rickgordon (3878) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 2, 2003
UPDATED: APR 12, 2004 On draught at Balsjoj Festival Piva, Moscow.
Golden color. Aroma of hens food. Somewhat bitter all along. I had hopes for worse... DrnkMcDermott (3099) - 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. pilsnerrogge (2945) - Finspång, SWEDEN - OCT 26, 2007
Bottled, 5.2 %austinpowers (2828) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 7, 2002
Pale golden with a dense head. Aroma has some dusty hops and some butter. Flavour is quite short and has more hops and butter. It all ands on a watery note.
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2003 Hmmmm. Quite different from ordinary Russian swill beer. Has a somewhat interesting malt flavor. Refreshing and decent. The bottle says "Petrovskoye". ElGaucho (2401) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - MAY 22, 2003
Strong lager aroma. This is currently the 3rd highest rated Russian beer on Ratebeer, albeit with only 4 ratings. This is your basic, average lager. It is rated highly because the beer in Russia isn't all that great. However, for lager lovers, definitely worth a try. Aurelius gave this a 5 for appearance. Not sure why, except that, from his description, it appears he considers more than just the beer for this category. The head disappates almost fully and there is no carbonation to speak of to spruce up the pale yellow body. One of these days, when Russia has spent a few more years outside of communism, and commercial competition heats up, the beer will get better.
vinivini (2381) - Gomel, BELARUS - APR 10, 2017
Grainy nose. Light body. Clean bready taste. Light spicy bitterness. Fairly drinkable.YantarCoast (1364) - Moscow, RUSSIA - JAN 1, 2017
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
500ml bottle. Pours clear gold with a medium-sized white head that disappears after about 10 seconds. Aroma is malt, grain, yeast. Taste is slightly sweet and malty, low bitter finish. Bland but drinkable lager. I’m sure I had this beer back in 2009, weird how it disappeared from the shops, I guess they must have stopped shipping it to Moscow, because I found this bottle in south eastern Russia. joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 4, 2008
golden with white head. biscuit malt flavor with crisp hop finish. average lager at best Senka (1082) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 13, 2015
FTA: A simple example of Russian lager. I was drinking it for the first time when I was 16, during December 2000. This was a good lager. Boystout (1000) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - APR 10, 2003
One of the most interesting Russian tastes which could be described as "yeast and wheat domination". I would call it Hoegaarden Grand Cru Light or Slottskallans Kloster Light for its unusual Belgian character. The draught version is pretty much the same as the bottled one.