Jedsbrew (465) - Rhineland, Missouri, USA - SEP 28, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
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.
YantarCoast (455) - 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.
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.
swapp (258) - Kaunas, LITHUANIA - JAN 27, 2015
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
500 ml bottle, clear amber color with thin white short living head. smells like alcohol. taste are some kind sweetness with caramel notes and b bit bitterness from hops. aftertaste are mostly sweetness and alcohol... i think its more bock than vienna lager
rsmeds (228) - Turku, FINLAND - DEC 15, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
lizziesage (180) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 22, 2003
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A friend of mine brought this beer back to me from their recent trip to Russia. The aroma was rather insipid, slightly weezy and metallic. A nice light beige head crowned a light amber, slighly brown colored beer with superb clarity. Bochka Seasoned was soft on the tongue with barely creamy mouthfeel. The flavour was well balanced with the hops overwhelming the malt just a bit providing a sharp, dry swallow. There was something going on in the aftertaste (alcohol?); but, it wasn't that noticeable. The overall affect was rather full.
Petronius (55) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 4, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark amber beer with big shored-lived head. Not very aromatic - you can smell alcohol and bread - that’s it. Toasted bread and burned sugar. Creamy, a tad sweet, alcohol is evident but pleasant. Slightly bitter finish.
MrGrigg182 (30) - Tambov, RUSSIA - OCT 23, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Приятн согрева& нормаль& вариант для зимы.
Алl не чувству&
Punin (6) - Novosibirsk, RUSSIA - APR 23, 2014 does not count
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
One of the best bock beer in Russia. Alcohol is not feelin when i served this in glass for belgian beer, aroma is flavoured with white bread, some alcohol notes, taste is creamy, fruity, little honey and little touch of hop, after sip i feelin’ aftertaste like ale :) It’s a very decent Russian bock, recommended!