Ariana Brewery

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2.66 | pDev: 24.06%
Ariana Brewery
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patre_tim from Thailand

3.5/5  rDev +31.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Straw gold and clean filtered, with lots of carbonation.

Smells of malts, molasses, and drying hay.

The taste follows the nose.

Light and crisp body with lots of carbonation.

I got this in Kazanlak, Bulgaria where i drank it at my hotel. For the style it was good.

Apr 08, 2019
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manocene from Bulgaria

4.04/5  rDev +51.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This is the most popular beer in Bulgaria. However, it is the best lager beer in Bulgaria. This is the 'younger sister' of Zagorka. Can be found in all stores. There is a glass bottle, PVC bottle and aluminum cen. In some places can be found on taps. Good beer.

Dec 31, 2011
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benfons from Belgium

2.28/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

A: watery, yellow colour dense decent head

S: fairly sweet corn, some hops

T: the same as the smell, but there is also metal and something medicinal

M: too thin, carbonation is off, alcohol is fairly noticeable

O: avoid this one if possible, there is something off with this one

Dec 28, 2011
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Arithmeticus from Maryland

2.06/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Had multiple times on draft in Bulgaria.

A: rich, thick head, blonde, carbonation a bit disappointing--it all goes into the head; lacing decent
S: stinky macrobrew smell
T: lemony, thin, sweet; very little flavor; very bland lager
M: dead, watery

Overall, avoid. That might be impossible while traveling in BG.

Aug 30, 2011
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wl0307 from England

2.5/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

(Notes of 09/2008) Brought back from Sofia by my Bulgarian flatmate. Allegedly, the name "Ariana" was given to this beer in momery of a Jewish girl who was the tragically deceased fiancee of one of the original founders of the "Proshek Brothers" brewery, and her family's financial support was vital for the setting-up of this future business. Now the Proshek Brewery is no longer there, after being incorporated into the Zagorka Group, but this beer has nevertheless survived and is on the production line. BB 20/05/09, served chilled in a large pilsner glass.

A: pale golden in colour, full of super lively, large fizz in action and topped with a white fluffy head dissipating gradually.
S: the aroma is full of grassy Saaz hops with a resinous touch at the tail, backed by a focused flow of sweet, mildly peanutty pale malts and a light sour tinge typical of a lager beer. As the back label of this can states, this beer IS brewed to the type of a Czech pils - some elements on the nose are indeed witness to this.
T: a fluffy mouthful of feather-light malts and mild grassy hops precedes an even lighter, pretty neutral, taste that goes a bit metallic, then a powdery bitterness as of hop-extracts prevails until disappearing in the rather syrupy finish.
M&D: althought the mouthfeel is not so fizzy as the appearance suggests, the body is still pretty thin and fails to give the weak flavour a bit of a boost. As it breathes, the palate even goes watery in the end... Despite being brewed to the type of a Czech pils, the balance is all over the place and thus not a deserved beer for the beautiful name. Still, many thanks to my dear friend Lub for the kind gesture!

Nov 11, 2009
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Sammy from Canada (ON)

2.09/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pale lager made by Zagorka. Big head and lots of lace. Very fresh, brought back by CR. Odd pickle smell. Pickly vinegar taste, the subcontract of Zagorka. Not as popular back home as the regular Zagorka. Very dry not malty, very cheap ingredients. Good for marinating. Very watery.

Aug 03, 2007
Ariana from Ariana Brewery
Beer rating: 2.66 out of 5 with 9 ratings