alafito (334) - tijuana, MEXICO - MAY 11, 2006
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Its the baltika number 8 with some rubbing alcohol and esters artificialy added. Although it is corectly clasified as a Malt Liqour here, the bottle says Pale beer witch leads you to believe it might be a pale lager... its not , it is a true malt liqour and it is to be consumed from the bottle with a brown paper bag over it.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - MAY 9, 2006
0.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Now this beer just ruined my palate, had alot of good beers before this and then I just had to go and fucking ruin it. This beer tastes like overcooked corn on the cob served on a dirty dish.
undsioux7 (871) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - APR 28, 2006
1.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pours yellow with little head. Very sweet, but not in a good way. Smells like a bar floor. Actually had the Extra Lager but it isn’t on the list
WhiteAlePower (92) - Long Island, New York, USA - APR 19, 2006
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle. Far too malty (burnt), no head, and a crap hoppy finish. Rus is not known for her master breweries... just her wodka!
kumite56 (473) - Cordova, Tennessee, USA - APR 15, 2006
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
not too swift here. Suggest you pass. Taste of corn, some malt and a rather unpleasant psudo hop finish.
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - APR 15, 2006
1.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 15/20
A pale lager of medium weight nectar. Pours little froth with residual effers. Flavors are typical to lagers yet not as malty as other malt liquors. There were a few definable characteristics that set it apart from other malt liquors. I detected a clove essense along with a fruity, not so sweet candy finish. Not as sweet as I anticipated. For the high alcohol rating I that it was pretty well hidden. No skunky flavors or aroma. Overall: well ballanced and decent. A little more complex than other in this genre.
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - APR 10, 2006
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
(bottle) Pale yellow with very little head. Alcohol aroma. Alcohol flavor with a little malt and hops. I felt like I should be drinking it out of a paper-bag wrapped bottle.
dkoonce (911) - People’s Republic of Athens, Ohio, USA - APR 8, 2006
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light and clear with a good head and heavy malt aroma. No real hint of the alcohol in the aroma. The flavor is a bit off, likely stored warm for some time. (best by 5/31/06) Overall, not as bad as I expected given the price and alcohol level on the label.
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - MAR 26, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a 1pt. 9oz. brown bottle with a best before on the front label, 31/05/06. Made an impressive appearance, poured an clear pale straw golden with a foamy, billowing white head that slowly settle into a clingy, foamy, thin pancake-like lacing, good carbonation. Had a grainy alcohol nose with some floral hoppiness and some faint grassiness. A crisp, biting coarse mouth feel, above average drinkability. Lager husky grainy and lemon grass hoppy taste with a little floral hoppiness, a mild bitterness, some alcohol warmth on the tongue and a crisp, sweet grainy malty finish.
I admit, I like the lagers I’ve had from Baltika, they are not world beaters, but they are decent, affordable lagers, well worth trying.
Ivabripof (1) - USA - MAR 21, 2006 does not count
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
I am looking for Russian Baltika 9 Ber. I like the taste, and really enjoy sipping it. I wish I coid find a plave topurchase it here ase I am moving to AZ and can’t get it there.