oh6gdx (18554) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 8, 2009
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Canned@omhper. Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is quite much saltwater mixed with grains and mild rubbery notes. Flavour is grains, saltwater and rather boring. Not too unclean in the flavour.
omhper (17456) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 3, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
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!
faroeviking (10281) - FAROE ISLANDS - DEC 6, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
Bov (8158) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAY 14, 2008
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
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
Cletus (6177) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 24, 2008
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
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.
Rune (6120) - Tromsø, NORWAY - APR 14, 2010
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
500ml can, brought back from Baku for sharing at a rating session, thanks to Elisabeth. Clear, metallic golden body. Small white head. A bit of sweaty hops to the nose. Taste of corn and sweet fruits, banana notes. Spiced bitter endnotes. Flat carbonation. Possible to drink and rather decent tasting for a pale lager (Tromsø, 13.04.2010).
ogivlado (4975) - Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 6, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled(500ml). –I was pleasantly surprised with this beer, I was expecting something bad, but this stuff is very good. Pretty standard lager aroma (hoppy and light bready), mild carbonation, bitter finish, refreshing and easy drinkable brew
bluevegie (3004) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 11, 2010
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tried at homewbrew club this evening in a 1.5 lt plastic bottle. Hazy looking golden body with short lasting head. Aroma of hops with grainy malt taste that wasn’t that great.
gyllenbock (2962) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2009
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle in Baku, March 2008.
Clear golden with a rather small white head. Weak aroma and taste. Grass, bread some fruits and rather sweet. A boring lager, there are to many of them.
ALLOVATE (2098) - Butler, AUSTRALIA - JAN 22, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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)