travita (5008) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 18, 2013 FourJ (216) - British Columbia, - OCT 23, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I went into a Ukrainian catering shop and saw this in the fridge. I had no idea there was any alcohol in it. Honestly, I was just thirsty and the lady said it tasted like root beer. I bought it just to be experimental and quickly tasted the molasses and similarity to some of the stronger imperial stouts I’ve had recently. Didn’t know there was alcohol in here until I Googled it! Anyhow, somewhat enjoyable... may try again!
Bottle thanks to somebody, rating from my backlog. The smell is caramel, fruits, sweet, prunes, honey, and raisins. The look is reddish brown in color with an off white head. The taste is honey, raisins, prunes, sweet, and fruits. jkwalking05 (4745) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 9, 2013
Rated in 2010 (Backlog) - Brown in color wih an average sized off-white head. Aroma is of cardboard, honey, rye, grain, caramel and bread. Aroma is of honey, raisins and orchard fruits. brokensail (16689) - Dublin, California, USA - OCT 7, 2011
A: This pours a dark brown/cola color with minimal off-white head.
S: Lots of prune aromas with a sort of yeasty smell. Quite a bit of bread, mostly rye, with some caramel, sugar, and cola. Very strange...
T: The flavor has a light sourness to it. The rye and toasted bread flavors are there, as are the sweeter prune, plum, sugar, and cola flavors.
M: Medium in body with low carbonation.
O: Not my favorite thing, but decent. northropfrye (3732) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 31, 2011
Can. Milk chocolate aroma. Looks like a thin dark cola. Tastes like raisins. A decent kvas.
CanIHave4Beers (4243) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - MAR 19, 2011
The kind gentleman at the European grocery explained to me that this was not beer, but rather a drink that was like a mix between beer and pop called Kvass. That only made me want to buy it more. This Kvass looks gorgeous it’s a deep ruby color with a big tan well retained head that leaves good lace. The aroma has tart cherry, wood & soy sauce right up front. This seems to get woodier and woodier smelling with distinct tart notes, and the soy sauce subsides for the most part. The flavor has that wort like unfermented malt that I suppose I expected. The kvass has a distinct almost herbal like bitterness on the sides of your tongue that lingers along with a woodiness in the finish. It is nicely tart and mildly roasty. As sweet as this is, I can’t help but remember the Bourbon County Stout I drank last evening.... this seems only marginally sweeter with some of the same malt character really.
Ahhh Kvass on a saturday afternoon. This is thoroughly enjoyable. crossovert (14152) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2011
It pours a dark cola brown with a nice tan head that actually sticks, unlike the other kvass i had, it quickly recedes however and leaves no lacing.
Smell is of rye and raisin, there is a hint of almost pickle to it.
The flavor is watery and not very good. Tehre is a hint of rye bread, some rotten honey, and a touch of raisin.
I don’t really see what the appeal is here, a very watery Kvass.
Serving type: can
Reviewed on: 01-26-2011 00:27:30 SphinxTX (2878) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2010
Can thanks to Mora2000. Pours a murky deep amber/brown with tan head. Aroma of raisin bran, Flavor of raisin bran, brown sugar, fruit. Mouth feel is medium body and very watery. Overall, it’s a very interesting brew that I wouldn’t mind trying again. thirdeye11 (6162) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2010
(16oz can thanks to Mora2000) clear rich medium deep brown with lasting ring of white bubbles. Nose of molasses, honey, maple syrup, cracker, and waffles. Taste of honey, brown sugar, agave nectar, nice! Smooth finish that is slightly watery. Given the rich smell I expected this to be thicker. Despite what my comrades (har har, get it? :P) say about this beer, I thought it was definitely better than they did! bu11zeye (13239) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 24, 2010
(16oz can, courtesy of Mora2000) Pours a hazy amber body with a small off-white head. Aroma of honey, raisins, artificial sweetener, and graham crackers. Flavor of caramel malt, nuts, honey, and raisins.