Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - FEB 10, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice light golden color,small white head that faded slowly.The aroma was malty and fruity with a nice sweetness and mild hop presence.The taste was Malt and fruity with a very nice sweet side and smooth as hell,the hops are fairly weak for the style but still as a brew in general it does quite well as a summer brew and is highly drinkable.
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.
Sonicdescent (384) - Donora, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Scent reminded me of a Heiney (beer not body part) that hadn’t been skunked. Fizzy and yellow in the pour, not much going on there. Tiny hop bite in the taste, refreshing.
Leighton (13189) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle in the USA. Pours clear yellow with a fine, white foam head. Mostly cereal in the nose. Medium sweet flavor, all cereal grains, faint hay, white sugar. Light to medium body with average carbonation. Sweet finish with very light dryness, grains, more cereal. OK.
OD40oz (774) - 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.
cheap (4423) - 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.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 28, 2003
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
With Original, Yarpivo is finally firing on all cylinders! This is a Helles with some subtlety and possessing something other than alcohol taste (which is sadly sort of a Yarpivo trademark). Head retention sucks, and the beer in the glass looks like urine, BUT the aroma is a nice grassy one and the flavor is a tad herbal. Dominion Lager this isn't, but cut these Russian folks some slack. By Soviet standards, this passes muster as an acceptably hay-ish brew with a light malt body.
PorterPounder (5933) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 30, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A step above the usual Russian lagers - has a bit more body - I see it is classified as a Helles - that explains the extra body. Bit of a buttery aroma with some doughy accents - light golden appearance - thin white quickly dissipating white head. Crisp flavor with some slight spicy undertones. Detect a bit of sweet honey as well. Turns a tad metallic near the end but still a decent Russian beer.
Nejhleader (1296) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2006
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
It’s not bad, but by no means is it good. This is a very average lager tasting beer. From Russia, with not much love.
JoeMcPhee (8807) - 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.