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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 2.62/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.65   EST. CALORIES: 36   ABV: 1.2%
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Traditional Kvass, made from barley, malted barley, rye malt, and sugar, and brewed to less than 1.2%.
Brewed at Baltika’s St. Petersburg and Tula plants.
Kvass Granary Land.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jonte (1413) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - SEP 3, 2011
Can at GBF. Cloudy reddish brown colour with an off-white head. Sweet, syrup, ryebread, honey and hay. I actually liked it.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beershine (5201) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - AUG 16, 2011
Draft @ Schelkunchik, St. Petersburg. Rich dark brown color. Aroma of liquid bread, lightly effervescent. The flavors are all raisin. Super-sweet. Too sweet for me overall, but it tastes pure.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (12167) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 13, 2011
Dark brown. Light brown head. The aroma has lots of brown sugars and raisins. Nice kvas. Balanced and well-made. Good kvas.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
omhper (19185) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 5, 2011
Draught at Schelkunchik, St. Petersburg. Clear dark brown, no head. Aroma of lingonberry and rye bread. Underlying sweetness counteracted by a tartness. Light bodied with clean mouthfeel. Lots of rye bread, no bitterness. Refreshing, especially for a Baltika product.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Quack-Duck (7711) - Down South, GERMANY - JUL 4, 2011
1.5l bottle. Clear chestnut brown colour, small white head. Bready, slightly fruity nose. Slightly sweet, pleasantly bready with caramel, wholemeal biscuits and raisins, some plums also. Nice summer "beer".

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
crossovert (6927) - Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2011
500ml can. It pours with a fizzy brown/tan head that quickly dissipares with no lacing. The smell isn’t bad. It is chock full of rye bread and raisins, not much else, but it isn’t offensive. The flavor is again, rye bread and raisins, this time with a kick of sugar/caramel. It has a highly carbonated dry/tart mouthfeel. It is a bit sweet but other than that it is pretty easy to drink. My first Квас, definitely looking forward to more. Serving type: can Reviewed on: 01-25-2011 20:31:47

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thirstyrabbit (1065) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 7, 2010
Can. Dark brown body with a small head that disappears completely. Bready aroma. Taste has more bread and some raisins. It’s not as sweet as many of these commercial "kvass" drinks are these days.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
brokensail (10527) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 28, 2010
A: The pour is a nice mahogany color with absolutely no head. S: I had zero expectations of this coming in, but the nose put me off right away. A strong note of prunes and a noticeable sweetness. A bit of an herbal smell that I pick up with some of these "traditional" beers (ie. Sahti, Gruit). T: The flavor is quite sweet and cola-like, especially up front. The dark fruit and plenty of sweet prune juice follows. In retrospect, it’s more along the lines of Dr. Pepper. M: The body is semi-syrupy with a low carbonation and medium body. D: I tried this because I was interested in trying the style, but I do not have any burning desire to try it again. I just was not a huge fan of this one.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mjs (4438) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 13, 2010
(Can - courtesy of FatPhil) Poured dark brown and clear. Head was medium sized and white. Aroma was very malty with clear rye and raisiny notes. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were rasin, malts, caramell, bread and rye. Aftertaste was sweet.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
FatPhil (8995) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 9, 2010
1.5l bottle (My local market, Tallinn)
Very dark red, but coca-cola fizzy. Sweet bready aroma. Fizzy in the mouth. Toasty crusts in the retronasals. Sweet taste, but really bready - they’re clearly pushing that aspect, as the picture’s of grains and bread, and the name seems to be a bread word (and presumably the root of the Finnish ’leipa’ and Estonian ’leib’). Not really traditional - no crap in it, completely clear, and pretty sweet, but falling short of the crazy sweetness of some modern commercial kvasses. One of Baltika’s better brews!


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