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Brewed by Shumensko Pivo (Carlsberg Bulgaria)
Style: Pale Lager
Shumen, Bulgaria

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RATINGS: 110   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.18/5   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Shumensko has been brewed since 1882.
Ingredients: Water, malt and hops.

Note: Formerly Shumensko Spetsialno Pivo.

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2.3
DraftDodger (1510) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 20, 2017
Larnaca 20/7 2017. 50 cl can from BG-Zaria Mini market (Bulgarian outfit). Bulgarian text on the can but also a roaring lion. ABV of 4,8 (not 4,6). Pours clear yellow with bubbly white head. Settles as flimsy remnants of foam. No lacing. Aroma is sweet malts, grains and light fruity, sour notes. Medium carbonation and watery palate. Flavor is medium sweet followed by a more distinct bitterness. A little rough. Aftertaste is bitter with some burnt rubber thrown in. A relief with an Eastern European pale lager which is not sweet and flat. But I could do without the burnt rubber.

2.5
Pinball (12145) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 12, 2017
can from bulgarian supermarket in chania. clear yellow, small white head. Faint sweet malty aroma, not much of a hoppy balance. flavor is bitter industrial hoppy, balanced by mild malts. in other words a typlical macro lager, just a bit better than the discount ones, but a good distance from the craft ones. I cannot place the reason exactly, but this one remins me of san miguel.

1.7
MarcoBasile (414) - DENMARK - JUN 7, 2017
Pale golden body with a white frothy head. Aroma is light, but there’s notes of some grassy hops. And all of the usual suspects: pale malt, grain and corn. Taste is slightly bitter and malty.

1.8
visionthing (5334) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 25, 2017
50cl (4,8% ABV.) as a gift. Pours clear pale yellow with a minimal, white head. Mild grainy aroma with hints of fruits, grass and cooked vegetables. Sweet and grainy with mild grainy flavours and hints of acidity and bitterness. Fairly standard industrial pale lager.

2.6
biir (1357) - Berlin, - MAY 2, 2017
Tap in Sofia, sitting outside. clear golden color with white head. taste is like a typical lager, not overly sweet, high carbonation, empty taste. okay day-time refresher.

2.3
Gangstergafje (1142) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - NOV 2, 2016
The beer has a simple look. It has that typical pilsener look. The color of the beer is golden yellow, with quite a rich golden glow. The beer is crystal clear and a lot of bubbles can be seen rising towards the top. On top of the beer, a crusty whit head is formed. The foam collapses quickly, to leave a soft thin drape. The smell is simple and very mild. I smell some fresh bitter hops and a sweet malty aroma. It’s in quite good balance. However, it’s not very special. It’s just pilsener, good for the thirst. The taste is also quite simple, not to use the word boring. There is a nice hoppy bitterness and a malty sweetness. The taste is a bit stronger than the smell. This is nice. All in all, a nice but simple pilsener, which is good against the thirst.

1.9
Koelschtrinker (20388) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - OCT 22, 2016
Trockener, mild getreidiger Antrunk. Schnell schwächer werdend, minimal würzig. Trocken herb im Mittelteil, wässrig, kurzer Nachhall. Noch trinkbar. 8/6/6/6/7/6

2.3
adamnowek (2707) - Brussels, BELGIUM - OCT 19, 2016
Half-litre can from a Bulgarian grocer in Brussels. Big soapy head that vanishes almost instantly. Pale gold colour. Sour corny aroma. Taste is a little metallic.

3.1
kappldav123 (6100) - GERMANY - JUL 19, 2016
Tap at the holiday poolbar. Looks good. Beer starts mild, notes of lemon, a bit metallically. Mild hoppy-bitter background. Easy to drink. Better than exspected.

2.5
blackisle (2577) - Amsterdam IJburg, NETHERLANDS - MAY 18, 2016
Can 50cl. as Shumensko 1882, from Nansi Bulgarian grocery shop, Zaandam. Clear pale golden, small frothy white head, mostly diminishing, light lacing; aroma sweet malts, grain, hint of grass; taste medium sweet and light bitter, malty, grainy, aftertaste mild sweetbitter, malty notes; light body, watery to oil texture, soft carbonation; ordinary lager but clean and drinkable.


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