JoeMcPhee (8746) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 2, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep amber pour with some thin white head. The aroma is fairly caramelly and slightly sweet. A little bit of clean toasted malt and a touch of sweet vanilla-like character. There is a little bit of light sweetness. There is some peppery character as well with a little bit of clean lagery sweetness. It’s actually a decent Vienna - which for Russia is pure awesome.
rickgordon (3845) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 7, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Amber colour with creamy head. Caramelly malty, sweet nose with hints of toffee. Short flavour with sweet industrial lager style. Light to medium body with no bitterness.
DSG (6459) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 9, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Clear amber color with stable white head. Aroma of malt, caramel and light toastiness. Sweet malty flavor with caramel, some bread and a drier, slightly bitter finish with spicy/peppry notes light alcohol hints. Medium-bodied.
mickut (276) - Espoo, FINLAND - NOV 6, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. Pours amber with average off-white head. Medium bitter, lightly sweet. Palate is medium bodied, hint of metallic feel. Aroma has malt, warming alcohol, medicinal notes.
GTAEgeek (1313) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 22, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle in Moscow, Russia. Pours a deep, clear amber color with a medium white head. It leaves a fair amount of lacing. The aroma is very malty, with some notes of corn, pine hops, and some slight, tart fruits. The flavor is mostly sweet with an unpleasant sour and bitter finish. The body is somewhat heavy, and the alcohol warmth is undeniable. Overall, a decent beer.
tomer (1849) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - AUG 20, 2010
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
0.5L bottle, medium lasting beige head with some lacing, clear,deep but not dark brown colour, strong caramel aroma with some dried fruits, flavour of caramel and dried fruits with notes of cheap brandy, alcohol strong and overwhelming adding an unwelcome bitterness. Could have been nice with less alcohol.
zvikar (3881) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - AUG 1, 2010
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours clear bronze to orange with a light carbonation and a nice tan head, aroma of malt, caramel and bread with some yeasty marmalade notes, flavor of malt, cheap brandy and lots of alcohol, some herbs at the finish, quite zesty, light to medium body, something in between Vienna and European Strong.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 14, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Kaluga Brewery, Kaluga, Russia--Zolotaya Bochka Golden Barrel Aged Russian Lager--2007 16.9 oz. Bottle. 6.50% ABV. 25 IBU’s? (4.0 / 5.0) Bock--Amber. 2 @ $2.49 Each. Dense lacy white head. Clear bright rich amber color. Malty mild fruit hop smooth front. Mild creamy smooth caramel fruit mild sweet Amber Bock clean toffee hint body. Smooth malt spice mild hop tangy clean end. Crisp mellow no stank Amber Bock. Sampled 4/5/2008.
Enjoyit (3496) - Vadum, DENMARK - MAR 16, 2010
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear amber of color with an off white head. An aroma of hops, caramel, weak apples, weak bread. A flavor of toffee, caramel, malt, weak hops.
larsga (6335) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 28, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Medium beige head. Brown body. Faint red berries aroma. Dry-sweetish toffee sugar and alcohol taste with roasty wild berry notes. Sharpish dusty mouthfeel. Mid-bodied. Dry papery grassy aftertaste with very harsh bitterness and fruity notes. Not really very nice. (0.5l can, grocery store, St. Petersburg.)