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RATINGS: 607   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.18   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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Light, aromatic beer with a most refined flavor, served in the best restaurants and bars of St. Petersburg, Moscow and other cities. The beer possesses a unique taste and the subtlest aroma.
The ingredients are water, light barley malt and hops.
Produced since 1994. 12.5°

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
NosirIwont (1956) - Aalborg Vestby, DENMARK - OCT 26, 2006
Bottle. Pours pale, pale yellow with a white head. Citrusy hoppy aroma with cereal notes. Cereal flavour, slightly sour. Milky notes appear as it warms. Not much to say here. 26-10-06.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
highlandlad (1416) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - OCT 25, 2006
From Russia With Skunk. This latest Baltika production left me shaken, not stirred. I’d like to say it’s as pale and lovely as Tatiana Romanova but in reality this Russian bear is more like Rosa Klebb. It has the standard lager appearance, some green bottle skunk and aromatic malts and buttery diacetyl. Piercing carbonation, grassy hops, adjuncts and a sour finish. Not dreadful, just another cheap macro lager of no special character, tradition or sense of place. There are one or two gems hidden in Baltika’s long list of numerals but there’s plenty of dross. They can keep this one. (330ml bottle from Dan Murphys, Kingsford. Best before 5/3/07)

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - OCT 1, 2006
Whoa more Ruskie swill,not sure my pallate can take much more of this.Good golden color,small white head that faded quickly leaving nothing behind.The aroma was faint malt some corn a bit of graininess and a tinge of hops(maybe).The flavor was pretty funkified,some malt and corn with a funky metallic medicinal thing going on which was shored up with a funky grianiness and faint hop showing.Pretty bad brew all around and just not worth trying again.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Foxbush (1265) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 14, 2006
This was purchased at the Caboose in Ashland. The color was an inviting gold. The beer was a solid drink refreshing. It is not a complex beverage but an average beer. Medium body with no hint of hops and malt. Very clean finish with some grassy tastes but mild. Not a noteworthy beer.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dwyerpg (4552) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 28, 2006
Well, this seems to be somewhere inbetween the 2 and the 5, pretty much in every way. Taste is thin and boring. Glad that we finally got this in something other than a mini-keg, so that I could try it.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
unclemattie (4169) - Georgia, USA - AUG 22, 2006
HAD THIS ON MY 30TH BIRTHDAY!!! 1pint,9oz green bottle. 5.4%ABV Not sweet as the 5. Still has aroma of straw and corn. Slight bitterness than the 5 as well. A little more balanced.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
bhensonb (10978) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 30, 2006
Light aroma of corn. Very light gold color and substantial head, which defaulted to ring lace. Definite hit of corn flavor, followed by thin carbonation, ending with very subtle hop. Strange aftertaste - almost herbal.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Finn (4166) - Tromsř, NORWAY - JUL 17, 2006
Bottle 0,33l. Pale golden - almost yellow. Spicy hints in the aroma. An OK white head. Sourish malty flavour. A lasting undeterminable aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
IMtheOptimator (1161) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - JUN 26, 2006
Tap on the streets of St. Petersburg. Poured a pale yellow with a fizzy white head. Sweet caramel and spice aroma. Flavor of very light toffee, corn, and almost no hop presence. Very seltzerish, despite the above-average aroma.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jimhilt (2402) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 20, 2006
Pours a five finger white head that fades quickly to a ring leaving traces of lace. Chrystal clear amber color. Light carbonation and light-medium bodied. Skunky nose. Starts sort of sweet, corny/grainy not much flavor. Easy enough to drink on a hot day but I’m glad I bought only one. $1.95 for a 500ml bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, Ma.

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