Dudar (103) - Minsk, - JAN 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep red with yellowish head. Aroma of toffee, caramel, faint floral hops, some sulphur. Taste toffee, malty, nutty, some herbal hops. Light body, aking to watery. Light spicy bitterness and light caramel sweetness in the aftertaste, Slight drying astringency. Very quaffable mainstream beer, tasting simple but balanced. Nice drop!
YantarCoast (129) - Moscow, RUSSIA - OCT 9, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle from local store. Belarusian beer buying spree. Pours a dark brown with a small tan head. Hints of caramel and chocolate but not too sweet. Enjoyable dark beer.
Koelschtrinker (10831) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - SEP 17, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Trockener, mild malziger Beginn. Leichte Süße, hintergründige Karamellnoten. Monoton, kaum vorhandener Nachgeschmack. 8/6/7/6/8/7
kappldav123 (5030) - GERMANY - SEP 1, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to Erzengel for that one! Bottle looks really good. Beer in the glass dark brown, nice head. Starts mild, fine malty, modest dry, light hints of caramel. Mild-malty finish, a bit earthy, hints of nuts. Not bad!
andrepintado (1465) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - AUG 18, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
50cl bottle thanks to Erzengel. Color is dark brown, red. Head is medium and beige. Body is quite thin and light oily. Taste is light to medium sweet, light sour. Aroma is grapy, light vinegar, fruit. Interesting.
kerenmk (2421) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 17, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at our place. Thanks DSG.Clear dark brown. Sugary and some caramel aroma, very sweet malt drink taste with some coffee notes. Medium-bodied, quite smooth, long, sweet coffee finish.
Zarkam (439) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 4, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml bottle from supermarket in Torfyanovka, Russia. Dark reddish brown colour, large mostly lasting frothy beige head, fair lacing. Heavily malty aroma of dark bread, toast, caramel and nuts with light floral hops. Taste is intially moderately sweet with a bit of acidity turning into a moderately sweet finish with a hint of bitterness and a slightly acetic feel. Medium to full body, oily texture, lively carbonation. Quite pleasant as it is, certainly the best I’ve tasted from any branch of Olvi, if the were a bit more ambitious in the hopping it would’ve one of the best beers I ever bought in Russia. Certainly in the top quarter.
zvikar (3492) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - JUN 4, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at kerenmk’s place. Thanks DSG. Pours red to brown with a beige head, aroma of chocolate, malt and honey, flavor of chocolate, sweetener, medium bodied.
DSG (6105) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 19, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at kerenmk’s place. Thanks Erzengel for this bottle! Clear deep amber-brown with a beige head. Aroma of malt, caramel, dark bread, light toast and a faint smoky hint. Sweet flavor, caramelly, bready, with a toasty hint and a slightly drier finish. Light to medium-bodied.
ThirstyBird (1603) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - APR 19, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thanks to erzengel for the bottle. Pours a very dark brown with orange highlights and a loose tan head. The smell is dark malt, fruit, bread. The taste is dark fruit, roasted malt, dark bread and mild licorice ending dry. Light in body with a looser carbonation structure.
StefanSD (2150) - Lakeside, California, USA - FEB 13, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle courtesy of Erzengel. Thanks Gabriel. Pours a dark brown color with a small tan head that has fair retention. The aroma is sweet roasted grains and brown sugar. The taste mirrors the aroma with more brown sugar and sweet malts. The palate is a bit on the thin side and the carbonation is weak. Finishes short and unmemorable. Overall: Great for the very rare Belarus tick, otherwise not so great.