Brewed by Kaluzhskaya (Moskva-Efes)
Style: Heller Bock
Kaluga, Russia
Serve in Dimpled mug, Stein


on tap


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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.83/5   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
Zolotaya Bochka Seasoned is a beer which brewing requires almost twice the amount of time as usual, due to long seasoning in specific conditions, in which it gains full-bodied flavour and a natural high strength. 14.9°

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SaintMatty (6842) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2008
500ml Bottle - Copper coloured with a large white head. Fresh,yeasty and malty aroma with a hint of tea. Malty and moderately bitter taste with tea also being detected along with a yeasty element. The bitterness does not last too long but a fairly pleasant finish lingers. Not bad at all and quite a nice surprise.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Delirium (657) - Falmouth, Cornwall, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2007
Bottle (as Bochka Aged). Pours clear amber/copper with a moderate white head. Bready, silghtly sweet malty aroma, with a little grass. Flavor is slightly sweet bready malt, only a little sticky, with a modicum of hops and a bit of astringency and bitterness in the finish. A bit too carbonated and maybe too astringent, but a nice fairly full body and pretty decent on the whole.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
D (577) - Gdynia, POLAND - JUL 22, 2006
Oh, now I see it was a Vienna - thougt it was some odd, herb-flavoured lagerwith very strong bitterness that had been lying in the barrel for a long time. Kinda heavy but good, I enjoyed it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUN 18, 2006
Bottle: Fiery amber, very clear, moderate to large off-white head, a few rings of lacing, no noticeable carbonation.   Semi-sweet malt aroma, slight caramel like, a touch of hay and grass as well.   Cookie dough and bready on the tongue, fairly clean, but lingering straw.   Decent body, moderate mouthfeel.   Finish is a bit sticky, but otherwise clean.   Better than I had expected.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aurelius (5094) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 8, 2006
Rich, ale-y, oatmeal cookie aroma - molasses, vanilla, grainy. Orangish, medium oak color, huge head. LIghtly astringent, moderately bitter, parched graininess, medium-light sweetness, dark syrup flavors. Medium body, finishes exceptionally bitter and alcoholic. A notch above most of the Eastern European brews.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
PorterPounder (7404) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 5, 2006
Half-time Liquors, Tallahassee, Fl, - 500 ml. bottle. Nice, dark orange to light brown pour with a thin, but sticky white head. Aroma is sweet and caramel-like with some molasses notes and a hint of chocolate. Full bodied flavor is rib sticking with hints of caramel, molasses and a back end of alcohol. The alcohol blends in well though and does not distract. Mouthfeel is thick and creamy and this one stays strong throughout. One of the better Russian beers I have experienced.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
rsmeds (228) - Turku, FINLAND - DEC 15, 2005
Bottled. Enjoyed from a used tea cup in Novosibirsk, Russia. Clear, deep amber color, with small off-white head with short retension. Malty sweet aroma, with a hint of alcohol. Flavor is fruity (apple, banana?), caramelly sweet malts, with a hoppy alcoholic tang in the fairly long finish. Not terribly exciting, but enjoyable enough, and the alcohol makes the flavour appreciatively rich. The carbonation is certainly a bit heavy though, but the same goes for most russian beers in my opinion.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Jedsbrew (465) - Rhineland, Missouri, USA - SEP 28, 2005
Amber hue with a soft creamy head, good lacing and a mild dryish malty aroma. Light to medium bodied, caramel malty flavor, some molasses, almost cloying with some alcohol and bitterness in the finish. Not the freshest in the world but still drinkable-probably pretty good when fresh.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 30, 2005
Slightly acidic grain flavor with a hint of fuel and an underlying malt liqour sweetness. Smells like grainy malt liqour. Tangy and stupid. I hate russians and I wish i wasn’t one...its like an american standard with alcohol graininess thrown in..Not my cup of crap, fo sho.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
heemer77 (5294) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - OCT 3, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2004 Has a light amber iced tea type coloring. The head was very small. The aroma is both nutty and bready. The taste is oak, molasses and bread. This is surprisingly good. The best beer I had in Ukraine and it is brewed in Russia by a company owned by Miller. Weird.

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