cheap (4053) - Beaver Valley, 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 (8411) - 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 (4640) - 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 (9158) - 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 (6085) - 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.
troyc (2473) - Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2007
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
(Bottle) Pours yellow with a small white head. Lots of carbonation. Light mouthfeel. Seemed overly sweet to me, which is a real turn-off in a pale lager. Grassy notes in here as well. I’ll pass if I’m ever offered this again...
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - APR 16, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
well this looks like a beer and smells like a beer.Pours a light golden golor with small bubbles coming up from the bottom.Tastes of malts and barley with a light watery mouthfeel.A crisp and bitter finish.
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 13, 2007
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle, clear gold with a filmy off-white head. A malty aroma with a strong alcohol presence. A (weird) bitter and earthy maltiness - a little metallic though. A bit different, but not enough to make me think much of it...
gws57 (1274) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - MAR 31, 2007
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Found this one bottled in Belvidere, Illinois. Very light yellow pour with a rapidly dissipating, carbonated white head. Very bubbly, like champagne. Lemony sourness dominates the nose with a bit of hay, dry, with an indication of canned corn towards the very end. Finishes clean but why bother?