AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 11, 2007
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours pale yellow with thin head. Mild grassy aroma. Flavor... what flavor? Tastes like soda water but a little dusty. This is not beer.
Ughsmash (7175) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 3, 2007
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Canned. Poured clear pale golden with a short-lived cap of white head and some spotty lacing. The aroma picked up bushels of artificially-sweetened corn, banana, and ass... sweet overall and a real turn-off. Flavor was powerfully sweet with corn, dried grains, and a hint of banana extract present... mild floral and hay-like bitterness.. left a sticky, sweet, and unpleasant finish. Hegher carbonation. This made its way to the drain rather quickly.
Shag (2623) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - FEB 18, 2007
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
This is standard BMC type crap. A very pale yellow color with a non pleasing white head. The aroma is full of corn and lemons. The flavor is a little sweet with some hay present. Overall swill and nothing else.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JAN 6, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
500 ml bottle (BBD 04/05/06) from Woodmans on Gammon Road served in a Caryle pint glass, frigid. Big, puffy, surpisingly long-lasting snow-white head even laces a bit, topping a dull clear yellow-gold body....reasonably fresh honey-malty aroma, lightly grassy-hoppy (saaz?) aroma, with a nice bit of pungent weedy character evident.....sweet, somewhat sticky with light pale malt, a hint of the crisp grassy hops, honey; gets a bit fatiguing rather quickly but quite fresh and clean with no off notes....watery, low to moderate carbonation, dull short finish. I would certainly not drink this every day, but this is surprisingly decent; I think I just lucked out and got a really fresh-seeming, well-cared-for bottle.
TerryR (384) - Oswego, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2007
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Light golden color with a decent size white head. Aroma is lightly malty with a tinge of sourness. Flavor is somewhat sweet and malty.Pretty one dimensional, but not too bad.
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - DEC 12, 2006
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
This stuff is the Budwieser of Russia. I think I’d rather drink a Coors light actually. I dumped it.
nick76 (4253) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 5, 2006
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
The aroma has sour malted barley and faint grassy hops. The appearance is pale gold with a clumpy head. The flavor is no better than the aroma with all the same qualities and an off bitterness. The palate is thin. Wow, I don’t know why anyone would want to import this stuff. I guess it’s an export because they are just trying to get rid of it.
Sully (1377) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - NOV 25, 2006
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Russia is known for many things, Vodka, beautiful women, murdering ex KGB agents, but beer is not one of them. This does nothing to enhance the reputation. Poor pale colour and fleeting head, corny vegetable soupiness and insipid flavour generally. Nyet.
BeerDude78 (91) - Brick NJ, New Jersey, USA - NOV 9, 2006
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
first russian beer, not too bad . More on the malty side, definitely could use more a hoppy kick to it. Not very complex but a refreshing brew
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2006
0.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
This is the worst beer i sell in my work. Aroma is corn and rubbish cheesey hops. Taste is totally rubbish indeed one of the worst taste ever rivaling carlton cold for greatnesson the shite scale.