RichardGretton (4770) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2002
Great long lasting dense head from this brown beer. The flavour and aroma is prodominently mildly coffee, and a lot harsher than a dunkel. A great russian 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. 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. rauchbier (3899) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2003
Bottled. Deep bronze with a good rocky cream coloured head. Though it was going to be a dunkle style but more of a spicy Vienna or märzen. Lemony citric aromas along with malt and a suggestion of coconut that follows through into the mouth with a spicy maltiness. Sweet chewy malty and alcoholic finish.
jbrus (4990) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - JAN 18, 2004
Caramel and a bit dusty aroma. Amber color, off-white head, fair lace. Sweet, caramel, hint of roastiness, light orange, nice bitterness, medium body.
JPDIPSO (6236) - Wauwatosa, USA - MAY 11, 2004
"Seasoned" as in aged, as my bottle states. Clear copper color with a nice tall light beige head. Small amount of lace. Aroma of mild caramel and pale malt with a hint of grass. Toffee and nutty flavors. Light and airy feel. Light acetic finish that helps sweep away some of the sweetness. Alcohol comes out as it warms. Nice malt linger. One of the better russian lagers I’ve had. heemer77 (5358) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - OCT 3, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2004 Has a light amber iced tea type coloring. The head was very small. The aroma is both nutty and bready. The taste is oak, molasses and bread. This is surprisingly good. The best beer I had in Ukraine and it is brewed in Russia by a company owned by Miller. Weird. omhper (25243) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 12, 2003
Bottled. Nut brown. Woody whiskey nose. Sweet, bold and malty. Clean woody finish. Much more elegant than the everyday Russian lager. mjg74 (3114) - 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. Petronius (55) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 4, 2012
Dark amber beer with big shored-lived head. Not very aromatic - you can smell alcohol and bread - that’s it. Toasted bread and burned sugar. Creamy, a tad sweet, alcohol is evident but pleasant. Slightly bitter finish.