The_Osprey (4854) - 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 (16261) - 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 (10641) - 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 (14958) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, 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 (6849) - 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 (880) - 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.
brokensail (14529) - San Leandro, California, USA - AUG 27, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Big fucken 70 oz bottle from the grocery store. Clear pale amber color with no head. Tea, cola, and prune juice. Some bread, toast, and sugar. Lightly spiced, too. Flavors of cola, tea, and prune juice. Sweet sugar, toast, and water.
GT2 (9411) - Oceanside, California, USA - AUG 24, 2013
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
70oz thanks to womencantsail. Fizzing out clear dirty brown. Weak to no foam. Nose is cherry soda, cinnamon, rye bread. Sweeter. Taste is pretty cloying, lots of cloying cherry cola, big soda. Far away from normal beer and its related beverages.
seymour (1798) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - DEC 5, 2011
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Sampled from plastic 2 liter (uh huh) at the Saint Louis Ratebeer Gathering in a tulip glass. Poured a clear copper color with very weak white foam. Historically, kvas was brewed from stale rye bread, considered "small-beer," "children’s beer," and drank like soda across slavic cultures. I can imagine there’s some pumpernickel in the aroma and flavor, but I’m getting more modern-day adjuncts and chemicals, Nutrasweet even. Some sour and tart notes, I’d like to believe are from the old-fashioned microbiotic yeast/bacteria blend, but who knows? Watery and weird. Strange brew, man.
phaleslu (8215) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 5, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Big-ass plastic bottle shared by Seymour at the STL RB Gathering- thanks for sharing this oddity! Pours a cloudy brown with a tiny off-white head. The aroma, I kid you not, smells like fried chicken. I get a little bit of nuts and brown sugar, too, but mostly I get fried food from this. So weird. Flavor of sweet tea, candied pecans, and artificial sweetener. Also very, very weird. Light-medium bodied, with a sweet, sticky mouthfeel and low carbonation. Absolutely bizarre experience of a beer.