Toomio (301) - Joensuu, FINLAND - FEB 7, 2014
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hyvä peliolut. Ruski Ruski. Tampere, 7 wonders ja Tretjak avasi olympiatulen. Hyvä lager.
waiake (301) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 30, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml can overall not too bad at all hid the alcohol & went down well malty mildly hoppy flavours crisp sweet & refreshing
SODAK14 (298) - Rapid City, South Dakota, USA - OCT 13, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pretty much a run of the mill average beer. Reminded me of a typical American Lager.
gwpom (297) - Akron, New York, USA - NOV 21, 2008
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
50 cl bottle. Not as bad as some of these reviews make it out to be. A dark gold lager, slight sweetness to it. I don’t expect big taste out of a lager, and this is nice that it packs a good ABV punch. I won’t stock up on it, but it’s not a drain pour either. Is Baltika *Budweiser* in Russian?
georgekappus (296) - Brookfield, Connecticut, USA - APR 21, 2008
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Pours a yellowish amber, very clear with a thick white head. Aroma was very malty, a little sweet with a touch of citrus sourness. Taste was very sweet, malty with a sugary sour aftertaste. Thick on the palate.
Stuedmaster (295) - Vista, California, USA - JUL 5, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Aroma of honey and corn syrup. Pours clear gold with a decent soapy white head that leaves lacing. Flavor is syrupy sweet, not enough balance, very grainy and sweet. Has a nice alcohol kick, some Russian hooch for your gullet. It’s better than most American macros, at least it’s neither a dirty fermentation nor dominated by adjunct grains. Cloyingly sweet, like a corn syrup bomb, don’t think I will repeat.
popkow (295) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 18, 2009
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle 1pint poured a watery unlaced nothingness into my glass. The upside it the alc. content of 8% is fairly masked but no taste comes through.
OldRaspy (292) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 14, 2008
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Poured from the bottle a clear yellow with a small white head. Aroma is of grain and some grassy notes. Flavor is a sweet grain and alcohol.
Trappist (286) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 20, 2004
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
I did not feel that it was too bad of an ale. Big Bastard is correct about it being similar to an American standard, but the powerful alcohol flavor proves otherwise. It is sweet and warms your stomach upon each sip. The Alcohol was also noted in the aroma as soon as I cracked the bottle open. If these traits could have been hidden better or just made somewhat smoother, this would be an alright brew.
clong83 (285) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 15, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Really hides the alcohol well. Very smooth drinking. Mildly carbonated, and somewhat sweet. Not grassy or skunky. I would rate higher if it had any flavor, but it was very plain. Overall not bad at all.