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Zhiguljovskoje - Baltika Breweries

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BA SCORE
70
okay

49 Ratings
THE BROS
63
poor

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Ratings: 49
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 2.91
pDev: 15.12%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Baltika Breweries visit their website
Russian Federation

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: GCBrewingCo on 07-04-2006)
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Ratings: 49 | Reviews: 35 | Display Reviews Only:
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Latarnik

New Jersey

3/5  rDev +3.1%

07-05-2014 21:07:27 | More by Latarnik
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JohnF51

California

2.75/5  rDev -5.5%

06-12-2014 18:16:40 | More by JohnF51
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gestyr

Pennsylvania

3.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pours a clear pale gold with a white head that disappears quickly
S: Slight grainy smell with a touch of apple scent
T:grainy. not much else there. Not very much hops flavor. Sort of weak.
M: Light bodied and refreshing. No sting from the carbonation.
O: A drinkable beer. It is what it is, a euro-lager. Not great but then again not bad. I could drink this on a hot summer day after working in the yard.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2014 23:07:36 | More by gestyr
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endless1408

United Kingdom (England)

3/5  rDev +3.1%

05-31-2014 16:59:23 | More by endless1408
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Gottesverachter

Russian Federation

2.5/5  rDev -14.1%

05-26-2014 13:03:38 | More by Gottesverachter
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Beermasterjarrett

California

3.75/5  rDev +28.9%

03-03-2014 07:04:33 | More by Beermasterjarrett
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ColForbinBC

New Jersey

1.75/5  rDev -39.9%

02-10-2014 01:00:41 | More by ColForbinBC
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wewantbeer

Italy

2.75/5  rDev -5.5%

11-28-2013 20:59:53 | More by wewantbeer
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foxyaardvark27

Washington

3.25/5  rDev +11.7%

07-25-2013 06:29:27 | More by foxyaardvark27
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davey101

Connecticut

2/5  rDev -31.3%

05-06-2013 03:56:57 | More by davey101
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metter98

New York

2.93/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

A: The beer is clear yellow in color and has a moderate amount of carbonation. It poured with a finger high bright white head that died down, consistently leaving a thin head covering the surface and a coating of bubbles down the sides of the glass.
S: Light aromas of apples and bits of sweet malts are present in the smell.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and also has some hints of corn and bits of sweetness. No bitterness is perceptible.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied, smooth and rather clean on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is quite drinkable but is lacking when it comes to the aroma and flavor department.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2013 00:22:52 | More by metter98
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matjack85

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +20.3%

01-28-2013 07:16:49 | More by matjack85
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Arithmeticus

Maryland

3.13/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured chilled in straight-edged ale glass.

A: thin head, pear-juice colored; not much lacing; good carbonation
S: thin-smelling ; a bit of pear, but leaves quickly
T: thin, bland lager; not foul but nondescript; pear, sweet

It's ok. A little bit better than average for a east European lager.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2012 14:07:05 | More by Arithmeticus
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 16.9 oz brown bottle into a snifter.

A: slightly hazy, golden with an unusual tan tint; modest and short-lived, sudsy white head.

Aroma: light malt and hops with a slight skunkiness and a hint of honey.

T: slightly sweet and floral, with a low level of hops compared to the malt. However, the malt dominates at the start, but the hops come out on top in the finish.

M: rather light and slightly watery body; carbonation is medium (very good); smooth; semi-dry.

Overall: this beer is quite drinkable; I found this to be much better than Baltica's #2 lager.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2012 01:43:16 | More by chinchill
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rjpetrizzo


3/5  rDev +3.1%

05-10-2012 03:22:16 | More by rjpetrizzo
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jsisko01

Michigan

3.38/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The Best by date is 10-15-10 and today's date is 4-30-12. I hope I don't get sick lol... My review may be a little off.

Appearance - Pours a dark golden color with an inch thick, fluffy white head. Leaves a thin oily film on top of the beer and has nice lacing.

Smell - The smell is pretty feint.. all I detect is a subtle sweetness and a feint aroma of honey.

Taste - Strong flavor of honey and corn/grains, very sweet. Has a feint peppery flavor as well, with slight bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium body with mild carbonation.

Overall - Well.. this is long expired but it doesn't taste like it is. This is actually a pretty good beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2012 04:44:15 | More by jsisko01
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mlazzaro

Massachusetts

3.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

500 ml bottle. Barely any smell at all. Light and clean yeasty aroma. Clear and yellow in appearance. Not the greatest looking head: very large bubbles that dissipates to nothing quickly. Tastes clean, very similar to water in mouthfeel. Super light carbonation, no body. I actually don't mind drinking this beer, its pretty refreshing. Wants to be served very cold.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2012 22:59:57 | More by mlazzaro
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edwardkersh

Oregon

4/5  rDev +37.5%

01-22-2012 19:20:11 | More by edwardkersh
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tclapper

North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -14.1%

01-14-2012 05:03:54 | More by tclapper
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tigg924

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: 1/4 inch head that goes quick, golden in color, clear, high carbonation

Smell: honey is all I get

Taste: honey and light breadiness

Mouthfeel: high carbonation, light bodied ,super sweet

Overall: A typical Euro lager. I do like the sweetness here, but outside of that nothing I would really pick up again. Not offensive, but not overly memorable either.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2012 13:46:47 | More by tigg924
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invertedrdm

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev +3.1%

12-14-2011 23:59:41 | More by invertedrdm
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corsendonkfan

New York

2.93/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours a golden yellow with little head and a good amount of carbonation. Head goes away quickly. Very transparent.

S: Has a strong wheat smell. Impressive considering how light the beer appears.

T: For a beer that I was not expecting much from it did have a definite corn, wheat, yeast taste to it. The taste and carbonation went away quickly as the beer warmed slightly.

M: Was nothing to be impressed with. Could feel the carbonation on your tongue a little but it was nothing much to note.

O: For what I expected, I was impressed there was a noticeable wheat taste. It was a very average beer that I would put in the same class as many national beers.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2011 02:25:21 | More by corsendonkfan
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Bookseeb

Washington

3.4/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance pours a golden yellow with a fine crisp head. Smell of malt, corn and additional adjuncts and a light hop note. Taste mirrors the aroma leaving a clean finish. Mouthfeel is light with good carbonation. Overall a clean easy drinking lager that I'd love to try on tap.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2011 01:20:18 | More by Bookseeb
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msubulldog25

Oregon

3.08/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A 1 pint, 0.9 oz (500ml) brown bottle, vibrant yellow label with a Production Date: 21.10.10'; a Best By Date: 21.10.11. Pretty incredible that a standard/low ABV lager could be granted a one-year shelf life, but such is the case here; purchased early July, consumed mid-August 2011. Poured to a pint glass.

A: Crystal-clear, 'straw' pale-colored. A finger (at leas)t of fizzy whiteness on top. Head lasts about 2 minutes, then drops to a gauzy film. Good and vigorous bubbles, steady carbonation.

S: A sweet and corny whiff, it's all flowers and honey. Crackery malty, decent strength.

T: Benign - rather grainy/sweet & light. Slight citric tang in the finish and peppery/dry spice backbone that's really pretty good for the style.

M: Fresh (surprisingly, after almost 10 months) and exceedingly light. Watery, but just enough citrus punch to drag it back in...

O: Plenty refreshingly, light and generally pleasant. As 'macro lager' as it gets from a Russian Republic: clean, crisp... and ultimately forgettable. It's 'beer', or rather, 'пиво', no more, no less...

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2011 01:34:06 | More by msubulldog25
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.48/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear golden yellow with a 1 inch fizzy white head that settles to a small cap. Random spotting of lace around the glass. Smell is of grains, honey, and some grass notes. Taste is of grains and honey with a slightly herbal bitterness on the finish. A pretty good level of carbonation with a crisp but medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, I actually liked this one for what it was. One of the better Euro pale lagers that I have had in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2011 01:47:53 | More by UCLABrewN84
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Zhiguljovskoje from Baltika Breweries
70 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.