FatPhil (9904) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 31, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle - thanks SaintMatty
Deep copper orange, healthy tight head. Baked bread aroma, a bit fruity - raisins. Slight hint of alcohol (drunk at room temperature, so that’s less surprising). Fairly soft palate. Grainy and buttery, a little bit woody. Sweet spiciness too, almost peppery. Long woody finish. Quite sophisticated beer, covers the alcohol pretty well. Worth hunting out, very good nutty lager.
Ratman197 (10538) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 4, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle poured a clear golden amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of fruittiness, carmel and light honey. Palate was light to medium bodied and crisp. Flavors of fruittiness, honey and light carmel with a crisp dry sweet finish.
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.
swoopjones (6558) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 25, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle, Sochi Russa. lighter caramel colored pour, wet cardboard, caramel malts, toasted malts, decent
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.
GTAEgeek (1372) - 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.
YantarCoast (318) - 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.
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.
Enjoyit (3520) - 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.
Ernest (6514) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 27, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is clear medium amber. Aroma is moderately malty (grain, bread, caramel), lightly hoppy (herbs), with a light note of solvent. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter, slightly husky. Medium body, watery texture, fizzy carbonation, lightly alcoholic. A step up from the Klassic (better aroma for sure), but still industrial, grainy, and fizzy.