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.
Rperez (126) - Florida, USA - MAR 5, 2014
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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
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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.
ferit (122) - Schleswig-Holstein, GERMANY - 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.
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...
lweiberg (108) - Omaha, Nebraska, 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.
stephenj007 (107) - 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!
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.
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.
szkot (100) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 15, 2005
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours pale yellow with a white head. Aroma and taste are non-offensive. Very easy to drink. If you’re looking to get hammered fast, this is the way to do it.