Poltavpivo Reviews




Alengrin
2.2
Dizhka Rozlyvnogo
Ukrainian pale lager, from a uniquely stubby bottle of 50 cl with the brewery’s logo in relief; officially referred to on the back label (in the translations that make use of the Latin alphabet) as ’Bochka rasliwnogo’ but this is apparently the beer belonging under this entry - always a challenge identifying your beer here if the name is in another alphabet... Gushed quite strongly upon opening in spite of being pasteurized - only the second time I encounter this in a pale lager (the other being an African one) and the first time at this degree of fierceness... Looks perfectly like any generic pale lager in the glass, with a lightly lacing, somewhat irregular, snow white, moussy head with good ’edge retention’ but quickly falling apart in the middle, over a bright and cristal clear, pale straw blonde liquid. Aroma of dry breakfast cereals or unsugared muesli, wet paper, old dry chicken corn, damp cloth, vaguer hints of starch, paraffin, rubber, grass and even some vague straw, faraway touch of tinfoil perhaps. Neutral onset, some restrainedly sweetish and sourish graininess as expected, minerally effects from fizzy carbonation though perfectly normal for the style, with the carbon dioxide accentuating the sourish side of the grains a bit; supple, thin grainy middle, neutral with no flavour differences compared with the onset - the same ongoing, thin, bland sweetish and sourish grainy flavour, with a very thin metallic edge to it but not nearly as metallic as I’ve had in many other, ’bigger’ pale lagers of industrial ’macro’ quality. A grassy note in the finish does appear, but very faintly so and hardly providing any bitterness at all; something thinly and subtly but oddly paraffin-like, with a soapy feel to it, is noticeable in the finish as well. About as bland and inoffensive as it gets even for this style, but I will nevertheless remember it as the strongest gusher among pasteurized beers I’ve ever seen... Drinkable and quenching, in all, but not more than any other of the gazillions of standard pale lagers made to more or less the same simple basic recipe all over the globe.
Friday, July 14, 2017

caribou43
3.1
Poltava Zhigulivske Svitle (Shigulewskoe Svtloe)
I bought this beer at the slavmarket in Paris. I drank it yesterday after the work, at home in Lausanne. The limit of this bottle was november 2017. As usual, it is an average lager/pils, typical notes of the East countries. The taste is watery, malt, dry one, hop and typical pils bitterness, a little metalic, the workee beer by excellence.
Wednesday, June 28, 2017

artyom
2.1
Poltavpivo Bochkovoe
1.5l plastic bottle. Clear light golden color with disappearing white head. Aroma is malty, bready and hay. Taste is malty with some grassy notes. Overall it’s pretty bad beer.
Thursday, June 15, 2017

artyom
2.3
Poltava Bochka Temnogo
1.5l plastic bottle. Brown color with disappearing tanned head. Aroma is caramel, toasted malt and some burnt sugar. Taste is sweet with pronounced caramel notes. Overall it’s average dark lager.
Thursday, June 15, 2017

ogivlado
2
Poltava Bochka Temnogo
brown plastic bottle 1500ml. -from Boršč Ukrainian store Zagreb. Amberish coloured, medium sized off-white head that went away fast, mild caramel nose. Toasted malt, caramel, brown sugar and water with rather sweetish finish. (Below) average beer.
Thursday, June 1, 2017

ogivlado
2.4
Poltava Bochka Nefiltrovannogo
brown plastic bottle 1500ml. -from Boršč Ukrainian store Zagreb. Pale golden coloured, big white head, weak cereals in the nose. Slightly acidic malty, cereals, grainy, slightly cardboard and pretty watery with short bitterish finish. Could be worse.
Thursday, June 1, 2017

Marko
1.9
Poltava Bochka Temnogo
1.5l plastic bottle from Borsch in Zagreb, thanks Ogi! Dark amber-red body with a tiny off white head. Dry caramel aroma, light breadiness, terribly light and boring, some strange vitamin notes. Dull watery taste, caramel and extremely light dry dull bitterness. Just... blah, flat, not enjoyable in any way.
Thursday, May 25, 2017

Marko
2.5
Poltava Bochka Nefiltrovannogo
1.5l plastic bottle, from an Ukrainian store in Zagreb, thanks Ogi! Ugly hazy ochre body with a lasting big white head. Aroma... nice grainy honey notes kicked in the groin here and there by oxidation and cardboard, shame. Taste... quite clean grainy malty taste, vaguely sweetish and soft. Better than expected, just trace cardboard. Light prickly carbonation, lighter still bitter taste, feeling a bit too flat for my tastes. In the end, it has a whole slew of pros and cons, so the 2.5 is well deserved.
Thursday, May 25, 2017

SimonBlok
2.1
Poltavpivo Bochkovoe
50cl bottle split with Gyhallmanti. Appearance: clear pale straw with medium white head. Aroma: malts, bread, wheat, caramel and some cardboard. Taste: medium sweetness and medium bitterness. Notes of malts, bread, caramel and a trace of hops. Palate: light bodied, watery texture and lively carbonation.
Monday, May 22, 2017

gyhallmanti
1.6
Poltavpivo Bochkovoe
50cl bottle with SimonBlok. Courtesy of SimonBlok. Pours a clear yellow colour with a big frothy white head. Aroma of citrus, malt, wheat, bread, cardboard. Taste is medium sweet, light bitter with a medium dry finish. Notes of cardboard, malt, bread, slight yeast, bit of hops. Texture is prickly, light bodied, with high carbonation
Monday, May 22, 2017

BlackHaddock
2.5
Poltava Rigas Rizhskoe
500ml bottle: drank on 10th May 2017 in the Nuestadter Markthalle, Dresden. Shared with the wife. Clean and clear light golden body, smooth white coving which soon faded to a wisp and collar. Grainy, corn like aroma, taste also lightly more maltier than hoppy. Refreshing enough, but not very exciting to be honest.
Sunday, May 21, 2017

beerstar88
2.5
Poltava Yachminniy Kolos
Helles Honiggelb und trüb im Glas mit wuchtiger Schaumkrone. Fruchtiger (Zitrus) Antrunk, wässrig hefiger Körper der wenig Würze aufweist. Hopfen im Abgang ist sehr spärlich.
Friday, May 12, 2017

beerstar88
2.4
Poltava Zhigulivske Svitle (Shigulewskoe Svtloe)
Honiggelb im Glas, naturtrüb mit wuchtiger Schaumkrone. Im Antrunk sind Zitrusfrüchte zu schmecken, sehr getreidig wässriger Körper mit wenig Würze und feiner Malzsüsse, Hopfennoten kommen im Abgang nur leicht durch.
Thursday, May 11, 2017

beerstar88
2.8
Poltavpivo Bochkovoe
Honiggelb im Glas, trüb mit schöner Schaumkrone, sieht aus wie ein Hefeweizen! Malzbetonter Antrunk, cremig vollmundiger Körper mit einer leichten Süsse, feine Hopfennoten kommen zum Schluss durch.
Thursday, May 11, 2017

beerstar88
1.8
Dizhka Temnogo
Dunkelbraun im Glas mit beiger Schaumkrone. Röstmalziger Antrunk, gut rezenter Körper mit einer karamelligen Malzsüsse und feiner Säure. Vom Hopfen ist wenig zu vernehmen. Trinkbar.
Monday, May 8, 2017

beerstar88
1.8
Poltava Bochka Temnogo
Dunkelbraun im Glas mit beiger Schaumkrone. Röstmalziger Antrunk, gut rezenter Körper mit einer karamelligen Malzsüsse und feiner Säure. Vom Hopfen ist wenig zu vernehmen. Trinkbar.
Monday, May 8, 2017

beerstar88
2.6
Dizhka Svizhogo
Helles Honiggelb, trüb im Glas mit wuchtiger Schaumkrone. Erfrischend fruchtiger Antrunk, Zitronig leichter Körper mit Limette und Grapefruit gepaart. Feingehopft im Abgang. Süffiges leichtes Sommerbier.
Monday, May 8, 2017

beerstar88
2.8
Dizhka Rozlyvnogo
Helles Honiggelb, leicht trüb im Glas mit stabiler Schaumkrone. Fruchtiger Antrunk, milder leichter Körper mit harmonischen Fruchtnoten (Grapefruit), gut rezent. Schön hopfig im Abgang. Ein leichtes Sommerbier (3,5% Alc.), als Radlerersatz gut geeignet.
Monday, May 8, 2017

beerstar88
2.3
Dizhka Nefiltrovanogo
Fruchtiger frischer Antrunk, Limette und Grapefruit gesellen sich zum weichen Körper. Harmonische Hopfennoten im Abgang. Leicht zu trinken, perfekt im Sommer.
Monday, May 8, 2017

beerstar88
2.4
Poltava Bochka Nefiltrovannogo
Fruchtiger frischer Antrunk, Limette und Grapefruit gesellen sich zum weichen Körper. Harmonische Hopfennoten im Abgang. Leicht zu trinken, perfekt im Sommer.
Monday, May 8, 2017

alex_leit
1.9
Poltavpivo Bochkove
Bottle 500 ml. Golden color, foam white, noisy. Aroma: malt, herbaceous-spicy hops, light fruitiness, a little soap. Taste: sweetish-malty, grain, a little spicy.
Thursday, April 27, 2017

alex_leit
1.8
Dizhka Svizhogo
Bottle 50 cl. Straw-golden, medium white foam. Aroma: malt, grain, light fruitiness, a hint of spice and soap. Taste: relatively clean, cereal, slightly knits, malt, a little hops.
Thursday, April 27, 2017

alex_leit
1.6
Poltava Yachminniy Kolos
Bottle. Straw-golden, white head. Aroma: light sour, a little spicy hops, soap and some fruity. Taste: pilsen malt, light sweetness and fruity, a hint of hops, sadness.
Thursday, April 27, 2017

corkyrory66
3.2
Poltava Bochka Nefiltrovannogo
Zwickel/landbier provenant d’Ukraine, dont mon exemplaire était un "nefiltrovannogo" mais de 4,6 % abv, contrairement à l’habitude qui le voudrait à 5 %... Ne me demander pas pourquoi !! Cette bière est pasteurisée, ce qui ne présage rien de très valable, malgré tout le respect que doit nous inspirer Pasteur .. (à ne pas confondre avec le bon pasteur ..). Autre réflexion : pour moi "non filtré" et "pasteurisé" sont un peu contradictoires .. mais à chacun sa conception .. (foi de pasteur). Mon exemplaire était à 2 mois avant sa date. Couleur jaune paille avec un léger voile, assez comparable à la couleur d’une bonne vieille blanche. Bulles assez grosses, le long des parois, vives. Mousse blanche, à fins flocons, stable à 2 mm. Arômes de malt pâle, blé, citronnelle, pointe d’ortie. 1ère bouche très souple, à l’entame malt pâle/citron. Arrière-bouche assez longue, avec citronnelle. 2ème avec une texture correcte, un peu pâteuse quand même, avec des pointes de blé. Arrière-bouche plutôt confuse, ou du type d’une blanche (c’est la même chose …). 3ème qui tourne un peu à la pils, mais avec un côté blé plus sympathique et velouté. Arrière-bouche assez longue, toujours, et pas du tout désagréable. Longueur qui ne peut relever la gageure (à Pasteur ...), vu la pasteurisation notamment … Jambes fines, longues. Alcool qui ne ferait pas peur à une vache (surveillée par le pasteur, bien entendu ..). Finale dans le style vachement (ça m’a échappé .. ) blanche. CONCLUSION : on ne s’ennuie pas en Ukraine, mais il ne faut pas y aller pour la bière .. enfin, pas celle-ci, pour le coup … du bâton à Pasteur !! (Je m’égare ..)
Sunday, April 23, 2017

goozen
1.3
Poltavpivo Bochkovoe
Bottle 0,5ltr: Clear golden colored brew with an annoying sweet bitter taste, with hints of maltiness and butter. Bought it an Russian shop, Rotterdam, Hoogstraat.
Sunday, April 16, 2017

Gurthnar
1.9
Poltava Yachminniy Kolos
Bottle. Very watery, also quite syrupy sweetish. Characterless, slightly corny. Nevertheless drinkable. At least something.
Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Cuso
1.5
Poltava Yachminniy Kolos
Can from Milos, many thanks. Golden color with medium white head. Aroma of malt, corn, metallic. Taste, malt, glue, grainy, metallic, corn.
Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Gurthnar
1.4
Poltavpivo Bochkove
Bottle. Old socks, astringent, slightly sour, boozy and syrupy. Once again nothing I would fancy.
Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Cuso
1.3
Poltavpivo Bochkove
Can from Milos, many thanks. Golden color with small white head. Aroma of malt, corn, glu, alcohol. Taste the same.
Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Tjeerd
2.2
Poltava Zhigulivske Svitle (Shigulewskoe Svtloe)
Will finish the bottle, because it is drinkable. Don’t really like the sourish aftertaste.
Saturday, April 8, 2017

Calisky
2.1
Dizhka Svizhogo
Couleur jaune, légère mousse. Nez malté doux avec note papier citronné. Gout malt doux, un peu céréales et citronné avec fin astringente papier.
Saturday, April 8, 2017

jaghana
1.8
Dizhka Svizhogo
Bottle 50cl, shared by Calisky, a clear yellow beer with medium head. Nose is on wet paper. Aroma is on grain, sweet malt, wet paper, very boring, low body, barley sugar finish.
Saturday, April 8, 2017

Calisky
2.2
Poltavpivo Bochkove
Couleur jaune trouble, très légère mousse. Nez almté, céréales. Gout malt d’orge, céréales avec amertume astringente et note savonneuse en fin de bouche.
Saturday, April 8, 2017

jaghana
2
Poltavpivo Bochkove
Bottle 50cl shared by Calisky. A clear copper beer with medium head. Nose is on grain. Aroma is on barley sugar, grain and wet paper, very industrial like, boring, kind of apple finish.
Saturday, April 8, 2017

jaghana
1.6
Poltava Bochka Nefiltrovannogo
Bottle 50cl, again a very poor stuff from ukraine, please stop doing this, low body, grain and wet paper, pffff
Friday, March 17, 2017

Calisky
2.1
Poltava Bochka Nefiltrovannogo
biere a 4.6%. Couleur jaune trouble, légère mousse. Nez leger un peu malté céréales. Gout malté céréales avec note un peu beurrée et papier humide. sans plus
Friday, March 17, 2017

Calisky
2
Poltava Rigas Rizhskoe
Couleur dorée un peu trouble, forte mousse. Nez malt d’orge, note savon. Gout malt malt d’orge, note fruitée un peu sucrée et liquide vaisselle avec petite amertume. Sans plus
Friday, March 17, 2017

jaghana
2.2
Poltava Rigas Rizhskoe
Bottle 50cl, kindly shared by Calisky thanks. A copper beer with good head and retention. Nose is on grain with metallic touch. Aroma is on grain, wet paper, light caramel, light yellow fruits, wet paper, again a very boring Ukrainian beer.
Friday, March 17, 2017

jaghana
1.8
Poltava Yachminniy Kolos
Bottle 50cl, kindly shared by Calisky thanks. A copper beer with medium that that goes quickly. Nose is on gran and wet paper. Aroma is on toasted grain, wet paper, some grassy hops but low, very watery, very boring.
Friday, March 17, 2017

Calisky
1.7
Poltava Yachminniy Kolos
Couleur jaune dorée, bonne mousse. Nez très leger un peu malté et houblonné. Gout malt d’orge très aqueux, sec, avec note un peu douce miel.
Friday, March 17, 2017

blackisle
2.6
Poltava Rigas Rizhskoe
Bottle 50cl. poured into a lager glass. Clear pale golden, good two finger frothy white head, recedes slowly, light lacing; aroma pale malts, grain, corn, straw; taste light to medium sweet and bitter, malty, grainy, straw, bit metallic; malty sweetbitter aftertaste; light body, watery texture, soft carbonation; acceptable.
Friday, March 3, 2017

gadzior
2.1
Poltava Zhigulivske Svitle (Shigulewskoe Svtloe)
Clear, golden, with white head. Aroma of malt. Taste of malt and grain, light-bodied.
Wednesday, February 1, 2017

alex_leit
1.6
Anton Grubi Bochkove
Bottle. Golden color, white foam. Aroma: malt, boiled corn, a little spice hops, a little grass. Taste: malty, corn sticks, dirty.
Saturday, January 14, 2017

alex_leit
2
Dizhka Nefiltrovanogo
Bottle. Straw-yellow, slightly blurred, snow-white foam. Aroma: malty, slightly floral-spicy hops and fruits. Taste: light sweetness, malt, a little hay.
Saturday, January 14, 2017

alex_leit
1.6
Poltava Rigas Alus
Bottle. Pale golden color, white foam. Aroma: average malt, a little fruits, spices and dimethyl sulfide. Taste: malt, slightly tart, slightly grassy hops, light sweetness, apple seeds.
Saturday, January 14, 2017

SVD
3.5
Poltava Bochka Temnogo
Country Tick 65: Bottle at home, from Mix Markt Aachen, Ruby red/brown beer. Small head. Aroma is malt, dark red fruit. Taste is the same, bitter and sweet. bit watery but overall not bad.
Friday, January 13, 2017

nickel
1.8
Poltavpivo Brovarnya №1 Mitsne
Look: pale straw yellow Aroma: malt, grain and sugar Taste: malt with notes of alcohol. Typical industrial beer
Wednesday, January 4, 2017

nickel
1.6
Poltavpivo Brovarnya №1 Svitle
Look: straw yellow with nice white head. Aroma: some malt and grain. Taste is malty. Some artificial sourness in the aftertaste
Wednesday, January 4, 2017

kerenmk
2.1
Poltava Myunkhenskoe Svetloe
PET Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer & Beyond. Thanks DSG. Clear-to-hazy greenish gold. Sugar and corn aroma, bitter, then slightly corny taste that evolves to malty sweetness. Light body, rather abrupt malty finish and quite carbonated.
Friday, December 23, 2016

zvikar
2.5
Poltava Myunkhenskoe Svetloe
At Beer and Beyond shop, Pours golden with a small head, aroma of grain, herbs, malt, flavor is bitter, corny, herbs, medium bodied
Monday, December 12, 2016