Vells (518) - LATVIA - JAN 23, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bit overcarbonated for me. Otherwise quite drinkable, bready , rye with some notes of fruits, malts. Mostly sweet with some notes of sour. Drinkable but quite unbalanced
Marduk (1939) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 22, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
1L PET bottle. Dark brown color. Small size head, disappears. Sweet, roast, bready, slightly buttery and raisins in aroma. So bready, nice roast, sweet taste. Bit plasticy notes, but not really disturbed by those. Nice one.
teorn88 (1911) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at CBC Clerkenwell, thanks to Jack! It pours an amber body with a small head that sticks around. Aroma is sweet and fruity with some toffee notes. Taste is sweet again with candy sugar and molasses. Not sure I liked it.
chriso (7344) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
568ml can, best before 14.04.13, at tasting on 18 November 2012. Thanks to Leighton the Kvass King for bringing it along. Bready malt and caramel in the aroma. Sweet and sickly. Like diluted malt extract. Not my thing but not entirely unpleasant.
jackl (3780) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can from the legendary Alytus, shared at Paul’s birthday celebrations @ Craft. The pour’s deep amber with a small head. The nose is strong brown bread, rye, general grain. A bit of honey. The taste is more honeyed oat, rye bread. Slightly nutty. Quite sweet, but eminently drinkable, smooth. Light body, soft carbonation. Overall, for a kvass this is pretty excellent. Eminently more drinkable than most. Impressive.
Scopey (5295) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2013
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Can courtesy of jackl.... It pours deep red-brown with a small beige head. The nose is caramel, wood, fart, treacle and raisin. The taste is caramel, dark fruit, raisin, cherry, brown sugar and cherry cola with a rather sweet finish. Light body, moderate carbonation and sticky mouth-feel. Sweet, one-dimensional pseudo-soft drink.
larsga (5893) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 1, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Big brown head. Clear dark reddish brown body. Earthy brown sugar and rye bread aroma with spicy raisins notes. Sweet-dryish honey and raisins taste with pumpernickel notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft, flat mouthfeel. Dryish roasty honey aftertaste with spicy earthy notes. Nice and drinkable. (0.568l can from Stockmann, Riga.)
anders37 (15300) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 15, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Can @ Chriso. Pours a clear amber color with a small off-white head. has a fruity grainy caramel bready yeasty aroma. Sweetish sugary bready caramel flavor. has a sweetish bready sugary toffee finish.
Theydon_Bois (6471) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Can at Chriso tasting, thanks once again to Leighton - shere K(v)lass !18/11/12.
Mid chestnut brown with a thin tan head that soon dissipates to the edge of the glass.
Nose comprises malt, rye, brown bread, light chocolate, toffee, nuts.
Tastes of sweet toffee, grain, sweet soreen malt loaf.
Light to medium bodied with soft light carbonation leading to a sweet sugar rush in the finish.
In comparison to the other Kvass this is surely a Rolls Royce amongst Kvass!
Leighton (9640) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Can at Chriso Tasting, London - brought along by this guy! Pours clear, ruby-brown with a fine, tan cream. Sugary toffee and butterscotch in the nose. Medium to big sweet flavor, some berries, wet brown bread, brown sugar. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Sugary sweet finish with more toffee, some nuts, toasty sugars. Yeah...it’s actually one of the better examples of kvass that I’ve encountered.