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Beer – #637 – Obolon – Oksamitove (Velvet)

Some wag thought that I should got the three version badge with this the Obolon Oksamitove (Velvet). Who am I to turn down a beer. Repeats, repeats, repeating, and replete.

Какое было пиво раньше !!! 

This is the brewery standard customer bottle 500ml of a beer that is 5.3$% ABV, 159 calories a serve size, and this then is 2.1 standard drink units in NZ.

Brewed by Obolon in the style that is  Dunkel/Tmavý and that did that in Kiev, Ukraine

The smile of a man condemned

The smile of a man condemned

It is dark beer.

It has a nice sweetish flavour of caramel malt.

It passes wonderfully to sweet and spicy dishes. 

So what could possibly go wrong?

It’s like a deeply malted beer on opening, distinct and malty.

Pour is a million dollars, lovely dark brown with a really decent firm and persistent head, it really does look the business.

Aroma is still mostly malt, and it’s noisy, you should listen to beer more.

Obolon VelvetTaste is a bit of revelation, although it can’t shake that malt base it is reaching for a darker roasted note, and nearly getting there, the linger though is somewhat uncomfortable to be fair, but that’s a first impression.

I can’t help it if I’m not a beer snob and actually enjoy a beer made well, if not spectacularly, not every beer has to be the best thing since the last best thing. This is a beer that I’m enjoying. Perhaps it really is many years in the UK of Euro lagers that just make me comfortable, or perhaps it’s lots of average local beers that make me jaded and welcoming to an old standard.

This i quite nice, there is a decent, if not spectacular roasted overtone to the strong malt base, it is a nice drink, but not, I imagine, to everyone’s taste. I like it, judge me.

The pdubyah-o-meter rates this as 7 of its things from the thing. Honestly this is better than good, it’s mass produced of dubious contents for a local market, and I think it’s quite fine and enjoyable, it’s a beer you could buy and can buy, it’s not elitist, limited, it won’t make people envy you. It’s just a nice pleasant beer. What more do you need.

The double dip review

Am I enjoying it? I am, it’s really nice, and honestly at the price it’s very good.
Would I have another? I would, I will ask MrsP to write it on the list of things that I’ll never ever get but long for.
Would I share with a friend on a porch and set the world to rights? I really would take this to a party, there is no shame in this, it’s the same but a little different and mostly it’s a bit enjoyable.

I found a really long review of this beer here 

Music for this, well Ryan Adams because country and western, but they say pop, I say make up your own mind. so ‘ Ryan Adams ‘ and an album called ‘ Ryan Adams’  of course on the Spotify


Copper to dark brown. Medium body. Nutty, toasted, chocolate like malty sweetness in aroma and flavor. Medium bitterness. Low “noble-type” hop flavor and aroma. No fruitiness or esters.


Doppel means double and while these are stronger brews than the traditional German bocks, they are typically not twice the strength. Color is light amber to dark brown. Very full body with a high alcoholic flavor. Low hop flavor and aroma.


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