Zarkam (539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 12, 2013
500ml bottle from hypermarket near Vyborg, 5.2% abv. A hint of basement aromas upon opening the bottle. Clear golden colour, small white head. Aroma of bread, hay, cereal and some hints of floral hops and resin, very balanced taste and mellow bitter finish, medium body. Fairly European-style basic lager, not that common in Russia as they tend to be sweeter. Nothing particularly wrong, probably useful if intending to be somewhat drunk the entire day in Summertime. GIJOE (1258) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Pours a pale amber color with a frothy white head that dissipates quickly. Nose is lightly malty with a hunt of corn. Taste is somewhat sweet and uninteresting. Thin body, mild carbonation. Sort of astringent finish. Tolerable beer. swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 25, 2014
can, Sochi Russia. another uninteresting pale eastern Eurpoean lager. Pale yellow, corn, bad vinivini (3148) - Gomel, BELARUS - JAN 9, 2016
Clear golden, dense tall head. Good retention. Nose of grains, hay, some yeast. Light to medium body. Thin to oily. Grainy malts on taste. Minimum caramel. Low to light bitterness.jann3 (424) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAR 15, 2017
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Clear golden with a foamy head. Aroma is malty with notes of grain and corn. Taste is sweetish and malty, but finishes with moderate bitterness. A drinkable bulk lager. (0,5l can from a random supermarket in Moscow)
OleR (4801) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 1, 2012
0.5 L bottle as ЗОЛОТАЯ БОЧКА Klassicheskoe. Pours a brilliant clear pale golden, topped by a finger of fully diminishing white head. Sweet-scented bread and wort to the nose. Taste is fairly clean malty. On the sweet side with bready and grainy malt flavor. Some bittering hops underneath. Light to medium full. Slick texture. Sweetish malt ending. Just about a decent euroloager. Mariusz (12304) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - APR 14, 2013
Golden colored clear body with a medium size white head. Nose dominated by malt. Flavour dominated by sweet malt. djoeye (5419) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 26, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2014kto (1703) - SWITZERLAND - AUG 31, 2015
Золотая Бочка Классич& - Classic Golden Barrel.
50cl aluminium can from a supermarket in Kremenchuk, Ukraine.
Says that Efes Ukraina, Donetsk, SAB Miller stands behind it.
Pasteurized bright beer. 12’ and abv 5%.
Pours a head taller than average, bumpy foam, leaves fields on its way down.
Body is bright golden, rare and tiny bubbles.
Scents of bread, grassy hops.
Tastes malts and hops, the carbonation, something sweet.
Feel is alright, but sweetness and carbonation disturbs.
Aftertaste; bread, rye bread, syrup, malt.
Overall it’s coming well at the end. Pale lager with some premium elements. 34437=2.1
- Re-Tasted 10SEP-2014; fruitiness in aroma, buttery notes in taste, feels fruity on palate. [email protected]
in Baltics. Seems to have been improved a bit. New 4-4-4-3-8=2.3
pours clear golden colour with a small white head and some lacing. aroma corn, paper, a hint of grassy hops. flavour is the same. not too sweet, balanced finish. mithe (1983) - Opava & Brno, CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 26, 2017
Aroma: Grainy, light corny sweet.
Appearance: Clear golden color. Quickly done, white head.
Taste: Medium sweet, light grainy.
Palate: Medium body.
Overall: Average pale lager.