legion242 (2100) - Richardson, Texas, USA - JUL 23, 2003
1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Very light colored; fake fluffy head; nose was slight stinky, slight lemon; old socks. Blamd. Lame.
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JUN 23, 2003
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
One of the better Russian brews that I've had - although that's not saying much. Started off with an o.k. aroma and some interesting pilsener flavor, thin citrus finish. Began to fall apart as it warmed - evidence of corn or other adjuncts.
thedm (4889) - Fort Wayne, USA - MAY 26, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2003 This brew poured a medium head of fine to medium sized white bubbles and a transparent wheat yellow body with some carbonation evident. It has a hoppy bitter aroma that made me sneeze. Perhaps I was allergic to one of its components, but I drank it anyway and did not get sick so.... It had no bite of lingering aftertaste. It's flavor was very different, mild and slightly acidic, but not complex.
hotstuff (3954) - Indiana, USA - MAY 24, 2003
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
This poured a white creamy with small-medium bubbles. Pale yellow body. A lot of carbonation observed with this brew. It had a fruity aroma. Bitterness was noticed and the aftertaste lingered. I was not too impressed with this brew and it lacked character.
WabashMan (1007) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - MAY 14, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Let's see...Gorbachev end the Brezhnev Doctrine, Communism falls in Poland, East Germany, Austria, Czechoslovakia, etc., and 13 years later I have my first Russian beer. See...it was all for the good of my liver! This one has a fairly pale color, but a nice, long lasting snowy (Siberian?) white head. Aroma is typical pilsner, though lighter than usual. The flavor is alright, but a little too weak to make a great impression.
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - MAY 11, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very carbonated brew.Medium sized head that faded quickly.Nice golden color.Malty aroma ,that is slightly hopped.Slight citrus presence as well in the aroma.Almost a lemon grass smell for the citrus aroma.Taste is mildly hopped malty slight lemon grass after taste,an almost metallic taste as well,it might just be this bottle.nNot bad but definately could be better.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2003
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pale gold, with little lasting head, nose is a little corny. A bit fizzy, corny, with some drying herbal hops, nothing overwhelming however, a bit watery and pretty easy to drink.
mutant (854) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 12, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
My label was in original cyrillic & in an almost indecipherable gothic script but I worked it out with the help of the label image on the left. Typical Eurolager aroma. Quite a sweet, malty taste with only a slight, late bitterness. A nice cold quaffer. But why would you want to name a beer Melnik?
rauchbier (3559) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Gold colour, good white head and moderate condition. Sweet malt and distant solvent in the nose, clean and malty in the mouth and lingeringly bitter in the finish.
Dougal (130) - Escondido, California, USA - FEB 28, 2003
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
I've had better lagers and I've had worse. As pale as a yellow can be and skunky from here to Siberia. The sugars don't offset the lack of malt enough to warrant any decent character. Tastes like slighty alkaline water. Smelled like over cooked rice. Drinkable but not enjoyable.