invalid (302) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 9, 2004
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle in Tomsk, Siberia. Beer came in a clear but pretty bottle. Pale golden color, small white head. Tastes slightly malty with a bit of malt as well. Not bad, not great.
mongkut4 (132) - Florida, USA - AUG 9, 2004
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Tried this on a lark. Not as bad as I anticipated. Pretty weak bodied but had a little bit of flavor. Hoppy but not overly bitter. Once was enough though.
PorterPounder (4945) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 1, 2004
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pale gold cloudy, leaning towards specimen appearence, light white head, no lacing. Aroma of orange cake mix with extra doses of yeast thrown in. Sour flavor, with too much of an emphasis on yeast. Has some biscuity notes in there as well with a tad bit of candy sweetness. Mouthfeel is thick, decent. Overall, about the most redeeming thing about this one is the classic painted bottle - it just says Russia all over it - looks sharp.
larsniclas (5193) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JUL 25, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden with an ok head.
Grassy, malty and hoppy aroma.
Fine bitterness with a lot of both maltiness and hoppiness.
rlgk (8488) - Skövde, SWEDEN - JUL 22, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Yellow/golden, small head. Aroma is clearly grassy and with some hops. Flavor is both malty and hoppy, and ok balanced lager with a malty finish.
rickgordon (3830) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 21, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark golden colour. Rich, grassy aroma. Malty and flavourful with herbal notes. A twin brother of Tinkoff Bock?
jimmack (1222) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - JUL 20, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sampled at Brewtopia ’04. Pale yellow with a nice white head. Aroma of citrus and pale malt. A little sweet at first, finishing with a slight hop flavor. Tastes
like a typical mass produced Euro lager.
SpringsLicker (2938) - Tennessee, USA - JUL 19, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hazy yellow with an average frothy lager head. Aroma of sour lemons and mustiness. Flavor is slight malt sweetness and very watery on the tongue. A little hops in the finish. Drinkable, but nothing special here.
willblake (2626) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUN 30, 2004
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Brewtopia’04. Billed by the rep as ’the world’s best pilsener. Well, I don’t know if this stands up to well to other pils from that part of the world, but it was at least drinkable. I tasted with trepidation. Light and a bit cardboardy in its sweetness. I used it as a palate cleanser and it worked fine. It’s no Budvar.
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - JUN 6, 2004
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Mild malt nose. Flavor was lighter but inoffensive. Not all that thin, but light bodied nonetheless. A little sweet but decent overall.