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

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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 2.13/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.23   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°


1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
tderoeck (5030) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 18, 2014
5/VII/14 - 50cl can @ RBBSG III (Gent) - BB: n/a (2014-716) Thanks to Benzai for sharing the can!

Clear light yellow beer, aery white head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: grains, malty, very rural impression, sweet, sugary, corn syrup. MF: soft carbon, light body. Taste: sweet, corn syrup, hay, sweet malts, sugary. Aftertaste: more of the same. Country tick #99!

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
gyllenbock (4956) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2009
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.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
77ships (4215) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 6, 2014
500 ml. green bottle sampled @ RBBSG III. Thanks to Benzai! Clear golden. Nose is heavy on skunk with some sweet grains in the back. Tastes of sweet corn mash, some grains & plenty of skunk. Fizzy. Eh another lousy pale lager.

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Marko (4030) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 6, 2013
Finally Azerbaijan! Thanks to luttonm for bringing this! Poured a pale golden body with a tiny white head. Light dusty herbal aroma with some egginess. Empty taste, egg, slightly tangy, some light herbal notes. But hey, it’s smooth - must be that "famous" Azeri water.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
RobertDale (3663) - 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
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
bluevegie (3059) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 11, 2010
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.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
visionthing (2894) - 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.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Wim (2829) - Weelde, BELGIUM - NOV 27, 2014
at bart place along with yves 0.50 liter bottle gold blond-colored body with a white head and a spicy hop herby aroma a herby spicy hop bitter taste with a bitter finish

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ALLOVATE (2459) - 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)

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
luttonm (2339) - Seattle, Washington, USA - 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.


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