McTapps (4589) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - FEB 23, 2014
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pours out in a clear light golden colour with low head and thin body. Aroma of grains and syrup. Taste of mild hops, grains, barley, caramel and malt. Grainy-sweet finish. Okay, but not nice.
ogivlado (5900) - Zagreb, CROATIA - FEB 3, 2014
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottled 500ml. -from small Russian store in Zagreb. Pale golden coloured, small white head, plenty of big bubbles, staleish corn nose. Weak malty, light grainy and some stale corn with sugary notes in rather watery finish. Usual Russian standard, fancy bottle and crap of beer.
Beerhunter111 (8374) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JAN 15, 2014
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Klare goldgelbe Farbe mit durchschittlichem Schaum. Geruch malzig süß, metallisch. Geschmack wässrig malzig. Es schmeckt auch leicht metallisch.
jaghana (4151) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - JAN 8, 2014
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Nice 50cl bottle but that’s all. What a catastrophic beer, no malt, no hops, just a watery and light sourish liquid with wet paper notes and corn sugar profile. Terrible.
kevnic2008 (8484) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - DEC 30, 2013
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is sweet malts, some mild grains as well as mild earthyness.
Erzengel (3553) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - DEC 20, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
The beer starts malty, slightly grainy. The mainpart is a bit bitter, malty, solid! A bit grainy, but not too much. The aftertaste is long, malty-grainy. Fullbodied, round.
Not bad for a Russian Lager. Drinkable and ok. --> 10/12/9/9
nickel (339) - - DEC 10, 2013
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Nothing special, but better tan expected. Weak malty flavor and grain aroma. Drinkable
Miksu (4972) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - DEC 4, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
0.5 l bottle, thanks hanniku! Golden color. Sweetish honeyish aroma. Dryish honeyish, bready and metallic taste. Light body. Metallic taste is quite disturbing.
Zarkam (464) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 29, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
500ml bottle from supermarket in Vyborg, clear gold colour, small white head. Rather weird sweet basementy aroma, of butter, honey and cheese with some cough drop, cereal and grass thrown in. Medium and oily body, sour and bitter finish. Certainly one of the strangest tasting brews I’ve encountered in Russia, not really that pleasant but drinkable and probably could even be pleasant with a bit less chemical feel, very interesting nonetheless. Probably a different glass than a snifter would’ve helped as the smell was almost overwhelming in it. Should certainly try finding some more of this joint’s products next time over.
djoeye (1848) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 29, 2013
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2014 Scents syrup, sweets, fruits. Head tall vanilla. Amber body. Beautiful grenade bottle.
Watery taste, hops, hints of yellow apple, sour distinct notes. Weird mouthfeel.
Aftertaste cardboard, bread, sour. Not good. Emptied in drain and saved the bottle.
This brewery has a Cheshkoe Barnoe which is better.