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Beer of Yerevan JSC

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BlackHaddock on 01-28-2011

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Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 8
Photo of stevoj
2.54/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Once you get past the smell of paste, it’s an average lager, heavy on the malt. Taste and smell of wet paper, cereal grains. Main feature was sampling a beer from Armenia.

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Photo of xxxxxxxxxxxxx
3/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Kilikia Tonakan had almost no foam.
S: Kilikia Tonakan had a vague aroma of metal.
T: Kilikia Tonakan has a bitter taste with strong flavours of grain mixed with metal.
M: Kilikia Tonakan has medium carbonation.

O: People who enjoy bitter tasting beers may enjoy Kilikia Tonakan. People who seek beer and enjoy the taste of metal should try Kilikia Tonakan.

I am the person who shot and posted the photo of the Kilikia Tonakan bottle.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
2.66/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a slightly hazy honey orange with a foamy orange-tan head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Thin foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, and some sugary and slightly funky aromas. Taste is much the same with a mild grassy bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty poor beer all around, making for a fairly undrinkable beer.

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Photo of thadbme
1.32/5  rDev -51.5%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Kilikia tonakan

A: Pours a transparent golden honey with two fingers of foam. Medium carbonation is present. Color stays the same in the light.

S: Smells is not pleasant. Smells a bit of a sour malt / hop. It is not a smell that would encourage someone to drink a lot of your beer. I can't get anything past this. It could be the beer is skunked.

T: It tastes like it smells, but finishes with almost a rotten kind of taste. Its like a sour / old taste to it... does not finish well.

M: Medium Carbonation, and Medium body.

O: A terrible beer. I cannot find a date on the bottle, so this may be unfair and a spoiled beer, but judging from teh amount of carbonation I dont believe it is spoiled. It doesn't smell good, it doesn't taste good, it doesn't feel good. Hey it doesn't look terrible.... thats something for it. I will not try this again. Atleast I have a check in the box for this country now.

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Photo of womencantsail
2.39/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Armenian tick. Hell yes.

A: The pour is a clear golden orange color with a small white head.

S: Wow, skunked to say the least. Sweet malt is noticeable under the skunk and there is a bit of adjunct quality to it. Minimal hop notes (grass?). A touch of fruit esters.

T: Grassy and metallic with strong skunk flavors. Not a very pleasant flavor, to say the least. Some sweetness of malt with a little bit of hop bitterness.

M: Light in body with a medium carbonation.

O: My first Armenian beer was a bit disappointing, unfortunately.

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Photo of BlackHaddock
4.23/5  rDev +55.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The second beer in my random weird beer tasting evening, this beer will bring my 'round the world' drinking expedition to 70 countries!

Green 33ml bottle bought from a Russian shop in Antwerp, Belgium. Poured into a Duvel glass on 28 Jan 2011, the beer was best before 19 Apr 2011.

Lovely looking beer, clear, bright and a deep copper/amber colour. On top a crown of snowy white foam.

Malty aroma, dry more than sweet, although as the beer warmed it became sweeter, caramel and treacle esters began to appear.

The taste was unexpected, one of the maltiest lagers I've ever had (think Tusker Malt from Kenya is the most malty I've reviewed). A hop dry bitterness comes towards the end of the mouthfeel, which evens up the tastes nicely.

Pleasantly suprised, a malty, full bodied lager, well worth seeking out.

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2.72 out of 5 based on 8 ratings.
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