Brewed by Ochakovo
Style: Pale Lager
Moscow, Russia


on tap


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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 2.24/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.34/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Translated from Russian:
Beer, made on the classic technology, in accordance to the European technologies of brewing. The best types of imported malt and hops are used for its preparation. "Ochakovo Classic" possesses a saturated taste, hoppy aroma and golden yellow color.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Marko (5354) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - AUG 21, 2010
1l bottle bought at a Russian store in Zagreb, shared by a friend (thanks Morko!)
Poured a yellow-golden body with a small head that went away fast. Weak dry papery malty nose. Weak cardboardy malty taste, notes of apple, very weak yoghurt. Watery and crap but as its seemingly without adjuncts, better than the Original. Might be overrating both a little.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 31, 2010
2L plastic bottle from a Russian Deli in Landstuhl. Shared this one w/ SkyCop32. Pours a golden yellow. Aromas of corn and grains with a touch of hops. Flavor is bland, grainy taste.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
ogivlado (7619) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 23, 2009
big brown plastic bottle(2500ml). -Slightly better than Yachmenniy Kolos Svetloe that Ive tried few minutes before, but in general same crap. Pale yellow coloured, medium sized creamy (chemical) white head, stale dusty nose with hint of corn. Lively carbonation. Weak malty, stale bready and brewing cereals with light bitter finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
auderale (605) - Minot, North Dakota, USA - FEB 6, 2008
Bottle: Hazy golden colored pour with not much head. Hoppy, fruity aroma. Sweet malty finish.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
naivepegasus (370) - USA - JAN 31, 2008
Pours yellow with a very small amount of soapy head. Almost a sticky-sweet aroma to it. The taste is very sweet, a hint of orange in the aftertaste. Not sure what to make of this, its not a bad tasting beer, but the sweetness just seems a bit odd.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2007
(Plastic bottle 200 cl) Pours a clear, golden with a white head. Lightly sweet aroma of malt and brewing cereal. Medium body with sweetish malt accents, some brewing cereal and cardboard as well as a slightly oxidized edge. A wee whiff of hops in the finish. 131107

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - NOV 17, 2006
Nothing really inherantly wrong with this beer, if you keep it in the context of a lawnmower beer (which was exaclty the case when drinking it). Aroma was slightly metallic, a little sweet, not much skunk and a bit of chlorine. Appearance was dark gold in color, slightly hazy with a small sized head which dissapated quickly enough for me to pour my whole beer in my glass in one shot. Mouthfeel was light and crisp, not harsh by any stretch of the imagination, but it wasnt anything most lagers have. Flavor was a little sweet, also a little metallic but really not bad. It went down smoothly and quenched the thirst and I didnt wonder if Id just drank a bottle of toxic waste like some Euro lagers Ive had in the past.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dorqui (2220) - Brescia, ITALY - JAN 20, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2007 Bottle 2,0 liters. Light and much fading head. Limpid yellow color, watery and little fizzy one. Simple scent with fresh grassy and light malty notes. Medium taste, much traditional one and without peculiarity. Medium fizz, discreet alcoholic tenor, moderate bitter, watery final. Altogether satisfactory even if nothing of special.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 6, 2005
Gold. Clean nose with light grainy malts floral, herbaceous hops along with a hint of apples. The beer is slightly sweet a touch skunky with a providing yet light hop character, which actually gives some bitterness, aroma and floral/herbaceous flavor. Clean, grainy malts. Light body. A pretty damn good pale lager. Very enjoyable on an 85 F day in Colorado.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Aubrey (3516) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - AUG 7, 2004
Medium yellow with a quickly fading head. Malts were only mildly sweet and reminiscent of multi-grain bread. Hops actually provided a little bitterness, and had notes of herbs and mild flowers. More flavor and more bitterness than the other two I had from Ochakovo. Still, it had an underlying similarity that was undeniable ... and it was kind of boring.

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