jbuzz (789) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 2, 2008
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Single bottle from Woodmans Oak Creek. I am a fan of this Brewery as i did like tlke this beer/ It is a bit skunky and tastes very american
JuStuka (201) - Edo De Mex, MEXICO - SEP 2, 2008
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Nothing special in this beer just the classic lager flavor, not good not bad.
ChainGangGuy (4690) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I have an inch that only Baltika can scratch! Now, mind you, these are in a can; the only way to enjoy a Baltika brew. A label on the can reads "Premium Ale, crafted with the finest ingredients, is brewed to meet the standards of the most discerning ale enthusiasts." I thought we’re dealing with a lager here. Someone needs to get their shit straight.
Appearance: Pours a yellow body with a small, fizzy, white head. Splotchy, sporadic lacing throughout.
Smell: Much like the Baltika 5 which I’m enjoying side-by-side, it’s a sweet-smelling aroma with light florals.
Taste: Pale malts with a medium sweetness -- a far cry less sweet than the previous Baltika 5. One drop of clover honey. Very, very slight sour grain taste. Touch of spicy, floral hops along wtih an equally light bitterness. Semi-sweet finish that, like the #5, gets a touch watery near the end.
Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Medium-high carbonation.
Drinkability: Just another simple European lager. Similar to the #5, except with a dialed down sweetness.
janir (216) - Oulu, FINLAND - AUG 22, 2008
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Very pale yellow color with small, bit creamy and soapy white head. Finally head is only flimsy ace. Sweet malty and slightly fruity aroma contains a bit toffee also. Mild flavor is sweet corny malty with slight alcoholic finish. Light-bodied, oily and slightly alcoholic palate.
yespr (38487) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2008
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
50 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden yellow with a lacing white head. Alcohol and cornish/brewing cereal aroma. Flavour is cornish, light bitterhoppy and again with an alcohol presence. Bitterhoppy finish with a lingering cornish sweetness.
blutt59 (6411) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 15, 2008
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
bottle, pale yellow color, not much nose to speak of, flavor is weak malt and some sweetness, finish is plain
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 9, 2008
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
In the 0.5L green bottle from HyVee CB. These Baltika beers keep on amazing me with their competency at an absurd price. I drank the 7 on a very hot saturday afternoon after having cleaned out the air conditioner heat exchanger. Now, most any beer would have seemed refreshing under such circumstances, but this lager has its own merits. Light golden in color with a bountiful white head, this has an initial slight sulfurous/slightly skunky aroma that whafts away rapidly leaving only a grassy and straw like scent. The beer is smooth and drinks very fast. This has a mild carbonation and just a subtle enough malty backbone to leave no doubt as to its premium status. Not as rich or hoppy as its German counterparts, this nonetheless spanks the Belgian/South African owned "US" macros.
posikyle (165) - Alabama, USA - JUL 30, 2008
2.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours very thin yellow, very thin head, grassy aroma, grassy, slightly bitter flavor.
ABUSEDGOAT (2469) - California, USA - JUL 26, 2008
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Golden color, moderate head, decent lacing and retention. Grain aroma, sweet pale malts. Pretty sloppy but not terribad.
Drake (11469) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 25, 2008
2.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
16.9 oz. bottle from Wine Warehouse in Charlottesville, best by 4/6/09. Clear straw color with a medium head. Aroma is so skunky it caused minor gagging. Beyond all that are notes of grass and maybe grain. Very sweet, grainy taste with some caramel notes. Taste is vastly better than the aroma. Medium bodied.