Ochakovskiy Kvass | Ochakovo

Ochakovskiy KvassOchakovskiy Kvass
BA SCORE
11%
Liked This Beer
2.84 w/ 118 ratings
Ochakovskiy KvassOchakovskiy Kvass
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Ochakovo
Russian Federation
ochakovo.ru

Style: Kvass

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 2.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Gueuzedude on 06-07-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,357
Reviews:
81
Ratings:
118
Liked:
13
Avg:
2.84/5
pDev:
25%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
29
Gots:
4
Trade:
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Photo of Ristaccia
3.59/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MikeWard
2.47/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

16oz can poured into a pint glass, courtesy of those fine folk at amazon. amazed to find canned date of 11/15/16, AND best by date of 11/15/17. so basically 3 months old.

dark brown body with small fizzy tan head which dissipates to just a ring. no lacing. despite the fizziness, no carbonation.

very strong aroma of beefy, bready, yeastiness. reminds me a bit of bovril, from England.

tastes like flat cola with a bottle of bovril mixed into it. not finding any rye.

thin on the mouth, meaty and yeasty on the finish.

overall, and its hard to judge this to style, it doesn't taste like any beer I've ever tried, and i did not care for it one bit. had to drain pour the last 8 ounces. still, it's style tick #101 on the road to 104. would not recommend or try this again. i did try to make my own kvass a couple years back, and while i didn't care for that either, it was still better than this.

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Photo of ZEB89
2.71/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Cthulhusquid
4.89/5  rDev +72.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

First of all, everyone this is NOT beer. It is similar, but rating it as a beer does it a great injustice. I'm comparing this to other kvass.

Look: Pretty much no head, very dark reddish-caramel body. Pretty much the same color as a scotch ale.

Smell: Grainy bread, yeast, and a mild nondescript vinous flavor. Some slight milkiness.

Taste: See above.

Feel: Medium-fullish body, nearly flat. Some sweetness, and a suggestion of tartness upfront that transitions to an off-dry finish.

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Photo of Johnct
3.33/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Asics
3/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of connecticutpoet
2.67/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Franziskaner
2.97/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Dark brown to light black in color with minimal light penetration. No head at all. It smells like wort with notes of dark malt and barley sans hops. The taste is fairly sweet. Again it's like drinking unfermented wort from brewing a stout, but there's no hop flavor. The body is lightly syrupy and fairly sweet.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
1.55/5  rDev -45.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Pours out an ugly flanders like mixture, but doesn't create a head. Barely discernable as 'beer'. Aroma was a twiggs and berries approach with what seemed like a good amount of harsh bitterness and alcohol like sting.

Taste, holy shit, this sucks and is undrinkable. So much sweet cloying bitterness, seemed like they just put a bunch of foliage into a wood chipper, pureed that shit and dropped it in a batch.

A bunch of that dark fruit bitterness, the abv, while only 2% drinks like it is 20%. So harsh. Like they dumped the worst shit into a batch of bread, then took some plastic bottle vodka and boilermakered it.

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Photo of Dzu
3.38/5  rDev +19%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Hohnbaum
3.25/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jaydoc
3.32/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of RochefortChris
2.5/5  rDev -12%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of xxxxxxxxxxxxx
3.16/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I purchased a can of Ochakovskiy Kvass for $1.89 USD in Glendale/California/USA.
Look: Ochakovskiy Kvass did not have any foam.
Smell: Ochakovskiy Kvass had an aroma of cinnamon and rye.
Taste: Ochakovskiy Kvass had a delightful blend of cinnamon, malts, and rye within its flavour.
Feel: Ochakovskiy Kvass had medium carbonation with a smooth feeling.
Overall: Ochakovskiy Kvass is a beverage for people who enjoy drinking kvass.

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Photo of IdrinkGas
2.27/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of BranfordBound
3.4/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Drinking this one from the .5L can, it's pretty much written entirely in Russian, so it's difficult to figure out what's going on, but I do have Ochakvskiy Kvass here, thanks to a small English logo on the back. Stamped on the bottom as being made August 19, 2015 (19/08/15) and best before May of 2016, it pours out maple syrup brown with a fizzy tan head that drops suddenly to nothingness, no lacing either.

Smells of pure molasses, touch of raisin skin, very sweet.

Taste is a bit more balanced, there's almost a bready malt character to it, middle is raisin and fruit, finishes pretty clean with some molasses notes from the aroma, slightly sweet finish, but not as much as I expected.

Feel is pretty thin, a bit watery, not really any carbonation.

Overall, after reading the reviews I was a bit terrified, but in the end this is actually really tasty, I'd gladly drink it again and it reminds me of Poland, in a weird way. Even though this drink is Russian, it feels very Polish: homemade, served nary a degree below room temperature, and downright tasty. Na zdrowie!

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Photo of Kiro
2.53/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Raime
1.44/5  rDev -49.3%
look: 4 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Gift from a co-workers returning from Russia. Never even heard of the style so I'm going in quite blind in this one. 2%? Better be light as fuck.

Look - Cleary ruby with a two finger off white head that retains well enough to appreciate. Carbonation is not a factor since it doesn't look like it is quite there. Lacing retains in spotty marks around the glass.

Smell - Beefy but no like a rauchbier. More like beef flavoring you get with a package of ramen noodles. Milky as well...though not like a sweet stout, more sour and past its date.

Taste - Think beef ramen noodles put in sour low grade milk and you pretty much have this beer down. It is NOT pleasant.

Feel - Sour in a bad way though full without a hit of carbonation. Swallows easy though leaves a horrendous after taste.

Overall - Not sure what exactly they are doing in good ole Russian land but this was pretty awful. No wonder they prefer to drink vodka over this stuff. Will not seek out the few and far between American counterparts as I've had enough of this one for a lifetime.

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Photo of spycow
2.54/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of 123321123321
2.75/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of afsdan
3.25/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of 1Sundown2C
2.75/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of VonZipper
2.33/5  rDev -18%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Greywulfken
3.25/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

It isn't beer, it isn't cola, it isn't alcoholic - it's kvass. I liked it, but not enough to want more. Opaque brown-black with a finger of dark tan foam that slipped away into a wispy collar. Lots of impressions on the nose and tongue - the most immediate being prune juice, cola, dark cherry, raisin, and vanilla... a little molasses and beet - medium-bodied - like a thickened cola, softly carbonated, some tingle; it tastes sticky but doesn't feel sticky. I don't know if other reviewers have more experience with kvass, that it has a "poor" overall rating, or if they just didn't like it. I doubt this was an artisanal representation of the style, but it was enjoyable enough. I'm giving it the benefit of the doubt.

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Photo of vinivini
3.04/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

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Ochakovskiy Kvass from Ochakovo
Beer rating: 11% out of 100 with 118 ratings
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