cheap (4172) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
S5L1T5F3O12 Nice big friendly 17 oz bottle. Like a bomber but smaller. Clear pale yellow ubiquitous appearance. Friendly aroma, yeasty and all. Taste is simple and refreshing, no ill attributes so far. Almost lemony or citrusy at times and carries with it a definite pilsner attitude with the slightly sharp lager hops. Rather enjoyable cheap pale lager experience. $1 per bottle at J.R.s in Rochester Pa. Looking forward to more of these. The lower alky beer character is reflected in its kind attitude. Goes down way too easy for a lager lover.
DerBiermeister (586) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - MAY 25, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was a nice Russian brew which was fairly malt-driven and otherwise nondescript, aside from moderate yeastiness. Plain, and versatile for food pairings. Pleasant.
mreusch (851) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - MAY 18, 2009
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Can from a neighborhood market in Vladivostok. Pours a clear golden yellow with a moderate white head. Aroma is pale malts, toasted grains, biscuit and light citrus. Flavor is toasted grains, biscuit and citrus. Eh, drinkable, and just another Russian pale lager...
JoeMcPhee (8534) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 31, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pale golden beer... with a thin white head. Lean pale malt aroma. A bit of minty/herbal hops. Pretty clean tasting. Light pale malt and a light sweetness. It’s very simple, but it really isn’t bad.
SODAK14 (293) - Rapid City, South Dakota, USA - DEC 29, 2008
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Looked an tasted like an average American mass produced wheat beer. Many other Russian beers are MUCH better.
OD40oz (773) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - DEC 13, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured golden with a small white head. Slight skunky aroma. Not too bad of a
beer. Had a grainy taste and a metallic aftertaste.
italianjohn (2358) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 30, 2008
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Well between this and Baltika i gotta say russians should stick to Vodka .... It just gave me nothing poured a very attractive gold with little or no head but just had no taste was very watery ... it was smooth you could pound these but well one pint was enough
SaintMatty (5487) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 21, 2008
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
1L Bottle - Golden in colour with a small head. Yeasty and malty aroma with some bread and citrus. Malty taste with grain which is easy to drink. Quite refreshing.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - APR 29, 2008
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
In the 0.5L bottle from HyVee CB. A straw-colored golden beer with a poofy white head. Has a slight essence of skunk at first opening, but not so overwhelming that it resembles a Pauli Girl. Mild boiled vegetable aroma. A clean beer with a nice mid-point bitterness. Slightly metallic finish. Not bad for $1.89.
Radek Kliber (6519) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - NOV 8, 2007
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle 500 ml
Appearance :Clear medium deep golden lager with short living rather small top.
Nose : Initial fruity character replaced with grainy slightly vineus-alco hints. 4+
Flavour/Palate : Medium light bodied . Grain-fruity middle. Plain malty brew with little hop presence. Fruity sweetness and some semi dry alcohol finishing. Quiet boring even for standard pale lager.