hawthorne00 (3509) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 8, 2016
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Huge PET bottle. Clear brown, no head, soft drink-like bubbles. Aroma is pretty inviting - bread, sour cherries, cheap red wine, malt vinegar. And then it is a bit too sweet really. But there’s some berries and enough of a hint of acid to make it refreshing. Really a soft drink, but pleasant and has some complexity.
Cthulhu (961) - MARSHALL ISLANDS - APR 4, 2016
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A garrafa grande da foto talvez 2 litros. Comprada no Mix Markt em Algés. Malte doce quase um sumo de cenoura.
zvsn (1654) - ISRAEL - FEB 16, 2016
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle sample at a tasting, thanks DSG. Smell of caramel and bread. Taste of candy, grapes juice and caramel. Sticky.
DSG (11600) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 15, 2016
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Plastic bottle shared at a tasting at Max’s place. Brown. Aroma of caramel, lactic acid, cola. Sweet and slightly acidic flavor, with caramel, citrus and cola. Slightly sticky. Like a soft drink, easy-drinking.
The_Osprey (6362) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2016
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Plastic bottle shared at Leighton’s. The Cyrillic text translates to ’Kvas Monastirskij’. Dark mahogany brown, clear, still, small bubbly tan head dissipates quickly. Aroma is raisin, toffee apple, fruit cake. Body is medium, soft carbonation, tooth-coating sugars. Taste is raisin, fudgey, melted icecream - chocolate or Neapolitan, toffee-ish. Tastes pretty nice but it’s just so tooth-rottingly sweet. A lot better than coke.
Leighton (18527) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Big plastic bottle shared in London - huge thanks to Daniel for is whale. Pours clear ruby with a slight, foamy off-white head. The nose has some tangy berries, grape candies, damp bread. Medium to heavy sweet flavor, lightly result, with raisins, berries, caramel, grape soda, graham crackers. Light bodied with spritzy carbonation. Sugary finish, lots of ripe berries, strawberry, cherry, grapes, rich bread. Drinks quite well. Excellent kvass.
Scopey (12511) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2016
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Big dirty bottle at £2.99 care of Dirty Danny. It pours clear deep red - brown with a small beige head. The nose rich malty action, fruit cake, raising sultana, caramel, toffee apple and earth. The taste is tangy dark fruit-a-thon, sugary, sticky, raisin, fruit cake, tangy apple, grape juice and strawberry ice cream with short finish. Light body, fine carbonation and sticky carbonation. Grade A Kvass.
Theydon_Bois (16895) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2016
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Big plastic bootle, split at LKS, thanks to Dirty Danny, 21/01/16.
Rich chestnut brown with a moderate beige covering.
Nose is sticky toffee, dark fruit rinds, malt loaf, spice, brown bread.
Taste comprises toffee, raisens, caramelised brown sugar, fudge, light spice, brown bread.
Light in body, fine carbonation, semi drying close with sweet licks.
Cuso (7785) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 23, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle kindly shared by Roman. brown color with medium off-white head. Strong carbonation. Bready aroma with red fruits, caramel. Sweet caramel, fruits, herbs, cola, bread in taste.
edpeg (892) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAR 5, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark brown transparent body with beige short head. Aroma sweet caramel, sour lactic bacteria and bread. Overall average industrial kvas in the palate with somewhat above avarage taste closer to original home made kvas. As every industrial kvas this is rather sweet but there is a good rye bread base in the taste. Finish has interesting kriek lambic like berries taste.