visionthing (5302) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 23, 2017
50cl can from a supermarket in Minsk. Pours clear pale golden with a minimal, white head. The usual grainy aroma with notes of cooked vegetables, not very pleasant. Sweet and grainy with slightly unpleasant flavours and not much bitterness to speak of. Rather unpleasant pale lager. kerenmk (4722) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 30, 2016
Bottle at home. pale gold. apple and pear drop sugary aroma with notes of paper. Sugary sweetness and paper in the mouth. Too much body, just enough fizz, too long sugary aftertaste. DSG (14685) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 5, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2016 Bottle in Yuvalim. Clear yellow with a white head. Grainy aroma, corny, with a bit of hay. Flavor starts with sweetish graininess, corn, and finishes bitterish, a bit metallic. Light-bodied. KoNrRiI (1494) - Århus, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2016
andrepintado (3326) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - JUN 12, 2016
Clear, gold color and a large, thin white head of poor retention. Aroma of pale malts, alcohol, grains, and some fruits. Taste is very malty, grainy, and simple - perhaps a note of honey and some DMS. A light body, a slick texture, and a lively carbonation. Finish is short and smacks of malt liquor. Overall the beer is as bad as one could expect.
50cl bottle. Light hazy gold. Thin white head. Light sweetness and bitterness. Aroma is malt, light hop, grass, vegetables.
sebletitje (10067) - Enghien, BELGIUM - APR 6, 2016
PET bottle sample courtesy of FatPhil, pre-TCBW tasting, no crap on tap, hipster free zone stand.
Dorée, col blanc crémeux.
Houblon noble pas en abondance mais suffisant que pour faire de cette bière un cas intéressant de pale lager des pays de l’est région russe. Malt est minimaliste axé sur du pils.
Palais est ok, malt pils, léger noble tirant sur le fleuri restant correcte pour ce que c’est. FatPhil (15975) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 4, 2016
2L PET bottle (Tops!, Salacgriva)Marduk (7607) - Reval, ESTONIA - APR 1, 2016
Odd pale straw colour. Smells of honey, mostly. Honey in the taste too, some papery aspects. Fruity and nutty bread - very malty and very grainy. A bit sweet, but deliciously full-flavoured for a pale lager. Finish so grainy too. This was the same bottle as Marduk’s rating, but my sample was a day later - yet again it seems that sitting overnight with some air in the bottle actually improved things!
2L PET bottle (Tops!, Salacgriva). Pale yellow color. Tiny size, white head, stays. Wet cloth, metallic, minerals and washing water in aroma. Burnt caramel, malty and sweet in taste. Disgusting. Never again! Calisky (2916) - ALSACE, FRANCE - AUG 25, 2015
Couleur dorée claire, très légère mousse blanche. Nez de malt d’orge. Gout de malt d’orge, note de houblon avec notes légères papier en fin de bouche. Pas désagréable et buvable. jaghana (6019) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - AUG 12, 2015
Bottle 50cl, a clear golden beer with medium head. Nose is on corn sugar and ripped fruits. Aroma is on sweet grain, corn sugar, wet paper, floral hops, classic taste of russian lagers.