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


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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 2.16/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.25/5   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
suurjuust (2791) - ESTONIA - JAN 24, 2012
Pours coppery, thick white head. Nose is malts and paper, taste is malt and grains, sweetness, hints at caramel, almost no hops. Aftertaste is lemony and grainy. Thin body, smooth carbonation. Decent pale lager.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
alex_leit (2026) - Minsk, BELARUS - FEB 28, 2016
Bottle 500 ml. Aroma: weak, malty, a bit of hops. Taste: clean and watery, malty, slightly acidic an hop bitterness.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
thirstyrabbit (1715) - 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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Vells (1514) - Rоga, Latvija, 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
estpiwo (1319) - ESTONIA - MAY 3, 2012
Bottle. Pale amber color, medium white head. Light fruity aroma with grainy tones. Taste was malty and little bit sweet. No hops. Very short aftertaste. Drinkable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
KoNrRiI (1178) - Еrhus, 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Boystout (1000) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - DEC 6, 2011
Состав: вода питьевая, солод пивоваренный ячменный, патока крахмельная (опечатка получилась знаковой – действительно, «крах хмеля»), хмель. Стильная этикетка, симпатичное на вид красноватое сверхгазированное пиво с легким солодовым ароматом. Вкус нейтральный, слегка отдает карамелькой. Скорее да, чем нет.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
YantarCoast (909) - Moscow, RUSSIA - MAR 28, 2015
500ml bottle. Pours light amber with an off-white head. Aroma is faint - seems like a standard pale lager with some caramel. Taste is sweet. Meh. A shitty example of the style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
hens (736) - Tallinn, Estonia, ESTONIA - SEP 15, 2013
0.5L bottle. Black bread aroma. Russian usual hops flavor. This time with extra yeast an bready. Booring

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Zarkam (538) - 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.

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