Drake (10888) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 12, 2008
1.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Bottle from Market Street Wine Shop Downtown Charlottesville. Very light and pale orangish yellow with a huge head, but little lacing or retention. Bitter, citrus and grassy aroma. This beer is freaking sweet... high fructose corn syrup kinda sweet. I guess the maltose syrup listed in the ingredients on the bottle is responsible for that. Cloying and overwhelming. Bleh.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
1.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2009
Name: 9 Krepkoe (Strong)
Date: December 04, 2003
Source: Ale Atlanta
Appearance: clear yellow, thin fine head
Aroma: sweet candy aroma
Body: thin body
Flavor: sweet flavor, corny, no hops
Name: 9 Krepkoe (Strong)
Date: January 26, 2005
Aroma: still the sweet aroma
Flavor: but not the corn flavor
Overall: an improvement, from bad to boring
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 3/10; Flavor: 2/10; Palate: 2/10; Overall: 5/20
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.
Bov (10771) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUN 30, 2007
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
courtesy of Laurent Mousson - clear and pale golden-yellow colour with a chaotic white foam; aroma of grilled almonds and solvant, some hints of pear too; thick and very sweet, full-bodied, long malty sweetish finish with fruity and alcoholic notes - awful
KimJohansen (10397) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JUL 22, 2008
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear golden with medium white head. Sweet and boozy with caramel notes. Life is to short for European Strong Lagers...
daknole (10346) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 7, 2009
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Finnally I am done rating these sorry Baltika beers. My tour of 1-9 wasn’t all that much fun. I kept waiting for a few to be decent . Only one really was. This one is golden and has a white head. Grainy, malty and sweet. Same flavor proflie....shocker. Move along.
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - JAN 1, 2007
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Golden colour, average fluffy head. Skunky and malty aroma. Sweet and alcoholic flavour with some skunkiness, malty and some hoppiness. Little bitter-sweet aftertaste.
hopscotch (10214) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 4, 2004
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Crystal clear, straw-colored lager with a small, creamy, white head. Good retention. Excellent, weeping lacework.
Floral notes, mocha notes (oddly enough) and hay in the nose. Fairly bland, like most pale lagers, however, there is plenty of alcohol in the flavor as well as some good, pale malts. Well-balanced by the alcohol and hops. Full-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and fizzy carbonation. Lengthy, dry, alcoholic finish. Much better than expected!
Maria (10190) - Thisted, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2009
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
It’s golden with a white head and the aroma has notes of malt, flower and spicy alcohol. The flavor is sweet with clear notes of alcohol (warming) and malt and light flower. The alcohol is a bit too dominating IMO.
adnielsen (10159) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 5, 2010
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Tasted from a 500 mL bottle purchased in Aurora, Colorado. Very light pale yellow appearance with a weak white head. Sweet Pils aroma that’s slightly skunky with some alcoholic notes. Pretty bland pale malty flavor, though the higher alcohol content isn’t obvious. Skunky aftertaste.
mcberko (10077) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 20, 2010
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle sampled at 99 Bottles, pours pale golden. Basically just a stronger version of the pale lagers - bred, malt, corn and grass. Nothing special here.