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RATINGS: 702   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.2/5   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wulfstan (509) - California, USA - MAY 6, 2008
This is a pretty good pale lager that is fairly full-bodied for what it is. It is golden with a fairly big off-white head that steadily shrinks to a thin lasting wispy top. The aroma is sweetly flowery grain and hops with hints of pine and sulphur - just slightly more European than American smelling. The taste is grain with lightly herbal hops, mostly on the sweeter side with a light bitterness. There is a light mineral water quality that becomes noticeable after a few sips. The taste is like a fuller bodied, more flavourful basic American lager more than a European one. It’s basic, but good and very drinkable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Muggus69 (1926) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - APR 12, 2008
330ml bottle, served chilled. Clean pale golden body with foamy white head. Cereal aroma, not much happening. Moderate carbonation, reasonably full bodied and easy. Particularly corny malt body, sugary but not sweet, nothing particularly appealing about it, very little bitterness or hop character.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
guzzler67 (1644) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 28, 2008
Pale yellow appearance with a small white head and moderate lacing. Grassy, grainy aroma. Sweet up front and in the finish, but the underlying vegetal flavor, especially in the aftertaste, emaciated the palate. I’ll pass if offered again.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
robforbes (2138) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - MAR 3, 2008
purchased at red apple in bremerton, washington. pours a clear pale light yellow with a small white head. smell of grain, corn, some sweetness. taste is medium body, malt up front, some grain, cornflakes, small bitter bite in the end. overall better than your macro pale lager.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
lithilorn (275) - Covilhã, PORTUGAL - MAR 2, 2008
gold body and very little white head. virtualy no aroma, a little malty. but bitter in the end. A poor beer.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
heavy (2405) - Split, CROATIA - FEB 28, 2008
0.5 l green bottle brought from Russian shop in Graz, as the last of 4 Baltikas we had that evening. So let’s see is export somewhat better, again, a pale golden body with medium head... Slight hops in aroma, but dominated with malts, and of course nasty again. Flavor same crap as aroma, and quite similar to no.5 - malty with vegetables. Finish this time retains it, too, with that industrial malts. I was questioning all the time why should they export such a crap! Well, may not be so offensive, it’s kind of drinkable, and I have had worser for sure, but simply I am too tired of so bad pale lagers...

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AskForJenny (1062) - Ontario, New York, USA - FEB 27, 2008
500ml - Pale gold, fizzy appearance, faint green apple nose, green apple and concord grape on palate. Funky and forgettable.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
Marko (4720) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - FEB 24, 2008
Bottle courtesy of and shared with heavy (thanks!)
Medium to big white head, went at a medium pace. Yellow-golden body. Worst of the four Baltikas we’ve had today. Completely watery, weak eggy maltiness, weak background hoppy bitterness. Again, not offensive, just blah. What’s the point of making 4 dull lagers, each only marginally different from the other? No, really, what? To go through all the existing terminology? Gotta catch all the "types". Pale, gold, export, classic... you could switch the names and no one would really notice.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jjuf1853 (1301) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - FEB 21, 2008
Bottle pours a pale golden color with a frothy white head. Sweet aroma consists of fruit with some malt. Somewhat dry with a sweet aftertaste but not much overall flavor. Not a fan of this one.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Russo (1996) - Hemhofen, GERMANY - FEB 14, 2008
Canned in St. Petersburg. Pale yellow color, thin white head. Aroma is malty and the same to the flavor, good for hot day, so refreshing. Low bitterness. Mouthfeel is refreshing ans a little bit seet.

Português:Cerveja clara com pouca espuma, aroma e sabor maltado, pouco amargor, boa para dias quentes, retrogosto refrescante e mei adocicado.<P>

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