Lvivske Mitzne | Lvivska Pivovarnya (BBH)

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Lvivska Pivovarnya (BBH)

Style: Euro Strong Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by NeroFiddled on 06-11-2005

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2.25/5  rDev -15.7%

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Photo of Franziskaner
2.51/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Gold in color with excellent clarity. There's a quarter inch of dishwater white head resting on top. The head reduced to a fingernail shortly thereafter. Aroma is of light malt and corn. I taste light malt and a touch of skunky butterscotch aftertaste despite the brown bottle. The mouth is a bit warm with alcohol, but is fairly quaffable considering the strength.

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Photo of acurtis
2.25/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of BrewMaven
3.68/5  rDev +37.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had never seen this one before so why not give it a try? It had apparently just been stocked in the deli cooler so it was not yet chilled when purchased. I poured it in a frosted mug from my freezer and got a whopping head of white foam that stuck around for a time before dropping to a cover leaving good lace. Color was deep gold to near amber..A little hazy.

Slightly metallic nose that thankfully wasn't mimicked in the taste.

Although taste was not as "maltitudinous" as a Polish Strong, it wasn't bad and had a nice hop balance along with a minimal touch of alcohol in the dry finish.

Medium bodied with a nice mouthfeel and not too much carbonation. A good find if not spectacular.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.36/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The Lvivske Mitzne is a typical strong Ukranian lager with a little bit more hops than usual. They're mainly bittering hops, and it could use a fuller nose, but who's to complain???

Its crystal-clear deep gold body rests gently beneath an average-sized head of bright-white foam that holds fairly well before dropping to a razor thin surface covering. Lacing is limited, however, to just a few spots here and there.

The nose is very typically "generic" sweet malt and herbal hops with a clear waft of alcohol. The alcohol is somewhat to be expected for the style, although it could be a little more restrained; and it is clean otherwise.

It's crisp and then smooth in the mouth with a medium (bordering on medium-full) body and somewhat restained, fine-bubbled carbonation.

The malt, although clearly containing some adjunct, is actually a fair bit grainy (as opposed to just sugary); and it's well laced with grassy/herbal hops and a snap of spicy alcohol. It's solid bitterness punches through from the start, reigning in the sweet character of the malt, and helping to emphasise the hop flavors.

It finishes dry with a quickly receeding touch of malt and delicate sting of alcohol that fade to leave a combination of leafy/herbal hops and dull bitterness lingering.

There are better examples of the style available, but this one's clean and fairly well-done. The solid bitterness is a definite bonus, and for the price it's worth trying.

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Photo of Forb
2.51/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Grabbed this one in a bottle from Gomer's in Kansas City, MO...

Appearance: Deep golden slightly translucent body; bright white head with what starts as a solid retention and quickly dissipates. Lacing is moderate all along.

Smell: Standard to the beers out of this region of the world. Clear malt backbone with strong aromas of the wheat and bitter hops pushing from behind.

Taste: Malt backbone brings forward a beer that is mostly a grainy brew with fresh cut grass bitterness but with a spicy alcoholic kick that brings it down for my liking.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with a lingering alcohol presence at the end that is overall quite dry.

Overall: Not my favorite but definitely worth a try -- especially at $2.50.

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Photo of 5EKF
2.83/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of dsa7783
3.18/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Single, 1 pint, 0.9 fl oz bottle copped from Gary's in Madison...
Pours a clear, light-golden hue with minimal carbonation, a small head that quickly dissipated and deposited very little lacing...
Honey-laden aroma with slight hints of wheat and grains...
Taste was ultra-sweet, candy-laden, and seemingly bombarded with sugars... The upside was that the 7% ABV was not at all detectable on the palate...
Strong, sublte stuff... A decent stab at the style, yet not a beer I would enjoyably down all the time...

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Photo of Maillard
2.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of USAF77
3.08/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Its "ok". Which in Europe generally means better then "ok" HERE. I have found generally poor beers dont last long in Europe and you have to search to find them. I bought this Ukrainian Lager on an impulse at an ethnic grocery. It was pretty cheap for a big bottle.

A fast Lagery pour with very avergae lacing. Pretty , and clear, golden but to light for me. Smell is uneventful, like a light lager. Taste is a bit of sweet hoppiness. To light for a Lager for me but pleasant. A decent light dryness to the after taste.

Honestly I'd prefer an old style formula Schlitz. But this is not a bad beer and I had a good experience. I gave the mouth feel a little higher rating just cause Lagers make my mouth feel good. Were I at a restaurant I wouldnt hesitate to order this beer with lamb or chicken.

A nice lager.

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Photo of zeff80
1.59/5  rDev -40.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

Looks good. Smells, eh. Tastes like burning. Wow, this was a hot mess of boozy corn flavor. I guess Euro Strong Lager is basically an American Malt Liquor.

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Photo of SuperMario
2.72/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Soneji75
2.3/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

If I’ve ever had a Ukrainian beer before, I can’t remember it. I guess it’s time for me to go check my Untappd archives. I’ve never been impressed by Euro Lagers. As a matter of fact, I recall disliking most of them. This 7% monster pours a beautiful, bright golden color with about 2 fingers of head. The aroma is very sweet and citrus-like. Much more pleasant than I would have anticipated. The head dissipates quickly with very little lacing left behind.

On the front, the sweetness comes through the second it touches your tongue. There is a faint booziness to it in the middle and back, but at 7% it should definitely be stronger. There is definitely a very strong malt backbone with very little on the hops, which barely make an appearance at the very back. Notes of wet-grain, wheat and honey all throughout. I am still surprised at how sweet this beer is with very little bitterness.

There is very little to no aftertaste. And what little there is feels sweet and pleasant. I typically dislike these beers because I can’t shake the aftertaste bitterness for a while. This beer definitely does not have that issue. This is something I could drink a few of… quickly, which makes it a pretty dangerous beer!

An issue I’ve always had with European beers is that they always seem to be very old when I grab them off the shelf. Because of this, they always taste stale and flat and unpleasant. But my bottle tastes fresh, so I can only assume this is not a problem here.

According to Beer Advocate this is discontinued but it is a new product in the area… so who knows. I don’t think I would buy this again but it was nice to try it. Probably one of the better examples of a European Lager I’ve had.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
2.65/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a clear gold with a foamy tan head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Thin streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of sugar, malt, grain, grass, and slight corn flake aromas. Taste is much the same with frosted corn flake, caramel, and slight grass flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of earth bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty poor beer with really sweet sugary characteristics in both the smell and taste.

Serving type: bottle.

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Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.05/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Pours amber with small head that dissipated quickly, leaving very small lacing behind. Slightly sweet flavor, leaving behind a trace of bitterness in the back of the mouth. Easy to forget it has a healthy kick, however. Be careful with this one - it comes across as a lightweight, but kicks like a mule.

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Photo of josanguapo
1.86/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

From Festival de las Naciones. In Paulaner glass. Watching Better Call Saul 1x02. Too sweet and alcoholic.

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Photo of Latarnik
3/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of smbslt
2.76/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Huhzubendah
2.59/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of djrn2
2.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of feloniousmonk
1.56/5  rDev -41.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Yes, Ukrainian malt liquors...nothing better...

clear yellow hue, 1/4" pure white head...awfully average...

nose: skunkeroo, seriously...well, I asked for it, I guess...blah, blah, blah...ewww, corny and sad...sorry to say, but that's the truth....Ruth. I have to? Of goes...eeeyaaahhh, ...ick, ugh,! Bad! No, wrong, wrong, wrong! Nothing is right here, it's almost hideous!
Hot, and horrible...badly infected grain, high alcohol and nothing else...not good, at least, not as found in this bottle...

Sorry, I hate it, hate it, hate it...can't find anything the least bit pleasant about this abominal brew.
Horrid! What have I done to you, Ukraine? That you would treat me thus?

Do not drink this...unless you're an idiot, like me...

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Lvivske Mitzne from Lvivska Pivovarnya (BBH)
2.67 out of 5 based on 21 ratings.
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