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Stary Melnik Svetloe (Lager)

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Brewed by Pivovarnya Moskva-Efes
Style: Pilsener
Moscow, Russia

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RATINGS: 186   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.23/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
(Translation from Russian):
Light pale bottom fermented beer beer with soft taste and aroma. 11°


2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
LazyPyro (369) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2016
500ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Clear light yellow piss colour with a thin smooth white head, becoming patchy. Aroma of sweet malts and grassy hops. Flavour is hoppy and also sweetish malts. Very watery texture. Easily drinkable but lacks flavour.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
biir (616) - Berlin, - JAN 21, 2016
Bottle- Had this several times in Russia. A rather sweetish Pilsener. Smooth and fresh. I miss a good bitter finish.

1.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
phfyysik (449) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JAN 18, 2016
Clear light yellow colour and small top. Aroma is sweaty a little bit, some hay and lemon also. Feels little bit old and broken. Flavour is very light, watery, mild bitterness, some malts. Quite dry and a lot of carbo. Can replace more expensive water in some occasions.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
SarkyNorthener (3833) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2015
Bottle from Wb Stores, West Bromwich. Golden beer with large white head. Aroma of light sweetcorn and some lemon. Taste is grass, some lemon and light malts with a touch of hop bitterness. Not bad.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
DrNosha (1390) - Baden Württemberg, GERMANY - OCT 23, 2015
0,5l Flasche. Hellgelb, Schaum ok. Geruch und Geschmack typisch russisch. Metallisch herb, ohne Frucht.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
rosenbergh (9792) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 29, 2015
500 ml can. BB 08/05/16. (Prisma) Tallinn, Estonia.
Clear golden color with a big foamy white head. Grassy hops, mild bitterness and dry grainy maltiness in the aroma. Could be worse... The flavor however is very bland and watery... mild grassy hops, mild bitterness and some maltiness. Tastes like it’s been watered down. Watery and dry. I read some of the old ratings from 2001/2002 and it’s possible that this used to be quite nice Pilsener.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
nordic (386) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JUN 22, 2015
Can 0,5. Light yellow color, no head. Malty aroma, weak. Taste like usual lager, salty, little bitter. Did not like it.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
dnicolaescu (1674) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - MAY 23, 2015
BOTTLE 50 CL by Efes Moldova. Bottled March 2015. distinct herbal hops aroma, wormwood, somewhat dusty. The taste is also hop dominated with a bit of malt sweetness. The hops are somehow dusty and stale, reminiscent of a plastic container. Light astringency in the mouthfeel.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Grumbo (1111) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2015
Bottle from Rasputin’s Food & Wine, Ipswich. Pours a clear golden colour with an average sized white head. Aroma of hops and grains. Light sweetness to taste. Thin texture. Unremarkable.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DanielBrown (4336) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2015
Bottle from WB Stores, West Bromwich. It’s a tough, cement-mixing, weight-lifting world. This is a wine gum, fruit gum lager. The swaying meadow grasslands hop is grassy pleasure. Enjoyed the hurting juice. Rather a good EE lager I reckon.


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