RATINGS: 857   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.19/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A strong lager beer with a taste close to classic lager varieties. The flavor is light and there is a suggestion of malt, together with sweetish notes and mild hops bitterness.
Ingredients: water, light barley malt, maltose syrup and hops.
Produced since 1998. 16.5

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2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
DrnkMcDermott (3058) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2004 Bottled. Hmm, its been a while since I had a malt liquor; think back to winter of 89, I was hangin wit my homez, splitting a 40 of St. Ides at the White Castle on 115th... But this is a different time and place, specifically, Russia. Has the same cloying sweetness of a Baltika 3. Yes, I can already feel the alcohol headache coming on. I guess its just a shade below an inoffensive beer. Well, I was warned about the beer in Russia, wasnt I?
Re-Rated, canned. Okay, trying it again, the alcohol warmth is kind of welcoming. There's still a big sugary taste, but for some reason it doesn't bother me as much.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ozzy70 (1050) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - APR 14, 2017
16.9 oz. can. Clear golden, white head. Aroma was sweet, grains. Taste was sweet, sour apple, dry.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
anstei (1907) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - APR 3, 2017
UPDATED: APR 3, 2017 Bottle at Erzbierschof MC. Pours clear pale yellow, looks thin. Aroma is candy sweetness, dough, some flowers, also butter. Body is medium, sweet and oily and sticky, low carbonation, some banana. Okay, but not super harmonic.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
fidelis83 (2351) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - MAR 21, 2017
Clear gold pour with a two finger, fluffy, bright white head. Aroma is loaded acetylaldehyde, sweet old grains, oxidation and a hint of spiciness - maybe malt, or maybe hops. Flavor is pretty much the same, add in a little toasted corn and some spicy and medicinal phenols. Medium body, slick on entry, then dry with a metallic bite, light to medium carbonation. Not, great, pretty sloppy, basically malt liquor.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerViking (4561) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2017
Bottle from CCCP in South Ealing, smells a bit dodgy with hints of sweetcorn and green apple, palate is strong, malty and warming with a decent noble hop bitterness. Its interesting to compare this with Hellerbock - quite a bit of similarity, yet theres also that Euro-Pils quality to it.

1.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
wombat23 (1224) - Texas, USA - MAR 15, 2017
500ml bottle. Pours pale straw, clear. White head. Aroma of grains, green apple. Taste is light malt, corn, grains, green apple, rust, metallic notes. Sweet alcohol-laden finish. High carbonation. Drain pour.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
osadchiuskas (23) - - MAR 4, 2017
Kind of boozy, tastes like "ersch" (vodka-beer mix). A good beer if you want to get wasted, but not a taste to enjoy.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
LowBrau (133) - 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.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
tommann (3609) - 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.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
jase3812 (55) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 23, 2017
Ive gone out on a limb here with a Russian beer and a strong lager at that. Im not saying Russia cant brew beer or craft beer. But Im concerned about what is in it. On first taste its very malty and you can taste the 8% ABV. Im guessing this is a beer to have to follow vodka chasers sitting around a card table with your comrades on a Saturday night.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
meatmanmd (88) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - FEB 3, 2017
Clear yellow with decent head. Aroma of sweet malt. Tastes the same, little alcohol, dirty finish.


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