Arena Beer House Reviews




kiwianer
2.8
Arena Pils
The head is unrobust, the body cloudy. It smells yeasty, intensive malty, a bit aromatic. The taste is yeasty, bit citrus, malty. Ok, but nothing special. 9/8/9/9/-/9
Sunday, May 05, 2013

kiwianer
2.6
Arena Extra
The head is stable, the body clear. It smells mild, malty, a bit citrus, lemonade. The taste is mild, malty, a bit fruity. Medium 11/9/8/9/-/8
Sunday, May 05, 2013

kiwianer
3.3
Arena Bock
The head is ok, the body brown. It smells darkmalty, roasty. The taste is creamy, raisin, a bit plum, roasty, aromatic, a bit sweet. Overall ok. 11/12/11/11/-/11
Sunday, May 05, 2013

kiwianer
2.4
Arena Weiss
The head is ok, the body orange, a bit brown and cloudy. It smells yeasty, Co2. The taste is watery, a bit yeasty, smooth but boring. 11/6/7/7/-/7
Sunday, May 05, 2013

Travlr
2
Arena Bock
Draft at the source. Hazy amber color, medium tan head. Aroma of rising brown bread dough. Taste is watery dough and caramel.
Saturday, November 03, 2012

Travlr
2
Arena Extra
Draft at the source. Clear golden color, medium white head. Aroma of raw cereal and paper. Taste is bitter hay.
Saturday, November 03, 2012

ogivlado
2
Arena Extra
Draught at the brewpub. Pale golden coloured, small white head, slight lactic nose. Weak malty, light grainy and short watery finish. Very light pils. Also some strange acidity near the end (later it turned out that all of their beers have that strange acidity). Why, I really donít know.
Monday, October 08, 2012

ogivlado
2.6
Arena Weiss
Draught at the brewpub. Hazy yellow/orange coloured, medium sized white head, yeasty banana nose. The taste is also quite yeasty and fruity with notes of overripe banana. Also some strange acidity near the end (later it turned out that all of their beers have that strange acidity). Why, I really donít know.
Monday, October 08, 2012

ogivlado
2.6
Arena Bock
Draught at the brewpub. Nice amber/brown coloured, medium sized off-white head, caramel in the nose. Sweet malty, caramel and some lactic notes with hint of alcohol and plums in the finish. Also some strange acidity near the end (later it turned out that all of their beers have that strange acidity). Why, I really donít know.
Monday, October 08, 2012

Oakes
2.3
Arena Bock
Reddish-brown, light toast aroma with alcohol. Sweet and with a hint of toast but the malts are entirely underdeveloped. Bland as a result of tasting underattenuated.
Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Oakes
2.1
Arena Extra
Golden colour, nice sparkle. Thin head. The aroma is a little bit pediostinky. Sweet and with a little bit of bubblegum, this isnít good pils by any means.
Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Oakes
2.5
Arena Weiss
Amber and cloudy. The aroma is mostly banana, with a fair bit of sugar. Mostly yeasty on the palate with light phenols. Dull weizen.
Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Oakes
2
Arena Pils
Hazy with a thin head. Smells like feet, a bit of pedio I guess. Underfermented kit style leaves too much yeast, too much sweetness and a lot to be desired.
Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Beershine
2.1
Arena Bock
Draft at brewpub. Reddish brown. Sweet yeasty aroma. With dough. Manages to have some dark malt character. Although best of 4 is still lame kit beer yeasty underfermented and annoying overpriced.
Sunday, August 05, 2012

Beershine
2.1
Arena Extra
Draft at brewpub. Pale brassy gold with stable head. Bland sweet plummy aroma of overripe fruit. Thinnnnn. Yeasty oily palate. Not much to it, but runner up to the bock in terms of least intolerable.
Sunday, August 05, 2012

Beershine
1.1
Arena Pils
Draft at brewpub. Hazy gold. The head fades fast. It smells like bacteria stench, smelly feet, and vomit. Buteric acid throughout. Puky lame flawed kit beer.
Sunday, August 05, 2012

Beershine
2.2
Arena Weiss
draft at brewpub. Murky burnt orange with stable head. Aroma of sweet banana bread. Some tartness is hidden well. Sweet and thin, throughout, with insubstantial but detectable toasty malts. Bland and boring plonky kit beer.
Sunday, August 05, 2012

magdalar
3.2
Arena Bock
Draught at Arena Beer House, Kiev, Ukraine. Pours a dark clear brown with an offwhite head. Smells slightly of honey, malt. Tastes of a heavy sweetness, and a small bitterness. Medium bodied, light carbonation, oily texture. Finishes dry with some honey.
Friday, May 04, 2012

Bart
2.7
Arena Weiss
Draft @ Arena Beer House. Unfiltered. Hazy darker yellow coloured beer. Clearly unfiltered. Some light carbonation and a medium white head. Rather light aroma. Short hints of wheat and sweet malts. No added herbs? Rather pure german style weissbeer. Medium to full palate. Finish is sweet again. Hints of wheat and fruity malts; Rather short ending though.
Thursday, February 09, 2012

Bart
2.4
Arena Extra
Draft @ Arena Beer House; Filtereed. Almost clear blond coloured beer with some very light carbonation and a medium white head. Very light aroma. Distant hints of pilsener malts and sweet hoppy notes. medium palate. Finish is slightly malty and rather sweet. No aroma, no taste unfortunalty. Looks like they have filtered hell out of the Pils.
Thursday, February 09, 2012

Bart
2.6
Arena Pils
Draft @ Arena Beer House. Non filtered. Hazy yellow blond coloured beer wiht lots of carbonation and a large white head. sweet pilsener malty aroma with a very light hoppy touch. Medium to full palate. Finish is rather short, with hints of pilsener malts and sweet hops. Some hints of residual yeast. Ok pilsener.
Thursday, February 09, 2012

Bart
2.5
Arena Christmas Beer
Light amber coloured beer with a small off white head and some medium carbonation. Quite sweet and malty hinted aroma with the barley clearly comming forward. Medium to full palate. Finish is grainy sweet malty with a rather short ending. little too sweet, no real depth. Does not compare to any of the Belgian special christmas brews.
Thursday, February 09, 2012

gyllenbock
2.6
Arena Weiss
On tap at the Arena Beer House in Kiev, November 2008. (old notes) Pours a hazy yellow with a small white head. Aroma of citrus, banana and wheat. Quite spicy taste of banana and citrus. A drinkable beer, although a little on the thin side, aftertaste was short.
Saturday, March 27, 2010

gyllenbock
3.1
Arena Bock
The beer has an amber color, the head is a couple of centimeters high. Quite sweet taste with raisins and sweet candy. Not bad, but not the best bock I have tasted.
Tuesday, April 28, 2009

larsga
3
Arena Bock
Small beige head; clear dark brown body with ongoing carbonation. Sweet bready aroma with notes of watery licorice. Taste is sweet roasty malts with notes of raisins. Watery burnt aftertaste. Licorice and burnt almonds. Faint bitterness. A decent dunkel; way too watery for a proper bock. (0.1l on tap.)
Friday, September 15, 2006

larsga
2.8
Arena Weiss
Small white head; hazy light orange body. Bananaish milky aroma with notes of flour. Taste is banana and citrus with a dry, citric aftertaste. Sharpish, spicy edge to it. A decent weizen, if not top class. (0.1l on tap.)
Friday, September 15, 2006

larsga
2.1
Arena Pils
Small white head over faintly hazy yellow body with ongoing carbonation. Milky, rubbery aroma with dry spices. Taste is round watery grainy malt with a milky off taste. Dryish, watery aftertaste. Didnt like this one much. (0.1l on tap.)
Friday, September 15, 2006

larsga
2.5
Arena Extra
Small white head over clear pale yellow body with ongoing carbonation. Vaguely acidic milky aroma, possibly some hop notes. Very neutral. Grainy taste with faint grassy hops. Faintly chalky, grainy aftertaste. Faint caramelly taste lingers. Lacking in taste. (0.1l on tap.)
Friday, September 15, 2006