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Brewed by Shumensko Pivo (Carlsberg Bulgaria)
Style: Pale Lager
Shumen, Bulgaria

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RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.17   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Shumensko has been brewed since 1882.
Ingredients: Water, malt and hops.

Note: Formerly Shumensko Spetsialno Pivo.


2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerBiker (1412) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 9, 2007
Bottle from Christian Nielsen, the Vampyre. [Odense Tasting.]
Well, here is some of the fluid which runs into the black sea, but maybe not this summer, when the degrees hit around 45 C. Good in the heat!

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
conor23 (110) - Elgin, Illinois, USA - OCT 1, 2007
Slightly skunky aroma. Overall watery taste with a hint of hops. Not horrible tasting, but not much going on here.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Christian (11280) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2007
Yellow with a small white head. Thin grainy aroma. Watery sweet flavour that actually leaves an impression of malt.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Dedollewaitor (14110) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2007
Clear piss yellow with an off white head. Thin watery palate. Corn, cloying & nasty.

2.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
thewolf (11259) - Kolding, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2007
Bottle @ ChristianScheffel tasting. [thank you, BeerBiker]
Pours pale golden with a little white head. Hay-like sweet aroma with a citric bitter hoppy edge. Thin mouthfeel. Flavour is limited, lightly sour citric bitter. Not fantastic, but there is a certain elegance to it.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
rlgk (11504) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2007
Not sure if this is the right beer. My bottle (360 ml) said ABV 4.6 and my searches told me this was really a pilsener. But anyway: Pale golden color, small white head. Butterscotch aroma, fruity notes and toffee. Bready flavor, malty and with some hops.

1.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
kseecs16 (1207) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - JAN 31, 2007
Sweet mother of mercy, this was awful - maybe it lost something in the trip over but I doubt it could lose that much. The bottle procured from the local ethnic grocer poured out a predictable pale yellow with no head. There would be no lacing here. Smelled a little metallicy, vaguely hoppy in a miller lite kind of hops way. Flavor was just plain bad, mettalic a little sweetness but the malt and hops seemed absent must be largely adjunct in this bad boy. Carbonated dishwater best explains the feel of this one in the mouth.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
MiP (13799) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - NOV 1, 2006
Bottle, 4.6%. Clear golden colour. Small white head. Weak lager flavour, slightly unpleasant.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ogivlado (5900) - Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 21, 2004
Sampled draught in Luciano’s, Sofia, Bulgaria, -golden coloured, medium head, light roasted malts, spicy finish

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Boystout (1000) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - AUG 11, 2003
Clear golden color, medium foamy head. Interesting aroma of hops and herbs. Balanced very well with ideal interplay of fruits, malts and spicy/piney hops.


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