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Brewed by Tinkoff
Style: Pale Lager
St. Petersburg, Russia

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RATINGS: 91   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.43   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Life in Czarist Russia was not nessarily easy and simple for everyone - but the great taste of beer was available to all! Originally brewed to quench the thirst of Peter the Great (Czar Peter I), Tinkov Russian Lager has been served to both royalty and the common worker alike.


2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
mixamatt (427) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 13, 2002
Faint sweet aroma.Mild bitter hop flavor.Average Sweet light pilsner.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jazz88 (2528) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 24, 2002
Bottle. Interesting flavor. Smooth and an unexpectedly fuller body.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
beerguy101 (5267) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 29, 2002
Light gold color, small head. Light tasting, slightly maltly, not very hoppy. Not a lot of taste. Mouthfeel is neutral. Finish is clean. Aftertaste is neutral. Not much to this beer. Etched beer bottle.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - SEP 11, 2002
Interesting. The color was a boring light gold, and the beer poured no head. The aroma/flavor was similar to slightly burnt roasted peanuts. It wasn’t bad, just different. Not a complex beer in any respect. A little better than Bud.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
AxeMaster221 (343) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 13, 2002
Well i was surprised to say the least, this was better than i thought it would be. Not a lot of aroma, and pours a pale yellow , like so many American macros, but there the comparison stopped. Had a creamier head that lasted longer than any US macrobrews, and had a lot more flavor, and no unpleasantness in the palate. Certainly not something im gonna search for, with so many great beers in the world, but hey, if i was in Russia, and couldnt get any good vodka, i could do this.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Oerdin99 (1) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 19, 2002 does not count
Believe it or not this is actually a good beer. Not a great beer but it is still superior to many beers from large national breweries. I have noticed the quality is inconsistant (but some how I expect this from the form Soviet Union) so try it a few times before you judge it.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
21iceman40 (1731) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - DEC 10, 2001
Russian beer, I could taste the vodka in this tuff. THis was totally russian. I think it has been getting some disrespect, but i still like it.

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
BeerNazi (169) - winnetka, California, USA - SEP 20, 2001
not good at all,worse then bud,coors,and miller.

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
joet (2055) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - AUG 25, 2001
Ah! Fizzy yelow beer from... RUSSIA! Missing some clarity, barley malt with obvious adjuncts, bitter and a bit of fruit.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JBowz99 (26) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUN 21, 2001
Tinkov is a difficult beer to judge. The first bottle I ever had of the stuff left me very impressed. However, the quality varies quite a bit between bottles and I have never since had one that lived up to the first.


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