JPDIPSO (6287) - Wauwatosa, USA - MAY 11, 2004
Light golden color with a moderate off white head. Even for the lower ABV this one seems to have a light aroma. Nose of old grass and pale malt as well. Dry chalky start leading to a powdery grainlike sweetness. No real malt character, but drinkable. Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - FEB 10, 2004
Nice light golden color,small white head that faded slowly.The aroma was malty and fruity with a nice sweetness and mild hop presence.The taste was Malt and fruity with a very nice sweet side and smooth as hell,the hops are fairly weak for the style but still as a brew in general it does quite well as a summer brew and is highly drinkable. hotstuff (5258) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 26, 2004
Bottle. This beer formed an average sized white head that was frothy with fine-medium sized bubbles that completely dissipated. The body was transparent with some fast rising carbonation and a yellow-gold hue. The nose was malty, some hops, sweet, and some fruit notes. The flavor was not so great in my opinion-acidic and malty and just kind of yucky. The mouthfeel was tingly and not very appealing. There was no lacing on the sides of my glass. thedm (6319) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 26, 2004
This brew poured a very large head of foamy finely sized white colored long lasting bubbles that left behind a minimal lace. The body is carbonated and a transparent straw yellow color. The aroma is that of a mild malt hop mix and the mouth feel is initially a bit acidic and smooth then changes into a mildly astringent aftertaste. A bit off mind you. The flavor is covered by the astringency in the aftertase, but is otherwise malty and mildly hopped. austinpowers (2831) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 28, 2003
With Original, Yarpivo is finally firing on all cylinders! This is a Helles with some subtlety and possessing something other than alcohol taste (which is sadly sort of a Yarpivo trademark). Head retention sucks, and the beer in the glass looks like urine, BUT the aroma is a nice grassy one and the flavor is a tad herbal. Dominion Lager this isn't, but cut these Russian folks some slack. By Soviet standards, this passes muster as an acceptably hay-ish brew with a light malt body.
Hildigöltur (5103) - København, DENMARK - OCT 31, 2003
Disgusting rotten chemical aroma. The flavour is not that terrible. Very sweet. Aurelius (5572) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 21, 2003
Slightly tart aroma. Light greenish gold hazy brew. Lightly sweet, medium light Saaz hopping, clear tasting with the tiniest bit of fruit. Tart, starchy finish, medium body. Nothing to suggest that I shouldn't buy Bud instead. PorterPounder (8294) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 30, 2003
A step above the usual Russian lagers - has a bit more body - I see it is classified as a Helles - that explains the extra body. Bit of a buttery aroma with some doughy accents - light golden appearance - thin white quickly dissipating white head. Crisp flavor with some slight spicy undertones. Detect a bit of sweet honey as well. Turns a tad metallic near the end but still a decent Russian beer. Boystout (1000) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - AUG 14, 2003
Pale golden color, thin small head. Aroma of apples and pears. Very light body, medium malty and almost no bitterness. fiulijn (21274) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 15, 2003
Light blond color. Light aroma, a bit honeyish. Simple taste, sweet; the final is simple as well.