chrisv10 (10755) - DENMARK - OCT 1, 2011
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. Clear golden with small white head. Aroma is malty. Flavour is malt, cereal, little grainy, sweet and a tiny bit bitter.
Oakes (12167) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 13, 2011
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Small bottle, found in Moscow. These days this is the most common Zhiguly in Moscow. Dull amber, but lightly filtered. Smells a bit grainy. The taste is sweet, lightly grainy with a caramel and corn finish. Clean - this is not your father’s Zhigulyoskoye! Mostly just dull.
mile (2857) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 14, 2011
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Golden, short to and fully diminishing head. Light to moderate, malty - lightly grainy and sweetish aroma, faint bread and card-board. Body is light to medium, malty – lightly grainy and sweetish flavor, some bread and faint hoppyness. Finish is short to average, malty – lightly grainy and lightly sweetish with some bread and alcohol. Malty and sweetish lager – no hoppyness.
beastiefan2k (2359) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - JUL 8, 2011
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
First U.S. rater. Wooo, rock n roll. A little history on this beer. Zhiguli beer or Zhigulovshi beer is an old-time Russian beer, akin to PBR or Schlitz in America or the Yugo. Its a nostalgia beer. This version is modern remake. In the database you will find numerous beers with a similar name. I got this in BROOKLYN!!!!!!! at a Russian store on Brighton Beach. The place is loaded with E. European brews. Green glass, 500mL bottle with a twist off cap. Skunked, grass, overly-herbal, dry, astringent plain Euro-mass-produced-green-bottle-lager. Three sips and the rest gets dumped out. Cost was 2 bucks for a tick.
estpiwo (1268) - ESTONIA - JUN 6, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Golden color with white head. Grassy aroma. taste is quite hoppy, but little bit chemical. Short bitter finish. Drinkable.
Quack-Duck (7759) - Down South, GERMANY - MAY 16, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle from a local Russian supermarket. Clear golden colour, mid-sized, creamy head, quickly disappearing. Malty aroma with hints of apples. Shy hoppy touch in the finish. Lingering dry hop flavours remain. Rather nice, quite good for the style.
faroeviking (10293) - FAROE ISLANDS - APR 11, 2011
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Flöska. Thin clear golden, short white head. Grain bit citrus aroma. Fair mouthfeel. Flavour of grain, some grass and citrus like. Quite simple.
Rune (7760) - Tromsø, NORWAY - APR 6, 2011
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Thanks to MrSoul for carrying a bottle from Arkhangelsk to a social gathering at Sommarøya Arctic Hotel. Crystal clear, golden body, decent white head. Sweet corn to the nose. Sweet pale malts in flavour. Dry ending. Clean tasting and possible to drink, but way too sweet (Hillesøy, 26.03.2011).
Finn (4003) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 29, 2011
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Flaske 0,5l delt med med MrSoul, Rune m.fl. under hyggelig sammenkomst i Hytte 51 (Vestkanten) på Sommarøy Arctic Hotel 26 mar 11. Lys gylden på farge. Gjennomgående aroma og smak av søt malt med innslag av krydder. Egentlig bra men litt kjedelig.
DruncanVeasey (7099) - NUNEATON, Top 13, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2011
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Can, Estonian Sip and Tip Festival 2011, room 537, Meriton Grand, Tallinn. Clean gold, dwindling white foam. Inoffensive aroma of grain, light pine, ginger (?) and curry house soapiness. Slippery low fizz mouthfeel, papery spruce, white rice, card. Some rubberiness and corn in the aftertaste. Poor- although not as bad as expected. Down the sink with it.