Yarpivo Amber (Yantarnoye) | Baltika Breweries

Yarpivo Amber (Yantarnoye)Yarpivo Amber (Yantarnoye)
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Yarpivo Amber (Yantarnoye)Yarpivo Amber (Yantarnoye)

Brewed by:
Baltika Breweries
Russian Federation

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Globetrotter on 05-29-2003

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Ratings: 34 |  Reviews: 20
Photo of josanguapo
3.16/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

From Combini Market. In Teku glass. At lunch, with cheese pizza + vegetal sandwi. After futsal match. Very drinkable and more malty, with more body, than usual in russian lagers. Some pleasant sweetness and an appropiate level of bitterness. Not an amber as the name suggest but a pale. Abv of mine was 4.7

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Photo of Bryan12345
3.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Scepter
4.04/5  rDev +30.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Ratings on BA for Russian beers seems low. I picked up this Amber at a local Russian store. It's fresh and refreshing. Nice aftertaste better than many Ambers. Only regret is I only bought one pint.

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Photo of Texasfan549
3.06/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of vanderSchorpioen
1.75/5  rDev -43.4%

Typical russian beer. It's a poor beer.

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Photo of AlexAfonin
3/5  rDev -2.9%

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3/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of kjkinsey
3/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of wrightst
2.25/5  rDev -27.2%

Photo of Latarnik
3/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of NightINgale
3.5/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of paulish
3.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of metter98
3.19/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: The beer is clear light yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high bright white head that died down, but consistently left a thick layer of bubbles covering the surface, a collar around the edge and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light aromas of corn adjuncts are present in the nose along with some hints of grassy hops.
T: Rather sweet in the taste, the beer has flavors of corn and other adjunct malts. No bitterness is perceptible.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and a little clean on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer had a decent mouthfeel for the style because it wasn't thin or watery but the taste seemed to be a little too sweet.

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Photo of ejimhof
3.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of ejh06752
2.75/5  rDev -11%

Photo of Lemke10
2.85/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I bought a 51oz plastic bottle of this at Woodman's West in Madison, WI for $1.99.

Pours a clear amber color with a slight but quickly disappearing head. Scent is mild with cheap malts and the taste is watery with grassy grains. Is decently sweet and light with a dry finish. In the realm of beers this isn't very good, but at $2 for 51oz this is a great tasting beer. I would take this any day over a 24oz can of Miller/Bud for the same price.

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Photo of rhhjr
3/5  rDev -2.9%

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3/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of sleazo
2.97/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This was $1.25 for a 1.9 pint at the local supermarket so I figured I would give it a go.

A_Pours a hazy straw hue. Minor head quickly dissipates.

S_The aroma is mild, slight alcohol scent and mild dried grain.

T_Somewhat the same. Not offensive in any way nor a standout. The taste is strong on the toasted grain side with a mild nondescript bitterness which one could ascribe to hops.

M_Mild lager feel, medium carbonation and light body.

D_Meh all around. Not bad but not interesting. I suppose this would be more fitting if I were actually in Russia

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Photo of tempest
3.08/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Picked up a .5L can at EuroMarket in Queens. I can't find a date on the can, but I suspect it might have sat around at least a few months. An apple juice flavor has started to take over this beer with a touch of caramel. It's more subtle in the aroma with a little creamy bread that reminds me of a cream ale. Fruit aside, the beer is clean and inoffensive. There's a hint of finishing bitterness for balance, making it a decent session lager.

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Photo of woodychandler
2.36/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Yes, I really scored some in a CAN! crossovert put me onto a European market that carries this and others in a CAN and you CAN believe that I was quick to place an order.

From the CAN: Nothing that I CAN impart. The writing was all Cyrillic. A rare Rexam CAN, however!

My aggro pour resulted in just better than a rocky finger of bone-white head with moderate retention. Color was a deep golden-yellow with NE-quality clarity. Very pretty. Nose had the typical grainy/corn/silage smell that I have come to associate and describe as the norm for the style. Nothing new here, just keep moving. Mouthfeel was slightly watery with a muted AAL flavor in the mouth, almost like a light version. Really?!? C'mon? How do you f**k up a f**ked up style? Unless you are Minhas, this is a travesty. Finish felt light, muted, watery. Feh.

Put this in my cooler?!? Put this in my recycling bin, more like!

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Photo of vfgccp
4.23/5  rDev +36.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

16.8oz bottle from Red Square at the Tropicana in Atlantic City.

A - Straw Yellow. A great color, but definitely not amber. Thick, creamy head that formed strong resilient peaks.

S - Sweet citrus peel, touch of malt.

T - A slightly different profile than the other reviews I've read so far. I'm wondering if I just came across one that made it across the Atlantic in better condition. Profile had orange rind, touch of lemon, and loads of fresh baked bread. Very light on the hops, only a hint of bitterness in the aftertaste. The flavors were distinct and crisp. A touch on the sweet side, but it was more of a bready sweetness than sugar. Overall it had a very nice flavor.

M - Light body, with a semi-dry finish.

D - Extremely drinkable. Light on the ABV, and easy on the palate.

O - Honestly, the worst thing about this beer is the label. It's a great tasting beer by my account, it just isn't an amber by any stretch of the imagination.

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Photo of speter
3.24/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

half-liter bottle from Bahetle in Kazan, Russia. Bottle has both bottling date (16.05.10) and best by date (16.02.11). Ingredients: purified brewing water, light malted barley, rice, barley, maltose syrup, hop product.

A: Just a hair redder than gold (i.e., not really amber in any real sense). It has a rocky three-finger head that fades to a thin layer leaving impressive lacing. The amber term is I believe a marketing rhyme (YArpivo YAntarnoe).

S: Grainy malt with more hops than I am used to getting in Russian beers. A definite backdraft of rice, though.

T: Sweet in the front and center, with a bit of pepper in the center. The finish is nicely bitter, but the aftertaste is the metallic thirst-making rice flavor.

M: Overall not bad. The carbonation matches the relative lightness of the body.

D: Aside from the rice, this isn't a bad beer. I don't think I'd go too far out of my way for it, but I just picked it up at the local store here.

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Photo of hmk22
3/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer has popped up all over NYC in 16.9oz bottles at bargain prices, from 99 cents at the famed Pioneer Supermarket on Columbus Avenue to $1.25 at Morton Williams on 9th Avenue...I also spotted it right in the middle ($1.11) in Yonkers, NY. They have all been past their sell-by date of 4/10/10. I have some apprehension about heavy metals and/or weird preservatives (e.g., formaldehyde) in Russian beer since they appear in beer from China with some regularity. That acknowledged, Yarpivo Amber is a decent, if not life-changing, beer. It won't blow your skirt up, but for the price it's an interesting quaff. They also make a lighter (4.7% ABV) and stronger (7.3%) variety which IMHO are less interesting.

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Photo of puboflyons
2.47/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

From the 25 fl. oz. bottle. Sampled on February 21, 2010. It pours straw yellow. Not what I expect from man amber. Nothing dark about it at all. Lots of fizzy white head that diminishes in short order. The aroma is very sweet and sugary with some malts on the nose. Little in the way of hops. The mouthfeel is pretty thin but I would not call it watered down. The taste is kind of flat. It's noted elements are sweet caramel and sugar and it ends on the tart side. It was not all that great.

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Yarpivo Amber (Yantarnoye) from Baltika Breweries
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