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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.19   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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(Translated from Russian):
Released in 1997. A pale beer that wonderfully quenches thirst on a hot summer day and warms during the winter. A taste with a pleasant hoppy bitterness. 10.5°
Formerly 11°


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - FEB 10, 2004
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DerBiermeister (586) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - MAY 25, 2009
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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sonicdescent (384) - Donora, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2009
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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Leighton (9833) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2012
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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
OD40oz (768) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - DEC 13, 2008
Poured golden with a small white head. Slight skunky aroma. Not too bad of a beer. Had a grainy taste and a metallic aftertaste.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cheap (3802) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2009
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.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 28, 2003
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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
PorterPounder (5190) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 30, 2003
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.

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nejhleader (1182) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2006
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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
JoeMcPhee (8188) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 31, 2009
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.


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