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Stary Melnik Svetloe (Lager)

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


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RATINGS: 183   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.24/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
(Translation from Russian):
Light pale bottom fermented beer beer with soft taste and aroma. 11°

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
SarkyNorthener (3347) - 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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
DrNosha (703) - Baden Württemberg, Germany, GERMANY - OCT 23, 2015
0,5l Flasche. Hellgelb, Schaum ok. Geruch und Geschmack typisch russisch. Metallisch herb, ohne Frucht.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
rosenbergh (9164) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
nordic (337) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
dnicolaescu (1440) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Grumbo (937) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DanielBrown (4212) - 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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MrBlueSky93 (504) - Sutton Coldfield, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2015
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours Golden, single finger white head that goes away quickly. Aroma of grass, grain, honey, wheat...tastes much the same. Standard Russian Lager really. But still nice!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
YantarCoast (588) - Moscow, RUSSIA - MAR 27, 2015
500ml bottle. Pours very pale yellow with a small white head. Aroma is grassy. Taste is well balanced. One of the nicer Russian lagers.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Senka (964) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 3, 2015
When first released, it had more of everything. Latest bottle sampled couple a days ago was just not enjoyable at all. It was served at right temperature, and with a decent food, but it did not save it. Simple, thin, slightly carbonated. A bit dry.

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