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Slavutych Pivo (Slavutich Premium) - Slavutych Brewery

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Ratings: 61
Reviews: 54
rAvg: 2.78
pDev: 22.66%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Slavutych Brewery visit their website

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-04-2002)
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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.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2004 00:22:13 | More by RoyalT
Photo of TerryW

Ontario (Canada)

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2004 19:24:22 | More by TerryW
Photo of NJpadreFan

New Jersey

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!

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2003 22:48:39 | More by NJpadreFan
Photo of Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

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...

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2003 15:21:58 | More by Phyl21ca
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2003 18:48:15 | More by stoutman
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2003 05:34:47 | More by Rumrunner
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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.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2003 17:42:27 | More by marc77
Photo of lipschitz

Alberta (Canada)

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2003 13:32:47 | More by lipschitz
Photo of slitherySOB

Ontario (Canada)

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2003 10:08:53 | More by slitherySOB
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!

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2003 19:51:13 | More by NeroFiddled
Photo of Shiloh

Ontario (Canada)

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2003 16:48:14 | More by Shiloh
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Slavutych Pivo (Slavutich Premium) from Slavutych Brewery
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