bhensonb (10210) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 16, 2011
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Big Star in Seattle. Pours brassy gold with a small white head. Aroma is sweetly bready, lightly fruity, perhaps a bit grassy. Flavor is bready, corny, grassy. It’s more sweet than not. Difficult to integrate into my perception.
Ughsmash (6971) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 12, 2011
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
500mL bottle. Poured clear, medium golden with a fairly uniform white head. The aroma picked up sweet corn and honey with spicy raw alcohol and light vegetal notes around.. prickly and hot on the back of the nose. The flavor found honey and corn again on the sugary core.. hot all around with alcohol burn.. hard-to-place bitterness joined more boozage on the sharp finish. Medium-bodied, prickly, and hot on the palate.. not an enjoyable drink.
roder60 (1279) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2010
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bought at vintage estates in boardman ohio for the low price of like $2.50 for a larger size bottle. Poured bright clear gold with fizzy white head. Aroma is very sweet, corn base, with some honey and booziness. Flavor is pretty reflective. Base is sweet and corny with a few lite fruit notes and a strong warming boozy factor - tastes medicinal. Overall, worth the try but not great by any means. This is the kind of beer that is probably sold out of 2 liter bottles in eastern europe.
paultheguru (650) - Parker, Colorado, USA - SEP 27, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
A: snifter. pours a nice vibrant yellow color, with a solid white head. moderate retention level and mild lacing.
S: very fruity aroma, some berries with a hint of honey. light citrus hop aroma, but very faint.
T: not as sweet as I expected, but there are some serious honey tones to this. light citrus flavors, along with some fruitness, like bananas and berries. nice lingering aftertaste.
M: a little thick, with a very crisp palate. carbonation level is moderate, but this beer is just really easy to drink.
D: very drinkable for 9.4% but I think one will do the trick for me. very interesting and enjoyable. the best euro strong lager I have had.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - SEP 24, 2010
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle: Pours golden with a white thin sparkly head. The nose is grassy with husky grains, alcohol and corn esters. Sweet flavor with a rrough slavic mouthfeel and a tainted finish.
DrnkMcDermott (2738) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - SEP 4, 2010
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Half-litre bottle from Michael’s Fresh market, Downers Grove. Yes, that’s what the importer’s English back label says: "The most heating and famous beer…" Guess that the opposite of being "frost brewed." Yellow beer pour in glass, nice thick layer of white foam. Smell is lots of alcohol and solvent, though. Taste matches, with fermented corn syrup, solvents, and sweeteners. Rather obviously made just for getting hammered. Slight notes of spearmint, or is that Vicks Vapo Rub? I find little in the way of malts, just a slight off-setting hop bitterness.
davidajensen (196) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 25, 2010
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
smells strongly of clove, or some other similiar spice that i cannot name at the moment. It is very sweet, with a finish that reminds you this is 9.5%. There isn’t a place for this beer on my menu. To sweet and thick to be a refreshing lager, and not a very interesting flavor. Seems to be high octane only as a novelty.
daknole (8331) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 19, 2010
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Deep gold pour, white head. Sweet aroma. Some apple juice, canned fruit, honey. Flavor is sweet as hell. Tastes kind of like fruit punch sweetened with sweet n low. Weird as hell.
cheap (3750) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2010
1.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Big 17 oz bottle poured into a big glass mug. Alarming neck ring paper on this brags about its 9.5%. Slight haze on an otherwise slightly darker than pale yellow beer. No visible signs of CO2. Smell is a little malt liquor sweet. Taste is rather rude and I immediately suspect this is the same beer as their lobster lover beer, very similar if not the same. One bottle of this and I’m sure to get a little dizzy. Nasty malt liquor attributes overwhelm the senses. Certainly the lithu equivilent of american cheap high gravity lager. On the label it says traditional and I want to think, who’s tradition? American cheap buzz beer or is it the tradition to make you forget about lithu’s russian ruined economy? Nasty roto-tilling palate all across the mouth. Difficult and barely any carbonation makes this even a little ruder. Long rude medicine finish leaves me reminicing about some of the worst lagers I’ve had from the states.
Nate (3531) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 28, 2010
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
From bottle. Light sweet nose, a bit musky with some grain undertones. A bit of hops character, light carbonic gassy smell. Some butterscotch. Dull amber-orange hazy, with thin off-white head. Medium watery body with medium-high carbonation. Starts with a bit of alcohol and light grain sweetness. Fairly dull overall, with mild bitter hoppy character, smoothed out with some fortification of alcohol and extra sugar taste. Light metallic tang and some oxidation notes. Finishes sweet and flat. OK cold, but worsens as it warms.