Marduk (7936) - Reval, ESTONIA - AUG 11, 2017
1.5L PET bottle. Dark brown color. Rye bread and sweet sugar in aroma. Medium size, tan head, stays. Sweet, raisins, bready in taste. Sweet and rye bread crust in aftertaste. Solid kvass. FatPhil (16382) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 18, 2017
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2017 1.5L PET bottle (Random market stall, Tallinn) (6:4:6:2:11=2.9)DSG (14922) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 26, 2016
Nearly as dark as the dark kvass, similar tan tight head. Lovely malt-loaf-with-raisins aroma. Sweet and crisply carbonated palate, as I expect from a PET-borne kvass, and some citric sharpness. Lovely raisiny taste, decent rye malts, like a super-raisiny Soreen malt-loaf. Crazily drinkable and, best of all, has an exciting spiciness to it, strangely woody and perfumey (in a similar way to juniper wood) - I guess that’s the st. john’s wort.
Plastic bottle sample at a tasting at Max’s place. Thanks Stas. Dark reddish brown with beige foam. Aroma of malt, caramel, rye bread, a bit of cookies and citric acid. Sweet flavor, sugary, with caramel, some rye bread, faint acidity. Light-bodied, a bit sticky. Drinkable but too sweet and sugary. visionthing (5408) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 15, 2016
150cl PET from Iki, Druskininkai, Lithuania. Pours clear dark mahogany coloured with a fast dissipating beige head. Malty and bready aroma with notes of raisins and caramel. Sweet and bready with a light acidity. Fairly lightbodied and watery as expected, but easy to drink and fairy refreshing. lokis333 (513) - Biržai, LITHUANIA - JUN 11, 2016
Clear deep chestnut color with small and disapearing cream brown foam. Aromas of sugar, rye bread and bit artificial soda drinks (but okay as for comercial one). Palate light body with watery thin texture leaving weak watery rye bread finish. Taste is weak and sweet of sugar and hint of watered down rye bread, Overall, for kvass/gira quite poor, watery and weak.
Tony_Grayne (402) - Minsk, BELARUS - MAY 9, 2016
1 litre plastic bottle. Pours clear dark brown colour. 0.5 finger tan noisy head. Fades instantly. Leaves a foam ring. Aroma: marple syrup, caramel, rye bread, iodine. Taste: brown sugar, syrup, rye bread, metallic sour, barley grain. Watery texture. Thn body. Not the best example of the kvas brew. YantarCoast (1406) - Moscow, RUSSIA - SEP 12, 2015
1.5 litre bottle. Pours brown, almost transparent. Head is small and fades in seconds. Aroma of bread. Sweet and bready taste, some caramel. HogTownHarry (7012) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - OCT 6, 2014
September 6, 2014 - hand bottle shared by harrisoni with me and theydon_bois. Something went wrong with part of my voice memo - thankfully this was pretty memorable. Fairly deep red-brown pour, not much head. Smells ... mmmm, pumpernickle! that’s it. Taste - on the weird side; where the aroma was pungent, bready and not very sweet, the taste is like maple syrup and nutshell - no alcohol whatsoever. The mouthfeel - slick and sweet, not much linger. I enjoyed it - but it’s pretty weird stuff - I have only had one or two kvass offerings before, so I need to revisit this style. Theydon_Bois (19787) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2014
Whoa - what the fuck is going on, it’s only 10am on a sunny Saturday morning and I’m sat in Mother Arch having already ticked a pale lager from Cuba and Ian Harrison rocks up with a hand bottled Kvas !?!? 06/09/14.
Mahogany brown with a moderate beige swirl and edgeing that quickly dissipates to nyadda.
Nose is spice, nutmeg, rye bread, light smoke, nutty pangs.
Taste is just sweet meh ! soy sauce, toffee, sugary rush, syrup.
Light body, fine carbonation, sweet close.
Smelt quite good to be fair but the sweetometer just took over in the taste! harrisoni (18820) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2014
Plastic bottle from Paul at Firkin Alehouse. Clear dark brown no head. Malty rye bread aroma. Some carbonation. It’s like malty like soreen malt loaf. Some carb sting on finish. Ok.