MoritzF (8676) - GERMANY - JUN 27, 2005
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
(bottle) Pale golden colour with a medium white foam. Unpleasant skunk-like nose as a decent pale Lager with cheap malts and strong hints of alcohol. The taste is not as sweet as expected regarding the high ABV: malty with a medium sweetness, even quite crispy and refreshing with a short but alcoholic finish. If it would have been better hopped….
pivnizub (9198) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JUN 27, 2005
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle: Pale golden colour, only shortly existing thin white foamy layer; sweet alcoholic malty nose; light malty, mainly sweetish beginning; moderate sweet flavour, sweet-malty ending, only a tinge of bitterness; not so pleasant, rather drab......
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2005
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pour is yellow with a bright white head...smell is alcohol and corn and I suppose a few malty hints...taste is quite abrasive with sweetness and alcohol...
hotstuff (4397) - Indiana, USA - JUN 25, 2005
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. Medium white head that became mostly diminishing, sparse lacing, fine-medium sized bubbles, carbonated, slightly hazy, and a straw yellow hue. Aroma and flavor were malty. Tingly mouthfeel. Medium body.
21iceman40 (1732) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 24, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
this stuff was way light, had a large metallic aroma and some alcohol. it was really smooth though, couldnt really taste the big alcohol and kinda had a tortilla shell thing goin on.
szkot (100) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 15, 2005
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours pale yellow with a white head. Aroma and taste are non-offensive. Very easy to drink. If you’re looking to get hammered fast, this is the way to do it.
TBone (13816) - Pori, FINLAND - JUN 14, 2005
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled (BB 10/2005)
Pale yellow, small white head. Malty nose, light alcohol, kind of harsh but not unpleasant. Malty, a bit sweet, medium-bodied with a strong alcoholic touch. Anyhow tasty and clean European strong lager.
legion242 (2332) - Richardson, Texas, USA - JUN 6, 2005
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Looks like I will be one of the few that likes this one. But this style, what I call a Strong Continental Lager is my guilty pleasure. This was yummy in all the wrong ways!!
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - JUN 2, 2005
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pale yellow. Big, bubbly, white head. Looks like plenty of carbonation. Macro appearance. Macro taste at first, but smoothes out rather quickly. Malt, alcohol, and lightly sweet corn aroma. Relatively smooth malt liquor and alcohol flavor. Easy drinking, not much to it, but definitely worth the $2/pint bottle price tag.
Nuffield (3802) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 31, 2005
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
History tells us that this beer was brewed for the Czars, and Czar Nicholas I in particular favored this recipe, so it is known by many as an Imperial Malt Liquor. Well, no. But the 8% really does start to hit you a bit. I had a few gulps of this before I started into a spicy guacamole quesadilla, and it was a good compliment to that food, giving a sweet adjunct edge to the grainy smoothness and moderate carbonation. Oh, and it’s yellow, pale yellow. Relatively easy drinking, and hey, it has that exotic Russian thing going for it. You can always try telling your friends about the amazing history of this beer with the Czars....