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Brewed by Baltika-Baku (Baltika-Carlsberg)
Style: Pale Lager
Xirdalan, Baku, Azerbaijan

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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 2.13/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.24   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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The Azerbaijan Beer
Xirdalan - is a lager beer brewed according to traditional technology of especially selected varieties of malt and hops with azerbaijan water famous for its refined taste and purity. 11°


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
omhper (19372) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 3, 2009
Canned. Clear golden, small head. Fruity grassy nose. Medium sweet with clean, ruonded mouthfeel. Grainy malt together with a fair amount of spicy grassy hops gives it sufficient subtance to be pretty good quencher. Finishes with some late bitterness. As a countries mainstream lager it is not bad at all - and I’m happy to finally having found an Azerbaijani beer!

1.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Acknud (1081) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - FEB 22, 2009
Pale, bland. Bland taste and aroma of corn. Not much else. At least I got this country out of the way! I won’t drink again unless I find myself in Azerbaijan.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
unclemike (2222) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - JAN 5, 2009
Straw color, the head does not last that long aroma of sweet apples taste of chocolate and the finish is pretty spicy not bad for a beer from some place i cant even say

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 24, 2008
Pours straw with a thin white head. Smells earthy and sweet with some skunky hints. Tastes of caramel, some soapy hints, matellic with a touch of pepper on the finish.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Bov (9492) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAY 14, 2008
courtesy of Marc Elsborg - slightly hazy blond colour; very little foam left; aroma of dust and paper with a note of old apples and burnt malts; moderate malt body and carbonation; sweet with a low and unclean bitterness; a bit dry and short aftertaste with more dusty notes - deeply uninteresting and not really under control

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
liinis (1563) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 8, 2008
bottle in Baku airport. typical golden clear with white head. Surprisingly good indeed. nothong to differentiate it from others of it’s kind.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ALLOVATE (2408) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 22, 2007
Sadly a lost-one and a funeral bought this beer to me. A wonderful family I now inherited obviously know my love of all things ’beer’ and out this came. So thanks to global engineering companies in Azerbaijan and thanks, dearly, to my wifes family. A few warnings, though, beckoned as I was offered this. It had a lot of congealed sediment on the bottom, for its age a risk I dare take, I swore I would taste it anyway - who ever died of a bad beer?
Into a tall stein as the night progressed back at my home. Is it unfiltered, conditioned in the bottle, because at this age it produced a cloudy yellow-straw with such furious, fine streams of carbonation raising a triumphant two to three inch crown up and out the stein. This held, it was remarkable, and it laced magnificently as it waned. Big grassy nose, fresh mown with some vegetal notes of broccoli and celery. The nose is also salty, a little fore-head sweat!, and musty ’barnyard’, but doesn’t disagree, doesn’t taint personally. It’s soft and creamy in the mouth, grainy - all pale, fresh cracked Pils malt, the dust of - and not too bad at all as it sinks into the depths. Sweet front, lightly pasty, a shallow tartness of sour malt and Perle like hops. Equates nicely amongst former Soviet states and the lagers they produce. Somehow earthy, gritty but not too much to make one content. The body so light it whisks with furore across the palate. Dusty, creamy, grainy swallow, zero for bitterness but so subtle it works finely into balance. Length is all milled pale malt with a sourish tang that manages to dry the palate voicing towards another. This could be awful, could be good, it’s just one of those beers you drink and like, and turn the brain off to. It’s not bad actually, so cheers to my wife’s uncle for this. (50cL, 08/01/05)

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rondo01 (2) - USA - DEC 7, 2006 does not count
Surprisingly good tasting and inexpensive local beer. Crisp and clear from a region one might not expect to find such. A fairly light lager that tasted good at all hours of the day. Widely available in Azerbaijan; better than available imports (MGD or Heine) while visiting there.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
faroeviking (10289) - FAROE ISLANDS - DEC 6, 2006
Xirdalan Lager Beer. 50 cl. bottle. Straw colour. little short head. Aroma of grains. Flavour bit malty with a touch of sweetness and grainy. An allright tasting beer.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
brunnsbe (75) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 19, 2006
Bottled (500ml). Nice foamy head, watery flavor and not that hoppy. Still refreshing, reminds me of Efes-pils from Turkey.


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