Russia had about 800 breweries at the beginning of the 20th century, but the beer industry has been brutaly hurted by the soviet revolution and by the 2 world wars. Russia has also resisted to the numerous offers of the western companies and its beer status is still fragile now.
I'm a huge fan from russian hockey but not from their beers. I still remember the day, in 1992, when I tasted this horrible (but probably infected) Baltika brought directly from Russia by Dominik Sauter. I'm still wondering how I did survive to it... Anyway I'm sure this country has more interesting stuff to propose that what I've found until now. Thanks to Daniel "scanning" Brunner for some of those beers and particularly to Dominique "DomTom" Wiesmann for the Tinkoff, Neva and Stepan Razin !
Breweries: 170 to 200 / Beers: 500 to 1000

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Total: 39 beers Weighted average: 9.59

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my favourite breweries (min. 3 beers)

  1. MOSKVA-EFES 10.07
  2. TINKOFF 9.82
  3. BALTIKA 9.45

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BREWERY & BEER NAME
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contract brewed by ALC. % STYLE RATING ratebeer.com image retired?
BALTIKA 1 LYOGKOE 4.4 Pale Lager 7.2 link retired
BALTIKA 3 KLASSITCHESKOYE 4.8 Pale Lager 13.2 link  
BALTIKA 4 ORIGINALNOE 12 Dunkel 12 link    
BALTIKA 6 PORTER 7 Baltic/Imperial Porter 14.4 link    
BALTIKA 7 EKSPORTNOE 5.4 Pale Lager 9.6 link    
BALTIKA 8 PSHENICHNOE 5 German Hefeweizen 15.2 link    
BALTIKA 9 KREPKOE 8 Malt Liquor/European Strong lager 6.8 link  
BALTIKA NEVSKOE ICE BEER 4.7 Pale Lager 6.8 link    
BALTIKA NEVSKOE KLASSITCHESKOE 5 Pale Lager 5.6 link    
BALTIKA NEVSKOE ORIGINALNOE 5.7 Pale Lager 8.8 link    
BALTIKA SANKT-PETERBOURG 3.8 Pale Lager 1.2      
BALTIKA ZHIGULEVSKOE FIRMENNOE 4 Pale Lager 8 link    
BRAVO INTERNATIONALI OHOTA 4.5 Pilsner 12.4      
HAMOVNIKOV HAMOVNITCHESKOYE 4.5 Pale Lager *** link   retired
HAMOVNIKOV ZHIGULJOVSKOYE 5 Pale Lager 8.4 link   retired
IVANOVSKAYA SLAVJANSKOYE 5.1 Pale Lager 13 link    
IVANOVSKAYA VLADIMIR II MONOMACH 5.2 Pale Lager 11.6 link    
KALUZHSKAYA 387 OSOBAYA VARKA 6.8 Amber Lager/Vienna 9.2 link    
KALUZHSKAYA ZOLOTAYA BOTCHKA SVETLOE 4 Pale Lager 7.2 link    
KRASNYJ VOSTOK SOLODOV GOLD 4.4 Pale Lager 5.6 link  
LASKAYA ? 4.5 Pale Lager ***      
MOSKOVSKAYA KHAMOVNIKI MYUNKHENSKOE 5.5 Oktoberfest/Märzen 7.2 link    
MOSKOVSKAYA KHAMOVNIKI VENSKOE 4.5 Amber Lager/Vienna 8 link    
MOSKOVSKAYA ZHIGULI BARNOE 4.9 Pale Lager 7.2 link    
MOSKVA-EFES STARY MELNIK KREPKOE 6.5 Malt Liquor/European Strong lager 11.2 link    
MOSKVA-EFES STARY MELNIK MYAGKOE 4.2 Pale Lager 5.2 link    
MOSKVA-EFES STARY MELNIK OSOBOE 4.6 Pale Lager 6.8 link    
MOSKVA-EFES STARY MELNIK SVETLOE 4.6 Pilsner 11.2 link    
MOSKVA-EFES STARY MELNIK ZOLOTOE 5.2 Pale Lager 13.2 link  
RADONEJ ? 4.4 Pale Lager ***      
ROSSIJANIN ? 4 Pale Lager **      
SHIKO GLADIATOR SVETLOE 4.8 Dortmunder/Helles/Premium Lager 4.8 link retired
STEPAN RAZIN KREPKOE 6.2 Malt Liquor/European Strong lager 11.6 link   retired
STEPAN RAZIN PORTER 8 Baltic/Imperial Porter 15.2 link   retired
TINKOFF BELOE 5.2 German Hefeweizen 11.2 link   retired
TINKOFF KRASNOE 6.5 Dunkler Bock 12.4 link   retired
TINKOFF PLATINOVOE 5 Pilsner 7.2 link   retired
TINKOFF S DYMKOM 4 Smoked 8 link   retired
TINKOFF ZOLOTOE 6 Malt Liquor/European Strong lager 6.8 link   retired

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