thirstyrabbit (1698) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 14, 2012
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Quite deep golden body for a pale lager. Pours, however, with a small head. Aroma has something sharp in it. Mouthfeel is fuller than most Russian macro lagers have but taste reveals some more chemical sharpness. Too industrial.
skelo (35) - Kaunas, LITHUANIA - APR 15, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Fairly good flavor and nice color. Taste the rich, uncluttered. Bearing in mind that this is a classic pale lager beer, one should not expect some kind of exclusivity. Will not experience great pleasure in drinking, but the proper refreshment on a hot day.
TBone (15911) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 8, 2012
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottled 500ml (Stockmann Tallinn, bottled 12/2011)
Golden-amber color, small white head. Harsh, grainy, nasty aroma. Light-bodied. Sweet and harsh flavor: caramel and fusels. Typical low quality Russian industrial lager.
FatPhil (13298) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 8, 2012
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2012 500ml bottle (Stockmann, Tallinn) - shared by Tbone - thanks! (4:2:4:2:7=1.9)
Slightly messed up aroma, chemical and cleaning fluid. Taste initially is even worse! However, it becomes bready and grainy, and almost quite nice. There’s even a hint of ginger. However, the hump of nastiness is too much to get past in order for me to be positive about this. I don’t know if this will make me blind.
Rerate 500ml can (Maxima, Tallinn) (2:2:3:2:6=1.5)
Smells absolutely rank. Doesn’t taste much better. Verging on horror. DP.
estpiwo (1319) - ESTONIA - MAR 18, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Malty aroma. Clear golden body. little white head. Taste was grainy, some sweet,full, quite bitter tones. Drinkable.
Finn (6147) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 5, 2011
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Flaske 0,5l - påspandert - og delt på Tårnrommet 22 Jun 11. Gylden. Lavt luftig skum. Søt frukt/maltaroma. Litt karamell - som også dominerer smaken. Uvariert & kjedelig. Et pluss for etiketten!
Enjoyit (3753) - Vadum, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear golden of color with a white head. An aroma of hay, bread and sweets. A flavor of butter, hops and bitter.
SirLimpsalot (3566) - SWEDEN - JUL 26, 2011
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Doftar absolut inget. Smakar lite smör, bröd och metall. Inte något att hurra över.
gyllenbock (7305) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 23, 2011
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle in St Petersburg, July 2011.
Clear golden with a small white head. Boring beer, some malt and grain. Light body and a short aftertaste.
Snegurochka (389) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 11, 2011
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
500ml bottle from a little supermarket by the railway station in Murmansk, shared at XIV Session in Tromsø 22.Jun.2011. Clear golden body. Caramel, leather, cheese and a light whiff of orange. Too carbonated and too sweet. The retro design calls for (n)ostalgia.