ALLOVATE (2264) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 23, 2005
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tried this one after downing a bottle of Obolon Lager. Poured into a weissbier glass, a clear, pale yellow-gold body settled out and raised only a thin soapy white head that did manage to stick around for the length. Sour, tangy lemon, honey and generously grainy nose, very clean. Quite zesty and peppery in the mouth, very light bodied and clean as a whistle (?). Sweet grainy malt flavour with a light plastic note that seemed a trait of the three Obolon lagers, very subtle tangy, grassy hops in the back before a slightly astringent swallow that was crisp and showed little length. Had ’Euro-lager’ written all over it, which wouldn’t be bad for this one as it would atleast be widely accepted outside of the Ukraine. Nothing disagreeable about this one, it would make an easy Sunday quaffer and probably will come Summer. Average. (50cL Bottle, 23/08/05, Int’l Beer Shop, W. Leederville)
macguy (146) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 12, 2005
1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Pale 5,3 Ukranian pilsner. The head is thin and quickly disapates. The nose is not much different than cheap US pils. The taste is an initial rush of bitter with a nasty metalic finish.
bluevegie (3041) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 1, 2005
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Compact white head on a pale golden body. Aroma is of thin grainy malt and straw. Taste is ok for a session beer but nothing outstanding, a little thin and still grainy with a sort of soft grassy hop bitterness. Also a trace of corn in there. Bottle looks good with it’s gold foil around the neck and classy label but it is inside the bottle that gets the rating.
mutant (854) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 1, 2005
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Light gold colour with a small white head. Nicely malty but the bitterness is quite stale, especially at the end.
HermanW (1016) - Coevorden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 25, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A good free alcoholbeer I thougd but after inspection I found out it is a light beer with 5,3 percent alcohol. It tastes good with a bit bitter after. Drunk it on my daughters Leonie anniversary.
kozzak1 (70) - Florida, USA - JUN 5, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Good full flavor with a slight malty aftertaste. Moderate head that sticks around for a while. Very good with seafoods. Bestb when served icy cold.
PorterPounder (5107) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 6, 2005
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2007 Rerate Accidentally purchased this again - might as well rate again - a bit better this time around - notice some sweet honey notes - bump up a notch or two. Original 2.0 Killearn Liquors, Tallahassee, Fl - 500 ml bottle. Pours a pale golden with good bubble action and a thin but lacey white head. Aroma is musky and industrial-like. Flavor has some spritzy Saaz hop notes, a little bit of corn and not much else. Turns a bit metallic near the end. The mouthfeel is dry and leaves you thirsty. Not great.
szkot (100) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 3, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a pale yellow with a small head. Aroma is of malty sweetness. Tastes like a typical light lager. Body is slightly thin. This beer is relatively easy to drink, but it is not my favorite.
Aurelius (3848) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 3, 2005
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Toasted malt, slightly skunky hop aroma. A decent embossed label, green bottle, generic gold lager. Slightly metallic, maybe a bit briny, grain sweetness, a bit of burnt malt. A lingering grain bitterness, medium bodied. Not worth shipping overseas, but it grows on you as you get closer to the bottom of the pint. Wouldn’t want to drink it warm though.
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 6, 2005
1.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
"High Quality Ukrainian Beer" is the proud claim on the label, and below the logo, "Exclusive"...huh? Okay, so only Obolon makes a Magnat? that’s if we ignore Poland’s Dojidy Magnat, but why would we ever do that? Let’s drink the thing and see how quality and exclusive it is...
Bright golden color, small, thin, quickly diminished head....
Aroma: blase’. comprised of the flavors of cooked corn and nothing more. Blandness, meets awfulness...boring, and not exactly bad, but achingly icky.
Taste: ih...uh...huh...heh...a big bunch of nothing. grainy, and empty. You can drink this, sure, but if you have taste, you’d be easily bored, if not immensely offended. Very light body, little finish, not anything you want sticking on your palate, that’s for sure. Not a substantial beer, and not really a pleasurable beverage at all. The Ukrainian Miller High Life. There you go.