mikeben (355) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2003
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A great wheat beer. I love the clove and Bananna. I did not know there were Russian beers until last weekend when I went to a Russian brew tasting. All of the Baltika were really good. A little richer then some other wheats but none the worse for it.
Tian (1) - GERMANY - OCT 9, 2004 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
shoking! a russian beer that may cope with all the german tp brands (and they sell them all in russia, paulaner, franziskaner...)
no wonder that this brew is even exported to germany!
igogi (1) - RUSSIA - JUN 30, 2012 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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dreamloomer (66) - Warsaw, POLAND - AUG 22, 2010
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, 4 years ago.
Honey-coloured, suits the style. High and lasting head.
Strong aroma, with a lot of typical Weizen esters, especially banana.
Very full. A lot of wheaty and ester notes, very low bitterness. A great Weizen!
artbub (10) - Carnegie, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 1, 2006
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
I have had many wheat beers, and I simply enjoyed this one the most. The taste, sweetness, and color/body are all excellently balanced. Having enjoyed Baltika 6 Porter and the unusually strong Number 9, the wheat beer is a welcome respite from the alcohol/heaviness. (#6 is brilliant, but #9 seems like it’s spiked with grain alcohol) Get this wheat beer! One fellow wrote that it’s the best Baltika he tried-- I concur wholeheartedly. No ’too strong’ banana notes or grassiness, also it’s not limp but rather does fill you up appropriately (unlike cheap, burpy corn beers). I found this beer to be an excellent companion for the crabcake meal I was enjoying at the same time--light but not fluffy.
glennous (27) - - SEP 26, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is an amazing beer. Everything is great about it. No bad aftertaste. This would be a beer I would drink daily if given up the opportunity. Try this one!
ogivlado (5846) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUN 18, 2003
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled(500ml). -great beer, probably my favorite wheat, honey yellow coloured, big foamy head, nice banana notes, slighty spicy, the most drinkable wheat beer I've ever tried
beerhandy (195) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 4, 2005
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pub Glass, Pours a thick meringue like head @3”. Its appearance is hazy golden yellow
Wow the esters are amazing banana with subtle clove but my favorite (in a wheat) VANILLA! Taste is smooth with citrus and wheat wang with no noticeable hops. I don’t know why it has not scored higher. This would be a good one for a blind tasting!
airrick2003 (522) - Louisiana, USA - FEB 18, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance: thick white head, darker golden color, very hazy, retains head well, not much lacing though
Aroma: banana, creamy, frothy, smells good, very aromatic, caramel, lemon
Taste: caramel, malt, hint of lemon
Palate: moderate c02, feels heavy on the tongue, leaves a caramel aftertaste
Overall: very good beer, my first Russian beer and it's different than I was expecting in a good way, refreshing
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 27, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is a mix of bannana, citrus and a sharper spicy note that is very foreign to my nose. It’s enticing though. Body is a cloudy pale yellow with a beautiful, lasting and creamy two finger thick white head. Very nilla wafer creamy cake tasting in the fore. Kind of a vanilla/bannana mix. Yeasty and while creamy sweet with that vanilla/’nanna mix it is far from cloying. This is a pretty damn unique beer that plays with the style and still tastes good doing it.