DrnkMcDermott (2632) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2011
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Half-liter bottle, $1.50 @ Binny’s Bolingbrook. Let us now tick off Armenia just because I found a bottle cheap. Let us also be politically incorrect by prying the cap with an Efes bottle opener. Yeek! Smell of skunk and piss in the green bottle. Doesn’t let up in the glass, but instead airs out some adjuncts. Still, a clear golden yellow with a tight white head. Well, what did I expect for the price. Taste is corn additives knocked back with bittering agents. Each swallow makes me worry about this stuff. I notice the label doesn’t go to the pretext of reprinting any medals from old beer festivals.
Niko100 (1513) - New York, USA - SEP 6, 2012
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Nice amber color; Medium body; Aroma of cereal/grain, & some malt; Flavor of slight sweet malt, honey, and cereal/grain; Overall, similar too malt liquor - but not terrible.
Ober (2783) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - AUG 8, 2012
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
A clear golden colored beer, a very small white head. Aroma of some malt and some fruits. The taste of sweet malt, some hop with laurel. The aftertaste is sweet ass well with some bitter.
Allen (2689) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 22, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled 50cl. Courtesy of jaghana. My version was at 5.2 ABV? A different beer? Golden colored with a white head. Pretty clean malty nose. Decent taste. Some sticky spotty chunky lace. Low bitterness. Malt accented. Unmemorable finish. Boring and without major flaws. Thanks a lot jaghana!
visionthing (1727) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 12, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle in Yerevan. Dark golden with a white head. Medium sweet and pretty grainy. Not much bitterness, but a hint of alcohol in the finish. Definitely one best widely available pale lagers in Armenia. Usually there wasn’t a huge selection available, but Kilikia is very common, followed by Kotayk Lager and different beers from Gyumri.
Finhead (922) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - AUG 29, 2011
1.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
A pale gold pour with a thin, soapy-looking head. The aroma has notes of straw, light grain, and a mild earthiness. The light body is as thin as water with soft carbonation. The taste is bland and flavorless.
jaghana (2876) - Strasbourg (France), FRANCE - JUN 6, 2011
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle 33cl from an armenian shop, a golden amber beer with good head and lacing. Nose is malty and on caramel malt. Aroma is a bit disappointing, medium sweet with a watery finish, malt notes are medium to low with a wet paper like finish. Hops flavor are low, just latent bitterness, poor body for a strong lager.
crossovert (4772) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 6, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml Green bottle.
It pours an apple cider vinegar color, not typical for the style. It has a decent white head.
No skunk here, it smells like caramel and not much else.
The taste is malty with some honey, caramel, and bread. Interestingly not bad.
I have trouble getting excited about this one other than it is form a rare beer country.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 05-24-2010 00:31:23
DarkElf (2961) - La Jolla, California, USA - FEB 18, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
31-May-08 (500-ml bottle: Purchased 12-May-08 for $1.79 at Hi-Time Wine Cellars in Costa Mesa, CA) Medium sweet, very bready and mildly corny malts are nicely balanced by a spicy, almost peppery hop flavor and light-to-moderate bitterness, finishing with light notes of earth, toast and smoke. Similarly bready and honey-sweet in the nose, grainy, casually smoky, but just a hint of hops. Medium-bodied and nicely balanced on the palate with medium carbonation. Golden-yellow in color with slight haziness. The off-white head rises to an inch on the pour, then settles to a broken film and wide ring. Some spotty lace is left on the glass. A very flavorful and pleasing bohemian pilsener that stands up to a good many of the authentic releases from the Czech Republic.
3fourths (7064) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 5, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle. clear yellow, white head. sweaty nose of plastic, glass, dried noble hops; medium skunkiness, medium to heavy pungency. somewhat syrupy body. lighter and dried finish; heavily pungent and dry but still malt liquor-like.