Stepan Timofeyevich | Deka Brewery

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Brewed by:
Deka Brewery
Russian Federation

Style: Kvass

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

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Added by NeroFiddled on 05-12-2012

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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 4
Photo of Knapp85
2.67/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Poured out as a cola brown color, pretty typical. The head comes and goes really quick and does even have as much of a head as some do. The smell is moderately sweet with plenty of earthy notes like molasses. The taste is a a little one dimensional, not overly flavorful in my opinon, a bit watered down also. The mouthfeel is watery and dry, very dry actually. Overall this isn't my favorite Kvass I've had.

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Photo of flagmantho
3.92/5  rDev +15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 2 liter bottle into a dimpled mug.

Appearance: rich, dark brown with a clear body and a thin head of tan foam. Nice for the style.

Smell: rich and bready with a moderate sweetness and some light hints of molasses and raisin. I like the big bread component and, while it is a little sweet-smelling, it is on the drier side of kvasses I've had.

Taste: rich flavor with a fruity component of raisin, cherry and plum along with the bread character. Molasses flavors are more subdued here. I like it.

Mouthfeel: light bodied with a moderate carbonation. Not too bad.

Overall: a tasty and refreshing kvass. I'd definitely have this again.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.95/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Deka Brewery's Stepan Timofeevich

Typical appearance. It pours a dark chestnut brown body beneath a short head of white foam that fades almost immediately. Tiny spots of lace are left behind on the glass.

The nose is full of sweet molasses and juicy dark-skinned fruit. It's a little brighter than most examples.

The molasses really comes through in the flavor, perfectly balanced by the dark fruit (dates, raisins, fig). There's just enough sweetness, and just enough tartness to it. It finishes fairly dry, unlike many, with a lingering taste of soft rye bread.

Overall, it's not as complex as some (i.e. the fresh examples that still contain live yeast in the bottle), but neither is it as dull as some of the mass-market examples out there.

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Stepan Timofeyevich from Deka Brewery
3.41 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.
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