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Obolon Magnat - Obolon Brewery

Obolon MagnatObolon Magnat

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BA SCORE
69
poor

51 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 51
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 2.81
pDev: 18.51%


Brewed by:
Obolon Brewery visit their website
Ukraine

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Globetrotter on 12-07-2003)
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Reviews by rwrk42:
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rwrk42

New Jersey

2.85/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pour: Typical lager look. Yellow and no head at all
Smell: Bit of a skunk smell similar to Heineken or Becks
Taste: A litter bitterness, no real malt or hops taste. Very similar to Heineken or Becks. A typical euro lager.
An okay beer but a bit disappointed. Was hoping for a bit more

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2011 02:56:01 | More by rwrk42
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paulish

New York

3.25/5  rDev +15.7%

04-08-2014 14:37:04 | More by paulish
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Aewachiw

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev +15.7%

01-22-2014 00:14:20 | More by Aewachiw
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MechMessiah

Russian Federation

3.25/5  rDev +15.7%

01-12-2014 12:09:49 | More by MechMessiah
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Sinfull

Ukraine

2/5  rDev -28.8%

07-28-2013 10:53:09 | More by Sinfull
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Olek4374

Alberta (Canada)

3.2/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

The bottle proclaims that this is an ale, although it tastes like any other Euro lager out there... odd.

It pours a golden yellow that is just slightly cloudy with one finger or so of head that dissipated very quickly. It is difficult to make out anything in terms of the aroma of the beer. When I first cracked the cap open it was super skunked, but after the skunkiness settled down, it just gives off a slight bready smell with a faint malt. I really cannot make out anything else.

The taste was good - I initially tasted just sweetness from the malt, although I later had a blast of bitterness when it went down my throat - it was somewhat unexpected, but pleasant at the same time. There is a lot of carbonation, which, being a Ukrainian, I can say is very typical of Ukrainian beer. The aftertaste is a wee bit bitter, but this only lingers for like 5 seconds or so - it isn't a persistent problem when drinking this beer.

I recently reviewed the Obolon Lager, which got a pretty low score from me. This beer from Obolon is a serious improvement over it, but I still rank it below Obolon Svitle, which is just a damn good drinking beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2013 07:12:51 | More by Olek4374
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dertyd

California

2.45/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A:poured a light yellow almoast looked like a blond ale with a decent fog almoast no head or laceing tho

S:baked bread,biscut malts,and a lil skunky smell

T:verry smooth beer almoast to smooth kinda boring taste of grain and a lil skunkiness

M:crisp and refreshing

O:this is an ok beer nothing fancy verry simple I guess its better than the adjuncs around here

Live life drink beer!!!:-)

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2013 17:23:09 | More by dertyd
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metter98

New York

2.68/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

A: The beer is clear straw yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high bright white head that died down, leaving a thin head covering the surface and some lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Faint aromas of grainy malts and skunk are present in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of adjunct and grainy malts along with notes of grassy hops, green apples and skunk plus a slight amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer isn't that difficult to drink, but the green bottle and trip across the pond might contribute to the light amount of skunkiness in the aroma and taste.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2013 20:31:17 | More by metter98
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matjack85

Illinois

3/5  rDev +6.8%

01-28-2013 07:06:06 | More by matjack85
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Fatehunter

Oregon

3.16/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

A finger of head on a hazy, medium straw colored body. It looks better than most.
The aroma is a dirty barnyard, a little musty grain. Not offensive but not good either.
The taste has a medium bitterness throughout and finishes on a sweet note. A nice and simple profile.
The texture is crisp with a bit too much carbonation.
I still put this above average. I could see myself throwing these down in some small, southern Ukrainian town... come to think of it, I have.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2013 23:13:33 | More by Fatehunter
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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -11%

12-17-2012 15:36:51 | More by stereosforgeeks
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.35/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

500ml bottle, 5.2% ABV. The word 'Ale' is prominent in its presence on the label, and interesting, depending on how one might approach the offerings of this brewery.

This beer pours a slightly hazy, pale straw colour, with two fingers of flatly foamy, dirty white head, which leaves some blotchy seaside cave lace around the glass as it efficiently abates.

It smells of bready cereal grain, cut dead grass and overripe hay, with a mild musty funkiness. The taste is more cereal-oriented bready pale malt, a softly innocuous generic fruitiness, and decently forward wild grass and hayseed graininess, with only the meekest of green-bottle skank essence bleeding through.

The carbonation is average in its supportive duties, the body medium-light in weight, but only just so, and the smoothness agreeable enough in its inoffensiveness. It all finishes sweetly grainy, of the aforementioned sort, and farmer's field hoppy, but in more of a bland, muddled manner.

Well, not the mess I was anticipating, given the general classification and label confusion (what is with the Ale proclamation, anyway?), but rather a so-so attempt at a middle European pilsner archetype. They mostly succeed, as the unfortunately expected industrial runoff essences are kept to a minimum here. I'd have another of these, actually.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2012 04:28:32 | More by biboergosum
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bonz696


2.5/5  rDev -11%

07-22-2012 20:22:33 | More by bonz696
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GONZALOYANNA

Spain

3.5/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle. Lager glass. Enjoyed on jun´12. Bright pale gold in color & crystal clear appearance. White, close froth. Fairly well retention crown. Herbal & citric aromas with a subtle yeasty touch, corn grain hues. Clean bitterness & citric wedge flavor. Crispy, slightly sparkling in the middle. Light body. Moderate carbonation. Smooth & malty palate. Long bitter finish. Above the medium average of the Style. Nice drinkability. Good Pale Lager session beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2012 22:54:19 | More by GONZALOYANNA
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mikeg67

New Jersey

2.35/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

500 ml bottle. Pours hazy straw with a long lasting white head. Aroma is of hay and some grassy hops. Body is medium and smooth. Taste is of bready malt, some grassy hops, citrus and apple. Finish is short and slightly sweet. I would not buy a second bottle of this.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2012 20:41:17 | More by mikeg67
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Griffey012


3.5/5  rDev +24.6%

06-19-2012 00:50:20 | More by Griffey012
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sommersb

Tennessee

3.05/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Tasted On: 05-26-2012
Freshness: Not indicated
Packaging: 500ml green bottle, pry-cap
Glassware: Willi Becher
Purchased: Single from Aleksey's Market, Nashville

Appearance is a clear, bright straw color. Head is white and creamy and stands 4 fingers high, with good lacing and very good retention.

Aromas are typical for the style, of cut grass and hay, plus a bit of spiciness and funk.

Taste is crisp, showing low hop bitterness balanced against a light pale malt sweetness. Mouthfeel is clean and highly carbonated. The body is in the thin to medium range. The beer finishes slightly dry and spicy, with a slight bitter aspect.

Overall this is a decent example in the pale lager category - not a flashy beer, but I enjoyed it for what it is. A good cold beer to reach for on a hot day.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2012 22:43:36 | More by sommersb
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Beermazter310

Nevada

2.75/5  rDev -2.1%

05-02-2012 17:10:11 | More by Beermazter310
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -11%

01-30-2012 06:44:44 | More by ygtbsm94
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thekevlarkid

Maryland

2.45/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Out of a bottle this beer was a pale golden color with one finger of off-white head. The retention was poor and there was no lacing to speak of. The aroma was of adjunct grains, booze, pale malt and lager yeast. The flavors were boozy and reminded me of a Euro Strong Lager; more like a punchy malt liquor without the finesse the style can show. Grainy, dry and rather ‘coarse’ like that jerk who invited himself to the party and just won’t leave. A slighter bitter hoppy finish added something to it, but not much. The body was light/medium, the carbonation low and the mouthfeel a little watery. Boo.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2012 02:24:21 | More by thekevlarkid
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cgise22

New York

4/5  rDev +42.3%

12-17-2011 15:00:38 | More by cgise22
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Bookseeb

Washington

3.03/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance has a golden straw yellow color with thin but steady head and scattered lace. Smell of slight skunk when first cracked then the sweet malts combined with the hops arose. Taste of the sweet malt balances with the hops leaving a yeasty slight bitter dry in the end. Mouthfeel is light with good carbonation. Not bad for the style.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2011 23:03:04 | More by Bookseeb
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emerge077

Illinois

2.42/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

"High Quality Ukranian Magnat Ale" O rly?

Skunky grassy overtones, sticky white foam caked on a bright gold body. Immediately starts sticking to the glass, creating a flecked pattern of Jackson Pollock lacing, concentric rings of foam. Super pale, slightly anemic pastel gold.

Dry and grassy aroma, plenty of noble hops present. Smells like a Czech Pils or equivalent.

Tastes like cardboard soaked in euro lager, bleh. Flaccid and grainy, wet grain husks. A little bit of cardboard and tacky glue. Dry aftertaste. Oxidized pilsner malt and wet paper. Green bottles aren't doing any favors here, and it sure as hell ain't classy... even with the gold foil. Industrial lager gone wrong. Avoid at all costs...

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2011 02:36:51 | More by emerge077
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Jemonster

California

2.33/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A: Pours a thin and clear pale gold with a thin white head and medium sized carbonation bubbles.

S: Kind of skunky, then herbal and spicy. Musky and a little sweaty.

T: Malt and slight hops, grain and then skunk. Flavor is up front with no aftertaste. Drying finish. It is still somehow crisp and clean. Tastes like a pilsner, actually.

M: Thin, dry, and watery. Standard lager style mouthfeel and texture.

O: Whatever. It's a beer that people probably won't largely object to, but it's nothing special.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2011 05:15:34 | More by Jemonster
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atis

Finland

2.3/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Pale yellow with thin white head. Aroma is corn and full of metal, sweet metal to be more precise.

Taste is slightly malty, bread, bits of herbal hops and metallic bitterness is the drying finish. Mouthfeel is medium with average carbonation.

Industrial lager in a bad way, certainly not worth trying.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2011 15:01:24 | More by atis
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Obolon Magnat from Obolon Brewery
69 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.