Vilanucci (1) - USA - JUL 21, 2006 does not count
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2013 \Definitely can tell it’s czech style which
used to be number one until people lost their minds and turned to coors and other US beers churned for the MacDonald’s masses. Unliike the czech varieties however, the bitterness in this beer is exquisite. (Of course people raised on ding dongs would think it too bitter.) It’s a wheat beer, aged without the artificial chemicals used by NA brewers (Labatts nearly killed my lymphatic system), light in color and taste. Fantastic with a meal - does not detract from the palate at all. I love it, my scottish wife declared it her favorite over all others.
Nolo (17) - California, USA - JAN 2, 2004
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2004 A really nice Ukrainian beer, which comes close to many top notch European beers. Comes close to the other Ukrainian beer, Slavutych. A good example of European lager. Dry and bitter. Finish is nice. Hard to find in the U.S., due to dicriminatory practices on the goods imported from Ukraine, and virtually no marketing.
pnaimport99 (7) - North Hollywood, California, USA - SEP 25, 2002 does not count
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Tolik99 (47) - USA - DEC 15, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of my Ukrainian favorites: almost pilsnerurquell-ish hop aroma, nice dark amber color, very refreshing. This relates to draught beer: canned and bottled ones unfortunately have nothing common with it.
Boystout (1000) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - MAR 2, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
After trying rather boring bottled and canned versions I finally tasted the draught one, which turned to be a real classic pils: ideal foamy head, golden color, malty palate with hoppy dry aftertaste.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAY 20, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2004 Could compare in appearance and taste to Becks. Sweet, skunky and malty. Nice white head. A little bitter and doughy at the same time. Not bad if you like lagers.
johndoughty (4234) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Strong aroma upon opening the bottle. Quite bitter and left no aftertaste.Not bad and probably better than I expected..
mkel07 (4256) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 11, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle. Clear amber in colour when poured into glass. White head that lingers a bit. Hoppy, almost salty aroma with a clean crisp taste.
Braudog (5999) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 7, 2005
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Starchy aroma on a pilsnery looking brew ... golden yellow, light white head. Very gulpable ... corn flakes in a glass to be sure, but still gulpable ... finish is cereal and light bitternes. Quality European-style pilsner; makes me want to be at an outdoor cafe people watching in a big European city.
Shannon127 (15) - USA - JUL 6, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is a good Ukrainian beer. It has a good malt flavor and a decent hop bite. The head is lacking. This is by no means the best Ukrainian beer, but if you find yourself stuck in the Kiev airport, it is an acceptable drink.