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

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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 2.12/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.27   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.


2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
thirstyrabbit (1105) - 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.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Snegurochka (389) - 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 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
KoNrRiI (468) - 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.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Oakes (12633) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 15, 2011
Mostly golden. Thick head. Earthy malt aroma but still macrobrew with heavy industrial elements. Taste is a bit grainy, but otherwise fairly clean with a little bit of fruitiness.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2011
Bottle. Golden with thick lasting head and some lace. Grainy aroma has some, but slight, phenols. Drinkable with nice soft carbonation. On the sweet side but fairly clean and definitely inoffensive.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Rune (8066) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 29, 2011
500ml bottle, thanks to Elisabeth for sharing. Clear golden, towards amber, coloured body. Fading white head. Aroma of sweet, pale malts. Papery dry taste profile with hints of pale malts and lemon. Dry in the mouth. Soft carbonated. Possible to drink (at a session in Tromsø, 26.10.2011).

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Vells (696) - Riga, 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

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Zarkam (426) - 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.

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
oh6gdx (20392) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 1, 2014
Bottled. Deep golden colour, mediumsized white head. Aroma is cardboard, wet paper, some dry sour wood as well. Quite harsh. Flavour is cardboard, some malts and rather papery. Not very pleasant.

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.


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