Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - MAY 23, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Deep full amber colour with beige soft fine head. Sweet malt and grain aromas with bread like qualities (another one of those delectable beers that makes you hungry). The taste was just as more’ish. What I liked most was it wasn’t overly sweet like some Belgian’s but balanced more in keeping with Vienna or Bohemian style. Many thanks to SilkTork et al for his help in identifying this one.
Mads Langtved (2244) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty violent. Nice appearance. A strenghful lager and a fullbodied brew. An averga beer.
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.
GTAEgeek (1755) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, 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.
dnicolaescu (1628) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - NOV 30, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2015 BOTTLE 50 CL. Clear amber-red, beige head. Pretty decent caramel and malty aroma, a hint of bread. The taste is simple - caramel sweetness, a touch of malt, a bit thin in the middle (not watery though). The finish is moderately bitter with notes of grassy hops and alcohol. Not bad - a poor man’s heller bock.
Boystout (1000) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - SEP 30, 2003
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Deep amber color, light thin head. Some sweet maltiness and a touch of alcohol in the palate.
mreusch (851) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - MAY 24, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle in Vlad. Pours a clear darker golden color with a moderate tan head. Aroma is lightly spicy, toasted malts and caramel. Flavor is also a bit spicy, with more toasted malts and light caramel. Not bad.
robertjm (837) - Albany, California, USA - MAR 3, 2003
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pretty amber color. Same malty-ish flavor that seems to come out in most Eastern European lagers. Not very exciting, but there is an aftertaste present. Head that quickly dies. Palate is a little harsh. While I'd drink it again, its not something that I would run out of my way just to get.
cagou007 (821) - FRANCE - JUL 31, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours amber with thin white head. Aromas are smoke, caramel and booze. Metallic aromas. Not really a good one!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
YantarCoast (763) - Moscow, RUSSIA - NOV 12, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
500ml bottle, ABV is 6.8%. Pours a very pretty amber with a small white head that fades, but not completely. Minimal amount of lacing. Faint caramel aroma. Taste is caramel followed by a slightly bitter and alcoholic finish that I found a bit harsh to begin with.