pilisopa (2) - USA - OCT 10, 2006 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2006 Nice deep golden color. Pleasant aroma. The taste is very clean and smooth. Great hops balance. Not overly complicated and highly refreshing. Didnít notice any metallic flavor as mentioned by others. Drink it cold and drink it from a glass.
MrBunn (2535) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2006
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Subdued aroma over a straw-colored body. Scents are heavy of grain and malt (almost smells like a whole wheat bread). Flavor is grainy as well... while not a wheat beer, and not tasting anything like it, I canít get away from the fact that the dominant taste here is of ripe wheat, just picked. It is crisp, but there no hops pucker, and a honey sweetness lingers in the background. The sweetness is a little cloying, but beer is nice and uncomplicated. ***I had to come back to this one to write about the last little bit, since as Tinkov warms it loses a lot of its character and morphs into a corn smelling, corn tasting, corn beer. Iíd really recommend keeping this one cold (or swilling it fast.)
D (577) - Gdynia, POLAND - JUL 22, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice refreshing lager. Great hops aroma, only slightly less i ntensive flavour, some bitterness. Quite good.
frankenkitty (1971) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - MAY 31, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light-hazed golden with a quick white head, this lager wasnít much to look at... but I was surprised at the full, malty flavor that came out before a crisp, Euro-hop finish. Various notes here and there of grasses, graham crackers, fresh bread and honey. Quenching and fulfilling.
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GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - MAY 22, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Yet another average, boring, Russian lager. I understand that they donít have the structure to be as creative as Euro or American beers, and Baltika does some nice stuff but damn if this beer was booorrrinnnggg. To start, the aroma was corn, corn, corn and a little more corn. Appearance was nice with a clear yellow hue with quickly melting head and decent conditioning. Mouthfeel was fairly lively with a decent carbonation to keep things alive but as soon as it hits the tongue. Taste was weak, albeit a bit dry on the end. I couldnít really pick up anything more than corn, some maltiness and there was just a minimal amount of hop but it had a fairly chemical taste. To be honest, itís not a bad beer (MUCH better than Baltika 7), average in stature. I think I will finish up my other bottles and not bother again unless I find an incredible deal.
smcd (366) - USA - FEB 26, 2006
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Suitable for snail bait but thatís about all for this overly malty and muddy taste of watery metal.
noelcb (271) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - JAN 2, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured light brass, small head. Aromas of grain, herbs, floral hops, yeast. Flavor was pure lager -- malt and hops, herbs, citrus, bread. An average lager with a nice full body and a clean hoppy finish. Mouthfeel better than many.
edden (925) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 10, 2005
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Lemony, stale hop aroma followed by a yellow body with a quickly dissipating head. Light hop aroma with a surprisingly clean finish. Better than expected. Extra point for no skunk!
Padron4KM (623) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - NOV 15, 2005
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hazy golden in color, fizzy white head.
Lightly sweet malty flavor with a tinny and slightly bitter aftertaste
jewedekind (450) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 8, 2005
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a well frothed white head, light golden color. Quite clear. Aroma of yeast and grass..and hay...and more hay. Dusty like and old barn. Rather dry, hint of hops, reminescent, but not close to Saaz. Better than American majors.