HogTownHarry (6201) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - OCT 6, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
September 6, 2014 - hand bottle shared by harrisoni with me and theydon_bois. Something went wrong with part of my voice memo - thankfully this was pretty memorable. Fairly deep red-brown pour, not much head. Smells ... mmmm, pumpernickle! that’s it. Taste - on the weird side; where the aroma was pungent, bready and not very sweet, the taste is like maple syrup and nutshell - no alcohol whatsoever. The mouthfeel - slick and sweet, not much linger. I enjoyed it - but it’s pretty weird stuff - I have only had one or two kvass offerings before, so I need to revisit this style.
Theydon_Bois (12592) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2014
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Whoa - what the fuck is going on, it’s only 10am on a sunny Saturday morning and I’m sat in Mother Arch having already ticked a pale lager from Cuba and Ian Harrison rocks up with a hand bottled Kvas !?!? 06/09/14.
Mahogany brown with a moderate beige swirl and edgeing that quickly dissipates to nyadda.
Nose is spice, nutmeg, rye bread, light smoke, nutty pangs.
Taste is just sweet meh ! soy sauce, toffee, sugary rush, syrup.
Light body, fine carbonation, sweet close.
Smelt quite good to be fair but the sweetometer just took over in the taste!
harrisoni (15009) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Plastic bottle from Paul at Firkin Alehouse. Clear dark brown no head. Malty rye bread aroma. Some carbonation. It’s like malty like soreen malt loaf. Some carb sting on finish. Ok.
kappldav123 (5450) - GERMANY - SEP 1, 2014
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Thanks to Erzengel for that one! Bottle looks simple but okay. Beer in the glass brownish, small head. Starts intense malty, roasty, a bit smokey, some earthy-malty notes. More and more dry. Finish boring malty. Okay.
Erzengel (5355) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - MAY 19, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
1,5l PET bottle. Reddish-brown, malty-bready nose. The Kvas starts smooth, malty. The mainpart is bready, caramel-sweet, but watery. The typical Kvas sourness is there, helps the beer being great highly drinkable and prevents it from being too sweet. The aftertaste is smooth, slightly bitter, still watery, malty-sweet with the nice sourness.
I like the dark Kvas from this brewery better. 10/12/8/9
vinivini (638) - BELARUS - NOV 23, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Deep brown liquid, minimal head. Bready & yeasty aroma. Tastes sweet with a hint of sourness. Deffinitely better as a thirst quencher than most of non-alcohol beers.
edpeg (851) - Berlin, GERMANY - OCT 12, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours dark brownish red. Head is minimal. Aroma predominantly bread, malts and some citrus. Palate is thin and carbonation medium weak. Taste is sweet, little tart, with strong malty bread. Overall one of the better Kvasses, due to not begin overly sweetened but actually has some (for a mention) original lactobacillus nuances.
Derbeth (470) - Kraków, POLAND - JUL 3, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice kvass, not too sweet, pleasant aroma of natural dark rye bread. Minimal head, medium carbonation, dark brown colour. Plastic bottle from Belarus.
cheeta (1181) - Langå, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2011
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma is like bread. Virtually none head. Clear, red brown body. Heavy sweet and bread flavor. Medium palate.
EHSRanders (1854) - Tjele, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2011
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Clear red/brown colour with small creamy off-white fully diminishing head. Malty aroma with notes of ryebread. Heavy sweet flavor and finish.