DrnkMcDermott (2738) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2004
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2004 Bottled. Hmm, it’s been a while since I had a malt liquor; think back to winter of ’89, I was hangin’ wit’ my homez, splitting a 40 of St. Ides at the White Castle on 115th... But this is a different time and place, specifically, Russia. Has the same cloying sweetness of a Baltika 3. Yes, I can already feel the alcohol headache coming on. I guess it’s just a shade below an inoffensive beer. Well, I was warned about the beer in Russia, wasn’t I?
Re-Rated, canned. Okay, trying it again, the alcohol warmth is kind of welcoming. There's still a big sugary taste, but for some reason it doesn't bother me as much.
Senka (305) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 15, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
From the archives: beer full of ABV. Hoppy and malty, but watery and has an aftertaste of vodka. If you are on a budget - get wasted with this one.
jfb (3441) - GERMANY - MAR 13, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
(bottle) pours a clear golden colour with a frothy white head. aroma of alcohol, pineapple juice and burnt sugar, with a hint of pale malts and chestnut honey. flavour is mostly the same, heavy alcohol and pale malts, some caramel and a hint of herbal hops in the dry finish. heavy-bodied with soft carbonation.
Rperez (91) - 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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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.
swoopjones (5250) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 25, 2014
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
can in Sochi Russia. pretty much just an more intense version of shitty beer. sweet, boozy, syrupy. poor
ChrisSc (184) - Lille, FRANCE - FEB 9, 2014
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
500ml bottle into tulip. Minneapolis
Appearance: pale yellow wih big white head that quickly dissipates.
Aroma: sweet, stale beer, strong alcohol/menthol smell.
Palate: thin body. Slick texture. Long aftertaste.
Overall: really not great. Terrible in just about every category.
Toomio (94) - 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.
Pjtaelman (33) - SPAIN - FEB 6, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
This beer was a pleasant surprise. Large bottle, nice color, good taste. Maybe for this high alcohol percentage i would expect the taste to be equally stronger, but that is not the case.
Beerhunter111 (3401) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 5, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Goldgelbes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch malzig, süß. Geschmack malzig süß, getreidig, alkoholisch.
AndrewMichaelZ (25) - - FEB 3, 2014
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours golden ochre with a foamy head (that fades quickly to some lingering bubbles).
Aroma is sweet, grainy, and yeasty. Mouthfeel is light with medium carbonation.
Drinks smooth with a lightly hoppy sweet malty taste. Barely lingers on the tongue with a hint of bitterness.
I'm not typically into lagers but this is not bad for the style.
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