DSG (11505) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 26, 2016
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Plastic bottle sample at a tasting at Max’s place. Thanks Stas. Dark reddish brown with beige foam. Aroma of malt, caramel, rye bread, a bit of cookies and citric acid. Sweet flavor, sugary, with caramel, some rye bread, faint acidity. Light-bodied, a bit sticky. Drinkable but too sweet and sugary.
visionthing (4734) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 15, 2016
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
150cl PET from Iki, Druskininkai, Lithuania. Pours clear dark mahogany coloured with a fast dissipating beige head. Malty and bready aroma with notes of raisins and caramel. Sweet and bready with a light acidity. Fairly lightbodied and watery as expected, but easy to drink and fairy refreshing.
lokis333 (374) - Biržai, LITHUANIA - JUN 11, 2016
1.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Clear deep chestnut color with small and disapearing cream brown foam. Aromas of sugar, rye bread and bit artificial soda drinks (but okay as for comercial one). Palate light body with watery thin texture leaving weak watery rye bread finish. Taste is weak and sweet of sugar and hint of watered down rye bread, Overall, for kvass/gira quite poor, watery and weak.
Tony_Grayne (162) - Borisov, BELARUS - MAY 9, 2016
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
1 litre plastic bottle. Pours clear dark brown colour. 0.5 finger tan noisy head. Fades instantly. Leaves a foam ring. Aroma: marple syrup, caramel, rye bread, iodine. Taste: brown sugar, syrup, rye bread, metallic sour, barley grain. Watery texture. Thn body. Not the best example of the kvas brew.
YantarCoast (912) - Moscow, RUSSIA - SEP 12, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
1.5 litre bottle. Pours brown, almost transparent. Head is small and fades in seconds. Aroma of bread. Sweet and bready taste, some caramel.
HogTownHarry (6374) - 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 (16661) - 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 (17163) - 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 (5855) - 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 (7548) - 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