Doctor Diesel | Pivovariya Ivana Taranova

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Brewed by:
Pivovariya Ivana Taranova
Russian Federation

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.90%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Globetrotter on 06-21-2003

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 11 |  Reviews: 5
Reviews by StevieW:
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2.78/5  rDev +9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

The cultural meccas of Moscow, New York City, and Port St. Lucie, FL are often associated, but when it comes to beer ? I find it intriguing that the three hometowns of those that have reviewed this beer so far are the ones mentioned above. How does that happen ?
Big brown Euro bottle. Label has a gear on it with "Doctor Diesel" in big block letters. Appearance is a dull cloudy yellow. I've seen a better head on lettuce. Wilty off white, and left in a hurry. Smell was an odd combination of wet grass and metal shavings. You begin to wonder if this stuff is better used inside an engine than a stomach. Taste is heavy, bready, and sour. Slight bitter hop presence. Wierd slickness. Clumpy lumps show up later after the beer settles a bit. Mushy grainy and sweet butterness also show up on the finish. Hard to finish, even tougher to have another one.

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Photo of ElGordo
2/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Picked this one up in a ghetto liquor store in south Atlanta just because of the name. Pours a nearly-clear golden color with a stark-white, foamy head that stays around for a long time (at least for an adjunct lager). Aroma of cheap lager - adjunct malt, corn, no hops. Palate is sickly-sweet, with the cheap malt blending into a metallic aftertaste. It packs a punch, though; I started feeling this one in my head after the first sip. Thin mouthfeel is nothing to be impressed by. Skip this one.

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Photo of DrunkMcDermott
2.43/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

.5 L can, Moscow. Falls somewhere between a pale lager and a malt liquor. Since in Russia they have to list ingredients on the labeling, I've made a game of seeing how far down the list I can go until I find "сахар" (sugar). Not a hard search on this specimen. Thin canned beer head, pale yellow color, little bit of lacing in the glass. I guess the best I can say is that it’s a decent slamming beer. Drink it fast and you won’t have to think about it once it’s done.

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Photo of Imbiber
2.99/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Very pale amber with a distinct haze. Aroma quite harsh, but I've had worse - a bit solvent-like but hops are in there somewhere. A few hops in the taste but not that distinctive; pleasant enough though. Quite a dry finish but not as much flavour as I would have liked, but the low carbonation levels are a bonus as far as I'm concerned. This one brewed and bottled by "Company PIT" ( ! ), Kaliningrad, Russia, according to the label.

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Photo of atlbravsrno1
2.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of matjack85
2.25/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of TonyY
2.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Globetrotter
2.83/5  rDev +11%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This product is actually contract brewed by several regional breweries, but goes under the Taranov name. The one I had was brewed in Kaluga. It poured a clear gold with a decent-looking white head that disappeared a lot faster than I would have expected. The smell is sweet, with a touch of alocohol. The mouthfeel is heavy and sweet. The initial taste is sweet malt, but the alcohol is pretty evident. There's a fairly decent hoppy finish, but the aftertaste is more sweet than bitter. Sugar is an ingredient. Not as awful as it's name would make you think, this is a decent malt liquor.

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Photo of Jcarriglio
2.54/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of AlexAfonin
2.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of harpus
2.5/5  rDev -2%

Doctor Diesel from Pivovariya Ivana Taranova
Beer rating: 2.55 out of 5 with 11 ratings