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RATINGS: 701   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95/5   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
A dark beer produced using caramel and rye malts. This combination of ingredients endows the beer with a harmonious hint of bread flavors and the specific aroma of caramel malt.
The ingredients are water, light caramel and rye malt, maltose syrup and hops.
Produced since 1992. 15°

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
VAYankee (339) - Virginia, USA - SEP 22, 2012
Pours clear, dark amber with a thin tan head. Sweet malty caramel aroma. Bready, rye taste with a blech aftertaste. Thin palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ordybill (1122) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - MAR 15, 2016
oured from a 16.9 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is a dark brown with some reddish highlights. The pour creates a small white head. The aroma is wheat, caramel malt and fruit. The taste is a perfect match for the aroma. A good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gopherfan99 (1219) - CROATIA - JAN 31, 2016
Bottle; pours clear dark amber with a beige head; sweet aroma of caramel, malt, and dark fruit; taste is sweet with caramel and malt with a touch of dark fruit; finish is sweet and water; over all a bit watery and thin

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
llucmaduell (127) - barcelona, SPAIN - JAN 31, 2016
After running a half marathon, a good way to get liquid. The rest, a lager with no pretensions but with taste, color and aroma, not as bad as the Spanish commercial beers that are a mess insufferable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Alengrin (4070) - BELGIUM - JAN 29, 2016
Allegedly the first Baltika beer, a Dunkel with rye malts. Pale yellowish beige, thin, moussy head only retaining well on the edges, over a completely clear (filtered) deep coppery brown beer, translucent with bright burgundy hue and some sparkling. Aroma of dry walnuts, damp cloth, toffee, a disturbing chicken soup and cooked meat odour representing unmistakable pasteurization, dried tomato, soggy tea bags, toasted (rye?) bread, old caramel candy, dried autumn leaves, haemoglobin, roasted peanuts, moist grass. Subduedly sweetish onset of burnt sugar and caramel but no esters (as expected from a lager), minerally, smooth and thin, slick body with soft carbonation even for this style, caramelly and nutty malt sweetishness with a toasted bitterish edge next to a fairly strong metallic ’zing’ disturbing a bit and reverberating in the background; there is some ’rye spiciness’ in here somewhere, but it is the caramelly maltiness which prevails. Finish is a continuation of this, but with the addition of a dash of herbal, almost tea-like, very lightly spicy hops accentuating the toasted bitterness and lingering for a brief while; the burnt sugar or caramel ’bitterish sweetness’, however, remains in the throat. Very industrial interpretation of the ’Münchener Dunkel’ or tmavé style, suffering from the dead, cooked smell and taste of strong pasteurization and feeling very artificial. This is not my favorite style to begin with even among lagers (even though I respect it as being the oldest of all lager styles), but most other examples I had of it, were better and more ’natural’ than this. Seems Baltika Porter is still the only Baltika beer which is more or less worthwile - but that is another beer and therefore another discussion.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DanielBrown (4327) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2016
Bottle from WB Stores, West Brom. Rather a good beer. Nutty, sweet. Smooth. Rich enough. Good burn. Does the job certainly. I agree with Sarky, this may well be my fave Russian beer so far.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tfontana (470) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 2, 2016
Bottle pour into nonic pint glass. Aroma is strong caramel, rye. Appearance is clear ruby red with mild sparkle and finger-width foamy off-white head with mild lacing. Taste is sweet caramel with nuts and a hint of liquor. Palate is light-to-medium bodied with thick texture and lively carbonation, malty caramel finish. Overall, not much mystery here--a full-fledged caramel malt assault. A little over the top but if you’re in a caramel malty mood, this would do the trick.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
psilosophy (637) - vitry en artois, FRANCE - DEC 26, 2015
Bouteille de 50cl. Couleur cola, mousse moyenne de peu de tenue. Dans la grande loterie des bières Baltika, cette numéro 4 s’ en sort (relativement) mieux que les blondes. Des arômes de chocolat, toffees plutôt agréables à la mise en bouche, mais de moins en moins flatteurs à mesure qu’ on écluse.... Carbonnation un peu triste, non c’ est pas encore çà... Trouvée à l’ épicerie St Petersbourg - Lomme.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sinfull (1313) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - DEC 19, 2015
Decent dunkel . Mahogany color . Medium-sized, off-white head . Aroma of bread and caramel, resembles kvas . Sweet taste with notes of bread and caramel . Light bitterness at the end.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PlutonowyMan (320) - POLAND - DEC 7, 2015
Kolor br?zowo rubinowy, klarowny, z be?ow?, g?st? pian? stanowi? ca?o??. Piana drobno p?cherzykowa, d?ugo nie zmienia swojego rozmiaru. Aromat: jak to przysta?o na tego typu piwa, sza?u niema, obok wszechobecnego karmelu s? jeszcze wi?nie. Smak: ponownie karmel w do?? du?ej ilo?ci i ?liwki z wi?niami. Dzi?ki tym ostatnim do s?odyczy dochodzi kwa?no?? wi?ni i ?liwek. Generalnie ca?o?? do?? dobrze zbalansowana. Goryczka nieznaczna i tylko na finiszu. Wysycenie wysokie, gryz?ce w j?zyk. Alkohol schowany.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Svila95 (3) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - NOV 29, 2015 does not count
Nice bready aroma and a lovely amber colour. Very fully bready/earthy flavour that makes you feel quite full after having a 500ml bottle. Aroma is like smelling a hunk of rye bread which I find pleasant. Overall a decent and filling beer that should be sampled by any fan of dark beer.

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