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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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Photo of BigBry
3/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

BigBry, Aug 09, 2005
Photo of putnam
4.28/5  rDev +54%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

putnam, Jul 19, 2005
Photo of pootz
2.45/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

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 won’t buy it again and I certainly won’t 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.

pootz, Feb 14, 2005
Photo of RoyalT
2.15/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Appearance – Light, hazy yellow in color with a decent head that faded rather quickly.

Smell – Cheap grain and sugar is about all I can come up with here.

Taste – This is bad. The grainy rice and rotten sugar combination is disgusting.

Mouthfeel – Light-bodied with some decent carbonation and a bit of dryness at the end.

Sinkability – Sorry, I couldn’t get through this one.

RoyalT, Jun 14, 2004
Photo of TerryW
2.25/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A rather average beer. Pours yellow with one of those big soapy, rough heads that evaporates in zero time. Settles to a film.

Some hops in the nose if you work at it, but not much. Tastewise it's pretty standard, unremarkable fare. Frankly doesn't taste like much of anything, it's primary characteristic being a little dry bitterness.

Not much point to this one I'm afraid.

TerryW, Feb 20, 2004
Photo of NJpadreFan
3.13/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I have no clue what the name of this beer is?!?
My Russian friend gave it to me.

Slavutich Brewery Brand
Alc 5.5% by Vol.
Premium Beer Extra.

That's All I can get from it!

Appearance: Faint yellow with a big soapy white head
Smell: citrus and malt
Taste: Sweet, some lemons present some hay/grains. not bad.
Mouthfeel: smooth, sweet, easily drinkable

Overall drinkability is good. Not a bad beer, you can drink several of these easily. Nothing fancy but it'll whet your whistle!

NJpadreFan, Dec 23, 2003
Photo of Phyl21ca
2.5/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Bottle 500ml - Pourred a ligth brew with a nice big white fluffy head with standard retention timing. Good carbonnation. Taste is very simple since this is standard lager thta can be found in those eastern countries. Not much else to say about this one...

Phyl21ca, Dec 15, 2003
Photo of stoutman
3.23/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours with a nice foamy white head which completely dissipates. Cloudy specimen-like appearance. Very faint citrusy aroma - not to be confused with a hoppy IPA though! Has a decent pilsener-like sweetness to the flavor - almost like honey. Smooth mouthfeel. Rather bland. Typical yellow color though not very fizzy. Very light aroma, tiny bit of hops. Decent malt aftertones.

stoutman, Oct 25, 2003
Photo of Rumrunner
3/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

1 pint .9 fl. Oz.

Interesting concoction. Very puzzling. I like a few and I do not like a few aspects of this lager.

It pours a light golden hazy straw color. A nice big white head at first but it dissipates quickly. Minimal to weak lacing. The smell is somewhat off. It starts out with an unpleasant damp cardboard scent. There is some nice grain and spice after the unpleasantsness. Every time I would take a drink though I would get that unpleasant smell at the beginning. What a shame.

The taste has a nice malt boldness in the beginning. A small amount of lemon fruit follow this up. The carbonation adds to a flavor change of grains and peppery spice. The finish is very dry. The alcohol bites through and interferes a little with the flavors.

It feels crisp and dry. Very carbonated. The drinkability of this lager is slippery and smooth. Easy to have more than one on drinkability. For me one is enough based on flavor.

I would not turn down this beer if offered but I probably would not buy it again.

Rumrunner, Sep 20, 2003
Photo of marc77
2.33/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Dark blonde in hue, with a slight haze. Uniformily textured, persistent, billowy white head leaves muddled lace. The aroma is comprised of mild, grainy, faintly cracker like malt accompanied by a vegetal combination of sweetly grassy hops and lightly simmered cabbage. Becomes increasingly metallic as the beer warms. Not particularly enticing aromawise. A snap of simple, maltose sweetness initially in flavor yields to a mildly astringent olio of grain husk tannin and damp cardboard oxidation notes. A mildly herbal, dried basil like hop flavor surfaces mid palate, providing a token hop presence. Very softly bittered. Sulfur becomes more pronounced and nearly offputting as the beer breathes, and mirrors the cooked cabbage component of the aroma in intensity and character, lending an odd, but unwelcome nose / flavor parallel. Lightly bodied, with a suitably dextrinous, somewhat crisp mouthfeel. Finishes with lingering leafy, tea like sweetness and a continuation of grain husk. Slavutych Premium was a beer that started out decently, but went progressively downhill as it warmed, becoming reminescent of a low gravity malt liquor. It's probably in one's best interests to avoid this brew.

marc77, Jul 12, 2003
Photo of lipschitz
3.63/5  rDev +30.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: Very serious looking 500ml bottle, with a clearly marked brewing date. Ingredients listed as Barley Malt / Hops / Water / Yeast.

Pours hazy, flaxen colour, with a small foamy off-white head. Husky grains, hops & floral notes all greet your nose as it meets the glass. Saaz hops are the dominant flavour, but they are nicely accompanied by a touch of sweet malt and a biscuity finish. Abundantly carbonated, combined with a slightly buttery mouthfeel.

Notes: This is a clean tasting eastern European lager. A little less refined than most, which also makes it a touch more interesting.

lipschitz, Jun 18, 2003
Photo of slitherySOB
2.55/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Another LCBO purchase for under $2.50. Poured a hazy, light yellow colour with minimal head that faded too a rim. Lace fell down the slides of the glass. Weak smell. Only a faint amount of alcohol was present on the nose. Weak taste. Mix barley with water and let it soak, this is what the beer tastes like. Weak, but annoying, bad aftertaste. Not very drinkable. Something I won't get again.

slitherySOB, Apr 30, 2003
Photo of NeroFiddled
3.25/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Its yellow-gold body is hazy, and may be due to age (there's no dating on the bottle or case), although many Eastern European lagers tend towards less than brilliant clarity. It's topped by a frothy bright-white head that holds fairly well at first, but eventually drops to just a flat surface. What thin lace is initially left around the glass also fades. The aroma expresses mainly sweetish malt although there are some floral hops to be found if you seek them out. Its medium body combines with a fine and moderate carbonation leaving it gently crisp and then smooth in the mouth (this also seems to be a common thread in many Russian and Ukranian beers). The flavor delivers a sweet malt that's just mildly grainy (there's an obvious use of adjunct going on here) and a bit husky. Some nice floral, herbal, and lightly spicy hops are embedded within the malt and appear more in the burp than across the tongue! The bitterness is restrained, and it finishes with a short flare of hops but not much else - it simply fades away! A typical Eastern European lager that's easy to drink - but best served cold!

NeroFiddled, Mar 13, 2003
Photo of Shiloh
3.68/5  rDev +32.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Another pretty face with tall white curls...light golden hue with thick head and plenty of carbonation..aroma is crisp..taste is well balanced leaning towards the malts...very light offering and smooth.
I find the taste is short...but very acceptable...recomended.

Shiloh, Mar 03, 2003
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Slavutych Pivo (Slavutich Premium) from Slavutych Brewery
68 out of 100 based on 64 ratings.