Graphirus (48) - - SEP 29, 2013
1.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
A - Pours a red amber beer, amazingly with no head whatsoever and no bubbles coming up to the surface.
S - In the nose there are some fruity esters, hops and yeast. No hints that I'm actually smelling a beer.
T - Sour! Feels like a watered down chicha or soda. There are some floral notes and touches of hops.Very unbalanced.
O - An horrible brew. If you have tried real russian kvas then the best approximation would be that this tastes like a kvas who has been left in the open a few days till it became sour, then some water was added to bring back some of the sourness.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
omhper (18374) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled, from Norman, St. Petersburg. Hazy amber, small head. Buttery nose. Medium bodied with well rounded mouthfeel. Mildly roasty, caramelly with some milk and cellar tones. Somewhat oily. Alive and interesting, although somewhat imperfect.
SaintMatty (4297) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 26, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
1L Bottle from the tap at the brewpub - Thanks Omhper - Amber with lively carbonation and a small head. Maple syrup, dried fruit, caramel and a hint of spice in the aroma. Malty, fruity and slightly metallic taste with notes of toffee, nuts and dried fruit. Not bad.
FatPhil (8126) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 16, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2011 Tap to bottle in brewpub in St. Petersburg, transported to Espoo same day - a million thanks John!
Fairly simple sweet grainy aroma. Deep orange, tiny loose head. Soft carbonation, and gentle malty retronasals, a touch lactic. SImple sweet baltic dark lager taste. Pretty tasty malts, gentle hopping in the finish, some caramel too. A little boring compared with the Domashnoe.
Rerate: Bottle - from ompher’s trip to St. Petersburg (5:4:5+:3:11=2.8)
More buttery aroma. More toffee in the taste. Diacetyl makes this quite slick. Graininess still there. Would drop this a little on taste and overall, but leaving the score the same, as it’s certainly not as fresh as it could be.