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Olimpia Kvas | SP Etrus

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Olimpia KvasOlimpia Kvas

Brewed by:
SP Etrus

Style: Kvass

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

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Added by TMoney2591 on 07-13-2011

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3.75/5  rDev +28%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Olimpia Kvas is rich with flavors of dark raisin, fig, cocoa, dark caramel, almost burnt sugar, and golden molasses. It's fruitiness comes through nicely, followed by the more sugary and bready flavors of the malt; and in that way it's a little bit more refresing than some although it does remain sweet.

It's just lightly carbonated, as most are, and there's just a gentle bite of carbonation on your tongue. It also has the standard "cola"like appearance, although it's a bit more ruby accented than most. I think, perhaps as well, that it might have just a little more body to it than most.

Overall, it's a fairly unique kvas when you consider how so many of them are almost exactly the same (and may indeed be the same, produced at one brewery and then packaged into multiple brands). Quite nice.

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Photo of TMoney2591
3.08/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served in a Walter Payton shaker pint glass.

Another new edition encountered by the Original Kvass Kick, this time rolling back into Lithuania. It pours a clear sorta garnet-brown topped by a rather short-lived finger or so of pale tan foam. The nose comprises light fennel, root beer, and a vague touch of wood. The taste brings in more of the same, though the root beer seems to really be taking over (despite the efforts of the revolutionary fennel underground, which admittedly has made some gains near the finish). A small kiss of mild lemonade creeps in at the end, creating a nice little flavor combination that really helps this li'l kvass out. The body is a light-ish medium, with a lightly fizzy carbonation and a slick feel. Overall, a nice kvass in general, though slightly wanting in a few departments. Pretty good times, I should say.

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Olimpia Kvas from SP Etrus
2.93 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.
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