Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Big Mug Amber

This is from the Baltika Breweries of St. Petersburg, Russia and is 4.0% alcohol.  It comes in a 1.5 L plastic bottle. 

It pours a pale, washed-out, light brown in color.  There is very little carbonation.  The aroma is surprisingly massive.  There is a bit of sweetness, a lot of grain, hay and straw, and a bit of earthiness, almost smokiness.  The flavor is of massive grain and straw, with a hint of lager "funk".  This is like drinking a granary and straw-filled old barn (minus any manure).  I am really surprised at the massive aroma and flavor of this beer.

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