Krasniy Vostok Klassicheskoe (Red East Classic)

Brewed by Pivzavod AO Krasniy Vostok (Efes Rus)
Style: Pale Lager
Kazan, Tatarstan, Russia


on tap


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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 2.01/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.16/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%

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jkwood04 (5452) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 18, 2011
500ml bottle in a shaker. Pours light golden with a white head. Aroma of pale malts, tin, staleness, and maybe some hops. Not good. Don’t drink.

crossovert (13080) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2011
500ml bottle. "Red East Classic". The color is a medium gold with a fizzy head. Smells like sweet dough, not much else, doesn’t smell like the average EPL. The taste is sweet and grainy, very sweet. It doesn’t have much besides some brown sugar flavor. Definitely an oddity. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 01-20-2011 01:51:37

demitriustown (1192) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JUL 30, 2010
1pt 0.9 oz bottle: Aroma is sour apples, grainy, and some funky hop scent to it. Appearance is a clear golden with a thick white head that lingoes for quite a while. Taste is rather funky and off flavor off the top. Rather vegetable taste to this but not in a good vegetable beer way. I would go further but this is not a good brew. Bad smelling, looks like a pale or premium lager. But taste and palate is horrid. Maybe I got a bad one but this is not good whatsoever. Cheers!

drpimento (3671) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 12, 2009
Got this at Surdyk’s in Minneapolis a month ago. Poured with a decent foamy, frothy, textured off, white head, that lasted a while and no lace. Color is yellow. Aroma is malty, sweet, and a bit of hops. Flavor is about the same. Too sweet for me. Body is ok and so is carbonation. Finish is dominated by corn sweetener. Not a session beer for me.

bhensonb (15354) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 9, 2008
Bottle from John’s Market in Portland, OR. Brassy gold color with a minimal white head. Not much aroma. Medium body with fizzy, creamy carbonation. Flavor is rather spicy, like pepper or ginger, though not strong or distracting this is the principal taste impact. Finish is quite pleasant. If the bitter/ spice is hop, I’m not familiar with the type. Super spicy noble hop? Nice change from the usual East Euro lagers.

colts9016 (198) - Idaho, USA - FEB 22, 2008
The beer pour an amber color with a bit of head. The beer smells of yeast and malt and hops. The taste is more on the malt with a sutle sweet finish. Body is thin but not watery. A better version of Bud. A clean finish. easy drinking

RAYBOY01 (2010) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2008
Pale pour...light yellow straw collor with light fluffy head. The nose is cheap...sweet malt and adjuncts. Flavor is typical Eastern-European lager...metallic pale sweet malts and adjuncts...nothing I’d care to ever repeat.

jgb9348 (6327) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 23, 2008
Clear golden coloured body with a very thin white head. Aroma of alcohol, malt, metal, blood and corn - nothing pleasant at all. Light to Medium-bodied; Strong malt flavour with metallic tastes fades to a mild finish with some sweetness and some other bitter sugars. Overall, not as horrible as the ’extra’, but not a great beer either. I’d pass on this next time, but when I’m here in Oklahoma and looking for something new - there is only so many options. I sampled this 50 cL bottle purchased from Sam’s Warehouse Liquors in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on 23-January-2008.

Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - NOV 17, 2007
Bottle. Usual pale lager body-straw yellow with a fading foamy head. Nose-old malt, light dust, light macroness. Taste-lots of clean fruit esters, milky/lactic mouthfeel, lime, medium sweetness, sugary, plum, white grape skins, very light skunk masked by the aggressive sweetness, corn water. Tastes like a well done macro that was sweetened with artificial sweetener.

Ernest (7723) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 4, 2007
Bottle. Head is initially small, frothy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is clear medium yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (grain, husks), lightly hoppy (flowers, herbs), with a note of soap. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter, slightly husky, slightly unclean. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. The usual industrial character, with perhaps a touch more hop aroma than normal.

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