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Poltava Rigas Alus

Brewed by Poltavpivo
Style: Pale Lager
Poltava, Ukraine


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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 2.36/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.48/5   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Maakun (3933) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 29, 2016
Bottle shared. Clear golden with white head. Light grass and herbs, some sweet malts, rice, light paper. Light sweet and very light bitter. Light bodied. Decent lager but a bit dull and sweet.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
sjogro (2729) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 29, 2016
At Richard’s. Pale golden with white head. Sweet malt, rice, old popcorn, sugar, cardboard, light alcohol. Moderate sweet, light bitter. Thin body, low carbonation, watery and stale.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
vinivini (1288) - BELARUS - JUN 11, 2016
Pale yellow, tall frothy head. Stays. Nose of grains, minimal yeast. Light body. Bready taste. Not a lot to taste I guess. Low bitterness. Clean but empty

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 4/20
Erzengel (7759) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - MAY 20, 2016
*Bottle from a Eastern-European supermarket in Wuppertal. Grainy smooth nose. The beer starts fresh and quite full bodied. Hints of sourness in the background, easy to drink with a grainy body with dusty hints. Malty smooth with not too much bitterness, a bit bitter-harsh in the end. Not too bad.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ectuohy27 (1021) - ESTONIA - MAR 29, 2016
Most notable for the truly unexpected name/label (who would have thought, a Baltic-and not just Baltic but Latvian--city held up as an example of good beer anywhere south of say Jelgava?), it’s got a bit of an off-hop aroma and a slightly yeasty, slightly funky, slightly hoppy finish; in other words, perfectly undistinguishable beer qua beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DoctorHU (430) - UKRAINE - DEC 13, 2015
Bottle. Beer straw color with a surprisingly abundant and persistent foam. The featureless flavor: weak malty tones and light floral and herbaceous notes. Body moderately dense, in a rather bland taste: presnovato malty tones and light notes of water. Lightly oiled taste, which quickly replaced the fading malt component comes expressive acidity and mild, slightly harsh hop bitterness. Aftertaste with pronounced acidity and rough hop bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DSG (11600) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 3, 2014
Bottle. Hazy yellow with a quickly-dissipating big white head. Aroma of grains, bread, hay, yeast (a bit vegetal), citrus and grass. Flavor has mild sweetness, some graininess, bread, yeast, a faint sourish hint, citric and grassy touches and a bitterish finish. Quite light-bodied. Certainly has more character (and less sweetness) than most industrial ex-USSR pale lagers. Quite easy-drinking.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
nickel (1000) - - APR 8, 2014
Golden color. Beautiful high head. Aroma of malt. Rather weak but not bad at all. Taste of malt with notes of yeast, though yeast are not mentioned on the label.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Rune (11120) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 13, 2013
500ml bottle provided by Gaute. Clear straw coloured body. Two-finger sized head, short-lived. Fragile lacing. Poor on aroma, hints of sweet pale malts. Flavour is candy sweet on a backbone of grain. Mid-dry, sweet ending. Lightly oiled palate. Soft carbonated. Has got some body and is quite possible to drink, but overall it’s an anonymous beer (Tromsø, 11.10.2013).

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
djoeye (3640) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 28, 2013
Полтава Riga Alus пиво "Ризьке&q світле пастери& is Poltavian Riga style bright pasteurized beer. Abv 4,6 and 12’. 0,5L bottle produced 29July2013, bough at a hypermarket in Poltava, and enjoyed at Kremenchuk’s Day 29th September. Faint scents of sweet malts and grass, wet grass and hops. Bubbly offwhite head on a straw yellow golden body. Tastes spicy hops, bread, rye bread, malt, gingerbread, candy. Sweet inoffensive palate. Aftertaste; sweet malts, chocolate sauce, bread, bun, syrup. Overall a sweet one easy to drink.

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