LowBrau (140) - Tonawanda, New York, USA - FEB 27, 2017
Pale gold, white head dissipates quickly. Malty/corny sweetness plus hard candy fruity sweetness. Surprisingly rich mouthfeel. Level of sweetness is unpleasant. tommann (3948) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2017
50th strong lager, dedicated to Dan Brown who needs to rate more filth. 500ml bottle. Pours dark gold with a medium head. Aroma is sweet rubbery orange. Taste has rubbery corn to start with orange on the finish. Some alcohol on the aftertaste. jase3812 (84) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 23, 2017
I’ve gone out on a limb here with a Russian beer and a strong lager at that. I’m not saying Russia can’t brew beer or craft beer. But I’m concerned about what is in it. On first taste it’s very malty and you can taste the 8% ABV. I’m guessing this is a beer to have to follow vodka chasers sitting around a card table with your comrades on a Saturday night.
meatmanmd (182) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - FEB 3, 2017
Clear yellow with decent head. Aroma of sweet malt. Tastes the same, little alcohol, dirty finish. Marduk (8404) - Reval, ESTONIA - JAN 27, 2017
500ml can (thanks suurjuust). Clear pale golden color. Huge size, white head, stays. Malty, alcohol, acetone, berries in aroma. Malty, walnut, alcohol, acetone in taste. Acetone and alcohol in aftertaste. Horrible brew. Nope!
martjoobolut (5122) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 27, 2017
Can (thanks suurjuust). Pours yellow with white head. Aroma is sweet, grains, malt, booze. Flavor is sweet and bitter, grains, caramel, booze. Overall: i have had worse... suurjuust (3767) - ESTONIA - JAN 27, 2017
450ml can. Pale yellow beer, almost no head. Nose is very macro, malt and grains, some vague perfume. Flavor is nasty macro grains with dishrag floral notes and grains. Euuuurgh. MAGICuenca91 (82) - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, SPAIN - JAN 18, 2017
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2017 Aroma suave pero agradable. Apariencia pálida amarillenta con fina capa de espuma blanca que desaparece a los minutos después de servirla. Sabor medio cuerpo.
Bebida en vaso a partir de botella de 500 ml. FoamHead (30) - - JAN 1, 2017
The reason why this beer gets so many bad reviews is that it does not age well in the bottle or the can. If you travel to Russia, especially Saint Petersburg where it is brewed, and have a fresh bottle, it is an excellent beer. Yes, it is high in alcohol, but it doesn’t taste boozy. It is well balanced with good malt and yeast ratios and just the right amount of hops. If you are looking at inventory that’s old, just skip it. This beer is indeed terrible after it has sat on a shelf for months. DanielBrown (4546) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2016
Bottle from WB Stores, West Bromwich. Echoes of Russians drinking bubble bath; not a conducive image for happy Xmas drinking. Initially this tastes a little limp. Luckily, the strong streak of sickly anti-freeze booze arrives and saves the day. Average for the genre.