity, with some apples and notes of peaches. Just a hint of hoppy bitterness. Medium body, too sweetish. Sweet, fruity finish with some bitterness. Not a bad beer, just utterly uninteresting. 090228
Bottle, at Patricks Pub. A clear, slightly pale golden beer topped by a finger-thick white head. The aroma is a bit more sweetish than I normally prefered, in a fruity-sweet way. Grains and a grassy note shows up. Quite sweet in the mouth too, with apples and pears fruityness, some grass and hay, and pale malts. Very low on bitterness, both initially and in the finish. Not a very well suited beer for the quench need on a hot summer day, but it drinks well, even though it’s a macro lager. 091027