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Zhigulyovskoye | Beer of Yerevan JSC

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Beer of Yerevan JSC

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-18-2005

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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 5
Photo of kristenspaintings
3.51/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Joint-review by husband and wife:

This beer attracted us because of its unusual origins. Generally we like Armenian food, having tried some of it during a visit to Los Angeles. The cuisine, at least in our experience, was full of bright, tangy flavors and we imagined this beer would pair well with them.

This is a refreshing beer. It has a nice, crisp flavor that has a bite but is not too bitter. It finishes with a lightly sweet honey-like aftertaste.

Zhigulyovskoye is very reasonably priced next to comparable beers. Most people would probably enjoy this beer on a hot summer day with a light but flavorful menu.

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Photo of Fatehunter
2.95/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thick two finger of head on a clear, pale straw colored body.
The aroma is honey, butterscotch and dry grain. Nice.
The flavor is quite sweet, too much for me, with nothing to balance it out. Minimal bitterness.
Fairly smooth texture with moderate carbonation and medium body.
If you like sweet lagers, this is for you.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.23/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clear golden yellow with a 2 inch foamy off-white head that settles to a puffy dome of a cap. Distinct thin rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell starts out with some skunk notes followed by grain and spicy grass aromas. Taste is of sweet grains, grass/hay, and a spicy floral bitterness on the finish. The bitterness lingers on the palate for a while after each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly thick feeling moutfeel. Overall, this is an average lager and the first beer I have ever seen or tried from Armenia.

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Photo of stoutman
3.45/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Head is initially small, frothy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is clear medium yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), lightly hoppy (herbs), with light notes of skunk, dishrag. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately bitter, unclean. Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Not too bad.

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Photo of brentk56
2.26/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Appearance: Pours a hazy golden color with a frothy white head; decent retention and some splashy lacing

Smell: Butterscotch and a touch of earthy hop aromas waft unpleasantly from the brew

Taste: If you have any questions about diacetyl, buy this brew for a sampler as they buttery taste is overwhelming in the forefront of the beer; after the swallow, there are some harsh, grainy tastes and then the whole thing descends into a sour lemony mush

Mouthfeel: Light bodied and moderately carbonated with a bit of a biting, acrid tone

Drinkability: Drain pour; nice label, though

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Zhigulyovskoye from Beer of Yerevan JSC
3.08 out of 5 based on 5 ratings.
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