Oakes (13538) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 13, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Slightly amber-tinged yellow. Aroma like creamed corn and a light adjunct taste, like corn and peas. Light, drinkable and cleanish. Good zhiguli!
kevnic2008 (9720) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - AUG 7, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light straw color. Aroma of malt, and grain; Flavor of malt, grain and some hops. Average lager.
Rune (9344) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 12, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
500ml bottle from Gaute. Shared with Finn. Rocky white head, slowly fading over a near clear, golden body. Sparse glass-lacing. Bready malts and sweaty hops to the nose. Mild taste profile of sweet malt and grassy fruits. Rounded ending. Soft, clean and ok (session in Tromsø, 11.09.2012).
DSG (8448) - Tel Aviv, - DEC 11, 2014
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Plastic bottle sample at a tasting at Vova’s place. Thanks Stas. Clear golden with almost no head. Oxidized cardboard arma with a honey and caramel note and a bit of graininess. Sweet oxidized flavor with cardboard, graininess and caramel. Light-bodied.
ogivlado (6345) - Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 3, 2012
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottled 500ml. -from Billa Kiev, Ukraine. Shared with Marko and luttonm. Hazy yellow coloured, medium sized creamy white head that went away slowly, hint of corn in the nose. Acidic malty and totally empty taste with notes of vinager in the finish. Not good or infected.
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - JUL 28, 2012
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draft at park kiosk Kiev.
Gold with a lasting small head
Aroma of wet pale malt, damp cereal, and pale spent grain
Oily palate. Almost too clean for the style, low diacetyl, its a pretty drinable one, but the oily palate makes it a true zhiguly. A decent one. Not bad for 8 hv ($1).
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Finn (4710) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 12, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Flaske 0,5l. Spandert av og delt med Rune og vasken under ratesammenkomst hos ham 11 Sep 12. Lys gyldenbrun. Litt uklar. Lavt luftig skum. God maltaroma med innslag av frukt. Lite kullsyre. Smaken er karamell og søte plommer. Svakt syrlig ettersmak.
Marko (4301) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 21, 2012
1.3 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Another Zhigulivske, oh joy. POured a hazy pale golden yellow body with a big, lasting head. Smells like diarrhea... a bloody mess. Dunno how I got myself to try it afterwards... man, you don’t get to see such obvious candidates for 1 in aroma that often! Sourish empty taste, some rice, light perfume. What the hell is this...
luttonm (3266) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 26, 2012
1.4 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
.5l. Big foamy head on hazy yellow. huge mess. lemon, yeast, vinegar. moldy head. bad funk, odd sour yeastiness. worst in a while.
kerenmk (3251) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 21, 2014
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Plastic bottle sample at a tasting at Vova’s place. Thanks Stas. No fizz. Headless murky gold. Oxidized and sweet aroma, bready, papery oxidized taste. No carbonation, medium body.