Senka (999) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 13, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
FTA: A simple example of Russian lager. I actually have all of the Stepan Razin caps and some of the labels in my archive. Loved the brewery.
Zarkam (536) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 17, 2014
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
500ml bottle from supermarket in Torfyanovka. Clear yellow colur, small fizzy white mostly dissipating head, little bit of lacing. Aroma of grain, grass and a hint of apple. Taste is initially fairly balanced and slightly acidic, turning into a short acidic finish with a hint of bitterness and a chalcky feel. Light body, dry texture, lively carbonation. A very inoffensive bulk lager that doesn’t taste very well made, better to avoid.
KoNrRiI (960) - Århus, DENMARK - NOV 5, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
0.5 bottle. Pale golden color, and a big, white, frothy head which even leaves some lacing. Obvious pale lager aroma: pale malts, some hops and barnyard aromas - very hackneyed. Taste is corny too, has a lot of cereals and a touch of malts, not hop at all. Light body, thin texture and average carbonation. Finish is rather short and has even more grain. Overall the beer like most Russian lagers I have tasted is good in respect that it’s not awful, drinkable too.
DSG (9563) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 8, 2007
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. 4.0% ABV. Golden color with a collapsing medium white head. Malty aroma with light notes of hops. Flavor is sweet and malty with some hop bitterness in the finish. Light to medium body.
sayravai (4707) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 22, 2005
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
(Bottled, 4.0% ABV) Paleish golden color with a quite small, lacy head. A sweetish aroma of honey-corny malt and some acidity. Corny-malty flavor with some added vegetables and very little hops. Light-bodied, somewhat foamy-carbonated palate. Definitely not interesting, but still a bearable brew. Lacks most of the good features of Petrovskoye and Admiralteyskoe.
Ungstrup (32181) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2004
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
A yellow beer with no head and no aroma. The flavor is malty with notes of honey and hops. A boring pilsener.
Hildigöltur (5105) - København, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2004
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Golden coloured. Quite weak and boring The flavour is sweet with a dry finish. Thin.
bierkoning (11677) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAR 16, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Frothy head, diminishing slowly. Slightly hoppy, soapy aroma. Medium bodied. Malty with a firm hoppiness. Some caramel and diacetyl. Some dirtiness in the aftertaste.
larsniclas (6337) - Billdal, SWEDEN - AUG 2, 2003
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A sweet, toffee-ish aroma.
A golden beer with almost non-lasting head.
rickgordon (3846) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 2, 2003
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: APR 12, 2004 On draught at Balsjoj Festival Piva, Moscow.
Golden color. Slightly sweet in flavor. Some hens-food aroma with notes of toffee...I had hopes for worse...