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Kamenitza - Kamenitza AD

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32 Ratings
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Ratings: 32
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 2.87
pDev: 16.72%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Gusler on 01-18-2003)
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Reviews by surcorx:
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2.63/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Bottle states it is a lager produced in Bulgaria under supervision of Belgian brewmasters. It is a euro pale ale for sure, but I am not so certain about the influence of the Belgian masters.

This was an unsatisfying beer.

Looks great. Bright golden yellow. Has a creamy huge white head that dissipates rather quickly leaving behind however heavy lacing. Little carbonation in fact, almost flat.

Smell is unspectacular. Light hops and malt. Mild grassy notes.

Its taste is where it fails most. Sweet and almost no bitterness. Little hop to speak of. Slight malt. Pronounced sour tanginess.

I am a belgian fan and had high hopes for this one, but in the end it was disappointing. Nothing very interesting. Tastes a lot like American macro brews with a sour note.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2007 10:04:34 | More by surcorx
More User Reviews:
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2.65/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Truncated live review on tap at the Gio Cafe in Sofia. Cost was 2.4 lev per 5dl.

A: Typical white head of two fingers width. Head retains for two minutes. Some spotty lacing.

Body is a typical clear bright yellow. No yeast is visible.

Sm: Helles malts, pils malts, and clean barley. Basic, but not too sweet.

T: Balanced taste of helles malts, barley, brief floral hop character, and pils malts. Not too sweet, but definitely simple. I do like it in a general sense. But it's boring and unremarkable.

Mf: Smooth, wet, crisp, overcarbonated, and medium-bodied. Texture suits the taste decently.

O: Meh. It's a likable but boring popular brew in Bulgaria. I've definitely had worse in terms of big brands. No complaints about the price.


Serving type: on-tap

07-12-2014 14:21:24 | More by kojevergas
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United Kingdom (England)

3/5  rDev +4.5%

05-31-2014 20:39:22 | More by endless1408
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New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -4.2%

05-25-2014 01:36:52 | More by Latarnik
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2.25/5  rDev -21.6%

05-14-2014 22:31:31 | More by Dzajka
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3/5  rDev +4.5%

05-03-2014 11:40:12 | More by BJSmit
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New Mexico

3/5  rDev +4.5%

03-13-2014 16:45:54 | More by LXIXME
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2.28/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a clean golden color and a medium white head, which dissipates rather quickly.
The basic malty aroma is complemented by some minimal grains.
The taste, which is sweet at first, continues with a nice and balanced body, and finishes with a decent bitterness.
Drinkable and pleasanty non-offensive.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2014 08:10:52 | More by MarkoNm
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3/5  rDev +4.5%

01-06-2014 22:47:02 | More by Saind
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2.75/5  rDev -4.2%

11-05-2013 16:42:32 | More by dcmchew
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3/5  rDev +4.5%

09-26-2013 15:19:31 | More by harpus
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2.75/5  rDev -4.2%

10-18-2012 17:48:18 | More by Amp
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Quebec (Canada)

3/5  rDev +4.5%

10-06-2012 16:51:12 | More by rale
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2.5/5  rDev -12.9%

08-21-2012 05:57:06 | More by Mississippi
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2.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a brown 16.9 oz. bottle. Has a golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of grains and malts. Taste is mild, some grains, minimal hops, a bit on the bland side. Feels light in the mouth and overall is a mediocre euro lager, nothing offensive but unspectacular.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2012 13:40:48 | More by tone77
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United Kingdom (England)

3.03/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Didn't realise I'd had a bottle of this back in 2008: never mind!

International Green Week, Berlin 2012: our second day and we find ourselves in hall 17 where food and drink from Italy, Switzerland and The Czech Republic were on offer (as well as a few other countries) I notice a spare table and a couple of barstools, so plop the wife down and peruse the taps around me: I get the wife a Budweiser Budvar and myself a lovely looking ‘Schwarz aus Bohmen’ beer. While I’m enjoying my beer I notice a guy over the way in Bulgarian national dress (or something like that) who was cooking some stew type stuff: next to him were cans of beer, so after my Czech beer I wander over and return to our table with a 500ml can of this Pilsner.

Poured it into my vase shaped glass and the review started: Yellow body, bright, clean and clear, could have been any one of 1,000 Pilsners/Lagers/Helle, thin white head on top (of course).

Gets my regular score of 3 for a non-smelling Pilsner, couldn’t pick up anything worthy of note in the nose.

Generic Pilsner feel to this: grains, mild citrus hop content and enough malts to prevent too much bitterness from the hops, refreshing and thirst quenching. Not the best, but I’ve had a lot worse in my travels. One of the better offering I’ve had from Bulgaria.

Serving type: can

03-13-2012 13:07:44 | More by BlackHaddock
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2.2/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured chilled in hotel room on the Black Sea coast of Bulgaria

A: strong head, light blond color, no carbonation (like many Bulgarian beers, it all washes into the head)
S: a bit stale, macrolagery
T: not offensive, but very little taste; hints of honey lining an acrid light macro lager
M: despite the head, a bit dead


Serving type: can

08-30-2011 19:53:42 | More by Arithmeticus
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United Kingdom (England)

2.17/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Had on tap and in bottle form while touring Bulgaria in July 2011. Pours very pale gold, lively head, well carbonated. Aroma initially hint of sweetness, but grassy and dry. Taste is very thin, hint of sweetness but remains dry and acid from the high carbonation. Just about acceptable if well chilled on a hot summers day, but would not have it again.

B'ham UK July 2011

Serving type: on-tap

08-01-2011 18:09:27 | More by JohnW
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3.45/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

500 ml brown returnable bottle.

It pours alight, clear gold with a bright white head that leaves some decent lacing.

There isn't much to the smell besides a loaf of bread.

The taste isn't anything to behold, it ahs a ncie taste of bread, with a little crust, and some hops that are herbal with a bit of tangy citrus character. There isn't much bitterness.

It is light and drinkable, worth a session.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2011 04:56:55 | More by crossovert
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South Carolina

2.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the 500mL can into a pilsner glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color topped with a 2 finger thick pure white head with low retention, settling to about a a centimeter of foam atop the beer. Some carbonation visible within.

S: Aroma is faintly malty with a musty sort of smell up front. A touch of honey is also in there somewhere. Some white grapes maybe.

T: Average, finishing with a touch of bitterness in the back and a bit of white bread. Pretty nondescript.

F: Light carbonation on the tongue with a touch of dryness at the end. Pretty nice.

D: This is one of the "big beers" of bulgaria... one that many people drink and can be found pretty much anywhere. It's an ok option, but I think I'd rather have a Shumensko. The taste isn't all that special, but on a hot day it does the trick.

Serving type: can

05-12-2010 17:58:04 | More by BucBasil
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3.25/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Clear and light gold in color, white head that dissipates quickly. A faint hoppy nose reminiscent of rye bread. First sip is a little malty, but overall it's not much more substantial in aroma or flavor than a light beer. Somewhat light, but worthy to try.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2010 23:47:18 | More by stoutman
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2.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A fading golden hue is dominated by a pale yellow with green tint. Rather frothy head, but didn't hold much strength or longevity. Filmy lacing.

A slight corn aroma in this, musky. Sweet malt is faint. Some plastic, Band-Aid smell.

A rather quaint flavor. A musky malt is dominant, but not powerful. There is a slight spiciness in the front, but settles down quickly.

An average beer, to be sure. But can see myself drinking this in E. European cafe.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2010 06:21:04 | More by Mebuzzard
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New York

2.45/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Kamenitza is a clear, sparkling, pale golden lager with a thin, soft, white head that has excellent retention and lacing. It has a sweet, malty aroma with notes of black pepper and DMS. It's medium light bodied; very soft and smooth with a dry, papery finish. There's not too much flavor. It's not sweet like the aroma, but it's a little fruity with notes of lemon and corn. It's a tolerable beer-- only slightly offensive, but smooth with not much of an aftertaste.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2010 09:04:23 | More by yesyouam
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3.58/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer was purchased in attempt to find a new session beer for me. Let's see how it goes.

The beer came in a 500ml bottle, labeled as 1pt 0.9oz. I poured it into a pilsner glass.

There i slittle whitehead atop a pale yellow , clear beer. Nothing really exciting and no lacing to mention.

Nose is slightly floral hops with notes of sweet grain. Not bad really.

Tastes are light and the carbonation creates nice tartness. A bit of the hops come through as does the grain but there is not much to say.

Mouthfeel is light and carbonation is medium. Aftertaste is minimal and finish is slightly dry.

Drinkability is good but a bit more flavor would improve it.

I don't think this warrants a change from my current session choices but it is a decent diversion.


Serving type: bottle

03-04-2010 01:40:40 | More by meeekyh
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3.3/5  rDev +15%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a light gold with a small white head which leaves moderate lacing.

Smells of grains and honey along with what seemed to be a bit of frutiness.

Tasted rather simple. Some sweet malt and grains with no sign of alcohol. Nothing offensive at all, however nothing to get excited about either.

Mouthfeel was good. Medium bodied with a good carbonation tingle and crispness. Smooth and refreshing.

Overall this is a fairly good euro lager. It's quite a bit more enjoyable and flavorful than and American macro lager. I'd have it again.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2009 22:05:53 | More by JBogan
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Kamenitza from Kamenitza AD
71 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.