Zarkam (532) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 4, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
440ml bottle from a supermarket in Vyborg, clear pale golden colour, small white head. Aroma of grass, hay, floral hops and cereal, taste is very balanced, lightly herbal bitter finish with a hint of starchiness lingering after it, medium body and carbonation. Generally very refreshing and pleasantly balanced for a Russian lager, a bit green maybe, if a bit more mature it would’ve been on par with a decent pilsener.
caplinlee (37) - KAZAKHSTAN - JUL 8, 2013
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bought from a supermarket in Kyrgyzstan. I found it rather light and refreshing although tasting rather average and lacking any character. Towards the end I went off the taste somewhat and would therefore rate this lager just below average.