Obolon Oksamytove (Deep Velvet) | Obolon Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Obolon Brewery
Ukraine
obolon.ua

Style: Euro Dark Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Globetrotter on 10-19-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
72
Reviews:
49
Avg:
3.33
pDev:
16.82%
 
 
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Photo of beergoot
3.59/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear, dark brown body; thick, Sunday head. Roasted grain smell with nutty overtones. Decent, dark malt flavor; nutty with a mild cocoa profile; fair bitterness. Medium-heavy mouthfeel; warm with a sugary heft.

Overall, this is a respectable dark lager blending warm and sweet malt flavors with just a touch of bitterness.

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Photo of solarthief
3.82/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Oidmoe
3.27/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of RochefortChris
3.65/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PorterThwarter
4/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dwoolley1
3.53/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lanstrum
3/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.45/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

better than its ratings, but still an underwhelming offering. i have never seen this for sale in colorado before i found it at stockade, which has a crazy selection of eastern european brews worth checking out if you arent worries about freshness. deep ruby red color, almost brown, with a solid head on the initial pour, but it fades out really fast and looks almost still after a few minutes. the body is large for the style, and i kind of like that, it makes me slow down and think about it a little more. the grain, despite being green bottle funked a bit, is rich and layered, with caramel and toffee notes, and a dried fruit, maybe plum or raisin thing going on. yeast is irrelevant, i wanted more of a biscuity light lager thing, but its absent here. the hops are also nothing special, balancing bitterness at best. interesting beer though, its unlike other euro dark lagers, and has a regal quality to it that i really like. i bet its a lot better at the brewery when its fresh, and this bottle does it no justice, but i enjoyed the experience just the same. anthropological in some satisfying way.

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Photo of vinivini
2.99/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.18/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a ruby colored gem. Taste, alas, is not as powerful. Nothing particularly stands out - flavor wise in this beer, but it tastes ok and I noticed no bad aftertaste. It would probably be fabulous at a restaurant in the Ukraine listening to the local music.

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2.64/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of GreesyFizeek
2.57/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Bottle purchased at Beers of the World in Henrietta, NY.

Pours a rusty looking reddish brown, with a small half inch head, and no lacing.

Smells kind of musty, stale, and a little metallic, with a slight bit of toasted bread poking through.

This has got to be one of the most flavorless dark lagers I've ever had. It's a bit musty and stale feeling, with some raisin, caramel, and toasted bread flavors in the smallest amounts to remain noticeable. This is watery, bland, and just plain boring. As meh as it gets.

This is light bodied, with a watery, think mouthfeel. It's should be drinkable, with how light it is, but it's not, given how meh it tastes.

This is a big fail. I don't know if the beer is always bad, or I just got a bad/old bottle, but I will not be revisiting either way.

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3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of Sludgeman
3.24/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A bomber. No bottle on date, but there was a spot for it. Poured into a stemmed tulip.

I don’t know how to evaluate a euro dark lager, but basically it is a malty Budweiser with a beautiful color and a poor head. 3.25

A – Pours a clear very dark amber with a one-finger rocky beige head that dissipates quickly. 3.75

S – Bright, fresh, slightly sweet, malty. 3.5

T – Malty, slight dark fruit. 3

MF – Medium-light body, medium-dry finish, slight sweetness, well carbonated. 3.25

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Photo of dcmchew
3/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of afsdan
3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of Georgiabeer
3/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of NightINgale
3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of bigred89
2.75/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of paulish
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of MechMessiah
3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of jmdrpi
2.85/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

500mL bottle, no date.

appearance is true to the bottle label - "deep velvet" deep red color, little head. smell is sweet. taste is smooth, even, slightly caramel malt. slightly earthy. no hop flavors detected at all. medium body and carbonation, average body.

overall, cool to try a beer from the Ukraine, but not that great.

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Photo of Slatetank
3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of MacStinson
3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of BamfBacon
2/5  rDev -39.9%

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3.33 out of 5 based on 72 ratings.
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