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Stary Melnik Zolotoye - Pivovariya Moskva-Efes ZAO

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Reviews: 6
Hads: 9
Avg: 2.54
pDev: 29.53%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pivovariya Moskva-Efes ZAO
Russian Federation

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Globetrotter on 03-03-2004

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Reviews: 6 | Hads: 9
Photo of MarkoNm
2.24/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pours a very light golden color with a generous, solid white head and a decent retention.
There is virtually no smell for the nose to pick up.
The taste starts on the sweet side and is followed by a bitter body. Finishing with decent bitterness and slightly spicy aftertaste.
Not bad.

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2.66/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

500ml bottle. Lager glass. Enjoyed on oct´12. Pure gold in color. Quite a bit hazy appearance. White froth creates a close crown showing good retention. Malty & citric aromas, slightly sulphury too. Sweet citric upfront. Light body. Medium carbonation. Watery texture.Subtle honey & low bitterness in the middle resolve in a rather cloying finish.

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Photo of ThaCreep
3.67/5  rDev +44.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Extremely strong honey nose, as if he had aged and had a strong sucrose. The mouth is easy, slightly sweet. Indeed, honey remains neutral and does not add any sugar to taste. And if we except a small lack of bitterness in the finish, it goes without saying that for a beer of low fermentation, the result is quite exceptional.

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Photo of foamee
2.35/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Pouring it into a large goblet revealed an appealing golden color with about an inch of head that slowly faded. Although it smelled like beer, the taste had an unusual sweetness that I never did get used to. So I guess that makes the mouth feel and drinkability poor. The Best Before date on the label appeared to have been scratched out.

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Photo of stcules
1.09/5  rDev -57.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Golden color, clean. An average white head.
The smell is very unpleasant... Ok, it is terrible.
In the label the is a "maltose syrup" in teh ingredients. Now, I don't know the effect of this on a beer, and after this one, I don't wanna know it at all.
Beside the decent appearance, the rest is really awful.
The taste is even worse.

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Photo of Globetrotter
3.03/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Comes in a 33cl brown long neck bottle with a white and gold label featuring the trademark windmill. Ingredients conform to the purity law. Best before 10/31/04, I opened it on 3/3/04.

The name means golden, and that's certainly the color - clear and fairly deep in hue. There's not much of a head - just a bit of fizzy white foam that disappears almost immediately. The nose is very, very mild, with just the slightest hint of some malt. The mouth is light and prickly. There's a bit of malt in the opening, sweet but quite grainy. The dominant taste is a metallic hoppy bitterness, which starts early, determines the finish and constitutes the aftertaste. This one is a bit on the harsh side, but it's drinkable.

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Stary Melnik Zolotoye from Pivovariya Moskva-Efes ZAO
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