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


on tap


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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.14/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Quack-Duck (8921) - Down South, GERMANY - MAY 7, 2013
bottle froma local Russian supermarket. Clear deep golden colour, mid-sized white head. Fruity, hints of cardboard and dust. Not brilliant.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
swoopjones (7013) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 25, 2014
can, Sochi Russia. another uninteresting pale eastern Eurpoean lager. Pale yellow, corn, bad

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
larsga (6929) - 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.)

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Ernest (6905) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 27, 2004
Head is initially small, frothy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is clear medium yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (grain), lightly hoppy (herbs), with notes of solvent and gasoline. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately bitter, husky. Medium body, watery texture, fizzy carbonation, lightly alcoholic. Industrial, grainy, fizzy, fusel alcohol, typical Russian swill.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
blankboy (6787) - 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. Flavourís watery but not as awful as expected -- itís not really good either but itís not awful -- Itís sweet and grainy. Light bodied. Couldíve been worse.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ogivlado (6650) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
PorterPounder (6535) - 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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
HogTownHarry (6371) - 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 isnít 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?

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
SaintMatty (6159) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
SilkTork (5450) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, 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.

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