YantarCoast (511) - 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 (532) - 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 (8660) - 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 (750) - 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 (748) - 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 (9899) - 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 (6425) - 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.
MarkoNm (1741) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - FEB 2, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a typical lager content - golden color and an average white head with little retention.
Aroma is sweet malts and some light grains in the back.
Taste starts on the sweet side and continues with a little hoppiness. The finish is lightly bitter. A non-offensive beer. Not much to the taste, but still drinkable.
Beerhunter111 (11059) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JAN 22, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml Flasche. Goldgelbe Farbe, Schaumkrone hält sich anfangs sehr gut. Geruch malzig, grasig. Geschmack wässrig malzig, minimal herb. Süffig!
nickel (682) - - JAN 16, 2014
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Not bad. Drinkable as a summer refreshing beer. Soft malty aroma with touch of hops. Taste of typical old school malty beer with slightly bitter aftertaste. Reminded good old Lvivske Svitle