Import news from “Lenta” – Splendor beer. When I bought it, I didn’t bother to look at the label for the country of origin. At home I looked it up: Armenia, Dilijan brewery, where, as you know, the second best water in the world comes out of the tap. But first, a little lyrical digression. As they say: coincidence? I don’t think so!
I was sitting there, I was trying this Splendor and the comment to my video on YouTube came (orthography preserved):
The best hops are those grown in. In a mild climate, for example in Armenia, and will not be bitter! And all those who say that beer with bitterness is normal, all BLEEP, delicious beer only mild taste without bitterness, all that bitterness is poor quality hops, cheap hops.
For some reason I was reminded of Cilicia, which in the olden days was almost the only normally hopped beer available on our shelves.
Okay, let’s move on to Splendor.
Splendor Pilsner (Armenia, Dilijan) – 4.6/12 The aroma is sweet, alcoholic, plus a dirty rag. The taste is sweet and even you could say – cloying. In the aftertaste to the sweetness is mixed with a coarse pharmacy bitterness. It is not pleasant to drink. Rating “D”.
Splendor Dark Lager (Armenia, Dilijan) – 5/13 Because of the dark malts and a little more density, slightly better than the previous one. In the aroma of caramel, prunes and all the same alcohol notes. The taste is a bit sweet. In the aftertaste caramel and dried fruit. Sweetish-spirited tinge remains in the aftertaste. You can drink it, but the sense! C- rating.