Glazed9884 (207) - USA - JUN 30, 2007
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
xxx not a big fan, but it was foreign so i figured I’d get it. Russian beers should prob stick to imperial stouts.
Finn (4710) - 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.
awwshiz (76) - USA - OCT 2, 2007
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light yellow color, very foamy. Below average session beer. Nothing special about it
nick76 (4304) - 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.
blankboy (6450) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 10, 2011
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
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.
Ernest (6603) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 27, 2004
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
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.
dortmunder (961) - Herdecke, GERMANY - JAN 6, 2005
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottled. Golden colour, small head. Corny, adjuncty aroma. Grainy, watery taste, almost no hops. Slightly tart. Not as offensive as some russian lagers, due to its wateriness.
IMtheOptimator (1162) - 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.
SilkTork (5374) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2002
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
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.
Enjoyit (3573) - 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.