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

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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 2.14/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.29   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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Widely available in Russia, presumed brewed at all or most of SABMiller’s breweries there, but some evidence exists that this originated at the Kaluga brewery.


2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Dzhigga (112) - Kirov, RUSSIA - FEB 15, 2014
Bottled. Light amber color with very fast disappearing head. Aroma is really hard to distinguish, but some notes of caramel detected. Light sweet in taste with some flowers. Hops is very-very far away. Nothing interesting at all.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
KoNrRiI (442) - Århus, DENMARK - OCT 22, 2013
0.5 bottle. Amber color not that bright even; small. white head, it’s rather thin but stays for a short while indeed it even leaves a bit of a lacing. Aroma bases on the well-worn pale lager scent but puts some pleasant dough and malts into the equation. Mostly tastes of corn and pale malts, rather on the sweet side. Light body, thin texture and lively carbonation. Finish is short and grainy, nothing special. Overall it is good in a regard that it does not offend, seems to be a pretty common characteristic of Russian lagers; however, it does not present any inherent quality by itself.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Zarkam (372) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 25, 2013
500ml bottle from supermarket in Vyborg, deep clear gold colour, minimal white head. Aroma of bread and cereal with notes of grass and nuts, taste is a bit on the sweet side, light body, medium carbonation, abrupt finish. Very generic and quite boring, well atleast it was on discount and just 4,4 abv so might work in hot weather if trying to avoid being very drunk.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
hens (506) - Tallinn, Estonia, ESTONIA - SEP 15, 2013
0.5L bottle. Black bread aroma. Russian usual hops flavor. This time with extra yeast an bready. Booring

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
vipinvelp (2071) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - MAY 23, 2013
Clear darker yellow with fluffy white foam head, lacing. Aroma is typical lager. So is taste, little sweet. Nothing special. (Moscow 201305)

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Snegurochka (385) - Tromsø, NORWAY - APR 24, 2013
500ml bottle @Beer Session 26.Oct.2011. Dark golden body. Sweet smell of prunes, honey and hint of almonds and nuts. Paper dry. Taste of vanilla, nuts, almonds, tobacco and caramel. Surprisingly full bodied. Nice design and screw top. Shared with Stefan&Rune

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
thirstyrabbit (1074) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 13, 2013
Bottle - 4,4%. Pale golden body, medium head. Weak malty aroma with light pilsner hops. Watery but mostly clean taste. No strange gluey stuff that is common in some Russian macros. But yeah, it’s quite watery. Finish gets slightly papery but only when you let it warm up.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Vells (650) - LATVIA - FEB 19, 2013
Pale amber with medium white head. Bit lasting. Some laces. Aroma.. malty with some weak grassy hops, grainy, kinda fruity. Sweet to bit bitter spicy finish. Quite dry. Not the worst, but I wont repeat this

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
AndreasJaeger (505) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 13, 2013
Gyllene i färgen med vitt skum. Doftar och smakar ljus lager med lite unken malt och gräs, lätt bitter avslutning.

1.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
Minde (18) - Panevezys, LITHUANIA - NOV 10, 2012
Bottle, pale brown colour. No foam, no flavor, a little bit honey taste. weakly carbonated.


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