DrnkMcDermott (3130) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2004
Bottled. My first impression of Russian lagers was that they were too sweet, but maybe that was just the Baltika. This is suitably dry, the color is a nice golden hue with a thin head. Maltiness plays well with a little bitter. A nice standard beer. jb (3342) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 27, 2005
Simple light pilsener styled beer. The taste of the hops is light, but lingers. Not bad. Ron (4090) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 27, 2005
One pint bottle that Patty gave me from BOTW. I sampled this with JB while he was trying to rid my computer of a virus that the kids gotten. The hops really stayed on the palate from this one cause the Yuengling I had after this tasted just like this for the 1st couple of swigs. JoeMcPhee (9515) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 4, 2007
500 ml bottle. Pale golden beer with a thin white head. The aroma is fairly rich and malty. Clean pale malt, very fresh with a touch of straw character and a soft floral aroma. Pretty solid pale lager. sloth (2929) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - JAN 25, 2004
Large offwhite/grey head, mostly lasting with splotchy lacing.. Good looking clear amber lager. Somewhat soapy, malty nose. Medium body. Malty, corny flavors with a hint of wet cardbord, yum. Astringent, dry finish.
PorterPounder (8226) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 3, 2004
Dark golden appearance, soapy white head; good lacing. Faint, fresh lake water aroma, not unpleasant. Crisp, clean flavor with a brief bit of spearmint and honey sweetness. Clean, crisp mouthfeel, not at all metallic as some of this ilk seem to be. Pleasantly surprised. NJBeerman013 (1054) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - FEB 2, 2005
Pretty much a standard russian lager. Slight bite, fizzy head, yellow in color. Light compared to others I have had. Lubiere (14133) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 13, 2006
Golden lager with a thick collapsing white head. Light hoppy malt aroma. In mouth, crisp malt, with some chalky notes, and some light german crisp hops. A bit too light bodied, but a decent east european lager. rozsoma (1128) - Gyõr, HUNGARY - JAN 10, 2016
Minden medvevadász kedvenc nedűje, mely nem hiányozhat a medvebőr kulacsból vadászat közben. austinpowers (2832) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 8, 2002
Smells bad. A smidge better than the Botchkarev, perhaps. Thin and watery. Undistinguished from an american standard.