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Brewed by Kaluzhskaya (Moskva-Efes)
Style: Pale Lager
Kaluga, Russia

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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.18   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
larsga (6240) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 11, 2012
Medium white head. Clear deep yellow body. Mealy malty grassy aroma with fruity notes. Dry-sweet malty papery taste with grassy fruity notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft mouthfeel. Dry resiny grassy taste with dandelion and flour notes. Mealy flavour lingers. Not bad, but a bit harsh and mealy. (0.5l bottle from a street kiosk in Moscow.)

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
blankboy (6150) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 10, 2011
Bottle [500ml] shared with HogTownHarry & garthicus -- c/o garthicus. Pours a clear pale gold with an average size semi-lasting weird-looking white head. Aroma of sugar, alcohol and caramel -- not good. Flavour’s watery but not as awful as expected -- it’s not really good either but it’s not awful -- It’s sweet and grainy. Light bodied. Could’ve been worse.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
HogTownHarry (6126) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - APR 17, 2012
February 15, 2011. Shared by garthicus with blankboy and me. 500ml bottle. Clear deep gold with a small quick-diminishing pancake batter off-white head. Modestly offensive aroma - sugar, weeds and light soiled diaper - not the worst, but pretty ugly. Taste isn’t thaaat bad - like cheap apple juice with liquid paper and a splash of homemade vodka. Average body, weak carbonation, harsh aftertaste. Oh why, why, why?

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
swoopjones (5987) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 25, 2014
can, Sochi Russia. another uninteresting pale eastern Eurpoean lager. Pale yellow, corn, bad

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ogivlado (5791) - Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 25, 2008
Bottled(500ml). -Golden coloured, medium sized white head, sweetish nose. Moderate malty, weak hoppy and slight grainy with notes of honey. Short bitter finish. Boring but drinkable.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
PorterPounder (5593) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 3, 2004
Dark golden appearance, soapy white head; good lacing. Faint, fresh lake water aroma, not unpleasant. Crisp, clean flavor with a brief bit of spearmint and honey sweetness. Clean, crisp mouthfeel, not at all metallic as some of this ilk seem to be. Pleasantly surprised.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
SaintMatty (5380) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 15, 2008
500ml Bottle - Golden in colour with a small white head. Malty aroma with a hint of sweetness. Malty and slightly sweet taste with a hint of citrus. Not bad and quite refreshing when served cold on a hot day.

1.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
SilkTork (5230) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2002
This is brewed by Kaluga Brewery Company not far from Moscow. The Kaluga brewery is part of the SAB giant, and also brews Miller Beer under a 5 year licence agreement which runs out in 2005. The recipe is supposed to date from 1875, although the brewery only began making it in May 1999. This is quite popular in Russia and could be compared to Bud in terms of quality and market appeal. The English translation is Golden Barrel - Classic. Best avoided.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
OleR (4802) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 1, 2012
0.5 L bottle as ЗОЛОТАЯ БОЧКА Klassicheskoe. Pours a brilliant clear pale golden, topped by a finger of fully diminishing white head. Sweet-scented bread and wort to the nose. Taste is fairly clean malty. On the sweet side with bready and grainy malt flavor. Some bittering hops underneath. Light to medium full. Slick texture. Sweetish malt ending. Just about a decent euroloager.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Finn (4263) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 18, 2014
Boks 500ml anskaffet av djoeye og delt med ham og Rune på pauserommet 27 Aug 14. Lys gyldenbrun. OK skum. Svak metallaroma. Smaken er karamell & malt. Antydning til frukt i smaken - men tynn.


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