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Lvivske 1715 - Lvivska Pivovarnya (BBH)

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Ratings: 59
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3
pDev: 16.67%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
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Lvivska Pivovarnya (BBH)

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: stoutman on 05-14-2005

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Reviews by Nerudamann:
Photo of Nerudamann
3.65/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a stein glass.

Look – light golden color, clear, with good steady carbonation and about a finger and a half’s worth of off-white foam, slightly frothy, that dissipates somewhat slowly.

Smell – very Czech pilsner-like. Hoppy, but also with higher malts. There’s a drier essence to it as well.

Taste – very much like the smell. It tastes like a pilsner, hoppy, but with a slight dry touch that gets sweetened out by the malts in the finish.

Mouthfeel – not too badly balanced actually. Better balanced than I would have guessed. Still leans more toward the watery side, but less so than I would have expected.

Overall – not a bad brew at all. Not my favorite beer type, but still in and of itself, it’s quite good and true to the style.

More User Reviews:
Photo of RoyalT
2.24/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Appearance – This one poured a light and perfectly centered orange in color with a nice white head that left clumpy pools on top of the liquid.

Smell – The grain and orange here are in full effect. It’s quite pungent in a sickly sort of way.

Taste – Ugh! The Vitamin C orangeness takes over, leaving the drinker begging for rotted grain.

Mouthfeel – This is a bit larger than light-bodied with some mild carbonation and a smooth mouthfeel. Not bad, if only it didn’t taste and smell like shit.

Sinkability – If I had a cold this might not be so bad to drink. I like the mouthfeel and it’s quite the looker.

Photo of beerhunter13
3/5  rDev 0%

Photo of DavyJones
3/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Mattsky
4/5  rDev +33.3%

Photo of acurtis
2.5/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of biboergosum
3.48/5  rDev +16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500ml bottle, 5% ABV for all the Ukrainian-Albertans in this particular excise market.

This beer pours a clear pale golden colour, with two fingers of foamy, pillowy white head, which leaves a swath of amoebic lace around the glass as it seeps away.

It smells of sweet bready pale malt, some mild lemon cleanser, and slightly acrid, musty hops. The taste again leads with the somewhat saccharine crackery breadiness, followed by some more mainline, yet still subtle, lemon, and a bit of musty, earthy hops.

The carbonation is quite sedate, the body medium weight, and generally smooth, with a lurking cloying character that thankfully stays mostly under the radar. It finishes fairly off-dry, the breadiness still most prominent, with some nice fruity, wet leaf, earthy hops balancing things out, for the most part.

Given the style, and my experience with it so far, this is actually pretty enjoyable. Initial worries of East European diesel qualities burn off quickly, leaving us with a decent, straightforward, muddled-hop lager. Nothing to write home about, though, unless I was one of the many locals with ties to the homeland.

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.36/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

16.9 oz brown bottle imported by Russbeer Int'l in Brookyn, NY. No freshness date; but an attractive cream, green, and gold label nonetheless.

This easy drinking Ukranian lager pours a crystal-clear, pale straw-gold body beneath a creamy head of bright-white foam that holds very well and leaves some nice rings and splatters of lace at the outset of the glass. The nose is clean but very generic. In the mouth it's medium bodied, gently crisp, and then smooth across the palate as it warms. The flavor is also very basic, but it does offer some grainy malt and a touch of grassy and floral hops. The firm bitterness balances it nicely considering that it's a lighter beer at only 4.0% abv., and it finishes dry with some lingering grassy hop notes.

Photo of tempest
2.26/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Picked up a .5l bottle at EuroMarket for $2. Man, I usually finish all my beers that don't have terrible brewing flaw, but I dont think is headed anywhere but the drain. It smells like a very light lager with a soft pale malt aroma, but the flavor is dominated by a sweet white grape juice taste. What the hell happened here? The Ukraine can have this one back.

I mean, if you're really into grape juice, this is your beer. If you're looking for a decent lawnmower lager, look elsewhere.

Photo of RIBeerSnob
3.12/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

First wiff was a bit skunked, but that is likely the handling and storage. Poured a nice gold color with some carbonation. I was pleasantely surprised by a smooth full body lager. No hops noticable. Slight citrus flavor. .5L bottle, the minimum size that should be allowed!

Photo of DaveBar
3.12/5  rDev +4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Purchased at the LCBO for around $4.00 for a 500ml bottle. Served at 4deg C in a draught glass

A- Opens well and pours a high white head that is gone lickity split. Light clear gold color

S- Typical Heineken smell

T- Typical Heineken taste

M- Typical Heineken mouth

O- So close to a Heineken that I will call it one

Food Pairing

Yup! You guessed it! Pairs well with....... anything you would pair a Heineken with!


Photo of Forb
3.34/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a pint bottle...

Appearance: Quickly dissipating fluffy white head amid a grainy yellow body. Proper lacing aside the glass.

Smell: Dank aromas are immediate; almost skunky. Slight hop scents amid prominent grain notes.

Taste: Truly quality beer here clearly brewed with choice water and plenty of grain.

Mouthfeel: Mild carbonation, clean, crisp, refreshing. An overall light and plesent lager.

Overall: A quality brew. Old and set in its ways standards and taste.

Photo of beerthulhu
3.3/5  rDev +10%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured a crystal clear golden-brass with a 1 finger bright white frothy head. A very thin spongey film lacing bands around the glass with a light scattered visible carbonation lazily makes its way to the surface.

S: bright lemon peels, pale grains, with light musky hints. Some lemon sourness that was light-moderate in strength.

T: buttered grains with a big lemony zest. Some corn, with a zesty lemon herbal hopping. Overall a buttery flavor with a fairly crisp bite on the finish.

M: light, with an oily texture. A light carbonation is on the tip of the tongue while the beer easily slides off the back.

D: pretty smooth going down, a good alternative for a lawnmower beer.

Photo of emerge077
3.65/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Pours a pale yellow, not real attractive. A decent head of foam is the saving grace in the looks department. A thin ring of sediment was in the bottle.

Smells plain, vaguely of grainy pale malt, but just barely.

Taste is slightly sweet malt, with a sort of well-water character. Not much of any hop presence to speak of. Even in gulps, there is hardly any bitterness.
Watery mouthfeel, but with sufficient carbonation.

Overall not a bad lager. Works well as a thirst-quencher, but not one i'd seek out regularly.

Photo of Phyl21ca
2.06/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Bottle: Poured a pale yellow color lager with a medium pure white foamy head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma of light corn notes with not much else in terms of noticeable characteristics. Taste is also dominated by mildly sweet corn notes with no other discernable characteristics. Body is about average with good carbonation. Not sure why the LCBO is so concerned with importing another boring lager from Ukraine.

Photo of Booner818
2.5/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of matjack85
3/5  rDev 0%

2.91/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

500ml bottle.Footed lager glass.Enjoyed on mar´12.Pale golden. Filtered.Thick white lasting crown.Some spots. Yeasty,floral aromas,hints of sulfur & DMS.Sparkling upfront.Dry hoppy bitterness.Slightly mildy malt flavor. Medium body,high carbonation.Dry finish.Lemon zest on the aftertaste.Good performance as a session beer.(bottled & expiration date on the label).

Photo of KiltedCulinarian
2.5/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

When visiting Lviv, of course you have to have Lvivske 1715. Served in a branded mug, it was an average lager. Light and clear in colour, aroma of grain, not strong but definite. Actually did not finish as dry as I expected, but undeniably a lager. Solid representation of its style, and a good showing from Ukraine, but nothing special in the grand scheme of things. More of a local brew to drink when visiting the area, not something to seek out as an export.

Photo of spinrsx
3/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

500ml Bottle

Appearance – Clear yellow colour with a large size fizzy white coloured head. There is an above average amount of carbonation showing and there is some pretty decent lacing. The head lasted for around 4 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Grains, bread, malts, floral hops, corn, skunk

Taste & Mouth - The beer has an average amount of carbonation. I can taste breads/grains mixed with light floral hops and some corn. There is also a light maltiness and a apple juice sweetness. It ends with a malty slightly sweet aftertaste.

Overall – Zzzz, just another average euro-lager. I think I keep buying these hoping that one is catch me off guard and blow me away. In the meantime, these types of beer serve well as a summer refresher.

Photo of Subliminal64
4/5  rDev +33.3%

Photo of CFHMagnet
2.95/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured a finger of almost white head that barely got there before it disappeared. Body is almost straw colored. Unimpressive.

Light bread and grassy hops are all I get besides a light skunk.

Tastes of sweet pale malt, light yeast and sweet cornbread. There is a fruit note in there, almost cherry like. Light grassy notes end it. Almost cloyingly sweet at times.

The mouthfeel is light-medium bodied. It rolls over the tongue most amazingly. I have to give this beer credit, it is extremely refreshing feeling. It is best ice cold, but it has a way of cleansing and soothing the tongue.

Photo of TheDeuce
3.4/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Lvivske 1715...in a bottle...at Veselka in NYC.

Apperance-pale gold color, decent three fingered head settles and stays on top. Lots of active carbonation.

Smell-dried grain, alchohol is prominent, light hop and dried malt, flakes of rice.

Taste/Mouthfeel-dry up front, hits of rice, grain, malted bread and alcohol, light to medium mouthfeel, flavors are light but innoffensive, finishes with last notes of hops and grain.

Drinkability-refreshing, simple flavors.

Overall-among the better Euro Pales, that's not saying all that much but it is what it is, I would drink this again.

Photo of thehyperduck
3.29/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Green 500 mL bottle from the LCBO; packaged on October 26th 2011 and listed at 5.0%. I have only tried one other Ukrainian beer (also a pale lager) and it was pretty unimpressive, but this bottle caught my eye at the store and I figured I'd give it a shot.

Pours a pale straw yellow, topped with two fingers of fluffy, sparkling white head that takes a few minutes to dissipate completely. In its place, it leaves behind a thin cap and smears of lacing on the sides of the glass. This is a good looking lager, but unfortunately I can't say the same of the aroma - I got a huge whiff of skunk when I popped the top, and the stench remained distracting well into the pint. Beyond that, it smells like many of the other eastern Euro lagers I have tried - pale, bready malts accompanied by weedy, grassy hops, with a faint twinge of citrus.

Fortunately, the taste is approachable enough; maybe even a little interesting for the style. Doughy, grainy pale malts are fairly dominant, alongside a weird fruity ester that reminds me of white grape or apple juice. Weedy, vaguely floral hops come forward in the finish, which is relatively clean with only a bit of dryness. Light-bodied, but feels a bit slippery in the mouth. The strangest thing about this brew is definitely the (relatively) soft carbonation, though. In fact, I was wondering if maybe the bottle had been sealed improperly, but reading other reviews seems to confirm this as an intentional feature. I can deal with this - the brew is much smoother and creamier for it, although less 'crisp and light' than comparable imports for the same reason.

Lvivske 1715 is not an outstanding brew, but it's a perfectly acceptable Euro lager. Other than the skunkiness (which can easily be remedied with a brown bottle), I had no serious issues with this beer and found it to be a fairly enjoyable pint.

Final Grade: 3.33, a serviceable B-. This blows the other Ukrainian lager I tried (Slavutych) out of the water, but it's still not something I would ever seek out. I could see myself getting this in the future - a solid alternative to a few of the Polish brands I purchase once in a while.

Photo of rfgetz
2.6/5  rDev -13.3%

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Lvivske 1715 from Lvivska Pivovarnya (BBH)
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