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Lvivske 1715 - Lvivska Pivovarnya (BBH)

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Ratings: 60
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.02
pDev: 16.56%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
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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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Ratings: 60 | Reviews: 38
Reviews by Nerudamann:
Photo of Nerudamann
3.65/5  rDev +20.9%
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 -25.8%
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 biboergosum
3.48/5  rDev +15.2%
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 +11.3%
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 -25.2%
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 +3.3%
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
3.36/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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 with bubble gum!

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 +10.6%
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 +9.3%
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 +20.9%
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 -31.8%
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.

2.91/5  rDev -3.6%
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 -17.2%
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 -0.7%
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 CFHMagnet
2.95/5  rDev -2.3%
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 +12.6%
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
3.35/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | 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: 3.35, 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 sweemzander
2.97/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz. bottle poured into a nonic. Thank you to one of my co-workers for giving me this beer from his home country.

(A)- Pours a clear yellow color that produced a good pure white fluffy head. Some good retention too.

(S)- Very dry. Bone dry with mild earthy grass, hay and straw notes. Hints at a honey sweetness.

(T)- Again, dry, but with an added mellow honey grass type of sweetness.

(M)- A good carbonation level. Very light-bodied with a smooth feel and subtle sweetness.

(D)- Light as can be. A session beer if there ever was one. Not much to it, but it is easy on the palate and easy to enjoy

Photo of ernie
3.48/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bright golden color with an occasional orange spark. Carbonation medium, modest head, very small but quite natural lace.

Aroma fruity, citric, with yeasty and hoppy notes. Start somewhat spritzy, body very slender, taste dry and fruity, more hops towards the finish, pleasant citric-hoppy aftertaste.

Nice light lager, very drinkable. Worth a try (and maybe more than once)

Photo of David1975
2.66/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Great looking 1 pint bottle but after drinking it I was not happy with the taste. Its like a crossover between lager and pilsner beer. Only 4% of alcohol does not make it better.
It has nasty muddy taste and after few sips you want to stop drinking it. Its probably
the worst beer from former USSR.

Photo of DCon
3.08/5  rDev +2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bought a bottle of this 1 Pt 0.9 Fl Oz (Vol. 0.5 l) @ Ava Sofia in St. Louis, MO for $6. Poured from the Green/Gold labeled bottle into a 16oz Pint Glass. Had no sign of a freshness/bottled on date.

Aroma- A similar aroma to a pils comes to mind here. Grain and sweet malts both are present and can’t find much else. Nothing out of the ordinary.

Appearance- Pours a 1 finger, bubbly head that is short lived. The body color is a pale golden color and has perfect clarity. Leaves a few suds behind.

Flavor- Malty, sweet, and the average grain tastes come across. Then a dry finish approaches with a decent hop presence. Soft characters all around and very well balanced.

Mouthfeel- Light Medium Bodied, Medium Carbonation, Smooth, and then bites with malt at the finish.

Overall Impression- Once again, I was seeking out foreign beers while at dinner. This one was a bit on the sweeter side and had more of a crisp taste with sweet malts included. Paired nicely with the hummus and pita chips I ordered for an appetizer.

Photo of bryehn
3.12/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

500 mL bottle served cold in a pilsener glass. Bottled on date of May 18, 2011.

Pours a light straw yellow color with a thick, foamy white head that gets retained as a thin cap while leaving an ample amount of lacing.

Smells like fresh grains, wildflowers and sweet corn, with a subtle soapiness and a bit of orange rind behind it.

Quite sweet in taste with an odd grape tone, almost like a Italian white wine. That gives way to a tonic water-like dryness with a sort of earthy taste coming through in the finish. It's kind of weird, but oddly refreshing.

Light-medium body with a steady steam of visible carbonation. Prickly on the tongue, then goes syrupy. Fairly crisp finish, but it does leave a resin-like feeling.

Very average Euro lager with a nice smell and a taste that's a bit too sweet and leaves a film behind on the tongue.

Photo of johnnnniee
3.06/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Bottle from Redstone.
Slightly hazy pale golden color with a quickly dissipating white bubbly head. Overly sweet maltiness in the aroma suggests an older bottle. Little to no hop aroma. Flavor is sweet, light sugary maltiness with little hop flavor to counter. Good for a country tick, but of questionable age and not very good.

Photo of DenisKolkin
2.86/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Lvivske 1715

500 ml green bottle purchased from LCBO for $2.55 CDN. Served cold into a pint glass. Advertised as 5.0%.

Appearance - pale golden color capped by two fingers of white head.good retention and decent lacing. Sparkling with lots of lively bubbles.

Smell - some grains and a light sweet floral note, but overwhelming smell of a skunked beer. Nothing off otherwise.

Taste - similar to the smell, but a processed and creamed grain flavor is most dominant. Alright, but nothing outstanding. A touch of a metallic bitterness.

Mouthfeel- moderate body, decent carbonation.

Overall- a decent euro pale lager, but not much more than that. A little less crisp than others in the style.

Photo of andrenaline
3.06/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A random I picked up at the LCBO...

A - Pours a pale golden colour, thumb of light soapy head with some retention and sporadic lacing.

S - Light on the nose, musty grass notes, hint of skunkiness, touch of bready malt.

T - Much like the nose, rather mild and unoffensive, grassy notes dominate aside a biscuit malt and a hint of graham cracker.

M - A tad thin, smooth and finishes wet.

O - A tasty, easy drinking pale lager than accomplishes its goals... Unoffensive and thirst quenching.

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Lvivske 1715 from Lvivska Pivovarnya (BBH)
72 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.