jebert (439) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 13, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a light clear golden color crowned by a white head of foam. Nose is hops. Average creaminess, the taste is plain with neither hops nor malt dominated. Tasted slightly more bland, more cereal like, than most American beers. Not one I would seek out - too plain Jane.
ken1 (711) - DENMARK - NOV 22, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
An odd sweet grainy flavor with a watery aftertaste. Color is light amber with a white head.
Caytinator (776) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 7, 2013
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Clear, golden-yellow beer, with a decent head. Smelly kind of rank, but I expected no better, and matches the taste. The taste is marginal, about as good as one could expect from a russian pale lager. More taste that you’d expect, still better than most american macros. Bitter, but not particularly hoppy - a simple bitterness. Slightly alcoholic taste - this beer has been copied in other parts of eastern europe, I think.
BaroneBirra (199) - Gorizia, ITALY - NOV 6, 2013
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
0,5 bottle. Clear gold, medium white head. Grains, malt and metallic hops aroma. Malty light taste with bread notes in the final. Lively carbonation, light body. Just an average lager.
Valfar (67) - San Miguel, EL SALVADOR - OCT 25, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Among Baltikas, I like this one the most. Its somehow more balanced, right in the middle. Its aroma is as always, sweet and with traces of cereal. Good body, nice blond color, foamy and decently fuzzy. And, a very good taste, smooth but intense. Very Enjoyable.
LomYst (316) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 22, 2013
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
very clear liquid, great big head is making it look a bit better... almost taste less, nose has some bready malts... very watery
Philym (322) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Clear golden/light amber with a loose cm thick white head which was quick to disappear.
Aroma: Light toast, floral, grassy, note of corn, mineral and pepper.
Taste: Medium sweetness, low bitterness and sourness.
Palate: Prickly carbonation, smooth thin texture, light body and an abrupt malty finish.
BeerandBlues2 (8454) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 19, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle at home. Pours clear pale yellow with a medium, frothy white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is Pils and cereal malt with earthy hops and corn. Flavor is malt dominant with vegetables, light hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Light body and medium carbonation.
Tinco (513) - Linköping, SWEDEN - OCT 17, 2013
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Last Russian pale lager "tick" for now. Once again nothing that stands out from the others. Drinkable. ok
jjsint (270) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle at home (after my wife had gone to bed, so there was nobody else to witness this). Very pale yellow, almost clear. Aroma - not too bad! Lager malts with a hint of citrus. Taste was nice at first, sweet and refreshing. Then the aftertaste demons came! Sour bitter at the back of the throat, like artificial sweetener. I’ve had worse but it isn’t great to be honest.
mR_fr0g (1386) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2013
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Russian Tick. Why am I doing this to myself? Luckily i was able to tick Sarah into drinking half of this beast. Aroma is chive / veg / skunk. Some corn. Crystal clear yellow. Thin white head. Flavour is sweet, cereal, some corn. Finishes medium sweet, slightly worty. Palate is over-carbonated, Pretty nasty stuff.