Zarkam (200) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 28, 2013
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
500 ml bottle from supermarket in Vyborg, 4.9 abv, clear gold colour, small white almost instantenously gone head. Aroma is bread and floral hops, a bit of paper in the mouth, otherwise fairly balanced taste, fairly bitter herbal finish. Light body, fizzy carbonation. Quite boring but drinkable, but on the other hand decent amount of alcohol and almost half cheaper than most other beers in that shop, but this consideration is useless as it’s Russia and if you want to get drunk for cheap the only proper solution is vodka. Actually the latter applies for the rest of the world too now that I think of it.
vipinvelp (1611) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - MAY 22, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Clear pale yellow with white foam head. Aroma is earthy, some barley. Taste is bit sweet, malty, earthy. Not the best beer Heineken is brewing. (St. Petersburg, 201305)
Aaron68 (396) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 7, 2013
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
500 ml can @ home May 07,2013
Beer bought in a tiny supermarket in oldtown Saint Petersburg,Russia during a holiday in April and brought back home in my suitcase.
Weak golden/yellow in color.
Very weak in aroma and taste, but slightly smell and taste of hop and malt.
Nothing to remember
Rune (6905) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 20, 2012
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
500ml can, as Stepan Razin Petrovskoe 1795, 4.9% abv, kindly shared by Elisabeth. Next-to-clear, straw coloured body, Low, white head. Fragile lacing. Smell of sweet and dry, pale malts. Herbal hops and malts in flavour added a kind of candy sweetness. Papery dry palate. Minimal carbonation. Rather bland impression. Below par for the style (session in Tromsø, 19.06.2012).
larsga (5812) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 19, 2009
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Medium white head. Yellow body. Peppery apple and milk aroma with papery notes. Dry-sweetish pappery papery taste with grassy notes. Mid-bodied. Dry papery grassy aftertaste lasts a long time, the paper being fairly powerful all the time. Not too horrible, though. Also fairly bitter. (0.5l can, Netto supermarket, St. Petersburg. My can said 5.2%.)
rosenbergh (5550) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 25, 2009
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
500 ml bottle. Finland.
Clear golden colour with small white head. Malty aroma with some cardboard and notes of hops. Sweetish malty flavour with some crisp hoppiness. Goes well with Russian food.
FatPhil (8105) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 11, 2008
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
500ml bottle (Kasakka, Helsinki)
Straw colour, brief head. Almost no aroma. Fairly fizzy palate. Initially quite a fruity estery taste. Soft malts too, but fairly thin watery body. Slightly papery in places. However, the whole litre was drinkable without any pain and anguish. Great salty gherkins to go with it!
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 4, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
golden with white head. biscuit malt flavor with crisp hop finish. average lager at best
pilsnerrogge (2351) - Finspång, SWEDEN - OCT 26, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled, 5.2 %
Pale golden with a dense head. Aroma has some dusty hops and some butter. Flavour is quite short and has more hops and butter. It all ands on a watery note.
raymondwave (931) - FINLAND - SEP 9, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Restaurant Kazak, Helsinki). Nice lager looks. No remarkable nose, but flavor has some really nice hoppiness and some sourness. Very tasty and excellent companion to russian food, loaded with sour cream.