DarkElf (3038) - La Jolla, California, USA - OCT 7, 2005
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
(500 ml bottle: $1.99 at Wine Time in La Jolla, CA) Pale straw in color with a fair amount of haziness, but very few carbonation bubbles rising through the beer. The snow white, foamy head pours to over an inch and gradually settles to about half that after several minutes. Unfortunately, thatís the highlight with this beer. The nose is grainy, smelly, and alcoholic, like a bad, boozy beer. Sweet, apply, and alcoholic with a really nasty grainy flavor, and wow, the aftertaste is bitter and very alcoholic. Yuck, this is awful. Light bodied, but with a harshness like hard liquor. Uhh, this is just horrible, now let me carefully slide this lighter fluid drain pour past my gas stove without setting the place on fire. Please, someone give me a Budweiser to clean my palate!
tennisjoel (1223) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - OCT 6, 2005
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
According to Old Chicago this is listed as a pale ale?? Where are the hops? Are there any? One good thing is that the 8% ABV seems well masked. Wheaty taste, somewhat watered down. This is okay, but not what I was expecting at all. Later on I learned this is technically considered to be a malt liquor.
Yankovitch333 (612) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 20, 2005
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted like cheap beer with lots of alcohol. Thereís no sense in giving this a decent review. Itís just like every other Euro lager but with lots of alcohol. Tah dah! Thatís it. Itíll get you wrecked.
SSSteve (3958) - - SEP 19, 2005
0.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
not much aroma. yellow color with white foam head. alcohol is well hidden but there really isnt much flavor. very smooth. i dont like it.
dyetube (1331) - McKinney, Texas, USA - SEP 19, 2005
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer pours a golden yellow with a 1 inch thick head that dissapates quickly. light hoppy aroma, just like a standard lager. taste has a small hint of hops. This beer is pretty good for a lager, but I am not much of a lager fan. Cheers!
oh6gdx (22638) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 18, 2005
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Canned. Yellowish golden colour, small white head. Skunked hops and caramellish malt in aroma. Fruit, caramellish malt and weak hops in flavour. Sticky palate and unbalanced. Alcohol is wellhidden until it gets closer to room temperature.
TrevorFloyd (309) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 13, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Provides a solid body and strong flavor to mask that 8%, but otherwise nothing too spectacular. Still, having only spent $1.30 or so on it, I couldnít complain. Not a bad one to have if you arenít looking for anything revolutionary.
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - SEP 11, 2005
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
09.11.05 500ml bottle. Watching Ray "Murderer" Lewis and the Baltimore Ravens on sunday night football seems like the perfect occasion to dig on some Baltic malt likka! Pale gold pour under a thin veil of lacing white foam. Aroma is slightly vanilla and bookstore with hints of bandage. Wow, itís really sweet and bready with some berry-like fruitiness and honey-coated cereal. Amazingly the 8% is almost completely hidden until the stuff hits about 60 degrees (F) or more. Slick and coating.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - AUG 27, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pours a rich brown/gold. Aroma is stagnant, but slightly sweet. Flavor is buttery hops and malt. Finish lingers. Not a bad beer, but one is enough.
noelcb (271) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - AUG 26, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This grew out of a partnership between Efes and Baltika. So this is similar to Efes Extra, a very good strong lager. Pours pale yellow like a good pils. Great foamy white head, fades slowly with some nice lace. Aromas of alcohol, apple, yeast. Tastes of apple, light hops, sweet fruit and malt. Good all-around lager (by the way, itís bottom fermented). Iíd have it for a daily drinker -- beats hell out of Bud and Miller.