mjg74 (3106) - La Mesa, California, USA - OCT 17, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2008 Bottle from La Mesa Market. Amber/brownish in color. Sweet aroma with some maltiness and maybe a hint of chocolate. Good full bodied malty flavors. Some sweetness and spices as well. Finish is sweet and malty with a little bit of hoppiness. Pretty enjoyable. DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 30, 2005
Slightly acidic grain flavor with a hint of fuel and an underlying malt liqour sweetness. Smells like grainy malt liqour. Tangy and stupid. I hate russians and I wish i wasn’t one...its like an american standard with alcohol graininess thrown in..Not my cup of crap, fo sho. dnicolaescu (2562) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - NOV 30, 2015
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2015 BOTTLE 50 CL. Clear amber-red, beige head. Pretty decent caramel and malty aroma, a hint of bread. The taste is simple - caramel sweetness, a touch of malt, a bit thin in the middle (not watery though). The finish is moderately bitter with notes of grassy hops and alcohol. Not bad - a poor man’s heller bock. vinivini (2392) - Gomel, BELARUS - FEB 2, 2017
Clear golden, medium white head. Malty aroma. Clean. Lollipop. Medium body. Lots of pale malts on taste. Nuts. Clean. Light bitterness on ending. Was welcome on a winter day in Moscow. Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - MAY 23, 2003
Bottled. Deep full amber colour with beige soft fine head. Sweet malt and grain aromas with bread like qualities (another one of those delectable beers that makes you hungry). The taste was just as more’ish. What I liked most was it wasn’t overly sweet like some Belgian’s but balanced more in keeping with Vienna or Bohemian style. Many thanks to SilkTork et al for his help in identifying this one.
Mads Langtved (2243) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2003
Pretty violent. Nice appearance. A strenghful lager and a fullbodied brew. An averga beer. GTAEgeek (2217) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - AUG 22, 2010
Bottle in Moscow, Russia. Pours a deep, clear amber color with a medium white head. It leaves a fair amount of lacing. The aroma is very malty, with some notes of corn, pine hops, and some slight, tart fruits. The flavor is mostly sweet with an unpleasant sour and bitter finish. The body is somewhat heavy, and the alcohol warmth is undeniable. Overall, a decent beer. philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 14, 2010
Kaluga Brewery, Kaluga, Russia--Zolotaya Bochka Golden Barrel Aged Russian Lager--2007 16.9 oz. Bottle. 6.50% ABV. 25 IBU’s? (4.0 / 5.0) Bock--Amber. 2 @ $2.49 Each. Dense lacy white head. Clear bright rich amber color. Malty mild fruit hop smooth front. Mild creamy smooth caramel fruit mild sweet Amber Bock clean toffee hint body. Smooth malt spice mild hop tangy clean end. Crisp mellow no stank Amber Bock. Sampled 4/5/2008. YantarCoast (1364) - Moscow, RUSSIA - NOV 12, 2014
500ml bottle, ABV is 6.8%. Pours a very pretty amber with a small white head that fades, but not completely. Minimal amount of lacing. Faint caramel aroma. Taste is caramel followed by a slightly bitter and alcoholic finish that I found a bit harsh to begin with. cagou007 (1168) - FRANCE - JUL 31, 2014
Pours amber with thin white head. Aromas are smoke, caramel and booze. Metallic aromas. Not really a good one!
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