zvsn (2370) - ISRAEL - DEC 24, 2017
Bottle. Clear dark orange golden with a small head. Smell of malt and vegetables. Sweetish, malty, caramel, corn, a bit soapy and vegetal. Light-bodied. czlowiekwiadro (1234) - POLAND - DEC 5, 2017
zapach dość słodki, słody, lekki miód, zielone rośliny, trochę kurzu i mydła. kolor jasnomiedziany, lekko opalizujący, piana biała, skąpa i dość krótka. w smaku pełne, słody, lekki karmel, podpieczony jasny chleb, zioła, piwnica i odrobina garbników. goryczka raczej niewielka, lekki karmel i kurz z nutą roślin. nasycenie umiarkowane Marko (6285) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 7, 2017
Thanks Toto! Poured an amber body with a clear white head. Malty aroma, dried figs. Malty taste, clean, smooth, backed by a solid bitterness, somewhat light. Err, a solid industrial malt-driven lager. hrabren (1951) - Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 7, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2017 0.33 l bottle brought by Toto and shared among everyone at Pivoteka Tasting Table. Thanks! Clear amber, small off-white head. Vague metallic and malty. Crisp. Watery, light finish. Bad. bilcho1 (177) - Ruse, BULGARIA - SEP 19, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2017 470ml bottle from the shop, drunk at home. Pours clear with a short-lived frothy head. Dark amber in colour, almost orange. Fruit, bread, wheat on the nose. Complex fruit, yeast, resin and bitterness in the mouth. Not the best mouth feel, sweet, bitter, lacking real body. Overall, more interesting than a run-of-the-mill lager, but not by much.
Cornix (198) - - AUG 27, 2017
Bottle. Pours clear amber, white head. Aroma is caramel, malts, some fruits. Taste is sweetish with some honey, caramel, mild bitterness in aftertaste. Ok. ha1ag (959) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 12, 2017
Canned. The title Venskoe is hidden in cyrillic text. Amber colour with a small white head. Sweet nose. Aroma is sweet, malty, Flavour is same with some caramel malts and slight flat bitterness. adamnase (1000) - Kronoby, FINLAND - JUL 27, 2017
50cl bottle from Citymarket, Kokkola. Poured amber colored with a thick white head. Grainy, some sweetness, light bready. Mild hoppy, grainy flavor. Quite ok Vienna lager, easy to drink. Gangstergafje (1349) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - JUL 15, 2017
15-07-2017; bottle; at home (bought somewhere in Moscow, Russia).
The look of the beer re average. A bit simple though. The colour of the beer is a lovely amber, with a golden touch. The beer is crystal clear. Some small bubbles can be seen rising towards the top. On top of the beer a nice layer of slightly rough and soft white foam is formed. Foam retention is average. After a while a thin soft layer is left to cover the beer. Not bad.
The smell isn’t bad, but it also isn’t rally good. Lower limit of average i guess. I smell some malts, giving bready sweetness, and some simple bitter hops. There seems to bee a caramel touch. Quite simple, but not bad.
The taste even weaker. Not bad, but rather weak and soft and it lacks power. There is a bready malty touch, some bitter hops and thats it. A bit watery even. It tastes (and smells) lightly hopped, almost like malt syrup. Meh. Other beers from this brand are better.
Palate of the beer is bad. Medium body, very watery texture, low carbonation. The finish is extremely short and watery. All in all, it is not a disgusting beer, but to mild, to watery and to simple. I expected more. larsga (7676) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 15, 2017
Head quickly disappears entirely. Clear brown still body. Caramelly rye bread aroma with spicy raisiny notes. Sweet earthy sugary caramel taste with papery notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, hot mouthfeel. Sweet bready caramelly aftertaste with raisiny spicy notes. Nice, drinkable. (Bottle from Russian supermarket, St Petersburg.)