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Brewed by Bochkarev Brewery (Heineken)
Style: Pale Lager
St. Petersburg, Russia

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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 2.42/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.47   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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A remarkable lager whose natural ingredients and brewing method create a uniquely pleasant bouquet. Some beer drinkers note a hint of spiciness, others say the aroma reminds them of a gentle breeze in a pine woods. Called Petrovskoye in Russian. The brew’s mellow taste is due to an extra special variety of yeast. Brewed from 2009 at Bochkarev.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Hildigöltur (5104) - København, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2004
Golden coloured. Slightly fruity aroma. Sweet and fruity flavour. An average lager from Russia.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
DrnkMcDermott (2782) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2008 0.5 l bottle. I just discovered my favorite thing about Russia: you can buy beer and liquor at streetside kiosks, some of which are open 24 hours, the local stuff is rarely more than a dollar, and you can pretty much drink from the bottle while walking. Of course the problem is that you usually get what you pay for. This a St. Pete brand; it’s actually a bit darker than the usual pale lager, kind of whiskey color. Walking with the open bottle kicked up enough foam to run over the top. Taste is pretty malty and nicely balanced by bitterness... but this seems to have some bottling or production problems, because it had that gross wet salty peanut smell of contamination. Too bad, because this had some potential.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
bierkoning (9999) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAR 23, 2004
Sold as Zhiguljevskoje for a German importer, with only the Stapan Razin trade mark on the label, but it should be the same beer. Only a hint of sweet apples in the aroma. Sweet apple flavor, otherwise bland and virtually no hops. Slight glue aftertaste. Beer that makes you sad.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
mribm (457) - Ocala, Florida, USA - DEC 15, 2003
Bottle. This beer poured with no head and was a yellow orange color. This beer is a very sweet beer that reminds me of the mass produced American beers like Miller, Bud, etc. Nothing special going on with this beer.

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
larsniclas (5561) - Billdal, SWEDEN - AUG 2, 2003
Golden with a lasting head. Some hensfood in the nose. Quiet bitter with flavour from hop and some bitter herb.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
rickgordon (3843) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 2, 2003
UPDATED: APR 12, 2004 On draught at Balsjoj Festival Piva, Moscow. Golden color. Aroma of hens food. Somewhat bitter all along. I had hopes for worse...

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
omhper (19237) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUN 19, 2003
Bottled. Golden colour with firm creamy head. Papery nose. Very sweet, clean but somewhat yeasty. Sugary finish.

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
ElGaucho (2193) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - MAY 22, 2003
Strong lager aroma. This is currently the 3rd highest rated Russian beer on Ratebeer, albeit with only 4 ratings. This is your basic, average lager. It is rated highly because the beer in Russia isn't all that great. However, for lager lovers, definitely worth a try. Aurelius gave this a 5 for appearance. Not sure why, except that, from his description, it appears he considers more than just the beer for this category. The head disappates almost fully and there is no carbonation to speak of to spruce up the pale yellow body. One of these days, when Russia has spent a few more years outside of communism, and commercial competition heats up, the beer will get better.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (5369) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 19, 2003
Complex Russian Lager. Lot of flavors battling around here - kind of grows on you after awhile but by the end of the 16.9 oz you are glad you only bought one. Fruity, slightly malty aroma. Quickly dissipating white head - orangeish appearance. Kind of a rotten vegetable flavor - similar to some Marzens I have had. Overall, very yeasty. Not altogether bad - just not an everyday beer. Bit of a funky aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boystout (1000) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - APR 10, 2003
One of the most interesting Russian tastes which could be described as "yeast and wheat domination". I would call it Hoegaarden Grand Cru Light or Slottskallans Kloster Light for its unusual Belgian character. The draught version is pretty much the same as the bottled one.


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