Afanasy Gold Premium | Afanasy Pivo (Brau Service)

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Brewed by:
Afanasy Pivo (Brau Service)
Russian Federation

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Globetrotter on 08-14-2005

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Photo of atis
2.14/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

500 ml bottle from Latvia.

Pours gold with lively rocky head that overtops the glass, the glass is swarming with rising carbonation bubbles of different sizes, no lacing. Aroma is weak sweetish malt.

Taste is bland citrus water with weak sourish aftertaste. Mouthfeel is light with less than average carbonation.

Overall, the beer is bad. The only thing is that it was easy to drink and it is more than 30 degrees outside today and the beer was very cold. Certainly not worth the price.

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Photo of ILJAY
2.59/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Afanasy beers come from Tver, Russia, formerly known as Kalinin. I tried it during a visit to Tallinn, Estonia.

Pours golden yellow. The head disappears straight away. The taste is rather bland with faint grassy hops and slight wheat character. Easy to drink but rather bland and forgettable.

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Photo of Globetrotter
2.85/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Yet another in the new "Premium" line of beers from Afanasy. Comes in a standard brown half liter bottle with a transparent label featuring gold lettering and the trademark viking ship above the brewery's name. "Afanasy" appears in Cyrillic, while "gold" and "premium" are in the Latin (e.g. English) alphabet. Back label says this is the result of the collaboration of a thousand beer drinkers. (Too many cooks spoil the soup...) Sugar and rice are ingredients. Best before 11/8/05, I opened it on 8/13/05.

Pours clear gold under a one finger white head that is stunningly short-lived, leaving absolutely no trace in no time. The nose is very distinct of bad watermelon malt, so common in Russian beers but really pronounced here. The mouth is light and fairly prickly. We start with a mild, fairly unoffensive malt opening, with a definite sweet note, somewhat reminiscent of francophone malts. There is a hint of hops in the finish, more spicey than bitter, which becomes more pronounced as the beer warms. The aftertaste is mainly malt, a bit stuffy (chewing socks) in the jowls. No great shakes, but it's drinkable - at least by Russian standards.

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Afanasy Gold Premium from Afanasy Pivo (Brau Service)
Beer rating: 2.53 out of 5 with 3 ratings
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