duff (5484) - Lund, SWEDEN - 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 (3499) - 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.
Cartoonkhaki (1205) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2002
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Best By 17-06-2003 Pale uriny yellow. Head went fast. Very watery. When I poured it I wondered where the colour was. Had a slight skunky smell. It has almost no flavour and a watery after taste. However the more I drink it the more it kind of grows on you. Which boosted up its overall impression from a 6 to a 9
CapFlu (4245) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 12, 2002
1.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pale yellow, quick dissipating head. Lacks every flavour other than water. I feel sorry for the Moscovites that have to drink this...
Braudog (5366) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - DEC 1, 2002
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Standard enough lager appearance with yellow body, and proudly airy head. The sweet aroma is followed with a corny, light grain flavor and a thin body. Not very good, but I guess there’s nothing terrible about it either.
dhurtubise (568) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 18, 2002
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
There is almost nothing to this beer and it is damn close to Perrier. Light pee coloured (like you had a few too many of this one), over-carbonated, very lightly hopped, almost no malt flavour. The only positive twist on this beer is the use of Runni flavouring hops (unique hop grown in the Chuvash region, 800 km east of Moscow), but they don’t use nearly enough.
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 19, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
every country has their lager. this one is actually quite nice. balanced sweet malt and hoppy flavours. dry finish.
leaparsons (7495) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2002
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pale "quaffer" from Russia. Well, every country MUST have one. Not the best. Not the worst...