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Baltika 5 Zolotoe (Golden)

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


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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. 12°

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
beerbill (3574) - Laurel, New York, USA - JUL 27, 2007
16.9 oz. bottle. Pours a clear gold with a white sudsy head that completely disappeared after a few sips. Very light aroma of caramel. The flavor is pretty bland with some caramel and a bit of cereal grains noted. Slightly sweet. It lists hops among the ingredients, but I did not not detect any hops presence in this beer. Really not a bad beer, just not that that great either.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tgncc (3025) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JUL 21, 2007
Aroma is of bread and dough, very malty. There is a slight sweetness to the taste. It’s very thin, no lingering finish. Perfectly good beer for a summer night on the porch.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 23, 2007
Light yellow colored, little white head. Aroma is standard Russian: buttery with lemon and sweet fruits. Thin to medium bodied. Flavor is nicely crispy with also this butter, can’t decide whether this is good or not... Some cardboard in aftertaste with lemon.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
bierkoning (11405) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUN 6, 2007
Pale blonde color. Light creamy, grainy aroma. Medium bodied. Grainy flavor, rather bland. Some fruity esters in the aftertaste. This beer is bland, but not too bad.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
theisti (3522) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - APR 27, 2007
Bottle. Pours golden yellow with large head. Foam disappeared quick and left a lot of skunk. Of the three I tasted, this was the worst. I was surprised that the alcohol was only 5.3, must have been the corn that made this taste stronger.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
KnutAlbert (6398) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 27, 2007
50 cl can. The can says golden lager, and I won’t argue about that. It also says premium, I don’t know about that. Full malty flavour, some serious hops could have made this more interesting.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
elmatador00 (519) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 18, 2007
Pours a clear yellow with a small white head. Strong malt taste, like most lagers should be. Finishes dry and thick malty on tongue. Nothing to write home about.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 13, 2007
Bottle, pours a clear golden colour with quite a lot of carbonation with a white bubbly head. Aroma of grassy hops and a sweet malt aroma. Very carbonated in the mouth - difficult to get any flavour. Sweetish, but bland.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - APR 8, 2007
pours a clear straw color.Malts on the nose.Flavor is watery.Decent lager but nothing special.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gws57 (1275) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - MAR 31, 2007
Found this one bottled in Belvidere, Illinois. Fizzy, yellow pour with a nose of alfalfa grain and mown hay, a bit of maltiness well balanced with bitterness of noble hops, sweetness carries through. This was decent.

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