DrnkMcDermott (2717) - 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.
kraddel (1920) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - DEC 10, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
pours clear blonde, small white head
rather high carbo
bit bitter . much sugar. very dry ( from the sugar )
zacgillbanks (1476) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Coppers, Newcastle. This is a golden beer with a strong, sweet malty flavour, spicy citrus notes and a dry almond, vanilla and slight zesty finish. Deceptive for its stong ABV.
Erzengel (834) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - DEC 6, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Rating from 2008: Dunkelgoldene Farbe, süßlich-vergorener Geruch. Mild-süßlicher Antrunk, leicht wässrig. Der Hauptteil ist angenehm mild-süßlich, leicht und für die 8% erstaunlich süffig. Leicht vergorene Aromen heller Früchte, ganz leicht alkoholisch-wirkend. Der Nachgeschmack ist vollmundig-rund, leicht süßlich-frisch und kaum Herb → Leckeres helles Starkbier. Gut trinkbar, aber etwas „aromenschwach“ für die 8% - es fehlt an Tiefe! --> 8+10+7+7 = 8,35
RuneStumo (1878) - FØRRESFJORDEN, NORWAY - NOV 29, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
29.11.2013. 0,5l Can. Malaga, Spain. Pale Yellow colour with white head. Aroma is rather strong with malt and alcohol. Mefium bitter with a rich sweet malty body that covers up the alcohol. Aftertaste is malty and leaves a mouthfeel of sweet malts and alcohol.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
blackisle (331) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sweet malty nose, bread, roasty, bit yeasty, honey, grass, herbs, clove; clear light golden, frothy touch of off-white head, reduces to thin layer that remains all the way, nice lacing; full mild bitterness in combination with light malty sweetness and spicy undertones; full body, thick texture, good carbonation; finish at first dry mild bitterness, followed by slightly sweet roasted maltiness, some alcohol. Well-balanced beer, I like it.
Vaiz (2939) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 16, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle at home. Clear golden pour, thin white head. Aroma is grainy, malty and with some spicy hints. Flavor is bitter, grainy and with some wet hay. Boring but I suppose if you’re going for malt liquor, this ain’t that bad.
BuckeyeBoy (2324) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 16, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle thanks to ditmier. Pours out golden topped with a off white head. The nose is sweetness of honey grass and some malt. Taste is as the nose with lots of sweetness some corn and the grass shows up again. Not as bad as I was thinking it was going to be.
Kita (669) - Koper, SLOVENIA - NOV 10, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled, 0.50l. Clear pale golden color with medium frothy white head and sparkling appearance. Aroma of caramel malt, grassy and floral hops, dark fruits and alcohol. Taste starts with moderate sweet malt, continues with caramel, honey and alcohol, while finish is moderate bitter. Medium body, syrupy texture and lively carbonation in palate. Classic strong pale lager taste, not bad at all...
UDBeernut (1254) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 8, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
ahh yes, the Russian Euro Power Lager tick. pours straw yellow, light fizzy head powered by lots of visible carbonation. nose is mostly clean with some very faint malt. taste is also bland with light malt, some spice hops, and elmer’s glue finish. body is light and booze factor well hidden. I’d be lying if I did not say this was better than expect. In mother Russia, you not spank monkey... monkey spank you.
Caytinator (776) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 7, 2013
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle! Ooh, this one isn’t good, man - I really disagree with the description. Decent bubbly head, okay lacing, looks good enough. Tastes pretty gnarly, man. Strong lager, using a little more of the same uninteresting malt as their other beer’s, I’d guess...they even admit they use malt syrup, Wrong.