Danilo Okroshka Kvas | Darl, Tov

Danilo Okroshka KvasDanilo Okroshka Kvas
6 Ratings
Danilo Okroshka KvasDanilo Okroshka Kvas

Brewed by:
Darl, Tov

Style: Kvass

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by TMoney2591 on 12-14-2010

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Ratings: 6 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of Georgiabeer
3/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of emerge077
3.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Dark topaz amber with ruby highlights, momentary fizz on the surface that fades after a few seconds. Clarity is sharp, not much visible carbonation, but it's there.

Smell is sweet and not unlike tootsie rolls.

Taste is somewhat tangy, mild flavors of raisins and toasted bread with sweet apple butter. Tootsie rolls. Carbonation ebbs quickly, light and easy enough to drink. It's a sweet commercial kvass... Nothing that great. Okroshka is a type of soup that uses kvass, maybe this is more suited for cooking.

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Photo of Knapp85
3.75/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of samie85
2.7/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A-Pours a dark caramel color with an initial one finger of white head.

S-Smells of sweet cherry and cola notes with a bit of plum and some herbal notes.

T-Very sweet cherry and cola notes with a tootsie roll finish and no discernible bitterness.

M-Has a soda-like body with carbonation that fades really quickly and a sticky feel.

D-Far better than the alco-pop alternatives but very cloying. I'm not sure I could put down a whole 70 oz bottle by myself.

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Photo of woodychandler
3.43/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Big ups to TMoney259 and his Kvass Kick. You gotta trademark these ideas, bro, or any jagov could subsume them for his own.

My uncle, Steve, is joining me for an afternoon of Kvass, having had some Russian instruction while an undergrad at Penn State.

I had some initial carbonation so consider this less flat than the Classic, but still pretty non-carbonated. Color was a deep cola-brown with garnet highlights, not quite as red as the Classic. The nose was more chocolaty, some root beer, but no tobacco. Mouthfeel reminded me of semi-flat pop, like when you forget to screw the cap down tightly on a 2L of Coke and do not realize it until the following day. It was more herbal than the Classic, more like root beer. Not too bad, but still not quite making it for me. Finish was semi-sweet, not sugary like the Classic, which in my mind is a good thing. Given a choice, I'd have this over the Classic, but it still is not a compelling drink.

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Photo of TMoney2591
2.97/5  rDev -6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served in a Chicago Bears shaker pint glass.

Maybe, during this second swing-around on the Kvass Kick, I can figure out what flavors "okroshka" conjures up. It pours a clear deep sunset amber topped by a decidedly minor wisp of off-white fizz. The nose comprises caramel corn, pumpernickel, fennel, and cola. The taste goes heavier on the cola, though some fennel, rye bread, and caraway seeds make their marks as well. The body is a stolidly light medium, with a lightly fizzy carbonation and a watery syrupy feel. Overall, this still doesn't help me figure out what the name okroshka is meant to convey vis-a-vis other flavors of kvass. I do know it's a relatively weak example of a kvass, though...

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Danilo Okroshka Kvas from Darl, Tov
Beer rating: 3.16 out of 5 with 6 ratings
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