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Slavutych Pivo (Slavutich Premium) - Slavutych Brewery

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68
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64 Ratings
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Ratings: 64
Reviews: 54
rAvg: 2.78
pDev: 21.94%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Slavutych Brewery visit their website
Ukraine

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-04-2002)
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.4/5  rDev +22.3%

This beer pours a clear, light golden hue, with a few fingers of thin foamy white head, which leaves a small ring of lace as it recedes. It smells of white cracker grain, and strident, grassy hops. The taste is sweet white grain, and weedy, somewhat skunky Euro-hops. The carbonation is pretty average, the body crisp, and slightly filmy and oily, and it finishes with a bit of off-dry graininess. Not bad for the style, easy enough to drink on a warm day.

09-04-2009 03:58:34 | More by biboergosum
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Getinthevan

Illinois

2.95/5  rDev +6.1%

Bought a bottle of this on my Polish beer kick and it wasn't that bad. For how cheap it is, it's not a bad beer to check out.

Appearance was a pale yellow, much like any lager, but there seemed to be a bit more carbonation than the American products.

Smell was fairly high in grains and a bit of corn. Not much beyond the palette of regular lager ingredients but it was much better than expected.

Taste had a bite to it. While the corn and grain were present, it also possessed a nice bitter finish which I didn't expect. This seemed stronger than a regular lager which enticed me, but yeah it was much more satisfying than I thought.

Mouthfeel was average. It was watery after the first taste and didn't really stick together after the first gulp. Not really impressive.

Drinkabiliy is good though. These can quench thirst rather well and is a good beer from the Ukraine. For $1.49 a pop, I'm certainly not going to complain and hey, it offers something just a little bit more.

05-15-2009 02:11:25 | More by Getinthevan
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

2.9/5  rDev +4.3%

Bought a 16.9 oz bottle of this for a little over $1.00

Not too bad.. sure it's a little bland ( it is listed as an American Macro Lager after all) but I feel it has a bit more crispness and more of a hoppy bite to it than the average macro import. It's thirst quenching and very drinkable for sure. For the price, this was a pretty solid pick up I must say. Give this guy a try.

11-24-2008 22:58:47 | More by oriolesfan4
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MTNboy

Germany

2.65/5  rDev -4.7%

Appearance: It is a hay yellow that is clear for the most part with carbonation bubbles in the body. There is an average head with spaced out lace.

Smell: It ahs a week hops aroma and that is about it.

Taste: Mild but nice hops flavor, some malt and a little corny.

Mouthfeel: Very light bodied with lots of carbonation.

Drinkability: It is aright for a change of pace.

10-10-2008 05:08:28 | More by MTNboy
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atis

Finland

2.88/5  rDev +3.6%

Clear straw colour with unimpressive head and very limited lacing.

Aroma is mild, a bit grainy with lots of floral hops. Taste is similar, some hops with pleasant bitterness, but it is gone in a few moments. Could be more carbonated. Dry and crisp.

Very easy to drink, but it feels too average.

08-30-2008 14:29:25 | More by atis
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Derek

British Columbia (Canada)

3.08/5  rDev +10.8%

A: Clear, golden-yellow with a white head, some retention & lace.

S: Floral hops with a little grass & urine.

T: Floral hops, slight bitterness, definitely a little DMS.

M: Moderate body with the carbonation pleasantly on the lower side of moderate.

D: It is what it is.

The Ukraine IS weak.

06-10-2008 02:52:46 | More by Derek
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ChrisCage

Alberta (Canada)

3.1/5  rDev +11.5%

A- Poured a clear straw color, nothing too exciting...I guess it looks really clean though! The head was a frothy foam at first but didn't last too long before settling down to a bubbly film over the top of the liquid. Not overly carbonated upon inspection.

S- This is a prettly mild smelling beer, with a dry, slightly grainy aroma, possibly a slight hop presence to this. Nothing much more to it other than clean, but then again, I don't expect much from this style of beer.

T- I wasn't overly impressed with this....it doesn't taste bad, but it doesn't have much to it. It is dry, as the aroma suggests, but doesn't leave much to the imagination as far as any distinct flavors go. It leaves a slight bitterness at the back of the tongue, and it does linger afterwards for a few moments. The taste reminds me of your standard North American light beers, but with just a little more.

M- It offers more than a watery feel in the mouth, and surprisingly, it actually leaves my tongue feeling dry, like a lightly oaked red wine, so it gets average marks for this. You know you have beer in your mouth, but doesn't quite offer a medium fullness on the palate.

D- This area receives full marks, because I could definately chug this brew all night! I like the dryness that this leaves, but could have had more flavor. This would be an excellent summertime drink, as it's refreshing and you could really have another once finished. It's worth a try if you want something reasonably simple.

04-22-2008 01:09:18 | More by ChrisCage
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jaz58

Ontario (Canada)

3.58/5  rDev +28.8%

A very interesting beer. Amber and clear in the glass. A slight head which disappear quickly.

Right off the bat this beer came across as very dry and crisp. A likeable beer yet not a thirst quencher.

The smell had a slight hop to it and it was not very strong.

Mouthfeel was as noted dry and crisp with no after taste.

Overall a decent brew.

03-06-2008 02:46:14 | More by jaz58
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stcules

Italy

2.03/5  rDev -27%

Deep blonde color, white head, normal.
Malt and grains not too fresh in the smell. Even hop, not too fresh. Macro lager smell.
Old malt in the taste too, and again stale hop.
In the aftertaste the characteristic of almost any macro lager. Maybe some hop.

11-10-2007 12:15:15 | More by stcules
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tempest

Pennsylvania

2.85/5  rDev +2.5%

Got a 16 oz. bottle at Veselka in NYC. It's not a bad beer for washing down fried perogies, but that's about all its good for. Slavutich is just your average, no-personality, Euro lager. It has a slight sweetness that almost resembles grain, with a metallic tang. Easy to drink, but nothing inspiring.

09-16-2007 23:19:17 | More by tempest
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BBM

New York

3/5  rDev +7.9%

Poured a somewhat hazy golden color with a thin white head. Almost no aroma; slightly malty and metallic. Pretty standard lager taste, better than many American macro offerings I've tried, but it's not something that is going to wow the palate. Goes down smooth and leaves a pleasant aftertaste, which already puts it ahead of the pack. Still, in the grand scheme of beer, this is just average at best.

07-10-2007 22:43:30 | More by BBM
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cyrenaica

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +25.9%

I tried this beer on July 6. 2007 after purchasing it from my local LCBO store. It poured a translucent pale gold colour with little or no head. The aroma was very yeasty yet pleasant. The mouthfeel was crisp and clean with hints of carbonation. The tatse was a combination of yeast and malt with a slight citrus tinge that was unexpected.

07-06-2007 18:11:09 | More by cyrenaica
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canucklehead

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +25.9%

Ok , the cap with the pull tab was a cool thing ( why have I not seen this before). As for the beer it was a good bready lager that had a full body and a nice finish. I liked this beer better than most reviewers as i found it a good take on the style with a nice finish.

06-10-2007 02:18:49 | More by canucklehead
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Bamabrew22

Alabama

3.68/5  rDev +32.4%

Enjoyed uncountable number of these when I lived in Ukraine for 2.5 years. Probably much better in its homeland, where you just order it by asking for "Slavutych Blue" (as the labeling is blue), to differentiate from all the other different styles of Slavutych. Definitely the Coors/Bud of Ukraine, with mass-media marketing and advertising everywhere. On tap in almost every bar. Appearance is a glowing yellow with a small head and no retention to speak of. Smells of a typical lager, light hoppiness and no real noticeable malt feel. Taste is not bad, crisp, clean, a notch above an average US macro, but not much. Overall, an easy drinking beer, an everyday beer worth checking on if you're ever in the former Soviet Union.

04-12-2007 18:47:33 | More by Bamabrew22
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Shadman

Alberta (Canada)

1.9/5  rDev -31.7%

Spotted this number and thought the cryllic lettering looked interesting. Decent looking beer with a very white, very spongy head that stayed a decent while. Smelt like cooked veggies..not a good start.faint grassy hops and a very astringent, almost grain alcohol feel on the tongue. Other than that,,,yuck! Give me a North American buck-a-brew any day over this.

02-20-2007 01:44:44 | More by Shadman
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Litterbean

New York

3.68/5  rDev +32.4%

Being Ukrainian, perhaps I am biased when reviewing this beer, but I shall try to be objective.

Pours a pale yellow with a fizzy head that quickly dies down to nearly nothing.

Somewhat grainy smell with a touch of grassy hops. Simple and effective.

Taste is light and crisp, with a almost saaz-like hop twang at the end. Grainy malt flavor is there as well. An easy drinking lager from Eastern Europe, who woulda thunk it? Very refreshing and as good as an "American Macro Lager" can get.

08-17-2006 03:47:50 | More by Litterbean
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allergictomacros

Ontario (Canada)

2.23/5  rDev -19.8%

A - Almost clear, yellowish colour. Inch-tall head recedes quickly.

S - Sweet, candy/corn-like aromas. A touch of breadiness and apple as well.

T - Bitter, metallic water flavour.

M - Fizzy, light bodied swill.

D - Boring. Just plain boring, tasteless swill. Yes another pale euro-macro.

06-26-2006 21:27:04 | More by allergictomacros
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CAMRAhardliner

Ontario (Canada)

2.23/5  rDev -19.8%

Out of the plethora of eastern European lagers at the LCBO, this is one of the most watery. It pours a slightly hazy straw color with a thin meniscus of a head that leaves patchy lace webs behind. The aroma is malty and bready with a good does on veggies. The taste is the same with some soapy hop flavors buried somewhere in there. The finish is very watery and short. The mouthfeel is is light and moderately carbonated, could be worse.

This has only a little more flavor than a bud or a canadian, its one of the blandest euro lagers Ive tried.

04-12-2006 00:27:58 | More by CAMRAhardliner
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Hunter

Arizona

2.15/5  rDev -22.7%

This stuff better not be radioactive. (Chernyobl and all that).

Appearance: Vigorous pour yields a heavy carbonated, pale gold brew and a dense head that vanishes quickly. No lacing effects.

Aroma: Can't tell what I'm getting here. Notes of fruit? Syrup? Something sweet, anyway. No discernable hops. Honey! That's it. Smells like a light honey.

Taste: Pretty bland. Standard for a macro pilsner, but no hops bite to take the edge off a background sweetness that borders on sickly-sweet.

Mouthfeel: More like an English ale than a lager. No crispness, no hop bite.

Drinkability: Drinkable, sure, but nothing to write home about. Hoping for something more complex. This is dull, even for a macro lager.

03-06-2006 02:30:58 | More by Hunter
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shamus

Ontario (Canada)

2.1/5  rDev -24.5%

Bland appearence and no lace. I don't have a lot to say about this beer except maybe a glass of water would have been a better idea.Very bland in every feature.That being said it's not revolting but there are a thousand beers out there of this sort.

Update a few minutes later:
I really resent this beer.

02-22-2006 21:27:27 | More by shamus
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CrazyMike

Alberta (Canada)

1.7/5  rDev -38.8%

My streak of good luck with East European beers has run out.

I was not impressed with this beer at all. The taste was really rough and harsh, the only redeeming factor was the taste of malt. The reason why I gave this beer a 1 for mouthfull is this, you can't hold it in your mouth for more then two seconds. It's like savoring Vodka.

The after taste was metallic and dry, the smell was rough.

Maybe my opinion is somehow scewed, maybe I got a bad bottle. But this makes my list of beers to permanently avoid.

02-12-2006 08:42:16 | More by CrazyMike
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Noxious26

Saskatchewan (Canada)

1.23/5  rDev -55.8%

330ml bottle poured in a dimpled mug. Interesting pull-top cap that I've never seen before.

Pale straw yellow and hazy. What little white head there was at the pour disappears instantly.

Very mild aroma of grains and adjuncts with a light background of sweetness.

This beer tastes like adjuncts and chemicals. Dump some Mr. Clean into a macro and voila! Sour grains make an appearance after the carbonation rush. Metallic tinge in the finish and aftertaste.

Overly carbonated with a harsh caustic mouthfeel.

Drain pour, this review ends here.

12-10-2005 02:29:54 | More by Noxious26
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funkengruven

Ontario (Canada)

3.48/5  rDev +25.2%

Poured to a quickly foaming white head that just as quickly dissipated to a few little clouds floating at the top. Golden color, slightly bolder than most of this type. Smell is of Alcohol and corn, nothing terribly impressive. Taste is pretty good for a Macro, with flavor leaning more towards a Euro lager than an American macro. Mouthfeel is Alcohol with slight bitterness. Overall fairly drinkable, not a bad example of this style.

12-06-2005 02:51:19 | More by funkengruven
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trevorwideman

Manitoba (Canada)

3.63/5  rDev +30.6%

Bottle opens and a slight skunky smell erupts, not a great start, but.... as I pour a weak yellow lager with a weak head and weak carbonation ends up in my glass. Hmm. Smell isn't bad though, bready, yeasty, malty, slightly sweet.... Soft pear notes and a light spiciness at first, but as this beer warms up it loses most of any complexity that may have been, and just slides softly down the throat. This is a drinkable beer, but it's not an exciting one..

09-10-2005 00:12:44 | More by trevorwideman
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IronDjinn

Alberta (Canada)

1.75/5  rDev -37.1%

Saw this in 500 ml cans and picked one up before realizing I had already reviewed the bottle version long ago. Well, for the sake of science lets see how this format holds up, now that I vaguely remember my first impression of the stuff.

For a macro lager it pours out fairly appealing, bright clear gold with a massive spongecake white head that has an impressive amount of retention, and thick sticky lacing. The aroma lapses into sour grains and cooked veggies, there goes the neighbourhood. The flavour picks it up a very small notch, but not by much, crisp grain and sweet malt that takes a turn to the sour, and the nasty adjuncts and preservatives surface in the middle, finishing off with sour grain and cooked cabbage. While average enough, the mouthfeel can't save this sinking ship worth a damn, it's doomed from it's key structural deficiencies. Far better local domestic macros to waste one's money on than this sort of thing, the canned version doesn't offer it any justice.

09-06-2005 18:15:53 | More by IronDjinn
Slavutych Pivo (Slavutich Premium) from Slavutych Brewery
68 out of 100 based on 64 ratings.