MiP (14488) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2009
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle, 8%. Clear golden colour. Big stable rocky white head. Sweet flavour, quite peppery. Hint of marcipan in the finish. A standard east European strong lager.
Leighton (14430) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2009
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
I’m usually not too picky with my beers, but for some reason this brew rubbed me the wrong way. Perhaps the bottle had been open too long - I’m not sure. Anyway, it was a bit sweet. And very strong. I can’t complain, though: I paid $1.49 for like 1 pint 7 oz or something. It was a cheap crunk. Russia forever!
rlgk (14386) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 3, 2005
1.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pale yellow, white head. Malty aroma. Very strong alcohol flavor, some malts but the alcohol kills everything else.
TBone (14267) - 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.
brokensail (13679) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 17, 2011
1.3 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
A: The pour is a very pale straw/yellow color with a thin layer of white foam.
S: Smells damp and moldy with some possible fecal notes. Rotting vegetables and a bit time corn aroma. Sickly sweet and cloying. Lots of butter, because we couldn’t have a truly excellent beer without that.
T: Cloying sugar and corn sugar. Oh goodness is this bad. Grape juice, cooked vegetables, butter, just awful. Some definite booze flavors, too.
M: Pretty heavy, unnecessarily so, with a moderate level of carbonation.
D: Jesus Christ.
Oakes (13600) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 29, 2004
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Pale straw colour with large bubbles. Slightly grainy, slighty alcoholic aroma. Flavour definintely leans towards alcohol, with just a little bit of graininess.
Koelschtrinker (13119) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 21, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
-leicht alkoholischer Mittelteil und Abgang
Test vom 6.6.2006, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 10,10,11,8,11,10 - 9,90
gunnfryd (12643) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 21, 2009
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Golden colour with a white head. Aroma is fruit, malt, grass. Flavour is fruit, malt, grass, alcohol, apple. Medium to thin body. Boring beer.
bhensonb (12596) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 4, 2007
1.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pretty much of a honey sweet corn aroma. Sturdy white head that left slight lacing. Bright gold color. Medium bodied, fizzy, almost creamy carbonation. It’s corny sweet, maybe a touch of honey. Instant heat. The hops must have gotten lost. There’s a light astringency, but the finish is not really dry. After awhile I can imagine there might have been some hop bitter.
argo0 (12362) - 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%.