Quack-Duck (7517) - Down South, GERMANY - MAY 15, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle from a a local Russian supermarket. Clear golden yellow, mid-sized white head. Malty, slightly hoppy with a Bohemian character, reminding of a Czech 10° vycepni pivo, a bit milder, perhaps. Good.
pivnizub (8574) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - AUG 19, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Quack-Duck: Golen, big fluffy white head, mild buttery and woody-hoppy nose; light to moderate bitter-sweet flavour, light bodied, not watery; slightly lingering pale-malty and mild hoppy finish. Good by russian standards.....
Erzengel (1904) - 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
vinivini (295) - BELARUS - APR 8, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Original bottle. Pale golden beer with filmy head. Aroma of bread, grain, some fruity notes. Light body but not watery palate. The taste has mostly sour character. Also sweet notes are detectable. Malty finish. Some hops in the aftertaste. Acceptable lager
thirstyrabbit (998) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 8, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle (says 11 instead of 12°). Dark golden body, medium head. Aroma is sweet and milky with some white bread. Interesting. Sweet white-bready taste with the finish turning a bit lactic. Might be off by some standards but its more beery than all the triple filtered lifeless eurolagers that get advertised between football games.
Zarkam (336) - 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.
thexplorer (268) - Kherson, UKRAINE - SEP 16, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Средний, обычный лагер. Может, чуть лучше,че Чешское Барное.
edpeg (793) - Berlin, GERMANY - SEP 21, 2013
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pale yellow clear body with white not so dense big head. Aromas is sweet malts, grains and fresh mild hops. Palate is thin with medium weak carbonation and mouth feel. Aftertaste is rather refreshing, mild, little and has medium short weakish hops finish. Very easy to drink and refreshing, but over-toned on sweetness but quite OK when cold to quench your thirst.
IPAgutten79 (356) - Skui, NORWAY - MAR 8, 2014
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Kul flaske, helt lys i utseendet. Lavt skum. Søtlig aroma av malt. Ikke stort mer å si. Smaken er av malt, lettdrikkelig. Tynn konsistens.
Miksu (4830) - 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.