Obolon Lager - Obolon Brewery
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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
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
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
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
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
Obolon Lager from Obolon Brewery
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