mkofron (155) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 21, 2007
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Pours morning urine yellow with big foamy white head. Sickeningly sweet. So sweet I couldn’t finish a 16.9oz bottle. Most of it went down the drain.
lb4lb (2556) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 7, 2007
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2007 Light medium gold yellow pour with little white head. Smell is an odd mix of Alcohol, yeastiness, and a chemically smell, so in other words, not great. Taste was similar with a bit of bitterness, sort of malty sweetness I guess, and a bit alcoholic. Not very good, and wouldn’t get again.
Macegan75 (719) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2012
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2012 Bottle from Matt Geyer at CAH. the plastic bottle looks like a giant but plug. Pours dehydrated piss color. Nose of floor cleaner and morning after a frat party. First sip is spoiled cider with boozy formaldyde. Finish is least offensive part. Russian Colt 45. Prrobably the worst beer I ever had.
BeerKurve (509) - - FEB 26, 2012
1.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
If a Malt Liquor and a Strong Cider were to have a baby, this would be it. Sweet alcohol and malty notes along with a gross cardboard flavor is pretty much all you get with this beer. Along with the flavor, the carbonation is way too intense and feels really bad on the palette. It’s a Russian Malt Liquor calling itself a "Strong Pale Ale", avoid this at all costs!
beerguy101 (5319) - Newark, California, USA - JAN 10, 2003
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Very light gold color. Small head. Aroma is slightly malty and sweet. Its very sweet, lots of corn added?. The corn flavor is balanced by a strong alcohol flavor. No hops to speak of, yet there is some bitterness whose origin I don’t really want to know. This stuff is really awful. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean. Aftertaste is chemical and bitter.
jgb9348 (4893) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - FEB 21, 2003
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Very very light in colour, with a white head. Almost no aroma, but some detectable metallic smell. Somewhat sweet taste, but thats about it...Nothing more than a flavourless, colourless bottle of russian water....with eight percent alcohol squeezed in somehow!
SirTom (88) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 5, 2003
1.2 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pretty terrible. The first and possibly the last russian beer I will try. * Had this at a beer club meeting with many other beers, hence I don't remember all my comments - only the ratings which I wrote down at the time.
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2004
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2005 Light golden color, sweet alcoholic aroma and taste, light thin body, light thin alcholic finish. Sh*t
WhiteAlePower (91) - Long Island, New York, USA - APR 19, 2006
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle. Far too malty (burnt), no head, and a crap hoppy finish. Rus is not known for her master breweries... just her wodka!
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 11, 2007
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Pours golden with thin head. Grassy, dusty aroma. Flavor is sweet, alcohol, grainy, not good. Coats the mouth in a bit of an awful way. Texture nearly invokes the gag reflex.