YantarCoast (509) - Moscow, RUSSIA - AUG 18, 2015
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
500ml bottle. Pours yellow with a small and thin white head. Aroma is sweet and grainy. Sweet, watery and highly carbonated. One of Baltika's most pointless beers. Not exactly what I wanted to drink for beer number 500, but it was free, so what the hell.
Alengrin (3368) - BELGIUM - JUL 31, 2015
1.3 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2015 Transparent bottle with plastic cap, from a Russian supermarket; label reads ’cold fermented’ and that is about the only thing in Latin alphabet mentioned on it. A pale lager from Baltika, with thick, creamy, stable, snow white head leaving thick lacing, and bright golden colour with very strong, champagne-like fizz, extremely vivid. Simple and unattractive, grainy aroma, sweet grains, lightstruck effect (’cat pee’ - not unexpected from a transparent bottle), mineral water, corn and a touch of grass; neutral, grain sweetish taste with a sourish aspect, very lightly bready, thin and watery body and finish, slightly oily mouthfeel, very brief hint of grassy hops in the very end but otherwise remaining straightforwardly grain sweet. Unpleasant to my personal taste, but a marvel to look at.
Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 3, 2015
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
You can see the colour through the glass, which in my opinion is just inviting trouble i.e. lightstrike. The last beer I had in a clear bottle was too skunky to be appreciated. This one, not so much, but it can’t help things. In any case, this beer is golden yellow, has next to no head, next to no distinctive aroma and the flavour is of carbonated corn-water. This is as generous a description as I can offer.
MrBlueSky93 (503) - Sutton Coldfield, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2015
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from Beers of Europe.
Pours golden, small half finger white head. Medium to high carbonation...more towards the high end...Aroma of grass, grain, floral....Taste of initial grass, then grain, dry biscuit, lightly floral tastes...no honey...which I was expecting with it being a Russian brew. Overall I enjoyed it. Nice lager.
dnicolaescu (1319) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - MAY 26, 2015
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
BOTTLE 50CL. Clear pale golden, white frothy head. Smell like toasted bread and wet cardboard, lollipop sweetness and fusel. Tastes sweet, lollipop, without hops in a mildly watery but smooth body. One pathetic, sweet macro-lager.
Reconqvista (339) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 11, 2015
1.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Clear yellow beer with a disappearing small white head. Aroma is malty, with carboad and straw notes. Flavor is sweet, cornish and sticky. Body is watery and carbonation is low.
Grumbo (881) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2015
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle from Rasputin’s Food & Wine, Ipswich. Pours a light golden orange colour with a small white head, soon dissipating. Aroma is sweet,malty. Quite heavy sweetness to taste, with an oily texture. Lively carbonation. Not great this one.
ruigo (1622) - PORTUGAL - MAY 1, 2015
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
0,47l bottle. Clear straw colour with a big white head. Soap like foam. Malty aroma and watery taste. Drinkable, I guess... If I can finish it.
Zarkam (532) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 7, 2015
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
500ml bottle from somewhere in st. Petersburg. Clear gold colour, small fizzy mostly lasting white head, some lacing. Light malty aroma of hay and meal with some grasy hops. Taste is intially slightly sweet and turns into an abrupt marginally bittersweet finish wiht a somewhat carboady feel. Light body, slick mouthfeel, average carbonation. Quite tasteless although not downright offensive,.
waiake (464) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 24, 2015
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
500ml bottle pours a flat looking pale yellow gold with a grainy corny aroma the taste is thin sweet cardboard lightly malty & bitter, cheap euro macrolager going to have trouble finishing this but I will