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RATINGS: 696   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.24   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
Baltika Classic is a foamy, golden brew with a delicate flavor of hops and first-class malt.
The ingredients are water, pale barley malt and hops.
Produced since 1992. 12°

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Cartoonkhaki (1222) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 29, 2003
Nothing to overwhelming. Large puffy whitehead. Yellow and pale. Slight malt and slight bitter. It's all slight and just not there. Thin body. Classicaly poor.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
CapFlu (4820) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 19, 2003
(5oo ml bottle) Big, white, foamy head... enough to shave with. Body is a pale yellow. Light carbonation. Bland corn nose. Bitterness that bites the back of your mouth. Rather light and fizzy. Thin and crisp. Slightly below average.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 13, 2003
Corn nose, pale yellow, pours a large white head. Malt flavour, followed by a nice bitterness. Fresh, crisp, a bit grainy. Average.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Duffbeer (192) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 9, 2003
This Russian brew tastes a lot like rolling Rock. It's not all that bad, considering Russia really isn't known for its beer.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JUN 18, 2003
There's some vegetable-ness in this one. Thin, light yellow, fizzy, slightly acidic at the edges, an odd sweetness at the end that mixes with an unknown metal. That said, it's not quite horrible, I've had worse Russsian lager.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Dorwart (2451) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JUN 12, 2003
Thin head which does not last long. Pretty blue label though. Aroma is light with malts and a slight wiff of hops. Somewhat musty smell also. Color is a pretty pathetic light gold color. Flavor is weak and watery. Finish is dry a slightly bitter. There are plenty of better lagers out there and even some decent beers by Baltika.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
jonas (6141) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JUN 7, 2003
Metallic bitterhop aroma. Very pale, virtually no carbonation, bad head retention. Bland malt and sawdust taste. Medium bodied. Bland and boring.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
deprogram (115) - Renton, Washington, USA - JUN 5, 2003
16.9 oz. bottle Lovely bottle, only reasonable lager. Distinctive bitter-mushroom smell places this firmly in the lager class, pale, watery body places it in the after-work swill class... Although it's hardly offensive. Goes down smoothly, with a bitter prickle. Would be quite wonderful after a blazing hot day baling hay, for instance (like I ever get to do that kinda stuff anymore).

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - MAY 30, 2003
nice label oversees the opening and dispensing of a tinny looking pour, like cheap nickel-brass gromits or the clips on give-away ball point pens. head was egg-shell quality in both color and thickness. thin aroma of crisp lettuce, the graininess equivalency of approximately one sixteenth of a standard tortilla chip held at twelve to sixteen inches from one's best nostril (i have always favored my left nostril's smelling finesse; yes, like sandy koufax, i'm a southpaw). the flavor fails: some suggestion of diet frosted flakes--there are more floral honey tones in the fart of the average worker-bee in a disgruntled hive; a mere five o clock shadow nub of hops. dry on a brisk palatte. deals with thirst not by art ,subtlety or excellence, but by liquid mass--assuming it's applied correctly. dump it on, feel the power, bomb chetznia.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Ernest (6749) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 30, 2003
Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is clear medium yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (grain, bread), trace hops (herbs). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter, slightly husky. Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Hardly any aroma, and a somewhat grainy finish. Go for the Light instead.

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