Grade 9 Extra Lager

Ahh, and so we head to the ice cold land of Russia. With a beer we feel exemplifies the beer of the working class Russian. This means of course to us snooty beer tasters in America that this beer doesn’t taste that great, because we’ve yet to have the privilege of working in a Russian factory. Regardless though it’s a fine beer, and it feels like they put vodka in it (the creamy aftertaste) and considering the higher proof – they just might have. Considering Russian workers don’t need to read this bottle has nothing to say.



Taste: 4 – Not overtly pleasant. Normal kind of taste.

Aftertaste: 5.36 – Hint of vodka, the sort of creamy aftertaste of vodka, but still weird.

Aroma: 5.42 – Smells like lager. Hint of honey.

Manliness: 6.64 – It’s Russian so a little higher. The “Putin” point. Also runs a little hotter than most beers. The logo is reminiscent of a gas station. Working class man from Russian beer.

Value: 4.5

Google Shop Average: $2 for a 17oz filled. We also found someone selling it for $4 empty. Bwuh?


Reviewer Scores:

William Henri Neve the IV: 6

Justice: 5

BuffaloJern: 4

DJ_Lvl: 5.5

Swetta Vest: 7.5

Huanlai: 2

The Bear: 4

Metric Score: 25.92/50 |+| Metric Average: 5.18 |+| Reviewer Average: 4.86


Final Thoughts:

The working man’s beer – In Russia. Function over form.


I am the Buffalo editor and curator of Honest Booze Reviews

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