blklab2007 (1860) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 1, 2007
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle poured into a pint glass. poured a light golden in color with ample carbination, smell of alcohol, light hops, and a little skunk. taste is as a pale lager should be, thirst quenching and not too thick or thin, dry on the finish with a little metallic taste and that skunk thing going on as well. decent beer overall and great after being out in the 100 degree sun all day today.
joohefner (380) - Isla Vista, California, USA - AUG 1, 2007
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
about what you would expect from a pale lager. the fizzy light gold, some hop notes. not that bad
DJMonarch (9158) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On Tap at the Baltic Fleet, Liverpool 29/04/2007
Floral and malt aromas. Some carbonation. Clear golden coloured hoppy and very malty with a little dryness in a crisp full malt finish.
tgncc (2614) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JUL 21, 2007
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
The aroma is bready, doughy smelling. Its appearnce is a nice gold color. like most pilseners. The flavor is close to most pilseners; light, nothing extraordinary. Neglegible on the palate. OK to drink in a summer bbq/party situation. Nothing outstanding.
cheap (3748) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2007
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Ok, first let me say that a pale lager on this site rarely gets a good review. Someday I’ll get to try an autumn gold lienie. Pop the twist off lid on this green bottle and you get skunk cabbage olfactory. In the glass, the smells clears to something more clean and enjoyable. Ubiquitous pale yellow American lager appearance. Taste is a little off, a little more towards an industrial metal feel. Has an inoffensiveness that is typical for a good clean sterile pale lager. Copper and metal, but not offensive. However, the taste of this is nowhere near a schmidt’s or Old German. Good lager entry but the price is prohibitive compared to the local economy brews. Certainly much better in flavor compared to City, Big City and King Lager. Alky content has no impact on the flavor. Finish is medium length industrial light bitterness, something like many pilsners.
bridge (659) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 18, 2007
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Clear pale gold with a bit of fizz and a short lived head. A sweet doughy aroma that releases barely a touch of hops on tasting. Again a sweet flavour that plays the middle ground, being neither impressive nor disgusting. Although, towards the end of the glass the sugar is adding up and it’s tasting like hangover material. Not bad for a pale lager, but that doesn’t particularly say much.
JoeMcPhee (8168) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 14, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden colour, white head. Fairly sweet bready aroma with lots of fresh noble hop aroma balancing it off. Smells quite fresh. Herbal hop flavour with lots of fresh clean malts. A touch of sulfur on the nose. Much better than I expected and at 10 bucks a case, one of the better deals I’ve come across in a long time.
radagast83 (4040) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUN 9, 2007
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Tap at R.F.D. Washington. Didn’t find it entirely too different from the other Baltika’s I’ve had. Pale, light malt aroma, sweetish flavor. Nothing spectacular, just a light beer.
hopscotch (8460) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 6, 2007
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle... Clear, light yellow lager with a large, fluffy, white head. Good retention. Spicy white pepper, pale and biscuit malt aroma... doughy. Leans well onto the sweet side of balance. Corn syrup flavor with peppery/earthy hops. Medium-bodied with a lightly oily mouthfeel and intermediate carbonation. Crisp, but sweet, finish. Much better than expected!
KnutAlbert (5720) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 1, 2007
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
50 cl can in Cyprus. The best of their laer, rane, perhaps, but still a mediocre beer. This need, food, vodka or salty snacks to balance it. A nasty medical flavour lingers in the bakcground, and it is too sweet.
I won’t seek out more of the Baltika beers, and I can see why the Norwegian importers have limited temselves to the wheat, which is decent.