Lvivske 1715 | Lvivska Pivovarnya (BBH)

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Lvivska Pivovarnya (BBH)

Style: European Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by stoutman on 05-14-2005

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Ratings: 107 |  Reviews: 53
Reviews by ChrisCage:
Photo of ChrisCage
3.5/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

A- This pours a golden color and is very clear...typical of a standard Euro lager. The head is nice, white and creamy, and the retention level is moderate at best...eventually settling into a soapy looking ring around the glass. Lacing is quite good, with lots of shapes sticking to the side of the glass...carbonation is mellow looking for this style of beer....actually above average....surprising to me but welcome!

S- Typical Euro lager aromas.....adjuncts perhaps blended with malted barley best describes this one. Corn syrup seems to have been added to the wort...I don't smells sweeter than it should. The finish is oily hop bitterness present.

T- Grainy adjunct that reminds me of corn, but not nearly as bad as I had anticipated....syrupy sweetness ensues throughout the taste and the finish is slightly fake but I've had worse.....boiled various grains....creamy barley and grains best describe this....finish is oily and lingers but no bitterness.

M/O- Medium bodied for a lager and very smooth carbonation make this a notch above other Euro lagers I've had and the flavor profile is more robust than normal....perhaps those long Ukrainian winters don't allow the barley to hold up quite as well as ours over here but this isn't a bad fact, I'd probably buy this again if I want something easy to drink, of which this is! Give it a try!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of RoyalT
2.24/5  rDev -27%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Appearance – This one poured a light and perfectly centered orange in color with a nice white head that left clumpy pools on top of the liquid.

Smell – The grain and orange here are in full effect. It’s quite pungent in a sickly sort of way.

Taste – Ugh! The Vitamin C orangeness takes over, leaving the drinker begging for rotted grain.

Mouthfeel – This is a bit larger than light-bodied with some mild carbonation and a smooth mouthfeel. Not bad, if only it didn’t taste and smell like shit.

Sinkability – If I had a cold this might not be so bad to drink. I like the mouthfeel and it’s quite the looker.

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Photo of beerhunter13
3/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of DavyJones
3/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of grubdunkman
5/5  rDev +62.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of vinivini
2.6/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Nass
3.5/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I am graced by the lovely carbonation that this lager pours along with subtle & pleasant grass mixed with hay on a hot summer day aroma. The taste follows suit with the aroma. I love these euro style lagers I rarely come across one that I have trouble drinking. I like the bottle artwork as well, it's very elegant & sophisticated looking. Well at least now I can say that I was able to drink a beer from the Ukraine. Cheers! B

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Photo of Robertas
3.5/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mattsky
4/5  rDev +30.3%

Photo of chinchill
3.03/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

1/2 L brown bottle with 4.7% ABV.
Pale golden body with plenty of visible carbonation rising to a moderate size, mixed density, white head. The head is semi-durable and leaves good lacing.
Earthy hops dominate the aroma but the flavor is less hoppy and has more bready grains than the aroma suggests.

Overall: cleaner, drier, less earthy and more balanced than average for style.

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Photo of acurtis
2.5/5  rDev -18.6%

Photo of biboergosum
3.48/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500ml bottle, 5% ABV for all the Ukrainian-Albertans in this particular excise market.

This beer pours a clear pale golden colour, with two fingers of foamy, pillowy white head, which leaves a swath of amoebic lace around the glass as it seeps away.

It smells of sweet bready pale malt, some mild lemon cleanser, and slightly acrid, musty hops. The taste again leads with the somewhat saccharine crackery breadiness, followed by some more mainline, yet still subtle, lemon, and a bit of musty, earthy hops.

The carbonation is quite sedate, the body medium weight, and generally smooth, with a lurking cloying character that thankfully stays mostly under the radar. It finishes fairly off-dry, the breadiness still most prominent, with some nice fruity, wet leaf, earthy hops balancing things out, for the most part.

Given the style, and my experience with it so far, this is actually pretty enjoyable. Initial worries of East European diesel qualities burn off quickly, leaving us with a decent, straightforward, muddled-hop lager. Nothing to write home about, though, unless I was one of the many locals with ties to the homeland.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.36/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

16.9 oz brown bottle imported by Russbeer Int'l in Brookyn, NY. No freshness date; but an attractive cream, green, and gold label nonetheless.

This easy drinking Ukranian lager pours a crystal-clear, pale straw-gold body beneath a creamy head of bright-white foam that holds very well and leaves some nice rings and splatters of lace at the outset of the glass. The nose is clean but very generic. In the mouth it's medium bodied, gently crisp, and then smooth across the palate as it warms. The flavor is also very basic, but it does offer some grainy malt and a touch of grassy and floral hops. The firm bitterness balances it nicely considering that it's a lighter beer at only 4.0% abv., and it finishes dry with some lingering grassy hop notes.

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Photo of tempest
2.26/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Picked up a .5l bottle at EuroMarket for $2. Man, I usually finish all my beers that don't have terrible brewing flaw, but I dont think is headed anywhere but the drain. It smells like a very light lager with a soft pale malt aroma, but the flavor is dominated by a sweet white grape juice taste. What the hell happened here? The Ukraine can have this one back.

I mean, if you're really into grape juice, this is your beer. If you're looking for a decent lawnmower lager, look elsewhere.

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Photo of moodenba
3.12/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Lvivske 1715 purchased from Wisla Deli in Riverhead NY, Oct. 2016.

Brown half liter bottle with commemorative 300 year cap. 4.7 alcohol.

Refrigerated beer poured into a Sam Smith 1/2 pint glass. Good Euro lager. Decent foam with some lacing. Low aroma. Moderate malt body balanced by straightforward bitter hoppiness. Aftertaste is less exciting -- flavor fades to a slight fruitiness.

The beers (Carlsberg owned) are generally OK. I liked the strong Lvivske Porter. Their beer museum and an associated beer hall in the old lagering caves are a short walk from central Lviv.

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Photo of Lanstrum
3/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of RIBeerSnob
3.12/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

First wiff was a bit skunked, but that is likely the handling and storage. Poured a nice gold color with some carbonation. I was pleasantely surprised by a smooth full body lager. No hops noticable. Slight citrus flavor. .5L bottle, the minimum size that should be allowed!

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Photo of Juiposa
2.61/5  rDev -15%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of MichaelGennings
3.77/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The beer has a thick white head that dissipates quickly. The beer is golden coloured and their are lots of ascending bubbles.

The smell is white bread, cracker, and a hint of maltiness. The aroma is mirrored in the taste with the bready, yeast flavour being most dominant.

The beer is light to medium bodied and the finish is clean and refreshing.

I definitely recommend trying it.

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Photo of DaveBar
3.36/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Purchased at the LCBO for around $4.00 for a 500ml bottle. Served at 4deg C in a draught glass

A- Opens well and pours a high white head that is gone lickity split. Light clear gold color

S- Typical Heineken smell with bubble gum!

T- Typical Heineken taste

M- Typical Heineken mouth

O- So close to a Heineken that I will call it one

Food Pairing

Yup! You guessed it! Pairs well with....... anything you would pair a Heineken with!


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Photo of tone77
3.4/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 16.9 oz. bottle. Has a straw color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of malts, sweet, some grains. Taste is refreshing, grains, some malts, light sweetness, no real hops to speak of.Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a pretty good beer.

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Photo of Forb
3.34/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a pint bottle...

Appearance: Quickly dissipating fluffy white head amid a grainy yellow body. Proper lacing aside the glass.

Smell: Dank aromas are immediate; almost skunky. Slight hop scents amid prominent grain notes.

Taste: Truly quality beer here clearly brewed with choice water and plenty of grain.

Mouthfeel: Mild carbonation, clean, crisp, refreshing. An overall light and plesent lager.

Overall: A quality brew. Old and set in its ways standards and taste.

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Photo of beerthulhu
3.3/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured a crystal clear golden-brass with a 1 finger bright white frothy head. A very thin spongey film lacing bands around the glass with a light scattered visible carbonation lazily makes its way to the surface.

S: bright lemon peels, pale grains, with light musky hints. Some lemon sourness that was light-moderate in strength.

T: buttered grains with a big lemony zest. Some corn, with a zesty lemon herbal hopping. Overall a buttery flavor with a fairly crisp bite on the finish.

M: light, with an oily texture. A light carbonation is on the tip of the tongue while the beer easily slides off the back.

D: pretty smooth going down, a good alternative for a lawnmower beer.

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Photo of emerge077
3.65/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Pours a pale yellow, not real attractive. A decent head of foam is the saving grace in the looks department. A thin ring of sediment was in the bottle.

Smells plain, vaguely of grainy pale malt, but just barely.

Taste is slightly sweet malt, with a sort of well-water character. Not much of any hop presence to speak of. Even in gulps, there is hardly any bitterness.
Watery mouthfeel, but with sufficient carbonation.

Overall not a bad lager. Works well as a thirst-quencher, but not one i'd seek out regularly.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
2.06/5  rDev -32.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Bottle: Poured a pale yellow color lager with a medium pure white foamy head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma of light corn notes with not much else in terms of noticeable characteristics. Taste is also dominated by mildly sweet corn notes with no other discernable characteristics. Body is about average with good carbonation. Not sure why the LCBO is so concerned with importing another boring lager from Ukraine.

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Lvivske 1715 from Lvivska Pivovarnya (BBH)
Beer rating: 3.07 out of 5 with 107 ratings