Amelrus (2) - Chelyabinsk, RUSSIA - AUG 29, 2005 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2007 Bready aroma with some barley. Golden color. Very light bitter. Soft Carbonation. Still a little low on the bitterness.
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 20, 2005
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Seven Seas distributing. Aroma is vaguely floral. Light golden, cloudy hue. Mild in flavor, with a lasting effervescense in the mouth. Tart, puckering hop finish. More of a novelty with great packaging. For less than $2, it’ll do in a pinch.
thegreenrooster (3863) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 23, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pour is a cloudy yellow with a big white head. Aroma is actually pretty good. You get a nice malty aroma for a lager. Flavor is not as bad as some Eastern Euro brews. And no skunk! NIce malts and a wee bit of hops at the end make this a very suprising lager from Russia.
Magjayran (1378) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 21, 2005
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Hardly deserves a rating. Golden color with a thin white head. Lacing is almost nonexistent. Boring grainy flavor. At least it tastes fresh.
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2005
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
my notes(which are usually pretty hard to decipher around this point during a beer tasting) suggests this is not a very memorable beer. pale yellow color, slight head. grainy aroma, with very little flavor, and what’s there is a bit sweet for me. a disappointing russian brew (i’ll stick with my baltika 3).
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2005
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Re-reading my buddy CORNFIELD’s review...he nailed it! It’s almost like it wasn’t there... That can’t be good, right? Supplied by LoSBD member dm9831...Good find, bro!
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2005
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2005 Pale and straw-colored with an airy, bubbly white head that vanishes quickly, this has the faintest of sweet grassy aromas. It’s extremely light feeling in the mouth, as if it almost wasn’t there. The taste is abouth the same, nearly non-existent, mildly sweet malt with plenty of corn and perhaps some honey. The finish was as clean as one could get. Thanks, dm9831.
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Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - JAN 2, 2005
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Sweet honey nose. Has a strong taste of honey and lemon zest. Has a finish similar to dirty dishwater. Sour aftertatse. Not horrid, but not great.
Kevin (2185) - New Mexico, USA - JAN 2, 2005
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
bottle. pours a hazy dark yellow with a fat pocked white head. dusty yeast aroma. taste is a stale odd lemon flavor that isn’t unpleasant but not exactly pleasing. has a taste of dirt/earth in the finish .might be the best russian beer i’ve had, but i haven’t had many.
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - JAN 1, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. A golden larger with eastern European influence and style. Corn sweat aroma, with adjunct-city inclusions. Not euro-strong but heading that way with a Spanish twist.