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Brewed by:
Russian Federation

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by NeroFiddled on 02-07-2003

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Ratings: 8 |  Reviews: 7
Photo of NeroFiddled
3.15/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy yellow-gold (appears to be bottle conditioned with some sediment at the bottom of the bottle) capped by a creamy bright white head that holds fairly well before dropping to a decent collar. The aroma expresses only sweetish malt. The body is medium with a very fine carbonation that gently caresses the tongue before becoming nicely creamy in the mouth. It's a nice mouthfeel, but it leaves this sweetly malty beer a little bit dull. The flavor is almost completely of a sugary-sweet malt that expresses little graininess (and clearly displays a high use of adjunct) but some minor hop flavor does lay below the surface. Some very mild dimethyl-sulphate (DMS/corn flavor) is present. It's just barely balanced by bitterness and it finishes soft and semi-dry with some lingering malt sweetness. Overall, it appears a bit bland, and lacking in hop bitterness and flavor. This is a beer that's best served ice cold!

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Photo of Gusler
3/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The beer exits the 500ml clear bottle a pale gold with a bright white creamy two fingered head that disappears leaving the lace to form a thin veil on the glass. Nose prototypical lager, front, conventional, top customary, finish pedestrian, aftertaste as expected, light and refreshing, and better than many beers I’ve sampled.

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Photo of cfalovo97
3/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of pootz
2.08/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2


I knew the moment I opened this and got that funky potato water smell I had wasted $2.50

Another pale thin bland extract brewed commie welfare lager that the government liquor monopoly seems enamoured with for the profit margin it brings when sold at export prices...

... Leave it on the shelf, there's so much better beer.

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Photo of Globetrotter
2.98/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Mine poured a clear yellowish gold with a white head full of big bubbles. The head disappeared quickly, leaving no lace. It has a strong, less than pleasant metallic smell. The initial taste is quite bland - lacks any malt or grain flavor. There is a bit of hops that starts to come on as you swallow, emerging into a nice hoppy finish and a good bitter aftertaste. The metallic taste makes this brew a bit on the harsh side, but it's drinkable.

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Photo of CAMRAhardliner
2.16/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Comes in a tall 500 ml clear glass bottle with a unique bottle cap. It looks like a more robust version of the foil covering you see on some bottles of milk, with a ring attached to pull it off the bottle. It seems pretty flimsy, but it worked well.

The stuff inside is less interesting. The pour reveals a light straw liquid topped with a patchy, small head. Vegetal cooked corn and plasit notes blite a biscuity malt aroma. The taste is sweet and lightly hopped with a vague doughy character. More vegetal flavors are noticeable. The mouthfeel is light and briskly carbonated. The finish is almost nonexistent.

This is one of the lesser Eastern European lagers on the LCBO's disproportionately large list. Not really worth a try.

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Photo of Frozensoul327
3.03/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Brought by a friend from overseas. Pours out to a light gold yellow color with a medium head of foam that quickly dissipated. Medium low level of carbonation. Lots of lace. Aromas of raw and un-matured hops, malt, some grain notes, and the smell of fresh pennies. Like someone dropped a roll of coins in my beer. Weird. Taste was acceptable and slightly refreshing; malts and grain mix mildly with a floral hop note, and traces of grain finish off this rather uneventful experience. Mouthfeel was unimpressive, as the carbonation didn't make it to the palate, and the overall feeling was similar to water from a fountain. Drinkability is average. I hope this beer isn't what made the Soviets so sour during the cold war. Worth a sample, if available.

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Photo of RyanBelle
3.03/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

A Good Russian Beer, and nice alternative to the Baltika beers.

A - Nice. Nice amount of head, 1 finger thick. Straw Yellow Coloured.

S - Not bad, not super skunky either which is good.

T - Very good for a Euro Macro Lager. So, its got a good cold shot of carbonation in there and some bubbles too. Really malty taste, but no hint of corn whatsoever.

M - Feels good in the mouth. Really sticky tasting beer, and filling.

D - Good, I could probably drink 3 and be hammered. It's a strong 6% strength beer that disguises itself as a 4.5% lager.

Try one out.

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