Borodinskiy Kvas | Borodino ZAO

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Borodino ZAO
Russian Federation

Style: Kvass

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 1.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by TMoney2591 on 10-02-2011

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3.42/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Walter Payton shaker pint glass.

The Original Kvass Kick motors back to the motherland for another canned kvass. It pours a clear sunset russet-sienna with a very tiny amount of fizzy foam on top. The nose comprises hefty rye bread, plenty o' fennel, light maple syrup, and a touch of brown sugar. Very bready, but some actual maltiness comes through here as well. The taste brings in more of the same, though now it is offset by a nearly-equally powerful fruit character, mostly akin to a combination of green apple skin and mild orange. It's an interesting combination, one that takes some getting used to, but it's pretty nice, given some of the flavors of other OKK run-ins. The body is a very light medium, with a sickly fizzy carbonation and a flatly slick feel. Overall, a pretty solid kvass, one of the better offerings I've had lately.

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Photo of elNopalero
3.45/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From a tall boy can!

This pours a dark ruddy amber, the color of watered down off brand cola. There's a generous albeit sloppy cap of foam that dissipates into a ring of loose bubbles.

The aroma reminds me of rye sourdough bread. It's bready and slightly funky, yet barely perceptible.
More distinct is the bready, earthy rye character on the palate. Thinly bodied, with an alcohol content measured in the 10ths of a percent, the taste does not linger long. There's an added sweetness to this which I could have done without but as far as mass produced kvass I've tried this one isn't too bad.

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Photo of sommersb
3.89/5  rDev +9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Tasted On: 10-19-2011
Freshness: Best by 03-19-2012
Packaging: 0.5L tall can
Glassware: Hoegaarden glass
Purchased: Single from Aleksey's Market, Nashville

Borodinsky bread is a dark rye bread from Russia and must serve as the basis for this Kvas based on the name.

Pouring reveals a clear, dark brown beer with ruby highlights. If you didn't know any different you'd assume I had a glass of cola. The head is tan but very minimal and short lived. A fair amount of bubbles are seen in the glass.

Aromas are sweet and malty, with strong dark bread and molasses notes.

Taste follows the aroma, with rye and sourdough bread flavors. Fairly sweet, with molasses and raisin flavors too.

Body is light and so is the carbonation. Aftertaste is sweet, with some spiciness from the rye grains. Easy drinking.

Overall I felt this was a well put together kvas - very enjoyable!

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Borodinskiy Kvas from Borodino ZAO
3.57 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.
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