markoijelena (367) - SERBIA - AUG 10, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Can 0.5l from Alberto at Belgrade tasting Matt’s place.Pour it golden colour.Aroma of malt.Taste is watery and metallic but not so bad
luttonm (2223) - Belgrade, SERBIA - APR 8, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
.5l can. Belgrade tasting. Super pale yellow, some foam. Hay, honey, bready water. Not offensive but not really good either.
Beerhammaren (1086) - FINLAND - OCT 26, 2013
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
.5l can from Moscow, tnx Kavu
Pours clear golden with medium head. Aroma is hay, malts and metal. Flavor is mostly same.
Kavu (2255) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 26, 2013
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
0,5l can from Moscow. Pours pale golden with a medium head. Aroma and flavor are weak grassy malts. Barely drinkable.
Zarkam (426) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 19, 2013
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
500ml bottle from a supermarket in Vyborg, enjoyed from a dimpled mug in a hotel room on st. Petersburg, clear gold colour with medium soapy head. Aroma is cereal, caramel and a hint of floral hops, taste is sweet with some cardboard and starch. Light body, aftertaste is metallic bittersweet with more starch. Quite a nasty Russian lager all in all, does go down when thirsty or drunk but better to steer clear.
vinivini (392) - BELARUS - OCT 19, 2013
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours amber yellow with tall thin head. The aroma is very modest, hints of grain & corn. The body is light getting nothing in finish. Tastes sweet but mostly of zero. This is a very Russian beer. It’s made not for tasting but to drink to dried fish.
DruncanVeasey (7203) - NUNEATON, Top 22, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2013
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
500ml bottle in Kamari, Santorini. Pale beaten gold with a skim of head speckling with lace. Weak cereal, lemon, saline-like, olive soap and adhesive aroma. Grainy malt, Madeira cake crumbs, hint of almond, more glue and white flour-like impressions. Flimsy and happoshu-like. That said, sufficiently chilled it’s inoffensive.
Gurthnar (1822) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 13, 2013
1.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Klinskoje Svetloje 4.7% ABV (unlike 4.5 stated here). Aroma industrial tetrahop. Clear golden colour. White head, short duration. Taste is neutral and watery. No maltiness, light tetrahop. Green bottle oxidation included. This literally drifts so far from beer, it makes me wonder, what do they even have in common.
larsga (6218) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 7, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Medium white head. Clear pale yellow body. Mealy fresh wood aroma. Dry, and faintly sweet, mealy perfumy taste. Mid-bodied. Mild, mealy mouthfeel. Dryish mealy sugary aftertaste with papery notes. Could be worse, I guess. (0.5l bottle from a Moscow supermarket.)
OleR (4802) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 29, 2013
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle, kindly shared by larsga. A fully diminishing blond head. Clear, pale yellow body. Aroma is next to nothing. Some malt drops maybe, and hint stale hops. Light-bodied. Sweet sugary malt flavor. No bitterness to speak of.
One of a dozen. [09.02.13]