Nicola клюква (Cranberry) - Deka Brewery

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Nicola клюква (Cranberry)Nicola клюква (Cranberry)

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rAvg: 3.4
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Russian Federation

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Kvass |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

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(Beer added by: NeroFiddled on 07-14-2011)
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Kljukvennyj translates to "cranberries", and they're certainly present in this version of Deka's Nicola Kvas.

It's clearer than many examples of kvas, and it has a definite ruby cast to it. Crimson highlight gleam when you hold it to the light. As expected, the carbonation level is kept quite low, and it only produces a minor ring of light tan on the surface along the rim of the glass.

The nose is surprisingly limited. There are suggestions of the typical "rye bread and molasses" kvas aroma, but it seems watered down. I'd have to guess that this is simply the standard version of the Nicola with a certain amount of cranberry "liquid" added to it. That would explain the aroma, and the lighter, redder color in its appearance.

The flavor, however, clearly shows the cranberry, and I'm surprised it doesn't come through stronger in the aroma. It's not too tart; and really, it could be any berry flavor... it could even pass for cherry. But it's a refreshing and playful note that's not normally found in kvas, and so it's slightly more interesting.

Overall I think I'd prefer a straight-forward kvas over this one, but I could see how this might be nice on a very warm summer day. Worth trying.

Nicola клюква (Cranberry) from Deka Brewery
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