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Baltika 1 Lyogkoe (Light)

Formerly brewed at Baltika Brewery (Baltic Beverages Holding - Carlsberg)
Style: Pale Lager
St. Petersburg, Russia


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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.28/5   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
This is a drink for real enjoyment. It is distinguished by a delicate golden color, a pleasant malty flavor and hoppy aroma.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ClarkVV (5798) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 10, 2004
2003 or 4 bottle not sure. Pours a pale golden yellow, but not too pale, and it still has a good sparkle to it. Good foamy white head, not ultra clear; not all out filtration. Aroma is quite pleasant, a mix of light straw and grass, with hints of mint, lightly floral hops and a good touch of honey malt sweetness. Flavor is wonderfully refreshing; Light body that actually tastes of good quality malt, it’s flavorful, dosent thin out and not overly watery for the style. Hints of ever so mildly bitter hops. No crappy adjunct tastes, no sharp or skunky tones. Lightly crisp pear rind flavors on the finish. Maybe my new favorite light beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aggie80 (808) - Michigan, USA - MAR 18, 2003
Pale Yellow. Heavier hops, but not flowery. Big bubbles in head, bit of lace.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aurelius (5070) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 11, 2003
A pretty good pilslager. Moderate malty nose with bready character. Pale gold brew, webby white head, good homebrew bottle (that wierd grey-brown, not green as pictured currently,) so-so label. Above average mouthfeel, longish finish. Well-balanced enough to be almost indistinct. Pretty smooth drinking.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jimhilt (2554) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 19, 2003
Pours with a two-fingered white head that hang around and leaves a good lace. A light golden color. Nose is non-existant as if stale (it isn't) but the carbonation is quite good. Starts different - sweet but hoppy and has a crisp finish. Light bodied. $1.99 for 500ml. There is nothing on the bottle about this being light.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - MAR 31, 2005
Very light golden color. Quick settling, bubbly white head. Light malts and hops with a bit of sweetness in the nose. Flavor matches the aroma with a slightly roasted aftertaste. Light body, smooth mouthfeel and touch of carbonation. Extremely drinkable. Not my style, but still pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
frankenkitty (2006) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2005
Time to update that photo as there’s alot more going on in the label and I’ve got a brown bottle. Plus the photo is just plain crappy.

Pale yellow with a slight haze and green reflections at times that remind me of anti-freeze (maybe it’s the label or the greenery outside). Perfumed aromas on the initial pour, settling to indistinct malts. A little sour on the tongue, but that made way to more malts in the flavor. It was not nearly as thin as I’d expected and I feel this is a good style competitor for a pale lager. Also, judging by the layer of sediment stuck to the bottom of the bottle, I’d say it has a decent shelf-life as I found no adverse aromas nor staleness.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (34350) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 15, 2003
A slightly hazy yellow beer with a fine head. The aroma is slightly perfumed with notes of malt and even the brewmash. The taste is very hoppy from the begining almost like a czech beer - but then it becomes a little watery - and the bitterness doesn't linger that long. It is not that sweet - but has a great balance and is a very pleasant beer to drink. Really good for a pilsener.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 17, 2003
The prototypical lager pour, a translucent gold, bright white head that is impressive in size, frothy in texture and a nice sheet of lace is left after the head erodes. Nose is the quintessential lager, all malt, crisp and clean and a tad sweet with the start malt laden, somewhat sweet, the top middling in its feel. Finish is moderately carbonated, the hops present but understated, dry and long lasting aftertaste, an average lager, nothing that “Trips My Trigger”.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Psytron (1919) - Turku, FINLAND - JUL 24, 2011
Light and fruity. (This beer rating was imported from FB and unfortunately lacks any further comments.)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
PorterPounder (7332) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 19, 2003
Common Eastern European Lager - nothing offensive here - nothing to get too excited about. Wet cardboard aroma, slight, quickly dissipating head. Bubbles last throughout and add a nice contrast to the pleasant light golden pale appearance. Flavor - detect a bit of hops - peppery aftertaste - slightly dry on the palate.

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