Brewed by Kaluzhskaya (Moskva-Efes)
Style: Amber Lager/Vienna
Kaluga, Russia


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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.82/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - MAY 23, 2003
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mads Langtved (2244) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2003
Pretty violent. Nice appearance. A strenghful lager and a fullbodied brew. An averga beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 14, 2010
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GTAEgeek (1587) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - AUG 22, 2010
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Boystout (1000) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - SEP 30, 2003
Deep amber color, light thin head. Some sweet maltiness and a touch of alcohol in the palate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mreusch (851) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - MAY 24, 2009
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
robertjm (817) - Albany, California, USA - MAR 3, 2003
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Delirium (636) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - 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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
cagou007 (611) - FRANCE - JUL 31, 2014
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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
YantarCoast (586) - Moscow, RUSSIA - NOV 12, 2014
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.

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