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Drevlyansky Kvass | Radomyshlskij Pivovarennyj Zavod

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Drevlyansky KvassDrevlyansky Kvass

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Radomyshlskij Pivovarennyj Zavod

Style: Kvass

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

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Added by woodychandler on 05-03-2011

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Ratings: 4 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of tone77
3.33/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Thanks to woodychandler for this beer. Poured from a brown plastic bottle, large but unknown oz. Has a dark brown color with no head at all. Smell is rye, sourdough, earthy and bready. Taste is dark breads, a bit sour, strong dough and yeast flavors. Feels light in the mouth and overall is a decent beer.

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Photo of flagmantho
3.87/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from 2 liter bottle into a pint glass. Looking forward to this one!

Appearance: dark brown hue with plenty of haze and a mild effervescence. There is no head at all after the pour, which is par for the style. Nice color, though.

Smell: semi-sweet with a rich, satisfying aroma of dark bread. Very natural and appealing.

Taste: dark bready flavor with raisins is right up front, with a little bit of a sourish kick which disappears quickly. Finish is sweetish with a lightly fruity character. A nice kvass.

Mouthfeel: light body with little carbonation. Like most kvasses, not much going on here.

Overall: I rather like this kvass. It's got a good flavor and is refreshingly drinkable. I'd definitely have this again.

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Photo of TMoney2591
4.02/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a Chicago Bears shaker pint glass.

Yet another entry in the Original Kvass Kick's kvass diary. This li'l book is startin' to fill up pretty nicely... Anyway, this stuff pours a clear dark amber-sienna topped by a half-finger of dirty ecru foam. The nose comprises rye bread, pumpernickel, maple syrup, light molasses, honey, and fennel. This may be the best-smelling kvass yet. The taste follows pretty closely, amping up the fennel and adding a slight twinge of mandarin orange for good measure. The body is a light medium, with a mildly fizzy carbonation and a fairly slick feel. Overall, one of the best versions the OKK has come across: it's pretty tasty and drinks very easily. Right on.

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Photo of woodychandler
4.42/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A 2L add as part of the Kvass Kick! I spoke to my Ukrainian mail-order bride today and she assures me that she is one hot number. Her name is Peggy and she works for a credit card outfit. I am so anxious to meet her! She is even supposed to be bringing beer and Kvass in a CAN for me as her dowry.

There is so much Cyrillic on the label that my head is close to exploding! I am determined to have it translated and then transcribed for the edification of all of us. Let's go with this for now: "Drevlyansky Kvass is natural kvass made according to an old recipe.

Made out of natural breadstuff through natural fermentation process, using no preservatives or other foreign ingredients, Drevlyansky Kvass is meant to bring back to the modern Ukrainians the taste of the true Slavic kvass.

The name of the classic Drevlyansky kvass comes from the name of a Slavic tribe, the Drevlyans, that in the times of Kievan Rus populated the territory of Ukrainian Polissya, where nowadays this wonderful beverage is made.

... One of the sources of that amazing strength of mind and body has always been our people’s most beloved beverage – the famous Slavic kvass. Made of vivifying bread and healing water, kvass was irreplaceable both at a prince’s banquet and on a family table alike.

[... U]nlike lots of other kvass products available at the nation’s market, Drevlyansky Kvass is made following a traditional recipe and of natural ingredients only.

... True Kvass Drevlyansky – the time-proven recipe for sound health!"

Once more, it resembled cola soda pop in terms of its fizz on the initial pour. Color was a cola brown with NE-quality clarity. Nose was immediate with the slightly sour fermented raisin/prune semi-sweetness, but underlain by a pleasant rye breadiness. Mouthfeel was less fizzy than the pour led me to expect and this had to be one the most balanced Kvasses to date in terms of flavor! It was very fruity initially, followed by a slight fermented rye bread sourness. I believe they followed truth in advertising in their above description. This finished with a very nice sweet & sour combination and easily ranks among the best to date.

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Drevlyansky Kvass from Radomyshlskij Pivovarennyj Zavod
Beer rating: 3.91 out of 5 with 4 ratings
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