Bila Nich | Chernigivske Pivokombinat

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Chernigivske Pivokombinat

Style: Herbed / Spiced Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Globetrotter on 11-16-2004

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Ratings: 18 |  Reviews: 5
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Photo of grubdunkman
4.11/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of vinivini
2.73/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Thin & watery palate, unnatural taste.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of Iaido
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of Gottesverachter
4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of DmitriyM
4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

Photo of Globetrotter
2.8/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Very dark half liter bottle with just some white lettering on the black label. The name means "white night." The beer is advertised as a "dark unfiltered." Ingredients include sugar and coriander. I lost the bottle before I could check the freshness date.

Pours a deep cloudy burgundy under a two finger beige head that is smooth but creamy and slow to settle, leaving some lace. The nose is very interesting, with very strong notes of currant (must be the coriander). The mouth is lightly carbonated and very thin, almost watery. The currant taste is quite present, although not overwhelming. Not much else is directly detectable, neither malt nor hops. This is not exactly watered down currant juice, as the malt manages to soften the expected sourness. Still, as a beer drinker, I'm largely disappointed.

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Photo of komposterov
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of martun
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of ernie
3.77/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Actually a Dunkelweizen. Color dark ruby with a purple shade, medium carbonation, great coffeish head that quickly dissipates leaving plenty of lace.

Aroma fruity and spicey (apricot, peach, blackcurrants, ripe orange).

Taste also fruity-spicey, very rich. Body lighter than may be expected, but not thin. Mouthfeel very crisp. Finish sweet, fruity, aftertaste much the same.

Very unusual beer. Worth a try. By the way, brewed in Nikolayev at Yantar brewery and not in Kiev. Never mind, it's the same company.

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Photo of atis
3.6/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle from Lviv

Pours very dark brown with thin, but solid head and sticky lacing.

Aroma is fruity and spicy (orange, strong blackcurrant, some apricot). Taste is quite similar and very rich, reminds of fruit tea, also weak caramel. There is decent and sweetish malty aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is quite medium, I expected it to bee a bit thicker.

Overall quite good.

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Photo of TwiggyCZ
2.62/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of MechMessiah
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of drpimento
3.18/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Poured this at a good temperature with lots of foamy, very frothy, fluffy, tan head that soon settles down and a bit of lace. Color is a hazy dark brown amber. Aroma is malt, roast, beer. I don't detect corriander. Flavor is light, roast malt with carbonic tang up front with a little bitter in the back. Body is thin and carbonation ok. Finish is like flavor, average length, and forgettable.

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Photo of dcmchew
3.47/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Dunkelweizen with a twist, which is coriander (and added glucose syrup..)
Pours dark brown, almost black, with a rich tan head that last for a while; sticky lace remains.
Coriander pops in the smell, sweetened with caramel and honey, quite a lot of fruitiness (berries, peaches), some spicy herbs. Very faint roasted malts. Smells like iced tea actually.
Tastes sweet from start to finish: sweet fruit at first, again peaches, apples, forest berries, mild citrus, then spicy with "soapy" herbs, some green peppercorn. Finish has a bit of roasted grains, not too strong, and hints of burnt sugar. Mild herbal notes linger, too.
Medium body and carbonation, refreshing, lighter than the usual dunkelweizen, not disturbingly sweet.
This was nice. Not traditional in the slightest, but fruity and tasty.

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Photo of StEdo
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of FZR23
4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of solarthief
2.36/5  rDev -33.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.5

Bila Nich from Chernigivske Pivokombinat
Beer rating: 3.55 out of 5 with 18 ratings