jonsiii (165) - Fredericia, DENMARK - APR 11, 2005
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
50 cl can. Pale color and short head. No shouts of joy from here. Tastes a bit of metal...
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2005
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottled. A grassy corny smell to this pale golden lager. The taste is grassy and malty with a lager bite but a bit smoother than some lagers. Relatively refreshing and drinkable.
HermanW (1048) - Coevorden, NETHERLANDS - MAR 13, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
It is a refreshing beer but not so much taste.
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Gold colour. Slightly darker colour than the Obolon lager but otherwise pretty much indistinguishable. But then it was the end of a very long day. Moderately malty. I agree with Dan on the vaguely Marzen-like character. Bottled at the Gateway, Leicester (RB Leicester pub crawl). Good work by Dan to identify which Obolon beers we had.
DanielBrown (4147) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at the Gateway, Leicester (during RB Leicester crawl). So here we are, in the very dregs of the evening if you will, and faced by 3 bewilderingly foreign Obolon products. This (I think) was the first - certainly it was a 5.2% lager. Golden, with a frothy head, and a clean malty aroma. Strong malt flavour - some Marzen qualities, notably baked bean. Clean with plenty of crystal water flavour. I have a score, but no prose verdict.
piscator34 (2152) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 24, 2005
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Medium yellow in colour with aromatic notes of light malt, lemon, and sulfur. It has a slightly grainy flavor and a light texture. Easy drinking and not too bad, but definitely not worth the "imported lager" price tag.
Frank (3470) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 22, 2005
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Hazy yellow, nice head though. Nose is dust and cobwebs with a hint of continental hops. A little bit of sweetness with a touch of hops in the finish. Not wretched but definetly a bit on the old side. What can you expect from the Ukraine though?
dortmunder (961) - Herdecke, GERMANY - JAN 3, 2005
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled. Pale golden colour, small head. Slightly sweetish, grainy aroma. Grainy, slightly hoppy, sweet taste with a slightly metallic tinge. Not a drain pour, but I could do without it.
Dorqui (2148) - Brescia, ITALY - DEC 30, 2004
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Little dense and enough evanescente foam. Yellow color, limpid but little moved. No particularitity. Drinkable and in the sufficient complex.
sleepdirt (169) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 26, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I’m not that fond of eastern euro lagers to begin with-compared with some of the Baltic lagers I’ve had this is not bad.
Reading other reviews i have concluded that quality control is a problem in some situations, my bottle was quite good though.
Malty,grainy,somewhat hoppy, refreshing and not too demanding.