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Deka Nikola Kvas

Brewed by Pivzavod Deka
Style: Low Alcohol
Velikiy Novgorod, Russia


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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 2.17/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.25/5   EST. CALORIES: 36   ABV: 1.2%
"Никола Tрадиционный"
Настоящий русский квас живого брожения без консервантов с высокой плотностью, приготовленный исключительно из натурального сырья, что придает напитку богатый и насыщенный вкус с легкой сладостью. «Никола традиционный» отлично утоляет жажду и придает силы.
Состав: очищенная вода, сахар, солод ржаной, солод ячменный, мука ржаная, хлебопекарные дрожжи.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
rayaron (1204) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - DEC 31, 2015
Plastic bottle sample. Thanks troubles. Hazy brownish-amber with no head. Aroma of prune, port wine and dried fruits. Sweet flavor of cola with notes of prune and port wine. Light-bodied. Not so fresh but still ok.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DSG (10578) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 17, 2015
Plastic bottle sample at a tasting at troubles’s place. Thanks Stas. Deep amber-brown. Aroma of caramel, chocolate, rye bread, citric acid. Sweet flavor with caramel, acidic citric notes, a bit of chocolate, bread. Pretty drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
vinivini (1064) - BELARUS - NOV 17, 2015
Deep brown, moderate off-white head, minimal lacing. Nose of rye malt, wort, esters, fruit acids. Light to medium body. Soursweet taste. Besides malty notes a remarkable walnut flavour. Ok

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Scopey (11501) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2015
Bottle from vending machine Helsinki station in St Peterburg. Consumed at breakfast time... It pours deep brown with a decent fizzy beige head. The nose is rather sweet and pungent..... loads of cheap brown bread, malt extract, malt loaf, cake, earth and marmite (although that is a disservice to marmite). The taste is a bit better thankfully....sweet, tangy dark malt, caramel, malt extract, cola, dried fruits, fruit cake, earth and cheap candy. Light body, moderate carbonation and sticky mouth-feel. I really disliked the aroma. Fairly basic Kvass...

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Senka (1037) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 13, 2015
Last sample May, 2014. A decent KVASS. Suits very good to make traditional dish Okroshka. Drinkable as is. Better than water or fizzy drinks. Not beer in general. Refreshing and energizing. Loads of sugars.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FatPhil (12761) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 30, 2014
2L PET bottle (Jaamaturg, Tallinn)
Pleasant sweet malt extracty aroma, a little bit sodawatery. Pours dark, briefly fizzes. Taste as per the aroma, but does have some nice raisins. Palate sweetish, but refreshingly carbonated, a little watery. Nothing jumps out and says "yum", I’m missing the citrussy buttery breadiness, but it’s a fine re-hydrater on a hot day.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
travita (4739) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 20, 2013
Thanks to Mora2000. The smell is very caramel, butterscotch like, sweet, and candy. The look is amber in color. The taste is really sweet, and candy like. Better than expected.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Marduk (5380) - Reval, ESTONIA - DEC 16, 2012
2l plastic bottle. Clear brown color. Tiny tan head. Bready, sugary, plastic notes in aroma. Sweet, slightly buttery, caramel, lemon in flavor. Quite drinkable.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
smith4498 (3454) - Miami, Florida, USA - OCT 8, 2012
Plastic bottle from Seymour, Summer Secret Santa 2012. Pours dark reddish brown color with no head. Fruity and malty aroma. Tastes like a diet fruit drink. Light, watery body with no carbonation. Weird stuff. Thanks Seymour.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
phaleslu (9017) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2012
Another weirdo Russian beer from a plastic jug- thanks, Seymour! Pours a dark brown amber color with a small tan ring for a head. Aroma of sweetener, dairy, chocolate, and toast. Flavor of sugary diet cola, artificial sweetener. Light-bodied, with a sweet mouthfeel and low carbonation. Weird. Not the worst thing ever, but weird.

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