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Danilo Pohmilny Kvas | Darl, Tov

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Danilo Pohmilny KvasDanilo Pohmilny 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 12-15-2010

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 4
Photo of emerge077
3.48/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

2 liter bottle, served in a half liter mug. Kvass #16.

Wonder if "Pohmilny" is related to the traditional Russian dumpling pelmenis. "Okroshka" Kvass is meant to be used in a Kvass soup, so it wouldn't be the first culinary Kvass connection.

Hazy russet color, initial fizzle of tan foam on top that lasts for about three seconds and disappears completely, no lace or anything. Still glassy surface, eh.

Fruity raisin, sweet caramel and dark baked bread crust. Obligatory Tootsie Roll.

A tart citric acid pucker at first, more raisin, cocoa, and bread crusts. Fizzy carbonation at first, that fades towards the end of the mug. Can't help but make the Tootsie Roll association again. Overall a typical commercial Kvass, though it's a little more tart and slightly less sweet than usual. It's an acceptable beverage, not to be confused with modern beer of course...

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Photo of flagmantho
3.05/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from 70oz plastic bottle into a dimpled mug.

Appearance: light brown hue with a haze-free body. There was a bit of fizz to the pour, but no head actually formed. Fizzy for a kvass, but overall very average looking.

Smell: slightly sweet, bready, rye aroma. Not much here reflects the fruitiness of a lot of kvasses, but it's not too bad overall.

Taste: a bit sweeter than the aroma, there is a little molasses flavor in there with the bread, and a little less rye character. Not too bad.

Mouthfeel: quite fizzy for a kvass, which I like. A little effervescence goes a long way in making a brew like this refreshing.

Overall: a decent, run-of-the-mill kvass; there's not much here worth going out of your way for, though.

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Photo of woodychandler
3.37/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3 | 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.

Yay, Kvass with some actual fizz! This really reminded me of pop in the way it had an initial spritz of fizz and then disappeared, with tiny CO2 bubbles still making an appearance. Color was simply cola-brown. Nose was back to the tobacco warehouse and in a big way! Maybe that is the secret ingredient and the reason for its popularity. Mouthfeel was almost astringent thanks to all of the scrubbing bubbles. It tasted much more of rye and herbs than its predecessors. Finish had an interesting sweetness, like whole leaf tobacco, root beer, some rye bite all blended together. It was still pretty sweet for my taste, but certainly the best of the three.

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Photo of TMoney2591
2.88/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served in a Chicago Bears shaker pint glass.

This is the final stop for the Kvass Kick for the time being, and what better kvass to end with (hopefully temporarily) than one whose name (in Cyrillic) translates to "alcohol withdrawal"? It pours a clear garnet-amber topped by a transitory finger or so of dirty ecru fizz. The nose is lighter than usual, comprising meek rye bread, very light maple syrup, and a touch of fennel. The taste definitely tries harder, bringing forth in full color the aforementioned flavors that could not shine through before. A hint of cocoa lies in there as well. The body is a light medium, with a lightly moderate fizzy carbonation and a lightly syrupy feel. Overall, a decent kvass, but still nothing really to rave about here. And certainly no chance of suffering from alcohol withdrawal afterward. (Of course, I imagine it's a nice drink for when you are indeed suffering therefrom...)

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Danilo Pohmilny Kvas from Darl, Tov
3.19 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.
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