cazort (560) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 6, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sweet and surprisingly thin. I recently sampled three examples of Kvas, this, Ochakovskiy, and Buket Chuvashii. Of the three, this one had the least head (almost none) and was the most flat. It also tasted sweetest, and was less sour, although the sourness is more evident in the finish. Dark color, but completely clear. Less bready, more like a soft drink. Only a hint of molasses in the aroma, and I also find the rye less evident in the aroma. I would not buy this one again, strongly preferring the other two.
Marduk (7022) - Reval, ESTONIA - JUN 4, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
2L PET bottle. Clear deep brown color. Small to medium size head, stays. Raisins, bread, sweet, dill in aroma. Very bready, metallic, caramel, grainy taste. Long lasting breadiness in aftertaste.
thirstyrabbit (1800) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 25, 2012
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
2L plastic bottle. The usual dark brown body with quickly disappearing head. Citric acid, raisins, rye. A little bit sour taste - probably because it doesn’t contain too much sugar. This needs to have a fuller body like almost all the other commercial kvases.
Quack-Duck (9368) - Down South, GERMANY - JAN 11, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
2l plastic bottle. Clear brown colour, tiny beige head. Sweet and slightly citrusy, fruity.
FatPhil (15384) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 19, 2010
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
2l bottle (Kalamaja market)
6 sweet raisin bread aroma, some treacle
3 lovely rich deep red, fizzy head (carbonated)
5 very raisiny taste, cakey and treacley.
2 too carbonated. lovely brandy buttery finish.
8 It’s a lovely mix they made it from, but it’s still a soft drink even if it is fermented.