DSG (12170) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUL 24, 2014
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks mom for this bottle! Clear golden with no head. Aroma of cardboard, corn and diacetyl. Grainy and corny flavor with a bit of sweetness, cardboard and a husky bitterish finish. Light-bodied.
Meilby (10970) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 16, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle 500ml @ fonefan
Pours clear golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, corn and floral. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter. Body is light, texture is thin, carbonation is soft.
Geokkjer (7346) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 16, 2013
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. Pours golden with a small white head. Aroma of herbal notes, fruitiness and malt. Flavor is sweet and fruity with some herbal notes. Medium to thin body, average carbonation.
Douberd (4911) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - DEC 4, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Gyumri Classic (Zhigvolyevyan)) Bottle 500 ml from a trade with DSG, thanks. New country! Served into an english pint glass, ABV 4%
Deep golden yellow and a tad hazy on the body, small and thin white head on top, with low retention, leaving minimal lacing on the glass.
Lots of grains on the aroma, a bit lactic too, old hops.
Taste is grainy, some faint lemon zest, wet barley. Good bitterness on the aftertaste.
Medium body, low carbonation.
Overall not bad at all.
visionthing (4831) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 23, 2012
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
50cl bottle at my hotel room in Yerevan. Pours pale golden with a small white head. Standard industrial lager. The lowest ABV beer from Gyumri, but still I think this was my favourite. Don’t quite know why, maybe it was a bit less sweet than the other Gyumri beers, but they tasted pretty much the same to me. Drinkable, but not worth bringing back home.
Backlog from Armenia trip in 2010 - tasted: 2010-05-29
zvikar (4293) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - OCT 28, 2014
0.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks DSG. Pours pale yellow with no head, aroma of corn and rice, flavor is sour with rice and some bitterness, light bodied.
kerenmk (4225) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 16, 2014
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks DSG. Clear gold, white film. buttery aroma. Butter candy taste, like Wurthers Original. Light body and buttery finish.
ElDesmadre (3078) - Mikołów, POLAND - MAY 30, 2016
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. Light grainy note, apart of that it’s just water. But that also means, there is no skunk, corn or metal. Lands in the ’could have been worse’ category.