TBone (11161) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 19, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled, sampled June/2004
Golden lager color. Small white head. Hoppy aroma. Light to medium body, malty. Grassy hop aftertaste. Welldone pilsener in Eastern European standards.
sayravai (4666) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 3, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottled) Golden color with a small head. Very strongly hoppy, fruity aroma - much like Urquell, but not as offensive. Slightly sweet, pleasantly hoppy and quite malty flavor with a honey-citric twist. Medium-bodied palate with balanced carbonation. A very nice, clean and refreshing pilsener.
DrnkMcDermott (2715) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. A Russian microbrewer with much more character than the Baltika. Nice hoppy scent after a presentable pour. Slightly lighter than a regular pilsner. It does have a good pilsner malt profile, though slightly sweet. Well done Czech hop profile, too.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - APR 23, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
OK... a twist off Tinkov russian pilsner. Yellow straw color with a lightly whipped egg white looking head. Small amount of residual lace. A true eastern european malt profile in the the aroma along with some grain spirits (rice in particular), and dried grass. Sweet grain and malt flavors mixed with a wet hopsack. Minerals all about. Finish is lightly sweet with a touch of iron and hay. Interesting, but not my type of pils (of course, I really did not expect it to be).
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - SEP 1, 2003
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Looks like Miller, so T(h)inkoff Miller. Few aroma, color and flavors. Light sweet, light malty, light bitter.
omhper (18320) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 17, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Pale yellow. Bready aroma. Medium sweet, light bodied, clean with soft mouthfeel and low bitterness. Refreshing and rather well balanced, but lacking in flavour.
Boystout (1000) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - AUG 8, 2003
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
5.3%/13%. Average in quality and annoyingly over-priced beer. Taste is very clean (due to cruel filtration?). There is some maltiness and enigmatic hardness in the finish. Russian Corona Extra.
rickgordon (3828) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 3, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pale golden. Fruity, maltaroma. Perfumic flavor with a soapy finish. No bitterness is to be found.
larsniclas (5189) - Billdal, SWEDEN - AUG 3, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden with a white creamy head.
Sourish, fruity, hoppy aroma.
A pleasant flavour; perfumelike and with nice and long bitterness