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


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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.15/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Boystout (1000) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - MAR 1, 2003
It seems to be Zolotaya Bochka Klassicheskoye. This brewery also brews a malt liquor (the worst of all) and a light beer ("Probably the best beer in Kaluga" :) The less alcohol the better beer. This "Classic" is very middle-of-the-road.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
SaintMatty (6841) - 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 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
OleR (4804) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
kevnic2008 (11414) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - APR 14, 2013
Golden colored clear body with a medium size white head. Nose dominated by malt. Flavour dominated by sweet malt.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
djoeye (3800) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 26, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2014 Золотая Бочка Классич& - Classic Golden Barrel. 50cl aluminium can from a supermarket in Kremenchuk, Ukraine. Says that Efes Ukraina, Donetsk, SAB Miller stands behind it. Pasteurized bright beer. 12’ and abv 5%. Pours a head taller than average, bumpy foam, leaves fields on its way down. Body is bright golden, rare and tiny bubbles. Scents of bread, grassy hops. Tastes malts and hops, the carbonation, something sweet. Feel is alright, but sweetness and carbonation disturbs. Aftertaste; bread, rye bread, syrup, malt. Overall it’s coming well at the end. Pale lager with some premium elements. 34437=2.1 - Re-Tasted 10SEP-2014; fruitiness in aroma, buttery notes in taste, feels fruity on palate. B@supermarket in Baltics. Seems to have been improved a bit. New 4-4-4-3-8=2.3

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
kto (912) - SWITZERLAND - AUG 31, 2015
pours clear golden colour with a small white head and some lacing. aroma corn, paper, a hint of grassy hops. flavour is the same. not too sweet, balanced finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Aurelius (5094) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 20, 2004
A sorta pickle-y smell. I liked the gold label. Brothy, lightly sweet, underhopped. A bit watery. An herbal/vegetable broth finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 7, 2006
Bottle at the Brickskeller, DC. Middle of the road lager. On the light side, but had a faint hops flavor and something resembling taste. only a little cheap beer flavor

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
mreusch (851) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - MAY 19, 2009
Can in Vladivostok. Pours golden yellow with a nice white head. Aroma is toasted pale malts, some caramel and light citrus. Flavor is mild with more toasted pale malts and light citrus hops. And another stellar pale lager down, 4,999,999,987 to go...

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
YantarCoast (967) - Moscow, RUSSIA - SEP 11, 2015
500ml bottle. Pours gold with a small white head. Aroma of grain and wort. Malty tase. Thin bodied and watery. Nothing much to say about it really.

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