Chernigivske Bile Nefiltrovane - Chernigivske Pivokombinat
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3.46/5 rDev +1.8%
A: The beer is very hazy yellow in color and has a moderate to high amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high dense white head that died down and left a thin head covering the surface along with some lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light aromas of wheat are present in the nose along with some hints of lemon citrus.
T: The taste is similar to the smell, except that the lemony flavors are slightly stronger and there are also some hints of coriander towards the finish.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is easy to drink but I wouldn't consider it to be very refreshing when compared to other beers in the style.
10-03-2013 00:18:28 | More by metter98
3.25/5 rDev -4.4%
Notes from mid. 2010 I believe but not sure, no proper dating on them.
50 cl. draft @ cruise boat in Ukraine: pretty nice witbier especially given the fact that I usually don’t really dig the style, yeast, lemon, coriander taste, some wheat, coriander, good macro, probably better than a lot of Belgian takes on the style.
10-23-2013 17:37:56 | More by 77black_ships
3.08/5 rDev -9.4%
500 ml can, bought in Denmark. Cloudy golden colour, fizzy. Frothing initially large head that soon subsides. Decent wheat aroma with citrus and coriander. Flavour has not much going for it, not offensive but not great either. Some citrus and coriander, but not much. Fairly bland. Mouthfeel remains fizzy throughout. Not much aftertaste either. An OKish thirstquencher, but not a beer to search out.
08-03-2005 20:23:38 | More by Sigmund
3.63/5 rDev +6.8%
This beer, an unfiltered Weizen, gained a solid following in Ukraine and neighbouring countries. Today it's the flagship of the brewery.
Color pale golden, hazy, huge creamy white head, generous lacework.
Smell yeasty with plenty of citric & flowery tones.
Start spritzy, dryish, body medium, firm, no extra sweetness. Grainy accent beautifully supplemented by fruity yeasts. Finish bitter-acidic, very refreshing. Pleasant fruity aftertaste.
A decent beer, worth a try.
07-02-2006 17:48:48 | More by ernie
3.95/5 rDev +16.2%
Hazy yellow colour, large white creamy head that, solid lacing.
Aroma is mild malty, hints of banana and citrus, some yeats can be felt. Taste is similar, quite grainy and fruity, some hint of honey. Aftertaste is malty, kind of bitterweet. The beer feels a bit on the thin side and carbonation is less than medium.
In Ukraine it is regarded as one of the best beers and I would fully agree with that.
10-14-2008 09:17:00 | More by atis
3.13/5 rDev -7.9%
I had an earlier review of this beer - from an earlier time. It seems that the global brewing giant, InBev, had purchased this brand. Unfortunately, it has changed this formerly very respectable witbeer wannabe into the Anheuser-Busch (also a member of the InBev family) macrobrew Shocktop. At times, there seems to be some hint of its former glory, but more likely than not, no glory. It's just not worth drinking anymore, especially with the advent of much better, still Ukrainian-priced beers on the market.
I don't know, maybe I've just been getting really unlucky with the bottle I've been drinking, but I just don't care to drink it anymore.
08-24-2011 21:52:47 | More by swampski
3.29/5 rDev -3.2%
Hazy yellow pour, two finger white head that doesn't last for long, leaving a sticky lace.
Smell of wheat, herbs, orchard fruit, orange peel, spicy yeasts.
Taste is a bit heavy with wheat malts, although kept somewhat refreshing by citrus zest and peel, coriander, spicy/minty herbs and a light fruitiness (some faint apricot, pear and apple). Mild bitterness in the finish, a bit dry also, but the wheat gets through to the aftertaste, and that's where it stays for a long while.
Medium to heavy body, medium carbonation, chewy and yeasty.
A nice East-European wheat beer, like others from around here, somewhere between a Belgian wit and a hefeweizen.
05-17-2014 14:14:28 | More by dcmchew
Chernigivske Bile Nefiltrovane from Chernigivske Pivokombinat
80 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.