MRMedellin (130) - Bogota, COLOMBIA - MAR 1, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Clear tanned golden beer with small white head. The malt aromas are more evident, some grain, syrup, corn notes are felt. The taste has a lot of malt flavors, but also the alcohol make is sweet and maybe because of that the hops don’t make a significant change at the end.
Wacher (129) - Århus C, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2005
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Meget lys - tror ikke jeg har set så lys en øl før. Skummet er helt hvidt og holder fint, med gardiner. Aromaen er ikke så god, dufter lidt af salt, hav og tang! Men derudover forstår jeg OVERHOVEDET ikke hvorfor folk er så hårde ved denne øl. Alkoholen er enormt godt gemt, og der er en meget rar tørhed over malten. Jeg kan godt lide den! Dejlig blød og sød eftersmag.
rich42 (128) - USA - JUL 7, 2002
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
strange stuff. doesn’t taste like ’normal’ beer - sort of like someone took some old english 800 and added some malt and honey - but it’s better than that. distinct sweet-alcoholic flavor. moderately thick body - hardly any bitterness. not much of a nose. all in all inoffensive and easy to drink - if a bit of an odd-ball. mainly bought it because I’d never had a real russian beer before - worth giving a shot.
Odin (123) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUN 14, 2002
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
What is everyones problem with this beer? Yes it has an AC of 8%. So don’t down it like you would an American light beer. I found that it had a very enjoyable taste as I swirled it around in my mouth before letting it slide down my throat. I slowly drank a bottle while watching the first period of a hockey game. When I was finished I could tell that it was stronger than most, but it is to be enjoyed, not swilled.
deprogram (114) - Renton, Washington, USA - MAR 8, 2006
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Super sugary pilsner taste to this extreme Russian kicker. Extra! Seriously Extra! This will put you to the floor, in style. Wow. Super sweet, super strong. Far better than Colt 45, certainly, but...
ferit (107) - - SEP 7, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
+/- Normaal geel, schuim is snel weg. Mooi als je hem inschenkt. Mooie bubbels
+ zoete bloemen geur.
.+/- zoet met een alcohol smaak, alcohol brand nog wat na.
burcusabrews (106) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - NOV 4, 2004
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Light yellow with a trace white head. Nose of apricot and unmalted wheat. Sweet upfront which lingers without much flaovr. a bit sour, but well balanced for its strength.
stephenj007 (105) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 26, 2010
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
NASTY.....That about covers it!
I have to write 75 characters, so.....
NASTY NASTY NASTY NASTY NASTY NASTY NASTY NASTY BEER!
lweiberg (105) - Omaha, Minnesota, USA - JAN 22, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
$2.49 for a 16 oz. bottle at Blu Max, recommended by a guy who works there. Wow, had low expectations after reading these comments but really tasted like a fuller, more potent version of Bell’s Winter Ale. Very soothing, creamy, malty and inviting. Different wrapper than what’s featured in the ratebeer photo, will definitely try again.
Guinnessman (102) - VACAVILLE, California, USA - JUL 2, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice creamy head. Good flavor with a nice malty bite to it. Went really good with a chunk of Irish White Cheddar.