oh6gdx (26487) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 4, 2011
Canned (thanks CueSheet). Deep amber colour, small head. Aroma is sweet malts, some caramel, raisins and mild smoke. Flavour is quite much the same. omhper (25538) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 5, 2011
Draught at Schelkunchik, St. Petersburg. Clear dark brown, no head. Aroma of lingonberry and rye bread. Underlying sweetness counteracted by a tartness. Light bodied with clean mouthfeel. Lots of rye bread, no bitterness. Refreshing, especially for a Baltika product. Oakes (18472) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 13, 2011
Dark brown. Light brown head. The aroma has lots of brown sugars and raisins. Nice kvas. Balanced and well-made. Good kvas. FatPhil (16892) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 9, 2010
1.5l bottle (My local market, Tallinn)brokensail (16633) - Dublin, California, USA - JUL 28, 2010
Very dark red, but coca-cola fizzy. Sweet bready aroma. Fizzy in the mouth. Toasty crusts in the retronasals. Sweet taste, but really bready - they’re clearly pushing that aspect, as the picture’s of grains and bread, and the name seems to be a bread word (and presumably the root of the Finnish ’leipa’ and Estonian ’leib’). Not really traditional - no crap in it, completely clear, and pretty sweet, but falling short of the crazy sweetness of some modern commercial kvasses. One of Baltika’s better brews!
A: The pour is a nice mahogany color with absolutely no head.
S: I had zero expectations of this coming in, but the nose put me off right away. A strong note of prunes and a noticeable sweetness. A bit of an herbal smell that I pick up with some of these "traditional" beers (ie. Sahti, Gruit).
T: The flavor is quite sweet and cola-like, especially up front. The dark fruit and plenty of sweet prune juice follows. In retrospect, it’s more along the lines of Dr. Pepper.
M: The body is semi-syrupy with a low carbonation and medium body.
D: I tried this because I was interested in trying the style, but I do not have any burning desire to try it again. I just was not a huge fan of this one.
crossovert (13724) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2011
It pours with a fizzy brown/tan head that quickly dissipares with no lacing.
The smell isn’t bad. It is chock full of rye bread and raisins, not much else, but it isn’t offensive.
The flavor is again, rye bread and raisins, this time with a kick of sugar/caramel. It has a highly carbonated dry/tart mouthfeel.
It is a bit sweet but other than that it is pretty easy to drink.
My first Квас, definitely looking forward to more.
Serving type: can
Reviewed on: 01-25-2011 20:31:47 Rune (13352) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 3, 2013
500ml bottle, 1.8 % abv, from the store that sells East-European beers in Rethymno, Crete. Beige head. Slightly cloudy brown coloured body. Smell of sweet malt and bread. Sweet malty taste with the support of figs and raisin. Soft drink impression. Refreshing, but a tad too sweet (hotel room 13.09.2013).
gnoff (10793) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2011
Bottle at Haket during Gothenburg Beer Festival 2011sebletitje (10282) - Enghien, BELGIUM - SEP 7, 2011
Sampled on Friday September 2, 2011
Clear brown color, tan head. sweet sirupy scent. Sweet raissin taste. Smooth mouthfeel, no bitterness.
Some at the festival cursed this and called it disgusting, I mainly call it sweet, like liquid raissins, even I with my sweet tooth couldn’t drink too much of this one, but for sipping it wasn’t bad at all!
Sample @ Gothenburg Beerfest 2011. 2-9-2011
ambre claire, beige
Arôme est super doux et sucré avec note biscuité rappelant un sucre caramel dans le style cassonade.
En bouche, bière basse alcool axée sur le malt et caramel, léger biscuité avec une pointe de houblon.
Pas mauvaise pour ce niveau alcool reste sucrée, mais sans plus. Quack-Duck (9486) - Down South, GERMANY - JUL 4, 2011
1.5l bottle. Clear chestnut brown colour, small white head. Bready, slightly fruity nose. Slightly sweet, pleasantly bready with caramel, wholemeal biscuits and raisins, some plums also. Nice summer "beer".