Boliarka-VT Brewery Reviews




Leighton
3.1
Boliarka Unpasteurised
Bottle at Nora’s in Sofia. Picked up at Billa. Pours clear yellow with a frothy, pure white head. Simple pale, grainy malts in the one, with some vague lemony accents. Lightly sweet, with more simple, dry pale grains, hay, biscuits, faint grass. Light bodied with average carbonation. Somewhat dry in the finish, with further crispy grains, straw, biscuits. Quite a basic pale lager, but it drinks pretty good.
Sunday, July 2, 2017

Pyrmir
1.7
Diana Lager
500 ml can at home. Bright yellow with small white head. Aroma and taste are light, pale malt, slight grain dust, slight metal, hay and faint grass.
Sunday, December 25, 2016

Leighton
2.8
Diana Lager
Can sourced from, and drank in, Dryanovo. Pours crystal clear yellow-gold with a mellow, goamy white head. Very light crispy cereal aroma, with just inklings of hay. Light sweet flavour with pleasant bready notes, more cereal, hay. Light bodied with average carbonation. Somewhat bland on the finish, but still pretty clean, with subtle biscuity jotes, light bitter straw, hints of grass and cereal. Pretty drinkable, though very simple lager.
Saturday, October 15, 2016

charlotte
2.8
Boliarka Unpasteurised
Bottle.hazy yellow colour with medium white head.Aroma a bit harsh and malty with hint of corn and slight citrus,light and refreshing taste and short finish.
Monday, July 4, 2016

indrekr
3
Diana Lager
Aroma: bread, cereals. Appearance: pale, clear, rocky head, white foam, big quantity, lasts well. lightly bitter, lightly sour, a bit salty. Palate: light body, thin feel, soft carbonation, astringent finish, verily light bitterness in finish if at all.
Thursday, June 23, 2016

Koelschtrinker
2.8
Boliarka T’mno
Dunkler, wenig herb-malziger Start. Steigende Malzigkeit von geringem Level aus, Getreidenoten, sinkende Süße. Mittellanger, rund schokoladenmalziger Nachgeschmack. Okay. 8/8/8/9/6/8
Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Koelschtrinker
1.8
Diana Lager
Wässriger, platt herber Antrunk. Dumpf bitterer, ansonsten wässriger Mittelteil. Im Nachhall wenig helles Malz. Verdammt langweilig. 7/5/8/5/5/5
Wednesday, June 22, 2016

andrewje41
2.4
Boliarka Svetlo
Can poured at Tom’s during tick hour. Golden pour with a patchy fizz head. Straw heavy aroma. Dry straw flavor to pair. Expected taste results from a international pale lager, but a little on the weird side for me on this one.
Sunday, May 8, 2016

Ferris
2.6
Boliarka Svetlo
Can - Sweet light corn and grains. Clear gold with a decent white head. Sweet grains and a long finish
Sunday, May 8, 2016

sohk
2
Boliarka Unpasteurised
Not bad bulgarian lager. It is a bit watery and light, but the bitterness is good.
Wednesday, February 24, 2016

alex_leit
1.7
Balkansko Svetlo
Bottle 500 ml. Golden color. Aroma: corn and grain. Taste: cetreal, a little soap, malt, light fruitiness, notably carbonated. Average.
Monday, August 3, 2015

efeesse
2.8
Boliarka Svetlo
Beer with light color, medium body, medium bitterness, average carbonation, served in can.
Sunday, May 17, 2015

dnicolaescu
1.7
Boliarka Svetlo
DRAFT at hotel’s bar (free). Light malt sweetness and mot much else. Mineral water carbonation and zero hops. Sterile and clean.
Saturday, January 3, 2015

charlotte
1.6
Diana Lager
Can Bought in Plovdiv.Clear golden colour with medium white head.Aroma is grainy and malty with taste of hops and malty,thin body and overall a boring.
Sunday, December 21, 2014

estpiwo
1
Diana Lager
Canned. Pale golden body, white foam. Papery aroma. Watery, very watery. Like old piece of bred in the water. Awful experience.
Saturday, November 1, 2014

kevnic2008
1.7
Boliarka Svetlo
Light and decently clean. Carbonation is somewhat annoying and the finish is watery.
Thursday, August 28, 2014

Christos
1.9
Diana Lager
500ml green and white can, as Diana Lager, bought in Thessaloniki, Greece and brought home. Poured into a glass tankard. ABV 3% Clear golden yellow body, small froathy head with very low retention, no lacing on the glass. Aroma of malts, cereals, very faint. Sweet and very malty taste, blant. Thin watery body, low carbonation. Totally boring.
Sunday, July 27, 2014

Christos
2.7
Diana Premium Lager
500ml can as Diana Premium Lager,bought in Thessaloniki, Greece and brought home, poured into a glass tankard. ABV 4.1% Deep golden yellow colour on the body with one finger of white head on top, froathy, diminishing quickly, leaving just traces of lacing around the glass. Aroma has malts, fresh grass, some refreshing lemon notes. Taste of malts, cardboard, hay, quite sweet but with a good enough bitterness on the aftertaste. Thin body with okay carbonation. Overall okay, I expected worse.
Sunday, July 27, 2014

declanf309
3.7
Balkansko Svetlo
floral hops,good appearance gold colouration doughy yeasty flavour. I thoroughly enjoyed this beer.
Thursday, July 24, 2014

Cuso
2.2
Boliarka Svetlo
Can, kindly donated by my boss, many thanks. Golden color with medium white head. Unpleasant old malty aroma with corn and metallic notes. Malty taste with light acidity and metallic notes. Very light bitterness in finish.
Sunday, May 18, 2014

ogivlado
2.3
Boliarka T’mno
Canned 500ml. -Dark brown/almost black coloured, big and long-lasting beige head, caramel and cheap honey in the nose. Sweet caramel, light roasted malt and light coffee with notes of corn and alcohol in the finish. A way too sweet and quite strong alcohol notes for 5%ABV.
Thursday, May 1, 2014

Leighton
2.7
Diana Premium Lager
Can at home in Gabrovo, Bulgaria - picked up at the offie across the street. Pours perfectly clear yellow-gold, lightly effervescent with a soft, white froth head. The nose is all pale cereal grains with slight accents of white paper and lemon rind. Light sweet flavor with mild bitter hay, grain husk and citrus peel, plus more basic pale, grainy malt sugars. Light bodied with fine, massaging carbonation. Crisp finish, slightly bland, with more somewhat papery pale cereal, mellow dry white bread and hay. A fair session pale lager.
Saturday, April 19, 2014

darioklc
1.7
Balkansko Svetlo
Poured from the 600mL glass bottle. The beer is a typical bright, pale gold color. Some light grainy malt up front. There is a good amount of bitterness here considering the style and the brand. Finishes with a kind of off taste and grass. Mouthfeel is average. Nothing noteworthy. Definitely not something I would seek out by any means, but you could do a lot worse I guess.
Saturday, February 1, 2014

fugitive
1.6
Balkansko Svetlo
Can. Color yellow with medium white head. Aroma grain, bread, malt. Taste sweet, grain, corn.
Saturday, January 18, 2014

fugitive
1.6
Diana Lager
Can. Color yellow with medium white head. Aroma grain, corn. Taste sweet, grain, corn.
Saturday, January 18, 2014

Bov
2.1
Boliarka Svetlo
courtesy of Julian Allen - clear and translucide bright golden beer with a moderately persistent white foam left; shy notes of plastic and corn; light grassy notes below; thin-bodied, lingering notes of paperboard in the finish
Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Leighton
2.8
Kehlstein Premium Lager
Bottle of 2.5L at the flat in Sofia. Pours perfectly clear gold, lightly effervescent, with a moderate, virginal white head. Dry grains in the nose, slight crunchy cereal and metal. Light sweet flavor with dried cereal, slight hay, very faint dough, metallic bite, straw. Light bodied with average carbonation. Crisp finish, relatively clean with further metal twang, mild dried cereal and hay. Hey, at least there’s no paper.
Sunday, December 29, 2013

ElDesmadre
1.7
Balkansko Svetlo
2l plastic bottle. Rather watery, light malty, very bland pale lager. Forgettable.
Monday, November 18, 2013

estpiwo
2.4
Balkansko Svetlo
Can. Bought in Matin,Slovakia where took place collectors meeting. Golden color. Malty aroma. taste was more malty, bready with light hoppy tones. Drinkable,
Sunday, November 3, 2013

darioklc
1.9
Boliarka Svetlo
0.5l bottle, yellow color with white head. It’s malty and hoppy. Standard lager type beer.
Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Rune
1.4
Diana Lager
500ml can from a supermarket in Rethymno, Crete. Golden body, cold haze. Fragile white head and lacing. Sour grainy smell, and grainy taste with wet cardboard towards the ending. Well, well I hadn’t expected more. Mostly drain pour (hotel room, 11.09.2013).
Thursday, October 3, 2013

sinfull
3.2
Boliarka Weiss
Hazy yellow color. Good white head. Aroma of wheat and fruits. Yeasty , fruity taste. Not best from weizen , but not bad. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Saturday, September 28, 2013

Embrouille
2
Boliarka Svetlo
Courtesy of ElDesMadre. Quite boring, grainy with a very low bitterness. Poor. Thanks a lot ElDesMadre!
Thursday, September 26, 2013

gunnar
1
Diana Lager
500 ml can from supermarket in Rethymnon,Pours clear weak golden with a tiny white head. Aroma is malty, with a bad note. Taste is carbonized water, very thin mouthfeel, artificial bitter end, ouch.
Thursday, September 19, 2013

DruncanVeasey
0.9
Diana Lager
’DIANA LAGER- WORTHY OF YOU’. Very nice beer of Bulgaria for your enjoyingments, please. 500ml tin in Santorini. Headless flat gold. Aroma of watermelon, slime, fat and raki. Horribly papery, bicarbonate of soda-sprinkled cardboard and Disprin mouth. No malt, hop, yeast or even water notes on show. Irredeemably bad: undrinkable, worse even than Ey Zython.
Friday, August 16, 2013

Camons
1.5
Diana Lager
Can @ Hotelroom, Rethymnon. Pours yellow with a white head. Aroma of grain, corn, little sugar. Flavor is sweet, grainy, corn, cardboard. Medium body, soft carbonation. Mouthfeel is pretty good for the ABV, to bad about the taste. 110813
Sunday, August 11, 2013

Inmortalis
2.9
Schweik Cheshko Pivo
Bottle in Varna, Bulgaria. Really not bad. I kinda liked it, being a cheap beer.
Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Inmortalis
3.4
Boliarka Svetlo
I don’t understand why it has such a low rating. It’s much better than most of the beers in Bulgaria.
Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Inmortalis
2.5
Balkansko Svetlo
Bottled at Varna, Bulgaria. Has a bread-like taste and it is not that bitter. Average carbonation.
Tuesday, June 25, 2013

dokoloko
2.9
Schweik Cheshko Pivo
The one of the best Bulgarian light beer with little bit of bitter taste I recomended highly!
Monday, April 8, 2013

luttonm
2.5
Nashensko Svetlo
.5l plastic bottle, kind of cool. darker orange, mild head, sits still. fruity over sweet bread yeast. wattery run-off from a bakery at the holidays. not great, but it has some flavors in there.
Tuesday, April 2, 2013

luttonm
2.8
Boliarka Svetlo
.5l plastic bottle from a small store along the Sofia-Nis highway. pale orange, long gray foamy head. bready yeast, quite malty lager. ok
Wednesday, March 27, 2013

luttonm
3
Boliarka Weiss
Draft at Halbite in Sofia, Bulgaria. Hazy orange, white head. tinny, sweet metallic, minty herbs. some bubblegum, bit sickly. bitter yeast. eh.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Wanja
1.8
Boliarka Weiss
On tap, Sofia. Tastes like bad hops mixed with cleaning soap...
Saturday, February 2, 2013

charlotte
2.4
Balkansko Svetlo
Can Bought in Bansko.Clear golden colour with large white head.Aroma of hops,straw and grain,good malty and slight flavor of corn and white bread,like many BG Beers.
Sunday, December 30, 2012

Leighton
2.5
Balkansko Svetlo
Standard 2.5L bottle in Gabrovo, Bulgaria. Pours perfectly clear gold, fairly effervescent, with a small, white foam head. Lots of biscuity malts in the aroma, some straw. Light sweet flavor with pale, bready malts, biscuits, paper, light cereal grains, light hay. Light bodied with fine to average carbonation. Mild sweetness to finish, more grainy cereal, biscuits, faint paper, some crunchy hay. Pretty bland pale lager.
Wednesday, December 26, 2012

mjg74
2.4
Boliarka Special
Bottle from La Mesa Market. Slightly sweet, roasted something nose. Bready, burnt, somewhat sweet. Hops are lacking. Finish is a weird sort of sweetness.
Monday, September 17, 2012

ogivlado
2.6
Stara Stolitsa Svetlo Pivo
big green plastic bottle 2500ml. -from Billa Razgrad, Bulgaria. Darker golden coloured, small to medium sized white head, some corn and honey in the nose. Weak malty, bready and notes of honey with moderate bitter finish. Cheap and surprisingly drinkable. Costs 0.90€, for example ordinary Carlsberg can from the same shop is 1.00€.
Monday, August 6, 2012

Marko
2.5
Stara Stolitsa Svetlo Pivo
2l bottle, courtesy of and shared with ogivlado, thanks! Poured a pale golden body with a small white head. Honeyish papery aroma. Honey dominates the taste too, going into a bitterish finish. Light peppery hopiness. Actually a lot better than one would expect upon seeing a Bulgarian 4.1%, 9P beer in a 2l bottle...
Tuesday, July 24, 2012

estpiwo
2.9
Boliarka Weiss
Bottle. Hazy golden color, with white head. Fruity aroma. Taste was fruity also with some yeasty tones. Not bad.
Saturday, December 3, 2011