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Brewed by Efes Karaganda
Style: Pale Lager
Karaganda, Kazakhstan

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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 2.27/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.4   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vipinvelp (2045) - Velp, - FEB 3, 2013
Clear light golden yellow with white foam head. Aroma is not too strong, barley. Taste is nice bittersweet pale, somewhat high carbonated, but real refreshing nice tasting. Short bittersweet aftertaste. A clean, fresh beer. (Pavlodar 201202)


3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 20/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 5, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2014 I met Ed at Churchkey about three years ago. He retired from the FAA, as an examiner I think, years ago, and now spends his time seeking out interesting beers, the bars that serve them, and the people that drink them. In other words, a man after my own heart. He is generous to a fault: whenever I see him, his first words, after a warm greeting, are, "Wait right here, I’ll be right back." He then retrieves from the trunk of his car some amazing bottle he’s acquired along the way, more often than not from Casey of Max’s. He doesn’t have a cell phone or a computer, so he doesn’t use the internet - so you can only find him by searching his favorite bars. He has a hand written list of more than 13,000 beers he’s reviewed. Anyway, three years ago, Ed told me he had rated beers from 91 countries, but was stuck, and unable to find any more new countries. He gave me a list of countries he’d tried beers from, which I still carry in my wallet. It took me three years, but tonight I was able to share with Ed beers from countries #99 (Bosnia) and 100, this one. I am proud to call you a friend, Ed, and it has enriched my life to have known you. I wish you all the best in your search for your next centennial, whenever that may be. Oh, and the beer was a tasty enough lager, a little bit papery with an edge of cardboard, but a shining bright gold color, like Ed’s heart. As Ed graciously described it, "a good hamburger beer, on a hot day." Here’s to you, good sir.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Iphonephan (3015) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAY 5, 2014
From a bottle at ChurchKey DC, courtesy of Travlr. Thanks. I love them pale lagers! This one is, well, ok. Lots of grain and corn flavors. No hops in evidence. Good for a country tic and not much else.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
solidfunk (3567) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 5, 2014
As the bartender says, "I’ve had worse. Some malt here that isn’t ruined by mismanagement. Very nice! Sexy time! Thanks to ed, and happy 100 countries

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
AndreasJaeger (505) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 5, 2013
Ljusgul i färgen litet vitt skum. Doftar svagt av söt malt, frukt, gräs. Metallisk smak, söt malt, fruktig. Trist.

1.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
Olzhas (1) - - JUL 5, 2012 does not count
Quite good beer, but it spoiled during the last year, as well as Efes beer in Kazakhstan. It does not has a definite taste and can be bought only because its price. Anyway this is the best beer for such money and one of the best Kazakh beers.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
anders37 (16227) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 24, 2011
Can @ Papsø. Pours a clear pale yellow color with a small white head. Has a fruity grainy malty caramel aroma. Sweetish fruity malty grainy flavor. Has a grainy fruity finish.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Plovmand (6301) - Helsinge, DENMARK - DEC 5, 2010
Can. Clear piss yellow with a medium white head. The aroma is fruit, light caramel and light hops. The flavour is light fruit, light caramel and brewmash.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theis (13225) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 28, 2010
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Can (50cl.) Clear golden - white head. "Flot dåse" - Citat Ungstrup. Hay, dryness, metallic, light hay, light hoppy, candlewax. Plain.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ungstrup (29018) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 26, 2010
Can. A light golden beer with a thin white head. The aroma has notes of straw and malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of straw and malt, leading to a metallic and lightly bitter finish.


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