joergen (21090) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 7, 2005
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Clear yellow coloured with a small fast disappearing head.
Aroma of malts and corn with skunky notes.
Flavour of malts and corn with skunky notes.
Bov (9629) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - AUG 20, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
brought back from Russia by Rutzicka’s parents - clear pale golden colour, very slightly hazy, fine stable head, fine fruity hoppiness in the nose (apricot comes to mind), also some notes of corn; a correct malt body and a respectable tart bitterness; an herbal touch and more fruity notes in a pleasant finish
dortmunder (961) - Herdecke, GERMANY - AUG 18, 2005
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled. Grassy hop aroma. Slightly bland with an okay hop-bitter finish. There are worse.
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 13, 2004
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle from the Rusland shop in Cph. Dk. Golden color and a small white head. Sweet malty aroma and a light hoppy sweet taste. light body and a sweet finish. Had better Russian beer.
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 10, 2004
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Light golden color, little white head. Sweet malty and estery aroma. Medium carbonation. Mildly fruity and estery flavor. Standard lager flavor, still has no that traditional ’Russian lager’-flavor.
Oakes (12743) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 18, 2004
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Golden colour; grainy-malty, slightly perfumey aroma. Malty palate, slight metal note, and slight herbal hoppiness.
Boystout (1000) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - AUG 9, 2004
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Considered as one of the better quality Russian lagers (not my opinion). Yellowish, chemical and standard. One more clone from Efes Moscow.
sayravai (4673) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 6, 2004
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
(Bottled) Pale yellow color with small head. Very mild aroma with some maltiness. Moderately hoppy, slightly sweet and fruity flavor. Smooth, light to medium-bodied palate with balanced carbonation. A typical Russian pale lager. Not the worst, but not very impressing, either. These bastards must be among the hardest to rate...
TBone (12821) - Pori, FINLAND - JUN 17, 2004
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pale yellow color, foamy white head. Hoppy nose. Crisp mouthfeel, some malty and metallic tones. Some hoppy bitterness in aftertaste. Not hopeless lager but quite thin palate.
larsniclas (5648) - Billdal, SWEDEN - AUG 13, 2003
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Golden with a huge head.
A typical Russian standard lager.
Oh, so sweet at the Kiev-station.