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Obolon Premium - Obolon Brewery

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88 Ratings

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Ratings: 88
Reviews: 71
rAvg: 2.85
pDev: 17.19%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: canadianbarman on 02-27-2002)
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Photo of genaro


2.93/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Obolon Premium came in a 1pt.9floz green bottle. The color was a light clear gold with almost no head. It had a coarse grainy aroma. The taste was mild and earthy with some hop bite. The finish was dry and a bit sweet. Nothing very exciting going on. Nevertheless it was thirst quenching and tasted okay after clearing brush for 3 hours.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2004 21:24:56 | More by genaro
Photo of beergeek279


2.7/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Served in the 500 mL bottle. The color is golden, with slight wisps of head. The smell is sweet. The taste starts sweet, but as it warms, a horrible non-hop bitterness (adjuncting?) begins to set in. Mouthfeel is smooth. Drinkability-wise, I'll finish this one, but won't have much beyond it.

Better than American macros, but nothing I'd seek out again. Another assembly-line Euro-macro.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2003 01:54:40 | More by beergeek279
Photo of hotstuff


2.75/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

There is nothing all that special about this beer as nothing really stood out about it in my opinion. It had a small sized white head with fine-large sized bubbles that fully dissipated. The body was clear with lively carbonation with a gold hue. The nose was malty with a tangy and fizzy taste to it. The mouthfeel was smooth, thin, somewhat watery, and it was light-medium bodied. There was no lacing.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2003 07:42:44 | More by hotstuff
Photo of jdhilt

New Hampshire

2.08/5  rDev -27%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours with a one-finger white head that fades slowly and leaves good lace. A golden color. Nose has a hint of skunkiness maybe it is because of the green bottle. Starts hoppy/bitter, finishes even hoppier and bitter. Very good carbonation. Light to medium bodied. Remarkably similar to the lager. $1.90 for 500ml.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2003 22:39:38 | More by jdhilt
Photo of WesWes

New York

3.78/5  rDev +32.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer poured a gold color with a frothy white head. The aroma was good. There was a bit of sweet malty aroma here. The taste was a bit unusual, but too bad. It was malty to the palate and finishes dry. The mouthfeel was fine; good carbonation. This is a low/med bodied beer. A good drinker.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2003 01:32:51 | More by WesWes
Photo of IronDjinn

Alberta (Canada)

3.58/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Same green 500 ml bottle as with the Lager. Appearance is a darker gold, but the head was lacking--merely a splash of huge dish soap like bubbles and that was it. A decent spider web of lacing though. Aroma is husky and bready, that biscuity trait I've picked up in most Eastern European lagers and especially pilsners. Floral hops in the mix as well. Flavour is grainy, bready, a bit metallic, with an herbal hoppy finish. A decent balance between malt and hops. Fuller mouthfeel but goes down as easy as the Lager. Given a choice of the two I'd take the Premium, but I still won't be racing back to pick up another one of these too soon.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2003 23:36:12 | More by IronDjinn
Photo of ADR


2.88/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Medium yellow and clearish, decent 1/2 inch head of big bubbles and nice lace (the majority of these Eastern European and former Soviet brews seem to have better foam than their American and Canadian counterparts). Slight peach and ginger aroma. Light body but low carbonation. Malt is rather ordinary -- very husky dried straw, slight grain, and table sugar. Where the maltiness is standard, there's a good german style hop bittering here. The major fault is the second half of the flavor profile could use more crispness, a little medicinal with too much aftertaste.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2003 14:29:43 | More by ADR
Photo of Globetrotter


2.53/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This brew sits a decent goldish hue in the glass, with a thin and bubly head. The collar sticks around for a while, and there is some lace. The smell is strong of rice and grain. The mouth feel is sour and metallic. The taste is harshly bitter and definitely metallic. Rice and sugar are listed as ingredients, although I can't say I notice the sugar much. This one is too harsh.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2003 10:41:57 | More by Globetrotter
Photo of marcobrau


3.35/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Yellow in color, but not hazy. (Perhaps I didn't chill it enough.) Pours with a flourish of foam which subsides to a thin collar. Strange vegetal aroma, but not off-putting, more intriguing than anything else. Very smooth and sweetish with a little burst of hops in the middle. Slight honeyish flavor. Finishes somewhat sweet with just a tinge of hop spice. Very drinkable. Somewhat strong. A good deal at 99 cents a half-liter.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2003 18:59:13 | More by marcobrau
Photo of jackndan


2.48/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Obolon Premium, from the Ukraine: big half liter green bottle, which causes one a little bit of worry. Surprisingly cloudy for a Pilsner beer, actually very surprising, yet I shall push on! Big white squirrel head, with more than a little bit of cribbage in the aroma. Problems arise when I find out that Pepe has made it into the taste. Little bit of cornerback in the aftertaste as well. Cool whippish mouthfeel does not make up for an other wise uninspiring beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2003 20:49:38 | More by jackndan
Photo of zerk


2.83/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Golden copper, with a thin white head. The beer had a slighlty skunked aroma (damn green bottles). The flavor was pretty decent, with some alcohol notes, a bit of malt, and just a touch of balancing hops. Mouthfeel was thin to medium, and had a crisp, prickly feel to it. This was not bad, and might have been quite decent if it weren't handled so badly. This is much better than your average American macro.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2002 07:21:13 | More by zerk
Photo of NeroFiddled


2.8/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A Ukranian beer from Kiev. The appearance offers a surprisingly hazy body that's golden with with a brass cast. The head is bright white and falls quickly to a big-bubbled lace and thin, partial surface coating. Bold aroma that is unfortunaletly a bit "off". There's some grainy maltiness, some sulfur, some higher alcohols, a very light touch of a "vegetal" note - mainly peppery (which may actually be a combination of malt & spicy hop with the alcohol), and a minimal background hoppiness. (This probably sounds far worse than it actually is). The body is medium with a fine carbonation that gives a tickle on the tongue. The mouthfeel is lightly crisp, but also somewhat oily. The flavor is better than the aroma threatens with a full maltiness and well integrated spicy hop flavor and bitterness. The higher alcohols are noticeable; and my guess is that this beer utilizes a good amount of adjunct rather than a very high fermentation temperature, because there's no fruitiness present. The finish is semi-dry with a lingering malt & hops that's actually fairly nice. Despite it's flaws, this is a beer with character that I would possibly chose over an American macro-brew.

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2002 11:34:26 | More by NeroFiddled
Photo of Jason


2.98/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: 500 ml green slender Euro style bottle, no freshness date. Sediment on the bottom of the bottle was not compact and some of the beer was left behind so the dregs would not spoil the beer.

Appearance: Good heady foam that sticks in broken rings of lace, faint chill haze with a deep golden colour.

Smell: Light sulfur, fusel alcohol and an odd peppery aroma that could be phenolic. Other than that just down right grainy.

Taste: Medium body with a slightly creamy mouth feel and a moderate carbonation. Hop bitterness is straight, strong and prominent with a lingering mildly astringent leafy flavour. Some malt sweetness that resembles raw honey, graininess is near metallic and the malt character lacks in any kind of complexity. Bit of earth and fusel alcohol to make thing interesting in an odd way. Grain, leafy hops and remnants of the fusel alcohol make up the end.

Notes: A not so clean beer from the Ukraine, but interesting to say the least. Interesting is good to a point a bottle or even a sip is enough for this one.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2002 17:53:40 | More by Jason
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