Brewed by Lvivska Pivovarnya (Carlsberg)
Style: Pale Lager
Lviv, Ukraine


on tap


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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 2.36/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.47/5   IBU: 14   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
Lvivske Zhyve (Live) is made without pasteurization with implementation of hi-tech process of filtration. It contains separate live yeast cells. The specially worked out recipe of beer Lvivske Zhive and technology behind it has enabled us to create and save primary taste and aroma of beer. Shelf life 30 days.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Finn (7038) - Troms, NORWAY - SEP 12, 2012
Flaske 0,5l. Spandert av og delt med Rune og vasken under ratesammenkomst hos ham 11 Sep 12. Lys gyldenbrun. Hyt kremaktig skum. Beskjeden aroma av hy&gress. Smaken er st frukt. Lite kullsyre. Litt kjedelig.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Oakes (17164) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 25, 2012
The aroma is slightly grainy, slightly appley. A little sulphury and a little malty. Pretty bland. Nice golden colour, but thats about it.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
drpimento (3530) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 22, 2012
Hmm. Let this one warm a bit and poured with a huge, fluffy, frothy, foamy, billowy, off-white head that slowly settles and lots of lace ( foaming agents?). Color is a clear yellow with a few bubble trails that slowly give up. Aroma is some skunk, spice. Flavors like nose, a little grain, sweetish, slight carbonic tang, little bitter, no hop flavor per se. Body is a tad thin, carbonation a tad flat. Finish is like flavor, too long for being as inconsequential as it is and forgettable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beershine (5224) - VANCOUVER, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 28, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2012 Draft at Robert Doms Lviv. Clear gold, stable head. Clean and bland throughout with neither malt nor hop character. Light and brisk and drab...Re-rate from bottle. Gold slight haze Mild and thin, bland but clean About same quality as at brewery ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
flemmingwillum (1198) - Nysted, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2011 Rating #610, bottle at st-lsmagning

Obviously, this is available not only on tap in Lviv, but in a bottled version that can be bought in supermarkets as well. Maybe that is a new thing, that is at least what I understood from the ukrainian label. A yellow beer with a lasting head, but elsewise this doesnt seem unordinary in any way. Already here I have a hard time recognizing this as an unfiltered beer. Aroma is butter, maize and a bit of yeast - kind of unmatured. The flavor has the same characteristics. Thin, unmatured taste of yeast, maize and alcohol, summed up in a medium bitter and slightly acrid finish. Palate has medium thickness. I am clearly not impressed by this "life" beer as zhyve apperantly is supposed to mean, and the fact that this is unpasteurised or more genuine in any way doesnt show at any point.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
larsga (7497) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 5, 2007
Biggish coarse white head leaves coarse lacing. Cloudy yellow body. Yeasty, mealy perfumy aroma with malty notes. Mild, soft fruity grassy hoppy taste with mealy malty notes, and a kind of dryish edge. Dry, fruity aftertaste. Nice, and extremely drinkable. (0.5l draft at Robert Doms beer house, Lviv. I think this an unfiltered version of their Premium, served at special locations in Lviv only. Dzyga in Lviv also has it, on tap.)

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