Lvivske Mitzne - Lvivska Pivovarnya (BBH)

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73
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11 Ratings
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Ratings: 11
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 2.71
pDev: 21.77%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Lvivska Pivovarnya (BBH)
Ukraine

Style | ABV
Euro Strong Lager |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: NeroFiddled on 06-11-2005)
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Ratings: 11 | Reviews: 6 | Display Reviews Only:
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2.25/5  rDev -17%

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2.25/5  rDev -17%

Photo of BrewMaven
3.73/5  rDev +37.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had never seen this one before so why not give it a try? It had apparently just been stocked in the deli cooler so it was not yet chilled when purchased. I poured it in a frosted mug from my freezer and got a whopping head of white foam that stuck around for a time before dropping to a cover leaving good lace. Color was deep gold to near amber..A little hazy.

Slightly metallic nose that thankfully wasn't mimicked in the taste.

Although taste was not as "maltitudinous" as a Polish Strong, it wasn't bad and had a nice hop balance along with a minimal touch of alcohol in the dry finish.

Medium bodied with a nice mouthfeel and not too much carbonation. A good find if not spectacular.

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.38/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The Lvivske Mitzne is a typical strong Ukranian lager with a little bit more hops than usual. They're mainly bittering hops, and it could use a fuller nose, but who's to complain???

Its crystal-clear deep gold body rests gently beneath an average-sized head of bright-white foam that holds fairly well before dropping to a razor thin surface covering. Lacing is limited, however, to just a few spots here and there.

The nose is very typically "generic" sweet malt and herbal hops with a clear waft of alcohol. The alcohol is somewhat to be expected for the style, although it could be a little more restrained; and it is clean otherwise.

It's crisp and then smooth in the mouth with a medium (bordering on medium-full) body and somewhat restained, fine-bubbled carbonation.

The malt, although clearly containing some adjunct, is actually a fair bit grainy (as opposed to just sugary); and it's well laced with grassy/herbal hops and a snap of spicy alcohol. It's solid bitterness punches through from the start, reigning in the sweet character of the malt, and helping to emphasise the hop flavors.

It finishes dry with a quickly receeding touch of malt and delicate sting of alcohol that fade to leave a combination of leafy/herbal hops and dull bitterness lingering.

There are better examples of the style available, but this one's clean and fairly well-done. The solid bitterness is a definite bonus, and for the price it's worth trying.

Photo of Forb
2.48/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Grabbed this one in a bottle from Gomer's in Kansas City, MO...

Appearance: Deep golden slightly translucent body; bright white head with what starts as a solid retention and quickly dissipates. Lacing is moderate all along.

Smell: Standard to the beers out of this region of the world. Clear malt backbone with strong aromas of the wheat and bitter hops pushing from behind.

Taste: Malt backbone brings forward a beer that is mostly a grainy brew with fresh cut grass bitterness but with a spicy alcoholic kick that brings it down for my liking.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with a lingering alcohol presence at the end that is overall quite dry.

Overall: Not my favorite but definitely worth a try -- especially at $2.50.

Photo of dsa7783
3.15/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Single, 1 pint, 0.9 fl oz bottle copped from Gary's in Madison...
Pours a clear, light-golden hue with minimal carbonation, a small head that quickly dissipated and deposited very little lacing...
Honey-laden aroma with slight hints of wheat and grains...
Taste was ultra-sweet, candy-laden, and seemingly bombarded with sugars... The upside was that the 7% ABV was not at all detectable on the palate...
Strong, sublte stuff... A decent stab at the style, yet not a beer I would enjoyably down all the time...

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2.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of USAF77
3.08/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Its "ok". Which in Europe generally means better then "ok" HERE. I have found generally poor beers dont last long in Europe and you have to search to find them. I bought this Ukrainian Lager on an impulse at an ethnic grocery. It was pretty cheap for a big bottle.

A fast Lagery pour with very avergae lacing. Pretty , and clear, golden but to light for me. Smell is uneventful, like a light lager. Taste is a bit of sweet hoppiness. To light for a Lager for me but pleasant. A decent light dryness to the after taste.

Honestly I'd prefer an old style formula Schlitz. But this is not a bad beer and I had a good experience. I gave the mouth feel a little higher rating just cause Lagers make my mouth feel good. Were I at a restaurant I wouldnt hesitate to order this beer with lamb or chicken.

A nice lager.

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3/5  rDev +10.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of feloniousmonk
1.53/5  rDev -43.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Yes, Ukrainian malt liquors...nothing better...

clear yellow hue, 1/4" pure white head...awfully average...

nose: skunkeroo, seriously...well, I asked for it, I guess...blah, blah, blah...ewww, corny and sad...sorry to say, but that's the truth....Ruth.

Taste:...do I have to? Of course...here goes...eeeyaaahhh, ...ick, ugh, ...no! Bad! No, wrong, wrong, wrong! Nothing is right here, it's almost hideous!
Hot, and horrible...badly infected grain, high alcohol and nothing else...not good, at least, not as found in this bottle...

Sorry, I hate it, hate it, hate it...can't find anything the least bit pleasant about this abominal brew.
Horrid! What have I done to you, Ukraine? That you would treat me thus?

Do not drink this...unless you're an idiot, like me...

Lvivske Mitzne from Lvivska Pivovarnya (BBH)
73 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.