I first became acquainted with Česky Lev brewery during a trip to Kursk to the Kursk malt house. Česky Lev, it seems, is the only mini-brewery in Kursk. At least that was the case at the time.
We were pleased to find a bar where beer was sold by weight (a glass could cost as much as 40 or 50 roubles depending on the amount of foam) and by its assortment. There were about fifteen items available, but most likely they were all “doubled”. For example, from one keg was poured “Zhigulyevskoye” and “Nostalgia”, etc.
They did not have any Kraft at that time. Now, for better or worse, but there is something different from the light, zhYvogo-unfiltered.
Czech Lion Author’s G. E. A. (Russia, Kursk) – 4,5/11,5 What does the abbreviation G. E. A. I could not find out. There is no information on the bottle, on the official website it is generally listed as E.A.G.. Maybe it is the initials of the author?
The aroma is malty. The flavor is malty, a little lollipopy. Some cardboard and dusty hay. The usual lager from a regional mini-brewery, of which there are thousands. What is authorial here, I do not understand. Rated “C”.
Mad Monk (Russia, Kursk) – 5,2/14 More interesting stuff. Clearly tried to play with American hops. The website says that Citra was used for dry hops. Yes, there are slight hop, citrus notes in the aroma. The flavor is full, slightly caramel. A little carton begins to show only at the end of the glass, when the beer is warmed up. Otherwise quite smooth and pleasant. There are hops in the aftertaste. C+ rating.