LoveCaissa (873) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 9, 2003
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Looks pretty much like an ordinary lager but the sweet and alcoholic aroma/flavour reveals the style. Surprisingly thick mouthfeel but the finish lacks hops and is too sweet. As the beer warms, the grain becomes more apparent; it should definitely be served cold!
Gromit (479) - Port Orchard, Washington, USA - OCT 1, 2003
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
Sure looks pretty. Straw yellow with a nice head and a really nice lace.
Smells...weird, as if there's something wrong with it. There's some fruit esters but other than that it's malt. And that weird scent.
Tastes... Wait, this is supposed to be a lager? WTF? Serious fruit esters but they're just not right. It does hide the alcohol.
Mouthfeel is much thicker than I was expecting. Drinkability? Pass. I'll take the other Baltikas first, thanks.
argo0 (11349) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 24, 2003
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
How funny -- I go all this time without rating a malt liquor, and the first one I happen to try isn't one of the Americans, but a Russian one. Crystal clear straw body with large white foam. Aroma is grainy, sweet, alcohol, light herbal. Taste is medium sweet, grainy, finishing alcohol and light herbal. Undercarbonated mouthfeel, fairly light body for 8%.
bac080 (398) - Bloomington, Illinois, USA - SEP 9, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This wasn't terrible. In fact, for 8% it was pretty drinkable. For a malt liquor, it was also pretty drinkable. But not that drinkable.
bb (6784) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 31, 2003
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2004 Bottle. Very light looking beer with a cheap pilsner smell to it. There’s a malty sweetness with a strong alcohol taste which finishes with just enough hops (slightly bitter aftertaste). It’s smooth for the first few sips and not as bad as people make it out to be, but that doesn’t mean I’ll get it again..
vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 25, 2003
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Has a light yellow color with some carbonation and a hop smell. Taste is somewhat acidic and has a alcohol flavor. Overall a strong brew that I didn't like too much.
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - AUG 24, 2003
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
"Adjuncty" sweet with an alcohol bite from the middle to the finish. Gets worse as it warms.
ampp (155) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 12, 2003
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
big white lacy head.. some malty sweetness with a little bite from the 8%ABV. a slight bitter aftertaste. not too bad.
larsniclas (5548) - Billdal, SWEDEN - AUG 3, 2003
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Light with som fresh hop-aroma.
Sweetish alcoholic feel, though not as much as expected.
rickgordon (3843) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 2, 2003
1.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 1/20
Pale golden. Fruity/Sourish aroma and flavor. Not so much alcohol presence...