Ascelja (365) - Neratovice, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 29, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle 0,5l. Clear yellow body, medium white head. Malty aroma with some apples, alcohol and spice. Taste is sweet. Malts, bread, hints of alcohol on the finish. Medium body, soft carbonation.
Above average of Ukrainian pale lagers, not bad.
djoeye (2765) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 27, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Look; white big head, clear straw golden body, dots n spots as lacing. Aroma; malts, straw, bread, floral fruity scents. Taste; sweet malts, straw, bread, cardamum, faint twist of coriander - leading to a sweet malty strawy floral finish with some alcohol notes. On palate ok with soft carbonation, average body. Overall; average plus. [50cl btl 5.8% BB05.2016 B@Fajna Flashka Lviv UA, shared with Rune]
Rotin (367) - Neratovice, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 25, 2015
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle 0,5l from local market in Rachiv, Ukraine. Clear, gold colored. AROMA- apples, malt, lightly alcohol. FLAVOR- slightly sweet, malty, some apples, note of alcohol. No hops. Medium bodied.
Really not bad, for pale lager from Ukraine.
Rune (9661) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 10, 2015
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Thanks to djoeye for sharing a 500ml bottle. 5.8 % abv. Fluffy white head over a clear straw-golden coloured body. Dotted spots on the glass. Bread-like malts on the nose, lightly spiced. Sweet grain malty flavours, some citric notes added by a touch of cardamom. Noticeable alcohol. Mid-sweet ending. Accepted (Tromsø 09.10.2015).
mansquito (4479) - Nueva York, New York, USA - SEP 21, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I had my doubts seeing a pale lager rated this high, but I was pleasantly surprised to find that it was well deserved. Pours golden with white head. Aroma is frain mosty. Taste is pretty clean and grainy. Bready. Very inviting. Will bring one back to the states for sure.
dnicolaescu (1441) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - MAY 12, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
BOTTLE 50 CL. Clear golden-amber, frothy white head. Start rather harsh with sulfur, band-aid. After a while the malts come through, apple pie with raisins and a touch of cinnamon and alcohol. The taste is similar, baked apple sweetness and some alcoholic harshness and phenolic bitterness. Some astringency and no hops.
nickel (775) - - APR 21, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma of malt. Really cool and unexpected. Just open the bottle and let your beer loose some amount of carbonation (aprox 30 min)
Taste of grain and malt. Not bad overall but rather sour aftertaste
hopscotch (10265) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 23, 2009
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle… Clear, light golden lager with a large, frothy, white head. Good retention. The aroma is a mingling of warm bread, an herbal root (?), biscuit and sake. Medium to full-bodied and a touch astringent with modest carbonation. Sweet, vinous, sake-like flavor. Odd, but not entirely unpleasant. Finishes crisp, lightly sweet, and then super abrasive and dry at the very end.
douglas88 (7590) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 16, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
500 ml bottle with a cool picture of a ship on the label. Bottle from College Liquors in Grand Junction, CO. Pours a clear orange color with a small white head. The aroma was quite a surprise; loads of sweet citrus, and sourness, almost smells like a Belgian brew. My initial thought was that this is not a pale lager at all. The taste was also very good; a zesty and citrus filled flavors, like lemon peels and honey. Some rich malts and fruitiness, very clean and quaffable. Kind of like a wit beer meets eastern European lager. Overall, an excellent beer, especially for the style. I will pick up more of these if possible. What a find!
PorterPounder (6539) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 2, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Big blocky 500 ml bottle. Pleasantly surprised. Pours a dark golden with decent frothy white head. Aroma has some wort-like notes to it with a little bit of doughiness to it. Flavor has some faint honey accents with some raw cake mix flavor as well. Mouthfeel is slightly thick - not bad at all. Leans more towards a Bohemian Pilsener than just a plain pale lager in my opinion.