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Zhiguljovskoje - Baltika Breweries

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51 Ratings

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Ratings: 51
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 2.92
pDev: 15.07%
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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Photo of Jason


2.68/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

50cl brown bottle with a freshness date.

Quick to foam to the top of the glass, great head retention and the pale golden color is very clear. Faint spicy lemony hop, cooked veggies and salty grain. Crispness struggles, nearly lands flat. Cooked veggies (cabbage), weak wet grain flavor and muted hops. Finishes with a mineral dryness.

This beer had potential, a bit cleaner with some crispness behind it ... it would be half decent.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2011 01:12:58 | More by Jason
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3.5/5  rDev +19.9%

07-12-2014 22:51:47 | More by Kuongming
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2.75/5  rDev -5.8%

07-12-2014 06:41:12 | More by BeeSquared
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New Jersey

3/5  rDev +2.7%

07-05-2014 21:07:27 | More by Latarnik
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2.75/5  rDev -5.8%

06-12-2014 18:16:40 | More by JohnF51
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3.03/5  rDev +3.8%
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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United Kingdom (England)

3/5  rDev +2.7%

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

2.5/5  rDev -14.4%

05-26-2014 13:03:38 | More by Gottesverachter
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3.75/5  rDev +28.4%

03-03-2014 07:04:33 | More by Beermasterjarrett
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New Jersey

1.75/5  rDev -40.1%

02-10-2014 01:00:41 | More by ColForbinBC
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2.75/5  rDev -5.8%

11-28-2013 20:59:53 | More by wewantbeer
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3.25/5  rDev +11.3%

07-25-2013 06:29:27 | More by foxyaardvark27
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2/5  rDev -31.5%

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

New York

2.93/5  rDev +0.3%
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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3.5/5  rDev +19.9%

01-28-2013 07:16:49 | More by matjack85
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3.13/5  rDev +7.2%
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
Photo of chinchill

South Carolina

3.03/5  rDev +3.8%
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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3/5  rDev +2.7%

05-10-2012 03:22:16 | More by rjpetrizzo
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3.38/5  rDev +15.8%
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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3.03/5  rDev +3.8%
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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4/5  rDev +37%

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

2.5/5  rDev -14.4%

01-14-2012 05:03:54 | More by tclapper
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3/5  rDev +2.7%
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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3/5  rDev +2.7%

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

2.93/5  rDev +0.3%
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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Zhiguljovskoje from Baltika Breweries
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