Arsenalnoye Klassichiskoye | Baltika Breweries

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Brewed by:
Baltika Breweries
Russian Federation
baltika.ru

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 12-01-2003

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
3
Reviews:
3
Avg:
2.91
pDev:
8.93%
 
 
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Ratings: 3 |  Reviews: 3
Reviews by Pepeton:
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3.22/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Of all places on the world, I found this beer (as well as four other) in a coast town in Southern México called Zihuatanejo (remember the movie The Shawshank Redeption?).

Pours a light yellow, white foamy half inch head and leaves some lacing.

Smell is a nice blend of grainy, grassy and malty. Really good.

Taste is very crisp, refreshing, a bit tangy (probably due to carbonation).

Mouthfeel is astringent, with a nice light bitter aftertaste.

Dinkability is high, at least in that hot, damp coastal town where temps were high and humidity was even higher.

¡Salud!

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Photo of DrunkMcDermott
2.94/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served at a Baltika stand at St. Petersburg's Ploschad Vasstanniya in front of the Moscow train station. This turns out to be a pretty good beer. The draft was pulled at the end of the keg, so we had an overly fluffy head to deal with But finally it resolved to a nice pilsner color. Taste was in favor of its toasty malt over a notably Czech hop profile. A mostly okay beer, and I notice I'm being charitable to any Russian beer by giving it more points for "appearance." If it at least looks like a beer, then OK.

This appears to be an "extension" of the Baltika brand; their website lists a few other varieties of the Arsenalnoye beers.

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Photo of Globetrotter
2.58/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Standard brown half-liter bottle, plain dark label featuring nothing but the name. Ingredients conform to the purity law - on the label at least. Best before 4/7/04, I opened it on 11/30/03.

Pours a slightly yellow clear gold with a white and bubbly one finger head that fades quickly. The nose is mildly malty, while the mouth is prickly and medium bodied. The taste opens very badly - lots of corn, or maybe just rotted barley. This initial impression fades into utter mediocrity, and there's very little hops here to save the day. The corny tone returns in the aftertaste. I'll pass on another one.

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Arsenalnoye Klassichiskoye from Baltika Breweries
2.91 out of 5 based on 3 ratings.
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