austinpowers (2827) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 8, 2002
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smells bad. A smidge better than the Botchkarev, perhaps. Thin and watery. Undistinguished from an american standard.
DrnkMcDermott (2632) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2004
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. My first impression of Russian lagers was that they were too sweet, but maybe that was just the Baltika. This is suitably dry, the color is a nice golden hue with a thin head. Maltiness plays well with a little bitter. A nice standard beer.
Eructoblaster (2518) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 8, 2008
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle - 500ml. Boring golden body with a quick-fading white foamy head. Weak malty/hoppy aroma. Taste is thin and ends with a short bitter finish. At least, the BOB (bottle-opener bottle) works.
garthicus (2358) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 15, 2011
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Thanks to my colleague Anastasia who bright this back from Russia for me. Appearance: Light orange, small off white head. Aroma: Rubber, hay, grass, wet cardboard, dust. Flavour: Tangy plastic, wet cardboard, soda like, weak body, instant bitter finish.
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 13, 2007
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Draught at Kult Bar in Moscow, pale straw with a white foamy head and very carbonated. Aroma was grassy and metallic. A harsh metaalic dryness to the palate, with only grassy hops as flavour. Terrible.
pilsnerrogge (2285) - Finspång, SWEDEN - SEP 16, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught @ Hotel Azimut, St. Petersburg
Yellow colour. Creamy head. Peculiar vanilla ice cream aroma. Thin and over carbonated with a dry, grassy bitterness
sloth (2251) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - JAN 25, 2004
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Large offwhite/grey head, mostly lasting with splotchy lacing.. Good looking clear amber lager. Somewhat soapy, malty nose. Medium body. Malty, corny flavors with a hint of wet cardbord, yum. Astringent, dry finish.
Ron (2003) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 27, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
One pint bottle that Patty gave me from BOTW. I sampled this with JB while he was trying to rid my computer of a virus that the kids gotten. The hops really stayed on the palate from this one cause the Yuengling I had after this tasted just like this for the 1st couple of swigs.
jb (1821) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 27, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Simple light pilsener styled beer. The taste of the hops is light, but lingers. Not bad.
IMtheOptimator (1161) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - JUN 26, 2006
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Tap at the Idiot in St. Petersburg. Poured a very pale golden with a fizzy white head. Faint corn aroma. Flavor of light corn and grass, with some wonderful skunkiness in the finish. Not very pleasant.