Jedsbrew (465) - Rhineland, Missouri, USA - JUL 8, 2005
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
Golden color, slightly paler than the Baltika 2 that I just sampled, durable sudsy head and some lacing. Aroma: some maltiness tried to peek through the skunky perfume but it didn’t really work out. Seemed to be a fair amount of malt in the flavor and was a little boozy and sugar sweet, all in all crude and regretable from a brewer that can make some fairly good brew.
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - JUL 3, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. Light hoppy aroma. Pale golden color, irregular white head, few lace. Light bitter, light malty, crisp and clean, light bodied.
legion242 (2142) - Richardson, Texas, USA - JUL 1, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very pale yellow. Sweet corn nose. Nice large white head. for some reason, I am giving this higher marks then it deserves. I probably won’t revisit this one.
desurfer (1209) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUN 27, 2005
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Poura a pale yellow with a fizzy white head. Aroma is corny and a bit sour. Flavor isn’t too bad; mostly sweet maltiness but no hops whatsoever. Finishes bland and kinda stale.
BeerBlockaid (683) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 25, 2005
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
If this beer posses a unique taste, my taste buds must be blind. Then can kind of reminds me of some pre soviet soup tins I’ve come across on ebay. I wish BallTikla made more porters and less lagers
frankenkitty (1959) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2005
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
OK... so this was better than Baltika 2 (I predicted earlier that they would be equally bad) but it still held that skunky aroma over grasses and grains. Extremely pale yellow with a big, white head. Actually held some flavor with a touch of roasted malt and some flowery sweetness at the finish. Still, nothing to write home about.
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Ernest (6143) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 13, 2005
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly diminishing.
Body is clear light yellow.
Aroma is lightly malty (grain), lightly hoppy (herbs), light note of plastic.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter, slightly unclean, slightly husky.
Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
A rather industrial and grainy finish, and otherwise bland. Drain pour.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUN 12, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours a beautiful golden hue with a nice healthy head that lasts throughout the duration of the drink. Aroma is typical skunk, albeit a weakened-by-the-elements variety. Flavor is bits of hops mixed with corn and straw, with a weak malt finish. Palate is thin but admirable in its efforts. Unspectacular, but not disgusting.
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - JUN 11, 2005
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. Straw yellow with a thick rocky head. Overly sweet. Notes of burnt plastic, cardboard and very sweet corn come through. Alcohol is a little too upfront. Dirty, sweet aftertaste.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 2, 2005
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Can. Pale straw color with a moderate foamy white head. Really smells like a strong malt liquor, with resin, light petunias, and grain alcohol. Watery and slightly chalky in feel. Flavors of mild malt steeped in rose buds and hexane. They certainly like their alcohol and even when it is not that high its presence is known.