OD40oz (774) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - OCT 26, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
I liked this one better than Baltika 5 but it had nothing on the porter. This was very watered down and didn’t do much for me. I would have been really mad if this beer wasn’t on sale for $1.99 a bottle.
beeerman (5) - , Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2008 does not count
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pint in a bottle. Light and clear yellow colour, very little head, not much of a smell, watery taste. Would not recommend it.
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - OCT 22, 2008
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
50 cl can at home - bought in Moscow by my parents. Clear light golden color, disappering white head. Aroma is sweet with grassy malt. Flavor is small amounts of malt, fruity sweetness and hints of bitterness. Thin.
SODAK14 (342) - Rapid City, South Dakota, USA - OCT 10, 2008
2.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
You know that food that tastes better than it smells? Well this beer smells better than it tastes. I thought I had a real find when I poured this beer. Great aroma, then total disappointment with an almost tasteless beer. Not sure how that could happen but it did.
beerguy101 (5355) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 18, 2008
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Sampled 9/18/08. Bottled on 6/8/08. This Pale Lager pours a light yellow gold color from a green pull top cap 500ml bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head, with nice retention. The aroma is cereal and corn. A medium to light bodied pale lager. The malts are cereal and grain, touch of corn. The hops are floral and spicy. Very lively carbonation helps balance out some of the corn sweetness. A touch watery and a little harsh, but its not bad for a pale lager. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is crisp and clean. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 14, 2008
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
More like a commercial American lager than anything else. Everyone else I was with raved over this, it is very easy to drink, but lacks flavor. I recommend the porter, it’s light years ahead.
jbuzz (805) - 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 (4755) - 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.