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

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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 2.23/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.35   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°


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
RobertDale (2927) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JAN 11, 2013
500 ml. bottle. Thanks Bro! Pours a pale gold with a nice white head. Aroma of malt, grain, and hops? Taste is malt, grain, bread, and grass. Not too bad at all.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
visionthing (2395) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 28, 2011
Can. Pours clear golden with a small white head. A bit watery and sweet as most industrial lagers, but not bad. Better than Efes and absolutely drinkable, but nothing special.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ALLOVATE (2281) - 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)

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
unclemike (2180) - 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

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
luttonm (2069) - Belgrade, SERBIA - JUL 1, 2013
Thanks BalkanMac for bringing a bottle of this back for me. Shared with Ogi and Marko in Zagreb. Palest gray yellow weak foamy head. Skunky malt. weak cardboard. sour. crazy bad from the can.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
vipinvelp (1889) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - NOV 26, 2012
Pale cilear light yellow with small white foam head. Aroma is typical malty lager. Taste is bit flat, low sparkling, bit malty. Short aftertaste of no quality mentioning. But I can imagine when it’s hot outside this tastes much better. (Baku 201211)

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
liinis (1496) - 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.

1.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Acknud (1074) - 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.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Snegurochka (341) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 5, 2010
500ml bottle at the National Philaharmonia Cafe in Baku 1. Apr.2010. Clear golden body. Hoppy aroma with notes of cheese. Sweet fruits and corn, with a hint of white pepper in the finish. Ok, but a bit uninteresting.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Lenusik (119) - Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2013
I only picked this up to cross Azerbaijan off my list. It’s a typical Euro Pale Lager. It pours a clear gold colour, slightly dark, with a huge white head. Aroma is primarily malty with some weak floral hops, and the taste is slightly grainy, a tad sweet, and acidic. Again, a country conquered.


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