Brewed by Pivovarna Zagorka (Heineken)
Style: Pale Lager
Stara Zagora, Bulgaria


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RATINGS: 305   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.06/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Ingredients: Malted barley, water, hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jivcho (1) - wheeling, Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2015 does not count
One of Bulgaria’s best lagers! It must be tried fresh (in Bulgaria) without any conservants.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BuckeyeBoy (6140) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 21, 2015
Pours from a green bottle a clear crisp straw color topped with a white head. Nose is corn cereal malts and a touch of grassy hops. Taste is sweet corn the cereal malts and a lingering after taste.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
larslan (27) - Izmir, TURKEY - DEC 12, 2015
Notes of malt, corn and grass. Not very strong bitterness. Slightly over the avarege of Eastern European lagers.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Alengrin (4603) - BELGIUM - OCT 19, 2015
Bulgarian pale lager from a plastic 2 l bottle with plastic screw cap. Medium thick but not very stable, snow white, coarse, lightly lacing head over a clear orangey ’old gold’ coloured beer, darker than average for the style, with vivid sparkling. Simple aroma of sourish grains, white bread crust, wet cardboard, soaked cereals, grass, cornbread. Neutral onset, a bit minerally with medium carbo, grain sweet with a touch of old cookies and corn, smooth mouthfeel but not as thin or metallic as is often the case in this style; finish has a late, brief grassy hop bitterness but a vague plastic-like chemical wryness too. Very average at best, the sourish graininess becomes a bit bothersome in the end, certainly if you have to ingest 2 l of the stuff, but still a fairly drinkable standard lager.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Meilby (10970) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 10, 2015
Bottle 500ml @ Geokkjer
Pours clear golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, grain, cardboard and hint of grass. Taste is light to medium sweet and light bitter. Body is light, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Geokkjer (7346) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 10, 2015
Bottle. Pours golden with an off-white head. Aroma of malt, corn, some fruitiness and herbs. Flavor is sweet and malty with some grains, corn and caramel. Medium body, average carbonation.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cthulhu (962) - MARSHALL ISLANDS - SEP 26, 2015
50 cl can. Pale golden colour with small head. Weak aroma.Some malt taste as well the typical syrup flavour that you find in eastern lagers.Light body. Drinkable

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Rubin77 (1104) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 14, 2015
F: very thin white, quick diminishing. C: pale gold, clear. A: malt and grassy hop. T: malt and some grassy and floral hops, hard to describe more, below average lager.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
Travlr (21650) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 4, 2015
Bottle. Clear yellow color, airy white head. Aroma of corn and paper. Taste is papery straw.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
Rhombic (118) - SPAIN - JUL 28, 2015
Bottle. Once it’s opened, it releases a strong skunky odour, fairly off-putting. The taste is also greatly characterised by this particular smell, together with hoppy notes. The palate is relatively watery.

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