PorterPounder (6209) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 19, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Boystout (1000) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - APR 10, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Aurelius (4651) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 8, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Interesting aroma that's a cross between malty lager and Belgian golden ale yeastiness. A stern Cossack on the label, a good sturdy homebrew bottle, honey-golden brew and a tall white head earn this a 5 in appearance. Flavor is lightly sweet, malty and strongly tinny-bitter. Loses fizziness quickly, good viscosity, finish lingers tart and mid-tongue bitter. Tinny on the lips.
amx1970390 (480) - Southampton, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2002
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Like austinpowers says, this is different from most russia beers. I has a slight pasta smell and aroma. The russian beers I have been sampling (3 of 6 that I have) have poured with a pretty large head that turns into a white chunky floatiy bits on top in about 5 minutes. Flavor is mild fora lager. This is still pretty good but it still proves that Russia makes good Vodka not good beer.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 7, 2002
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2003 Hmmmm. Quite different from ordinary Russian swill beer. Has a somewhat interesting malt flavor. Refreshing and decent. The bottle says "Petrovskoye".
Frog King99 (51) - L.A., California, USA - MAY 27, 2000
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20