Ernest (6031) - 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 (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.
SilkTork (5123) - Rochester, Kent, 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 (3086) - 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.
Oakes (11874) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 18, 2004
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Golden-bronze colour. Light, slightly minerally aroma. Light flavour, slightly grainy. Very bland.
Sevenlee (1204) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - DEC 14, 2013
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Pours a golden colour with a fast disappearing head. Aroma is malt, apple and meh. Taste is as meh as a pale lager gets. Overall, just meh.
FatPhil (8636) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 15, 2009
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
500ml bottle - exchange with Saint Matty - thanks!
Pale, fizzy. Bland vaguely lagery aroma. Nasty metallic palate. Slight horror taste - papery, and too strong to ignore. Not refreshing, not tasty, actually quite nasty.
TheGrandMaster (2334) - 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.