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RATINGS: 735   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.16   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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A strong lager beer with a taste close to classic lager varieties. The flavor is light and there is a suggestion of malt, together with sweetish notes and mild hops bitterness.
Ingredients: water, light barley malt, maltose syrup and hops.
Produced since 1998. 16.5°


2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Bigsky66 (148) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 16, 2005
Cabbage aroma witn slight fruit taste. Alcohol burn finish. Pretty much par for the course on this type. Overall has some sweet malt flavor just should come in a forty.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gotbeach (139) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 3, 2009
Bottle BevMo. Pours clear light gold with less than decent white diminished head. Euro aroma (smells like a Heineken). The sweet malt flavor comes out (perhaps too much), but it’s very light, and the 8% is hidden well.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rperez (130) - Florida, USA - MAR 5, 2014
For a "strong" beer this is a mild one! U can taste the alcohol but everything else is subdued, a decent beer but nothing special ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Wacher (129) - Århus C, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2005
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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
ferit (129) - Schleswig-Holstein, GERMANY - SEP 7, 2012
+/- 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.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
rich42 (128) - USA - JUL 7, 2002
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.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Odin (123) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUN 14, 2002
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.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Modularman (119) - - DEC 13, 2013
Had worse.....but that was back in college. I bought this beer because it was right next to Chimay and I thought what the heck. Aroma is high malt and sweet, appearance is clear gold with a thin white head, taste is heavy malt, sweetness, and a bit of grass,. Finishes dry with little linger. This beer hides the alcohol extremely well but overall is bad. I do not look forward to the hangover tomorrow.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
deprogram (114) - Renton, Washington, USA - MAR 8, 2006
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...

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lweiberg (109) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 22, 2007
$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.


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