FatPhil (8108) - Tallinn, - JUL 18, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle (?, Russia) - gift from Alexey - thanks!
Slightly mashy sweet malty aroma, a bit bready, decent roast. Classic eastern european dunkel. Rich orangy red, large tan head which fades quickly. Taste as you’d expect from the aroma, it’s sweet and malty, again a nice roastiness to it in places. Tiny hint of hops in the finish, mostly the malts. Smooth palate, soft carbonation. Full, and a little sticky in places. Nice dark lager, clean but flavourful. (Bottle says it’s brewed at Obedinenni Pivovarni Heineken = Bochkarov on RB)
grat (433) - ST. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 18, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very attractive amber beer. Purple on the edges white sticky head...very rocky for a lager. Bubblegum chemicals in the nose. Fruity for a lager. Like Juicy Fruit in a glass. Flvaors dive, however. Chemicals are the first thing that strike the palate. Ripe fruits and juicy fruit. Slick grapefruit flavors followed by a chemical bitterness. Crips like a lager but fruity nonetheless. In the end this beer is kind of gross. Dull flat corn ending. Gray.
notalush (4460) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 16, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark amber with foamy, quickly diminishing head - very malty aroma, with cookie dough, brown sugar, rolled oats - light enough in flavor to make a good session brew, which is good for the style - however, it’s flavorful enough to keep you wanting more - caramel, brown sugar and rolled oats from the aroma come back in the flavor - a unique oktoberfest - kind of tastes like a watered down barleywine, but still pretty good.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 17, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Umber color with a orange brilliance when held to the light. Diminished head to a dense tan lid. Simple sweet aromas of light caramel and brown sugar. Some hints of fresh cut birchwood and vanilla in the background. Flavors are also rather sweet and simple. Light toffee and caramel. A nice toasted malt linger though. The brews from the eastern bloc counties have improved significantly in the past few years. Still not great, but at least not the alcohol infused wood and infected flavors of the days of yore. So there is hope.
Ungstrup (27700) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A dark amber beer with no head. The aroma is yeasty and malty. And so is the flavor. A good beer for a Russian beer.
fiulijn (13000) - Malmö, ITALY - MAY 15, 2003
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber color. Well malty nose, with a hay note, and sweetish. Sweet taste, lacking any character.
omhper (18353) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 12, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. Ruby coloured. Aroma of plums. Sweet and clean, rounded and lightly roasty. A plain Russian take on the Märzen style.
rauchbier (3499) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Chestnut colour with a blink-and-you-miss-it head and moderate condition. Toffee malt aromas like a pale dunkle, caramel in the mouth and a long, initialy malty finish that turns chalky and quite dry at the end. Not quite sure whether it wants to be a dunkle or a märzen.
Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 25, 2000
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Thinnish, carbonic amber lager. Called Martovskoye in Russian.