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5
54
style
Formerly brewed at Pivovarnya Moskva-Efes
Style: Pale Lager
Moscow, Russia

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RATINGS: 108   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.16/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
12°, also seen in 5.2%

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3.4
johndoughty (5438) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2013
Bottle. Unusual shaped bottle. Pale yellow with virtually no head. Sweetness lingers but nothing distinctive apart from the bottle.

3.3
kaziopiwosz (393) - Warszawa / Wałbrzych, POLAND - JAN 12, 2013
500ml bottle from supermarket in Warsaw, Poland. Well carbonated. Malty taste with hoppy nutes becoming bitter palate with some matellic nutes. Cabbage finish. Snowy foam, thick, stays really long. Pure golden colour. This beer has great appearance, much better than it tastes.

3.2
DenverLogan (1213) - LA, California, USA - NOV 29, 2016
From a unique clear bottle into a tulip glass. Pours gold with head and lace. Aroma of grains, malt, slight honey. Significant carbonation and medium mouthfeel. Flavors of light grains, amber malt, minerals. Overall light, watery, simple with light body, but not bad for the style

3
foxo82 (900) - Bromsgrove (via Leicester), Worcestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2012
Bottle from Super Zabka, Rookery Road, Handsworth. I purchased this having no idea what it was or what country it was from. Golden with a thin, resilient head and lacing, quite attractive for a pale lager. Aroma is of malty sweetness. A lingering bitter taste, salty, malty, dry and metallic with an unusually long finish for this style. Not bad.

3
TorbenJensen (1526) - Valby, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2015
This lager is very pale and looks almost sich. However, it has a formidable and persistent foam. Its aroma is almost nil, only a little weak hops can be felt. But the taste is quite different (and good) experience. It is malty, even if a specific color indicates the contrary, a little weak, and its hop aroma is due to the fact not particularly bitter hop to end. Malty sweetness has taken over in this lager and has a very clean and easy character where the malt really have room to unfold with faint caramel notes. Now pale malt not exactly the malt type who sell the most distinctive flavor notes in beer, so it’s actually a pleasure to be able to taste how to clean pale malt basically tastes. Some may call it light and sweet, but I welcome its lightness makes it very easy drinkable and thirst-quenching.

2.8
KnutAlbert (6754) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 17, 2011
0,5 l can. Pale gold, fluffy head. Malt, sweet fruit, hop exctract. A farily average lager, unlike to offend.

2.8
McTapps (6889) - Reutlingen, GERMANY - JAN 4, 2013
Bottle shared with MichaelBruch. Clear golden colour with a low head. Fine carbonation. Nose of low malt. Taste of rice, low malt, unsweet kaki / sharon fruit, pepper and mild hops. Easy to drink and refreshing, but nothing special.

2.8
szeli (262) - GERMANY - JUL 11, 2016
Ganz normales Standard Lager. Leicht würzig, Getreide, sonst nichts besonderes. Okay

2.8
crossovert (12911) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 21, 2017
500ml cool-looking "fat" embossed twist off bottle, 5% as "Stary Melnik Iz Bochonka Svetloe" . It pours a clear gold with a good carb and a soapy/foamy head. Aroma is herbal with a touch of bready malt. Flavor is a touch metallic, very light in body, but prickling carb. It has a typical bittersweetness and just a hint of grainlike malt. It is a touch acidic and better than most pale lagers coming from Russia.

2.8
dnicolaescu (2562) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - MAR 15, 2017
BOTTLE 50 CL as Staryi Melnik iz Bochonka Svetloe at 5%. Clear bright deep gold, white head. Clean malty aroma, not just sugar but proper malts and sweet bread. Clean malty taste with a dash of grassy hops and even some dry crisp bitterness. Gets shittier as it warms up, so keep to on the cold side. Not bad at all for mass market lager.


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