OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 1, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
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.
Finn (4642) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 18, 2014
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
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.
Aurelius (4578) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 20, 2004
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
A sorta pickle-y smell. I liked the gold label. Brothy, lightly sweet, underhopped. A bit watery. An herbal/vegetable broth finish.
nick76 (4302) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 2, 2008
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
The aroma is floral with mixed grain malt. The appearance is golden with a small head. The flavor is like the aroma with a bitter and metallic finish. The palate is thin. This beer does nothing to help my dislike of eastern European beers.
Enjoyit (3567) - Vadum, DENMARK - JAN 1, 2008
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Pale yellow of color with a white head. An aroma of DMS, corn and almost no hops. A flat flavor of malt and no hops.
Marduk (3544) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 19, 2014
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
500ml bottle. Clear golden color. Medium size, white head, stays. Papery, wort, sour notes in aroma. Malty, yeasty, cereals, sweetish, dirty notes in taste. Papery, corny aftertaste. Nasty.
Eructoblaster (3275) - 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.
Ron (2889) - 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.
DrnkMcDermott (2873) - 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.
austinpowers (2826) - 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.