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


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RATINGS: 100   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.17/5   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
Shumensko has been brewed since 1882.
Ingredients: Water, malt and hops.

Note: Formerly Shumensko Spetsialno Pivo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vulchica (1) - BULGARIA - NOV 3, 2013 does not count
One of the few Bulgarian beers, that still hold their ground. This beer will take you not only through a mouth journey, but a journey through Bulgaria’s history and taste...

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
kevnic2008 (10771) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - OCT 20, 2013
Pours a gold color with a fizzy white head. Aroma is a corny, malt mix. Taste is weak malt and some corn.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Bamsen78 (4769) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 4, 2013
Can. Pours clear pale golden with quickly disappearing white head. Faint aroma of yeast, malt and skunk. Hardly any taste whatsoever, save maybe for some sparse, skunky and estery notes. Very watery and unutterably boring. I am glad to make it my first Bulgarian rating, but if this is representative of beer from that country, I am afraid it will not be soon before I venture another rating from there.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
sebletitje (8606) - Enghien, BELGIUM - AUG 11, 2013
50cl can, BB 16/02/2014. Can mentions brewed by carlsberg Serbia for Bulgarian import. Dorée, col blanc moyen. Arôme reste centré sur les malts, le tout étant assez faible, houblon fleuri et herbacé pour une effluve amer très discrète. Palais de malt pils cara moyen, note de houblons procurant qcq pointes de citronné. Le tout garde une certaine douceur en fin de bouche. Reste très typique pour ce style de bière, fini amer voire métallique avec une pointe houblon épicé. Sans plus.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cuso (7205) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 21, 2013
Can as Shumensko Premium from my colleague. Country #90
Golden color with thick white head. Strong malty aroma. Malty taste with almost no bitterness. Forgettable beer.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Swaroga (1949) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUL 7, 2013
50cl can. Golden with small head. Nose : bread , sugar. Sip : low carbonation, water body. Metallic background. Bread. Awful beer.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
satanda (439) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 17, 2013
Bulharske pivo vyrabene v srbsku a vlastnene karlsbergem. Jake asi muze byt? Ano, hodne slabe. Plech v bulharsku.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
davidm (2037) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 28, 2013
Bottle at the Crimean. Really uninteresting. Band-aid, citrus, sweetness, light, and ugly.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
foxo82 (836) - Bromsgrove (via Leicester), Worcestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2013
500 ml can from bulgarianfood.co.uk. The fact this is brewed by Carlsberg Bulgaria hightened my expectations to the point that I almost lost control of my bowel movements. This is a blonde lager à la Carlsberg. Oh yes, it has that musty, sickly sweet, rancid honey malt aroma, like a bee keeper’s armpits on a hot day. Rough, bubbly feel. The taste at least has some metal to avoid being just another sweet malty thing. Its bitter saltiness grew on me. Gassy. Very gassy. Ok but definitely not very spetsialno.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
vipinvelp (3461) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - MAR 3, 2013
Clear golden yellow with White foam head. Aroma is slightly bittersweet. Taste is fresh, smooth pilsener, nice actuatly. Aftertaste is short, bit bitter. (Burgas 201303)

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