TerryR (384) - Oswego, Illinois, USA - AUG 9, 2005
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Light golden color with an initially large white head. Aroma is corn, malt and alcohol. Flavor is more of the same. Body is not bad. OK for what it is.
fly (1431) - austin, Tejas, Texas, USA - AUG 9, 2005
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Ack! Ptooooie! How the f**k did I get the idea that there was something about Baltika that sounded good? Russian alcopop as far as I’m concerned. Malt likksky. Oily feeling and alcohol presntin’ like a mofo. A rare beer that I did not care to finish - and I’ve had some bad ones. In all due respect, it wasn’t quyitw as bad as I’ve described and I have had far worse, but this one just created it’s own foul mood in my mouth.
jmuhops (669) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - AUG 6, 2005
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours gold with a large head and some effervescence. Aroma of light citrusy hops, corn, and grains. Sweet and corny flavor. A little alcohol in the finish and a nasty bitter aftertaste. Better than I expected from a malt liquor, but not good by any means.
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - JUL 31, 2005
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Nose is storng of dust, cardboard, and adjuncts. The taste is very strong-sweet, cereal, syrupy, black pepper, alcohol, and fruity esters. After you get past the first sip and the palate gets adjusted, this is not too bad. It is much to sweet really enjoy or consider drinking the entire bottle.
BillyM (151) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 29, 2005
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Definitely a bold bitter taste. Crisp & bitter, slight citrus note - not a whole lot else to speak of. I’ll give it a point or two for the high ABV at a low price.
Arayaga2 (1905) - portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 24, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice, malty, and bready and citrusy sweet without cloying. This product is robust in flavor and quite drinkable for a commodity beer. $1.79/22oz
TChrome (1447) - Bedford, Texas, USA - JUL 21, 2005
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Pours a pale golden color with a whipped egg white head that mostly dissipates, though it does leave a bit of lacing on the glass. Not much aroma, bit of sweet corn, I suppose. Flavor was way too corn syrupy for me. I think I would prefer to get hammered on Mickey’s than this.
Terminus (3347) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JUL 21, 2005
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sweet aroma and a very thin white head. Alcohol and grain taste. Stronger than expected, but not too strong. Somewhere in between a pale ale and a lager.Citrus hint at the end and finishes smooth. Good with food.
Shag (2684) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JUL 20, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The aroma is butter and lemons. The flavor is absent of alcohol and corn which is indeed odd for the style. Its kind of citrusy with some lemons present. Extremely smooth and maybe the best malt likka Ive had to date.
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - JUL 18, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
very malty sweet and grainy at the same time. A floral hop precence. Alcohol was present in the flavor which was mainly sweet. golden-yellow body white head.