Boystout (1000) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - APR 3, 2009
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
A beer brewed by Baltika exclusively for Moldovan market (alternate name/label Bolshaya Kruzhka, "a big mug", for Transnistrian region). 10%, PETS 2.5 and 1.5 L. A pale watery sweetish lager, the cheapest beer in Moldova, as I know.
thirstyrabbit (719) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 19, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
0,5l can as "Big Mug Amber", redirecting here. Typical light golden lager body. The big bottle version must be something different, because this is certainly nothing close to "dark" as other reviewers have described it. Light grainy and citric aroma. Taste is clean and neutral. Low on hops. Doesn’t have much taste and is therefore pretty drinkable.
BlackIPA (716) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 30, 2011
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Industrial lager smell. Corn, adjuncts, sugar in the nose. Pours a pale yellow with no head. Tastes like every other industrial lager from eastern europe. Shitty. Worthless. This is one of the worst beers i’ve ever had.
suurjuust (605) - ESTONIA - JUL 12, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Can, as "Big Mug Amber Beer". Pale yellow, white head. Nose is metallic malts, taste is slightly sweet, more metallic malts, weird honey-apple notes. Not offensive, but pretty nondescript.
GBZ59 (600) - BARCELONA (Catalonia), SPAIN - FEB 24, 2013
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Botella de 500ml. Vaso Lager. Saboreada en sep´12. Color dorado pálido y apariencia cristalina. La blanca espuma genera una amplia y cremosa corona con bastante buena retención. En nariz cítricos y levadura con matices especiados. Entrada malteada y burbujeante con leves toques de cítrico duce y piel de limón. Cuerpo ligero y carbonatación moderadamente alta. Textura aguada. Final amargo con sutil cítrico dulce. Retrogusto bastante dulzón.
500ml bottle. Lager glass. _njoye don sep´12. Pale gold color. Crystal clear appearance. White froth generates a thick creamy crown. Fairly good retention. Citrics & yeasts to the nose, hints of spices. Sparkling malty upfront, slightly sweet citric & lemon zest touch. Light body. High carbonation. Watery texture. Subtle bitterness & sweet citric into the finish. Quite sweet aftertaste.
pkbites (571) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 19, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Label said "Big Mug Amber". 51 ounce plastic bottle for $2.49 (but I’ve seen it on sale for $1.99). Pours a slightly dark amber. Head is rich, thick, and slightly off white. But it dies fairly quickly. Smells sweet like a caramel sticky bun. Flavor is of caramel. Not as much malt as I expected and little hops. It’s also low on the alcohol content. Incredibly smooth!!The flavor has a quick finish with very little aftertaste. It has the mouth feel of a light beer.But overall this is very easy drinking. I’d put this up against any of the macro light beers on the market.
envane (557) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 9, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
$3.50 for 2.5 liters in Chicago. Call me crazy but I like these sweetish-sour low-carbonation Russian beers as a cheep summer drink. Almost ciderish in quality.
ectuohy27 (379) - ESTONIA - JUL 1, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
supremely drinkable, rather smooth palate, low carbonation, quickly-dissipating head, really cheap ($2.69 for an 85 ounce [2.5 L] bottle). Basically it’s caramel soda to share w/friends (Brighton Beach)