Brainiac (216) - Riga, LATVIA - NOV 15, 2015
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
0,5l can. Weak aroma, typical lager. Carbs are noticable, one gets a feeling of mineral water. Weak aftertaste in hops, medium body though.
DSG (10542) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 10, 2015
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Can in Yuvalim. Clear straw color with a white head. Aroma of grains, corn, some hay, and a cardboard touch. Sweetish grainy corny flavor, with a cardboard note and a drier and slightly bitterish finish. Light-bodied.
Senka (1037) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 3, 2015
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
50cl can. Simple pale lager that you do not want to write anything about. Gently sweet. Drinkable when extra cold. Not revolting, but never again.
YantarCoast (760) - Moscow, RUSSIA - AUG 4, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml bottle, ABV is 4.5%, label lists a different ГОСТ (standard according to which the beer is made) - on the previous label the 1979 USSR standard was listed, on this bottle it’s the Russian Federation one. Pours clear gold with a small white head. Aroma is grain, straw. Taste is slightly sweet, minimal hops. Another bland Zhiguli.
Zarkam (538) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 20, 2015
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
500ml bottle from supermarket in Torfyanovka, clear pale yellow colour, small frothy mostly vanishing white head, fair lacing. Moderately malty sweet aroma of hay and caramel with some butterscotch and a touch of floral hops. Taste is initially lightly sweet and acidic, turning into an abrupt sweet and sour finish with a little bitterness. Light to medium body, dry mouthfeel, lively carbonation. A bit more interesting than the stuff of this kind usually is mainly due to a small amount of yeast esthers.
Quack-Duck (9075) - Down South, GERMANY - FEB 10, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
can from local Russian store. Clear golden yellow, fluffy but persistant white head. Grainy malty start, some dusty hops present, shy grassy hints. Carbonation is lively in the beginning, but quite flat after a few minutes. Shy lactic acidity in the far distance.
vinivini (1022) - BELARUS - JAN 20, 2015
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap. Golden colour, fluffy head. Aroma of grain & acids. Light body. Lively carb. Sweetsour taste. Minimal bitterness in the finish. Balanced aftertaste.
artyom (873) - Osijek, CROATIA - JUL 22, 2014
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
0.5l bottle. Golden color with almost no head. Malty and grainy aroma. Taste is sweet with some hop bitterness. Medium body.
kevnic2008 (10784) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - JUN 28, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear golden/yellow with a big bubbled head. Light tin aroma, light malts. Mild and kind of flavorless, no aftertaste with the exception of a little more tin.
ogivlado (6978) - Zagreb, CROATIA - FEB 3, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottled 500ml. -from small Russian store in Zagreb. Yellow/golden coloured, small white head that went away slowly, slight buttery grainy nose. Malty, slight buttery, grainy and straw with light salty finish. Discreet touch of hops also but pretty thin. All in all better than Myagkoe but not much.