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Ilguciema Kvass

Brewed by Ilgezeem
Style: Low Alcohol
Riga, Latvia


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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 2.45/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.51/5   EST. CALORIES: 15   ABV: 0.5%
Ilguciema Kvass - a healthy, foamy non-alcoholic beverage, brewed from natural ingredients as a result of unfinished alcohol fermentation. It has a pronounced aroma and the taste of a genuine rye bread. Kvass is brewed from barley and rye malt grain. Kvass only acquires the characteristic taste and flavour of fresh rye bread during the fermentation process while preserving all the biologically active substances contained in the malt, necessary for the human body. Ilguciema kvass does not contain food colourings, artificial flavourings and sweeteners! It quenches thirst and is perfect to serve with different dinner dishes.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
phfyysik (598) - Tartu, ESTONIA - MAR 2, 2016
1,5L PET named as Tanheiser Kvass Original. Pours clear caramel brown without head. Aroma is quite weak, sweet, syrup, caramel, some yeast. Taste is sweet, some sour notes, malt extract, caramel. After stays sour-sweet for a while. Low carbonisation. Sweet and sticky and can be better.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
gunnfryd (13983) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 25, 2015
fonefan 110415. Amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is caramel, malt, bread. Flavour is is sweet, sugar, caramel, malt , bread. Boring beverage.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
fonefan (43245) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 15, 2015

Bottle 330ml.

[ As Ilguciema Kvass ].
[ Courtesy of Vandrene ]. Clear medium brown color with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, bread, sweet malt, malt extract, brown sugar, sugary. Flavor is moderate sweet with a average duration, brown sugar, malt extract, sugary, dark malt. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20150411]

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Bamsen78 (4927) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - APR 11, 2015
Bottle @ Post-Easter Procrastination, Ulfborg. Pours hazy copper brown with barely any head. Clear aroma of bread, malt and yeast. Sweet flavour of caramel, molasses, bread and malt. Sweetish aftertaste. Not the worst kvass I have had but the sweetness is just deafening.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Rasmus40 (17052) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 11, 2015
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Clear brown with a small beige head. Aroma is sweet, rye bread and dark sugar. Flavor is very sweet. Very sweet finish. 110415

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
martjoobolut (2817) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 16, 2015
1,5L bottle (as Tanheiser Kvass Originaal). Pours copper-brown with small light brown head. The head stays for a moment. Aroma is sweet, malt extract, some fruity notes, burnt sugar. Flavor is sweet, malt extract, some sour notes, fruity notes, honey. Finish is sour-malty-sweet. Carbonation is rather high. Overall: too sweet and sticky, but I would take this over some crappy alcohol free beer any day.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Beer5000 (5824) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 4, 2015
1,5 l bottle at the legendary Anker Hostel kvass rating session 2014. Slightly unclear dark brown body with a thin film of off-white foam. Aroma is mainly rye bread and malt. Flavor is sweet malt, rye bread with a hint of lemon and no really bitterness. Medium body and way too sweet aftertaste. Interesting to taste but more than a few sips becomes too sweet for me. Suspect there got to be more interesting versions off Kvass out there somewhere.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alusmamuts (1460) - LATVIA - JAN 31, 2015
Dark brown with amll yellow head, sweet and sour, malty and carbonated, as kvass should be.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
poech73 (355) - Braine, BELGIUM - MAY 28, 2014
Bouteille de 75cl @ Fête de l’Europe 2014. Boisson au malt d’orge et de seigle fermentée sans houblon, donc ce n’est pas de la bière. Au nez: fortes de senteurs de sucres, de malt avec une pointe aigrelette. en bouche, le sucre rend la gorgée pesante agrémenté de saveurs de malt d’orge. Le seigle apporte quelques aromes surets voire vinaigrés en arrière goût ce qui rend cette boisson assez désaltérante si on le boit fraîche. Mais elle se reproche plus d’une "limonade". Belle découverte.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
Rune (10928) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 18, 2014
From a 500ml plastic bottle, kindly shared by djoeye. Dark red-orange coloured body. No head, poor lacing. Sweet bread on the nose, hints of dried fruits. Jam-like taste of dried fruit, honey, and sweet bread. Sweet ending, and overall way too sweet (Tromsø 07.05.2014).

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