Brewed by Bochkarev Brewery (Heineken)
Style: Pale Lager
St. Petersburg, Russia


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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.44/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
A remarkable lager whose natural ingredients and brewing method create a uniquely pleasant bouquet. Some beer drinkers note a hint of spiciness, others say the aroma reminds them of a gentle breeze in a pine woods. Called Petrovskoye in Russian. The brew’s mellow taste is due to an extra special variety of yeast. Brewed from 2009 at Bochkarev.

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JPDIPSO (6287) - Wauwatosa, USA - AUG 18, 2005
Hazy golden color liquid that seems to pour rather thickly. Small lid of dirty white bubbles. Dry industrial malt aromas. Pale honey sweetness followed by yeasty malt and an odd melon like flavor. A hint of herbal bitterness. Just when I thought it was safe to start drinking some of these again.

hotstuff (5258) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 16, 2004
Bottle. Small white head that was mostly diminishing with fine-small sized bubbles, transparent, carbonated, fair lacing, and a yellow hue. Aroma was malty and sweet. Flavor was sweet, malty and tingly tasting. Tingly mouthfeel. Light-medium bodied beer. Not much going on here.

Oakes (18873) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 18, 2004
Very light, earthy, metallic taste. Golden. Quick finish, almost no aroma. Yikes - that’s one fast brew.

Ungstrup (38425) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2004
A yellow beer with a small white head. The aroma is sweet musky. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of honey and a very dry hoppy end.

sayravai (4711) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 19, 2004
(Plastic bottled, 1.5 liters, 4.8% ABV, 14% gravity, drank @ fridge temp, brewed 5/2004, BBE 8/2004) Golden color with small but lacy head. Slightly sweet, quite mild, neutral aroma. Quite fruity, sweetish flavor with some bitterness towards the finish. Smooth, light to medium-bodied palate with balanced carbonation. A very easily drinkable, smooth and reasonably refreshing lager. Quite a nice surprise, considering that it comes in a large plastic bottle with only cyrillic text (except for "beer") on it! After 1.5 liters, you'll be begging for more...

TBone (18228) - Pori, FINLAND - JUN 17, 2004
Bottled, ABV 4.8% (BB 08/2004)
Darkish lager color, good foamy white head, lace. Metallic and sweet aroma with hints of ... maybe rye. Bitter flavor with malty body. Slightly bitter, hoppy aftertaste. Beats most of Finnish competitors. This one has interesting ratings: some of them claim this sweet, others - me included - bitter, different recipes or not homogeneous quality production? Or maybe it just sweetens when it is warmer.

Hildigöltur (5103) - København, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2004
Golden coloured. Slightly fruity aroma. Sweet and fruity flavour. An average lager from Russia.

DrnkMcDermott (3141) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2008 0.5 l bottle. I just discovered my favorite thing about Russia: you can buy beer and liquor at streetside kiosks, some of which are open 24 hours, the local stuff is rarely more than a dollar, and you can pretty much drink from the bottle while walking. Of course the problem is that you usually get what you pay for. This a St. Pete brand; it’s actually a bit darker than the usual pale lager, kind of whiskey color. Walking with the open bottle kicked up enough foam to run over the top. Taste is pretty malty and nicely balanced by bitterness... but this seems to have some bottling or production problems, because it had that gross wet salty peanut smell of contamination. Too bad, because this had some potential.

bierkoning (13695) - La Tropica/Doarp, NETHERLANDS - MAR 23, 2004
Sold as Zhiguljevskoje for a German importer, with only the Stapan Razin trade mark on the label, but it should be the same beer. Only a hint of sweet apples in the aroma. Sweet apple flavor, otherwise bland and virtually no hops. Slight glue aftertaste. Beer that makes you sad.

mribm (462) - Ocala, Florida, USA - DEC 15, 2003
Bottle. This beer poured with no head and was a yellow orange color. This beer is a very sweet beer that reminds me of the mass produced American beers like Miller, Bud, etc. Nothing special going on with this beer.

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