Brewed by Obolon
Style: Pale Lager
Kiev, Ukraine


on tap

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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.24/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
Formerly 5.2%
Now brewed for the Monolith Group

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Marduk (4503) - Reval, ESTONIA - JAN 25, 2014
Tap. Clear dark amber color. Medium size, white head, stays. Plastic, sweet, bit sour, faint hops in aroma. Malty, grainy, mild hops and bitter taste. Crisp mouthfeel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beersiveknown (4408) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JAN 7, 2014
Bottle at home from kevinic, cheers!
Pale amber with white head. Sweet grainy cereal nose. Medium carbonation, digestive biscuit malt, fairly sweet with a brief dry finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
thexplorer (346) - Kherson, UKRAINE - SEP 16, 2013
Самое ходовое пиво в наших кругах, весьма хорошее на вкус.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
gunnar (6918) - Sandnes, NORWAY - SEP 10, 2013
2 l PET bottle from a cornershop in Rethymnon. ABV 4,2%. Pours light hazy dark golden with a small white head. Aroma of dark caramel and grains. Taste is moderate sweet, malty with caramel and honey, soft carbonated, light oily mouthfeel, very short lived taste, no bitterness at all.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
sinfull (1193) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - AUG 13, 2013
Pale yellow color with thin head. Malty and grain aroma. Taste is malty , sweet with bread notes. Thin body . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Martinus (4280) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - MAY 29, 2013
Clear golden colour, white head. Aroma of malts, grains, light bitter hops, light straw. Light bitter flavour, sweet malts. Sweet malty finish.
(From 0.5L bottle @ home. Different bottle, blue en yellow, 4.3% ABV, but indeed brewed for Monolith. Seems like I had a bottle looking the same as the one of 77ships.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
teddybeer (2931) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAR 8, 2013
Bottled. Golden colour with minimal white head. Aroma is light malty and sweet. Flavor is sweet, corny and with a watery final.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
77ships (6136) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 3, 2013
500 ml bottle – different & prettier label in the Ukranian colours. Mine is called Zhigulevskoe and specifies blond beer which is translated as Helles in German, sort of similar thing, the original implies this being a pale lager, a step below I would say. 4.3 % ABV. Distributed by Monolith Group which is responsible for the majority of eastern European goods you see of here in ‘Russian’ shops – picked this one up in such a shop. Pours a bright golden, fizzy bubbles running through it, creamy additives, milky head on top. Nose very heavy on the additives, crazily metallic, iron, sharp grains, corn, quite industrial. Taste is all the way metallic in huge quantities with some corn sweetness, grains, quite bitter in grass / pale lager hop extract and iron kin of way, sweet with cornflakes and white sugar, industrial strength. Fizzy, light almost touch oily because of added syrup. Quite terrible, don’t quite remember the standard Obolon offering being this bad. Seems to have won quite a few prizes, never a good sign when they mention that on the bottle.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MichaelAwesome (6008) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JAN 5, 2013
Bottle shared with McTapps. Pours in amber with low head. Small malt in the aroma. Very sweetish due to its added syrup. OK, but tasteful and drinkable.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
McTapps (6045) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - JAN 5, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2015 Clear amber colour, with creamy and low head. Nose of low malt. Taste of mild hops, sugar, low malt and red apples. Little downpoint because of its added syrup.

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