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Yachmenniy Koloc Zolotoye | Ochakovo

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Brewed by:
Russian Federation

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Globetrotter on 08-12-2003

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Ratings: 7 |  Reviews: 5
Photo of AlexAfonin
1/5  rDev -58.5%

Photo of NightINgale
3/5  rDev +24.5%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
2.04/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Bottled 9/20/11. Best before 9/20/12.

Pours a clear light yellow with a foamy off-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, and some skunky aromas. As the beer warms, the skunk dies down but a metallic aroma replaces it. Taste is much the same with a slight metallic flavor on the finish. There is a mild bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a low level of carbonation with an almost flat mouthfeel. There is also a drying quality after each drink. Overall, this is a pretty poor beer with a pretty horrible smell and a taste that isn't much better.

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Photo of dbrauneis
2.49/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: Pours an extremely clear very pale yellow with some light amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a finger tall fizzy white head that reduces to a very thin layer over the entire surface of the beer. Moderate lacing is observed.

S: The smell is just shy of being offensive though the green glass bottle is certainly somewhat to blame for it. The aromas that are present are adjunct malts and skunk.

T: The beer has a very grain heavy adjunct malt flavor for the overall kind of watery beer. Not much interesting or complex here.

M: Light bodied with high amounts of carbonation. Slightly thin/watery.

O: Not a overly pleasant beer because of the odor but very light and fizzy. I would likely pass if offered this one again.

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Photo of metter98
2.66/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A: The beer is crystal clear light yellow in color. It poured with a half finger high bright white head that slightly died down but consistently left a thin head covering the surface.
S: The smell is a little skunked and has light aromas of adjunct malts.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste has light flavors of adjunct malts.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: There is nothing overly special about this beer and I wouldn’t consider getting this again.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
2.91/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Although the back label on my bottle reads "Jachemenniy Kolos Gold" I assume this must be the place as that's close enough to "Yachmenniy Koloc Zolotoye" as I care to get. The front label is complete cyrilic, but it does list 5.2% something or other, which I'll assume is alcohol content, and that matches up with this beer. Anyway... it pours a clear yellow-gold body beneath a short head of bright white foam that holds shortly and then drops to a very thin but almost solid surface covering. The lacing is better than average, and it initially leaves solid rings amidst a wall of splashy and craggy lace. The nose is sweetish with an edge of rough hops to it... kind of spicy and herbal - but the adjunct-laden malt dominates, and there are some fusel alcohols that get in the way as well (hot and fast fermentation I'm guessing) - it's not terrible, just typically Russian for beer! In the mouth it's medium-light bodied and crisp. The flavor is as the nose suggests, and it's nice to find the herbal hops there rather than just sweet-adjunct-malt. A solid bitterness is present as well, and except for the fact that there's a little something amis with the alcohol (they're not adding anti-freeze to this, are they?), it's not bad at all.

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Photo of Globetrotter
2.77/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Comes in a standard brown half liter bottle with an attractive multi-color label featuring a shielf and a wreath of barley and hops. The name means "barley wreath gold". This is your standard Russian pale lager, including sugar as an ingredient. Bottled on 6/25/03, I opened it on 8/12.

Poured a very pale gold color with a thin, fizzy white head that disappeared before my eyes. The nose was sweetish, with a touch of mild malt. The mouth was rather flat, and light. The initial taste was citrusy sour, followed by some malt that balanced things out, then ending with a lightly hoppy taste. The aftertaste was mainly malt and hops, but the sour was still there. Although this beer tried, it could not overcome the bad first (taste) impression.

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Yachmenniy Koloc Zolotoye from Ochakovo
Beer rating: 2.41 out of 5 with 7 ratings
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