Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - NOV 9, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Surprisingly light, and while cold at least, the alcohol takes a bit of a backseat to some great grainyness and only a slightly corn sweet, wheaty tang in the flavor. Warms up way better than any other malt liquor I've ever had! Very nice head formation, small but sustained, nice looking, atop a pretty vibrant yellow.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 20, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Best Before 26.07.04. Freshness does count with this one. Straw color with a tall off white head. Light malt, light fruit and lightly floral hops aroma. Quite clean, but not a lot there. Some lace. Initial malt sweet wisked away by alcohol. Finishes with a mild bitterness and a nice maltiness. Malt Liquor lovers unite! Really is too strong for the light thinness of this brew, but better than most malt liquors. Keep it cold.
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - OCT 15, 2003
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Interesting bottle, I thought that the cyrillian on it would mean high quality. Boy was I wrong. Though its infinitely better tasting than 40 style malt liqours, I was disappointed by what i thought would be some pale beer. Oh well, live and learn.
ogivlado (5703) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 14, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled(500ml). -pale yellow coloured, sweet alcoholic aroma, quite good malt liquor
LoveCaissa (873) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 9, 2003
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Looks pretty much like an ordinary lager but the sweet and alcoholic aroma/flavour reveals the style. Surprisingly thick mouthfeel but the finish lacks hops and is too sweet. As the beer warms, the grain becomes more apparent; it should definitely be served cold!
Gromit (479) - Port Orchard, Washington, USA - OCT 1, 2003
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
Sure looks pretty. Straw yellow with a nice head and a really nice lace.
Smells...weird, as if there's something wrong with it. There's some fruit esters but other than that it's malt. And that weird scent.
Tastes... Wait, this is supposed to be a lager? WTF? Serious fruit esters but they're just not right. It does hide the alcohol.
Mouthfeel is much thicker than I was expecting. Drinkability? Pass. I'll take the other Baltikas first, thanks.
argo0 (11530) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 24, 2003
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
How funny -- I go all this time without rating a malt liquor, and the first one I happen to try isn't one of the Americans, but a Russian one. Crystal clear straw body with large white foam. Aroma is grainy, sweet, alcohol, light herbal. Taste is medium sweet, grainy, finishing alcohol and light herbal. Undercarbonated mouthfeel, fairly light body for 8%.
bac080 (398) - Bloomington, Illinois, USA - SEP 9, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This wasn't terrible. In fact, for 8% it was pretty drinkable. For a malt liquor, it was also pretty drinkable. But not that drinkable.
bb (6858) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 31, 2003
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2004 Bottle. Very light looking beer with a cheap pilsner smell to it. There’s a malty sweetness with a strong alcohol taste which finishes with just enough hops (slightly bitter aftertaste). It’s smooth for the first few sips and not as bad as people make it out to be, but that doesn’t mean I’ll get it again..
vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 25, 2003
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Has a light yellow color with some carbonation and a hop smell. Taste is somewhat acidic and has a alcohol flavor. Overall a strong brew that I didn't like too much.