Slavutych Pivo (Slavutich Premium) - Slavutych Brewery
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
3/5 rDev +7.9%
500 ml brown bottle, 5.3% alc/vol, date of production on back label. It looked different at the liquor store, so had to give it a try. The only english on the label is "premium beer, product of Ukraine". Pours out of the bottle a light yellow, with some unfiltered floaters making it just slightly hazy. Fizzy head that quickly was gone. Not much smell other than some grains, like a lager. Not much for taste either. Very basic lager, comparable to any macro. Light and thin body, but had lots of carbonation. The fizz was all you could feel in your mouth - too the point of almost being overdone.
Bit of a dry finish. Basic, average, probably would not purchase again because of the high import price tag.
08-09-2005 04:43:20 | More by BigBry
4.28/5 rDev +54%
What self-respecting beer pundit, upon holding it up to the late afternoon light, wouldn't frown at this beer's simmering, soda effervescence? And yet I am stirred by its humble appearance. The color is dimmed gold; this won't be the white, sanitized absence of flavor common to North America's best selling beers. It will smell cheap though, like a cheaply woven t-shirt, a smell I learned early: first with Stroh's, then Mickey's, then Moosehead, then Milwaukee's Best. It's like the smell of heavy machinery, a comforting smell.
A forlorn toast to the past and the first drink spreads a blanket of amber. In tasting jargon it could be described as suggesting "honey, raw nuts and tall green weeds." Some might detect "detergent," but I'd debate that characterization. It's more of a crunchy, raw herb note -- like nettles and wild mint -- which, after some scrutiny, seems natural and interesting. Who knows, perhaps "detergent" is natural and interesting. Anyway, it's remote. The lead flavors are yellow foods: butter, toast, lemon, cashew.
The texture is satiny. The bitterness is supportive, not dominant. It's dry. The finish leaves creamy, husk flavored tannins that bow out gracefully. I'm eager to finish the pint now, but I want to save some for the lady of the house. Lucky girl.
I've been drinking a fair amount of lager, especially former-Warsaw-pact-country lager lately. Clearly this is one of the finest.
I carelessly cellared this beer for about a year before opening it.
07-19-2005 22:45:54 | More by putnam
2.45/5 rDev -11.9%
8th taste of the 10 new Slavic lagers at the LCBO. This one is plain bad/cheap....pours a protien hazed pale straw...cap that does not last, weak lacing, tons of fizzy carbonation. Smells like boiled vegetable water with some corn syrup in it, no hop aroma to speak of. Fizzy peppery mouthfeel, when this drops away our old friend corn dextrin is detected as a strong sweet vegital grainy-husk taste that overpowers the weak malt presense....no appreaciable hop gravitas to balance allows the sweet corn dextrose tastes to run wild....finishes fast... rice detectable in the finish and a wierd synthetic after taste which lingers. I wont buy it again and I certainly wont recommend it. We expect the few imports the LCBO gets to be select premium or well crafted beer....this stuff is for east block coal miners...maybe those who like the Steelback beers will try and like this import.
02-14-2005 22:51:02 | More by pootz
Slavutych Pivo (Slavutich Premium) from Slavutych Brewery
68 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.