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


on tap

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RATINGS: 375   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.12   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
A lager beer produced using select varieties of pale and caramel malts and the best quality hops. This beer variety has a light and harmonious aroma, mild malt taste and fine, "pure" hops bitterness.
The ingredients are water, light barley malt and caramel malt, maltose syrup and hops.
Produced since 2002. 12į

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
pilsnerrogge (2657) - FinspŚng, SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2007
Clear golden with a big, frothy head. Sour adjunct aroma with notes of cooked vegetables, glue and vomit. Flavour is sweet but turns dry and sour in the finish. Awful stuff.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
MadMan (495) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 8, 2007
Bottle. Pours a clear yellow with little head and no lace, ends up a flat looking clear liquid. Aroma is sryrupy sweet, lightly malty, lightly of cooked vegetable (why does that keep coming up?) with a body that is flat and watery and overly thick both. blech. Flavor is much of the same sweetish malt, light bread. Finish is lame, with flat dough taste and little bitterness. Overall, this is the suck but not as bad as that last one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BŁckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 7, 2007
Bottle: Gold, thin head, no lacing. Nose of toast, sweet nice biscuit, thin malt. Flavor is crisp, balanced, a bit strong in the tail. Decent.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Drake (10841) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 5, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2009 Bottle. Pours a beautiful golden with a short-lasting head. Kind of a skunky aroma and taste with a faint hint of hops in the taste. Sweet finish. Forgettable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BuckeyeBoy (3839) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 3, 2007
Bottle pours out a clear gold topped with a white head. Light sweet grain and a little very little hops. Not bad but still not that good. Thanks BŁckDich

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nekronos (3838) - Xalapa, MEXICO - OCT 1, 2007
Really isgutig in appearance, it reminded me the Bit Burguer GOlden. t was very strong but drinkable in the end.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 25, 2007
500 ml bottle. Slightly hazy, pale golden with a thin white head. Fairly clean pale malt aroma with a touch of honey. Itís pretty tough to tell the difference between the 2, 3, 4, 5, and 7... but when theyíre in good condition they arenít bad. A bit of bready sweetness and light citrus. Might be a bit underattenuated.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MaliMisho (215) - East Meadow, New York, USA - AUG 22, 2007
I usually donít care for pale lagers much, but this is probably the best one Iíve had so far. It had more flavor and aroma then I would have expected. Very malty, and very pleasing.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - AUG 14, 2007
500ml bottle dated 14.09.06, best by 14.09.07. Crystal clear gold with a white head. Very sweet corny grain nose, lame honey notes. Sweet corn and caramel flavors. Very mild grass in there. Pretty much crap.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cheap (4673) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 12, 2007
Come on guys, how can you not like a name like Baltika? Itís right down there with what makes us different than a woman! Clear 12 oz bottle with a twist off cap. I guess twist off caps have even made it to the Russian front in Siberia. At first when I popped of this lid, I anticipated and thought I smelled some skunk, only because clear bottle and all. But no, it was more like a clean aroma. After you pour it into the glass, the fragrance turns into a sweet honey perfume, very attractive. This is definitely one of the better smelling lagers Iíve encountered. The appearance of this brew is just plain old ubiquitous pale yellow american lager. Taste is simply clean and crisp, exactly what a pale lager should be. Sweetish hints linger in the mouth after each sip. No head on this stuff, just a girdle around the inside edge of the glass on to of the brew. After a few slugs a mild industrial feel, that I really donít want to call bitter, coats the inside of the mouth and it builds with each sip. No corn apparent in this brew like so many of itís american counterparts. Finish does have a sort of mild metallic processed back of throat linger that hangs for a while. However, this bitterness is not hops nor malts, itís just mildly annoying.

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