Dzhigga (258) - Kirov, RUSSIA - JUN 18, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Tea-like color with almost absent head. Aroma of malt, some biscuit notes. Taste is bittersweet with nuts notes. Medium-bodied. Finish is rather long, dry. Good red ale.
YantarCoast (511) - Moscow, RUSSIA - MAY 10, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Russian beer #100. 500ml bottle from Bochka in Moscow. Pours dark orange with a tiny beige head. Aroma of biscuit, caramel and berries. Taste is sweet - caramel, strawberry, candy.
DSG (8575) - Tel Aviv, - APR 22, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Ariel’s place. Thanks Ariel’s friend! Clear amber. Aroma of malt, a bit of caramel, hops, slightly citric and slightly skunky. Sweetish flavor with malt, a bit of caramel, a toasty hint, and bitterish hops, a bit citric. Medium-bodied. Easy-drinking.
sharkydodson (660) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - FEB 17, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
the aroma is caramel and fruity with hints of grains and flowers... the taste is caramel with notes of garden berries, candy and apples... light hoppy bitterness... sweet and bitter aftertaste...
Rammer (360) - Moscow, RUSSIA - JAN 7, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Good amber ale. Nothing special, but quite flavorful. The finish is weak, the end of the beer bottle is less tasty.
Marko (4327) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 31, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
As Red Ale, a surprising, accidental find by Karlo at Pivni Galerie, thanks for sharing! Darker orange-amber body, not that red. Candyish, slightly herbal yet yeasty aroma. Not too yeasty in the aroma, but more so in the taste. Sweetish taste, slightly herbal again, but with notes of beets too. No bitterness. Not thrilling but more or less passable. For 30ish crowns, a relatively good choice.
eluosiren (126) - Moscow, RUSSIA - SEP 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not my favourite type of beer but decided to taste it because I respect the brewery. Surprisingly it was better than IPA that i bought together with it. The Appearance is just marvellous - amber red with a good foam. The taste was also not bad but lacked depth and bitterness.
tomaz (69) - , GERMANY - JUL 24, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Seeing the level of quality of beers in Russia, can only ne happy of this one. Light nuts taste, not too sweet therefore no rea$ caramel notr, sold in liter plastic bottle in a paper bag to drink on the street, this home brewed beer is okay++ but nothing special. filtered and unpasterized, to drink within a week or two. The nam means red, says it’s light and refrrshing, which it’s.
Alcohol is @ 4.5 since after 22:00 only beers under 5% can be sold here. Foam fades quick away.
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 (21412) - 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.