Marko (3771) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - AUG 21, 2010
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
1l bottle bought at a Russian store in Zagreb, shared by a friend (thanks Morko!)
Poured a yellow-golden body with a small head that went away fast. Weak dry papery malty nose. Weak cardboardy malty taste, notes of apple, very weak yoghurt. Watery and crap but as itís seemingly without adjuncts, better than the Original. Might be overrating both a little.
Aubrey (3417) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - AUG 7, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Medium yellow with a quickly fading head. Malts were only mildly sweet and reminiscent of multi-grain bread. Hops actually provided a little bitterness, and had notes of herbs and mild flowers. More flavor and more bitterness than the other two I had from Ochakovo. Still, it had an underlying similarity that was undeniable ... and it was kind of boring.
oldrtybastrd (3225) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 31, 2010
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
2L plastic bottle from a Russian Deli in Landstuhl. Shared this one w/ SkyCop32. Pours a golden yellow. Aromas of corn and grains with a touch of hops. Flavor is bland, grainy taste.
Dorqui (2056) - Brescia, ITALY - JAN 20, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2007 Bottle 2,0 liters. Light and much fading head. Limpid yellow color, watery and little fizzy one. Simple scent with fresh grassy and light malty notes. Medium taste, much traditional one and without peculiarity. Medium fizz, discreet alcoholic tenor, moderate bitter, watery final. Altogether satisfactory even if nothing of special.
GG (2019) - NorCal, California, USA - NOV 17, 2006
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Nothing really inherantly wrong with this beer, if you keep it in the context of a lawnmower beer (which was exaclty the case when drinking it). Aroma was slightly metallic, a little sweet, not much skunk and a bit of chlorine. Appearance was dark gold in color, slightly hazy with a small sized head which dissapated quickly enough for me to pour my whole beer in my glass in one shot. Mouthfeel was light and crisp, not harsh by any stretch of the imagination, but it wasnít anything most lagers have. Flavor was a little sweet, also a little metallic but really not bad. It went down smoothly and quenched the thirst and I didnít wonder if Iíd just drank a bottle of toxic waste like some Euro lagers Iíve had in the past.
Marduk (2009) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 27, 2013
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Tap. Pale yellow color. Small head, somewhat stays. Sour, malty aroma. Grassy hops, grainy and very raw maltiness in flavor. I think this might be end of the barrel and its slightly off.
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JUN 6, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Gold. Clean nose with light grainy malts floral, herbaceous hops along with a hint of apples. The beer is slightly sweet a touch skunky with a providing yet light hop character, which actually gives some bitterness, aroma and floral/herbaceous flavor. Clean, grainy malts. Light body. A pretty damn good pale lager. Very enjoyable on an 85 F day in Colorado.
MarcoDL (1521) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 22, 2013
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Standard lager beer, sweetish body with mild taste of grain. Refreshing, but not interesting.
Boystout (1000) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - AUG 8, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light golden color. Ironish and grainy notes in the whole malty taste. Finish is dry but not hoppy.
edpeg (793) - Berlin, GERMANY - OCT 5, 2012
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Dark yellow body slightly cloudy, weak head. Aroma sweet malts, rice, dough. Palate is crispy and flat. Carbonation is weak. Taste is mild malty with light hoppy flavor. Finish is mild watery with dry and papery taste. Some grassy hops notes in there. Overall pretty dull, but still mild and somewhat drinkable.