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

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RATINGS: 88   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.


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   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.

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
oh6gdx (21546) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2008
Bottled (brought home by a friend, thanks Bertil!). Golden colour, mediumsized white head. Aroma is hops, grass and some not-so-sweet-toffee. Flavour is rubber, sweet malts and some grassyness. Not much aftertaste.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
JorisPPattyn (8200) - Ursel, BELGIUM - JAN 19, 2009
My can actually brewed @ http://www.ratebeer.com/brewers/brewer name/2151/ Medium white head, fast gone over pale metallic golden beer. Grassy, grainy nose, vegetable, faintly rotting as well. Sweet, bit corn-like malts taste. Adjuncts quite possible, white sugar. Again +/- grassy. Slightly spritzy (compared to the Zagorka...), Very light body. Very late in the after’taste’, harsh metallic component. Bo-o-oring. Thanks to Stefaan for bringing them over!

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Marko (4124) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 23, 2011
Shumensko Premium Beer, 4.6%, huge thanks to Marin for bringing it from, humm, Sofia I guess. Shared with ogivlado and heavy. Poured a golden body with a small white head that went away fast. Light grainy, interesting sweet nose, ending dry. Weak notes of corn I guess. The taste is... humm, light yeastiness and some malt (dog food, eh). And that’s it. No real bitterness. Ah well, what could one expect from a mainstream Bulgarian lager...

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
stunetii (90) - Bergen, NORWAY, NORWAY - AUG 14, 2011
Bottle purchased in Stara Zagora at the end of July, 2011. Pours with a light golden color, culminating in a small-sized, but a reasonably well-retained head. Lacing is pretty weak, however. The aroma mildly sweet and grainy. The mouth feel is watery. Tastes mildly sweet, but the flavor is weak overall. It’s not a bad beer, but lacks much in the way of flavor.

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
foxo82 (763) - 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.

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
satanda (434) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 17, 2013
Bulharske pivo vyrabene v srbsku a vlastnene karlsbergem. Jake asi muze byt? Ano, hodne slabe. Plech v bulharsku.

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Swaroga (1616) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUL 7, 2013
50cl can. Golden with small head. Nose : bread , sugar. Sip : low carbonation, water body. Metallic background. Bread. Awful beer.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
kevnic2008 (9006) - 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.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
MisoW (2072) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 26, 2014
Bottle shared by Dohny, thanks. Pours golden color, white head. Aroma is malty, caramel, honey. Taste is medium sweet, malty, corny.


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