YantarCoast (534) - Moscow, RUSSIA - JUL 3, 2015
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
500ml bottle, brewed in Ivanovo, but I don’t really think it’s worth making a Russia entry for this beer. Pours clear gold with a small white head. Aroma is sweet and grainy. Taste is slightly sweet, bready and rather watery. Doesn’t stand out from the other Zhigis.
dnicolaescu (1376) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - APR 25, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
CAN 50 CL. Clear golden with a white frothy head. Aroma... What!? Hoppy with notes of gooseberry and other tart and astringent fruit, some yeast an dough - feels much like a belgian blonde.The taste is a hybrid between a blonde and a macro-lager - fruity, gooseberry, dough, and light bitter finish with a touch of fusel alcohols, which reminds you what you are actually drinking. Soft carbonation. Decent and bizarre - 2,9/5.
nickel (720) - - JAN 12, 2015
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
one more beer (ahh ok Pale Lager) about nothing. Have to type something to get required minimum
Zarkam (536) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 5, 2013
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
500ml bottle from supermarket in Vyborg, made by Sun-Inbev Ivanovo and also by a bunch of their breweries in Russia, abv between 4.5 and 4.7%, characteristics seem very similar to the Ukranian version by the same joint so I put here, recipe is the Soviet now public domain one anyway. Light gold colour, small white head, aroma of grain, dough and grass with a hint of caramel, taste is stale bitter and somewhat metallic, abrupt metallic and slightly sweet finish, light body, medium carbonation. Drinkable but not very pleasant Soviet lager, nuff said.
djoeye (2580) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 27, 2013
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
0,5L can abv 4,5 and 11’. From supermarket in Kremenchuk UA.
Scents of hops, hay, grass, fart, paint.
Fragile and quickly diminishing head.
Standard straw yellow body.
Taste as a beermix with syrup-lemonade and a skunky beer.
Crazy roasted syrupy feel.
Aftertaste bread with honey.
Funny joke this beer. It is made in Ukraine, with picture of monumental building in Moskva, which is funny, because it is made so far from Moskva. And the taste is also far from a beer... Ukrainians really have humour.
thexplorer (346) - Kherson, UKRAINE - SEP 16, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Обычный лагер. Явно не лучший из жигулей.
sinfull (1147) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - AUG 27, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Straw color with medium white head. Grainy sweet aroma with corn and metal notes. Grayny taste with hoppy bitterness finish.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone