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Obolon Lager - Obolon Brewery

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BA SCORE
74
okay

87 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 87
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 3.17
pDev: 17.67%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Obolon Brewery visit their website
Ukraine

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-21-2002)
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KAF

Iowa

2.75/5  rDev -13.2%

07-09-2014 03:34:31 | More by KAF
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

2.59/5  rDev -18.3%

Straw color with faint haziness. The head collected decently, but deflation is inevitably swift.

Strong Euro malt nose with hay and grassy must, sweet grain, faint herbal notes, and a kiss of skunkiness.

A tad drier than the nose set me up for. Pilsner malt base with some yeasty flavors. Missing crispness. Pale steeped grain, herbal flavors in the outreaches of hop notes, and tentative bitterness. A little off-balanced.

Somewhat difficulty flat. The body is just there. Not enough bubbles to elevate the beer's potential.

Not great. A passable Euro lager.

04-02-2014 22:35:51 | More by thecheapies
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Fettpopps

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -21.1%

03-30-2014 21:35:26 | More by Fettpopps
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Aewachiw

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +18.3%

01-22-2014 00:14:40 | More by Aewachiw
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MechMessiah

Russian Federation

3.25/5  rDev +2.5%

01-12-2014 12:59:43 | More by MechMessiah
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apasternak

District of Columbia

2.25/5  rDev -29%

10-19-2013 02:53:44 | More by apasternak
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mdfb79

New York

2.99/5  rDev -5.7%

From 10/01/13 notes. Had this on tap at Krystalbellini in NYC, a Korean BBQ joint. 16 oz. draft poured into a stange.

a - Pours a murky bright yellow color with one finger of bright white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of corn, wheat, grains, bready malts, and light fruit. Nose is ok, though the sweet corn taste is a bit offputting.

t - Tastes of sweet corn, lightly skunked, wheat, grains, dough, and biscuit malts. No fruit here. Big step down from the nose, more sweet corn.

m - Medium body and moderate to high carbonation.

o - Overall a subpar beer. Some sweet corn throughout; was tough to get through a pull pint of it. Wouldn't have it again.

10-02-2013 21:20:59 | More by mdfb79
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sansho

California

2.5/5  rDev -21.1%

09-07-2013 07:35:29 | More by sansho
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CDubbs75

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -21.1%

09-07-2013 01:13:26 | More by CDubbs75
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

3.39/5  rDev +6.9%

Pint sized bottle. Pours a mostly clear golden color with a bubbly head. Smells of skunky euro hops, cereal grain and kilned malts. In the taste, light pale euro malts and good spicy hop. Well integrated bitterness and sweet grains. Has just a bit of toast and nuttiness. Cracker like yeast profile, everything in the flavor is nice and clean. I'd look for this again if I was in the mood for a decent euro pilsner. This would be a fine compliment to a Reuben sandwich and fries.

08-11-2013 20:53:59 | More by Stinkypuss
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Sinfull

Ukraine

2.75/5  rDev -13.2%

07-28-2013 10:48:26 | More by Sinfull
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Olek4374

Alberta (Canada)

3.03/5  rDev -4.4%

My homeland's flagship beer which I've had a hundred times back home. I'm drinking a bottle I bought here in Edmonton, but surprisingly the label is in Russian, suggesting the beer was brewed for domestic consumption? I'm not sure...

Well it pours a copper colour almost, maybe just slightly lighter. It pours with one finger of head that certainly smells like a bit of skunk, but it also has a cold and grainy scent, it's refreshing but also warming simultaneously. The taste is a wee bit too bitter for my taste and there is a shit ton of carbonation. Again, way too much. The sweetness provides a nice balance while not being entirely dominant when I have a sip. The aftertaste is not bad, but I have a strange sort of taste on my tongue - I can't really explain it.

Overall it's your typical Euro Lager. As for Obolon, give me Obolon Svitle ten times out of ten, which I just love. This one ranks a lot lower.

05-28-2013 07:42:58 | More by Olek4374
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Danno

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +34.1%

03-13-2013 05:02:19 | More by Danno
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CDK

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev +2.5%

02-21-2013 23:23:14 | More by CDK
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schnarr84

Alberta (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev +2.5%

02-20-2013 08:10:24 | More by schnarr84
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jhamilton214


5/5  rDev +57.7%

01-22-2013 21:13:31 | More by jhamilton214
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markgoodman10

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -5.4%

10-04-2012 03:27:43 | More by markgoodman10
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Zakk

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +10.4%

08-14-2012 01:33:28 | More by Zakk
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J2604

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +26.2%

07-23-2012 00:19:47 | More by J2604
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ssjkyle

Nebraska

3.75/5  rDev +18.3%

07-14-2012 22:19:28 | More by ssjkyle
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JohnK17

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev +2.5%

06-25-2012 19:36:00 | More by JohnK17
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A_Phrance

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +10.4%

06-11-2012 09:03:16 | More by A_Phrance
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DavyJones

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev +2.5%

04-17-2012 20:35:23 | More by DavyJones
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garuda

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +10.4%

03-29-2012 12:49:25 | More by garuda
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.03/5  rDev -4.4%

A: Pours a clear yellow in color with light amounts of visible carbonation. The head is a half finger tall and white which reduces to a very thin layer over the entire surface of the beer with a thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Light lacing is observed.

S: Bready and adjunct malts with some hints of corn and grain. Very little hops and a pretty sweet smelling beer.

T: Lots of sweetness from the adjunct malts with a strong corn (almost corn syrup) flavor and very light bitterness in the finish.

M: Light bodied with moderate to high amounts of carbonation. Slightly thin/watery.

O: Easy to drink and refreshing, definitely sessionable. Do I really want to have another of these? I'm honestly not sure...

03-19-2012 14:55:27 | More by dbrauneis
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Obolon Lager from Obolon Brewery
74 out of 100 based on 87 ratings.