Pinball (11842) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2015
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
50 cl bottle from el corte ingles palma. Clear yellow white head. Aroma is malts nuts very low on hops.flavor is boozy citrussy and malty. End is vomit bitterness. Overall a hard to get through booze bomb. But what would you expect...
Bov (11698) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUN 30, 2007
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
courtesy of Laurent Mousson - clear and pale golden-yellow colour with a chaotic white foam; aroma of grilled almonds and solvant, some hints of pear too; thick and very sweet, full-bodied, long malty sweetish finish with fruity and alcoholic notes - awful
Drake (11500) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 12, 2008
1.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Bottle from Market Street Wine Shop Downtown Charlottesville. Very light and pale orangish yellow with a huge head, but little lacing or retention. Bitter, citrus and grassy aroma. This beer is freaking sweet... high fructose corn syrup kinda sweet. I guess the maltose syrup listed in the ingredients on the bottle is responsible for that. Cloying and overwhelming. Bleh.
DSG (11279) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 25, 2007
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2011 Re-rate 5/12/11: Bottle sample at a Baltika tasting. Thanks (or no thanks?) Keren. Pale clear golden. Aroma of alcohol and cereals. Flavor of sugar and alcohol. Light-bodied. Yuck. 2/2/2/2/3=1.1
Can. Yellow color with a medium, quickly-diminishing, white head. Grainy, malty aroma, with some alcohol. Flavor is cloying sweetness with lots of alcohol all the way from the beginning to the finish. Thin-bodied. I’m still very close to the 0.5l line of my glass, but a few sips of this stuff were already a bit too much. This is just awful. 3/2/2/1/4=1.2
Dogbrick (11099) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 6, 2010
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Sample at the "From Russia With Suds" tasting on 01/02/10: The beer is a clear yellow-gold color with a thin white head that disappears pretty quickly. Stringy lacing on the glass. Sweet malt in the nose with a metallic tinge in the background. Medium, clean body with a fruity character and malt and hops flavors. The beer also has a boozy element but not in a good way. The finish is fruity and devolves to an alcohol aftertaste that is not overly pleasant. Below average overall.
kevnic2008 (10991) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - MAY 9, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Golden color with a white head. The taste is a sweet earthy malty body with a rather smooth finish.
crossovert (10910) - Illinois, USA - FEB 9, 2011
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
It comes in a big 51 oz plastic bottle for 1.89. It is alcoholic and sweet, but ultimately better than most American Malt Liquors, and it is cheaper.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
1.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2009
Name: 9 Krepkoe (Strong)
Date: December 04, 2003
Source: Ale Atlanta
Appearance: clear yellow, thin fine head
Aroma: sweet candy aroma
Body: thin body
Flavor: sweet flavor, corny, no hops
Name: 9 Krepkoe (Strong)
Date: January 26, 2005
Aroma: still the sweet aroma
Flavor: but not the corn flavor
Overall: an improvement, from bad to boring
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 3/10; Flavor: 2/10; Palate: 2/10; Overall: 5/20
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.
Rune (10838) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 24, 2008
1.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
500ml bottle shared with Finn enjoying the football match between Spain and Italy on TV. White, frothy head resting for a while on top of a clear, late straw coloured body. Moderate lacing on the glass. Mild aroma of grain and fruit. Sweet fruity taste with weight on overriped banana. Missing bitterness, only an alcohol tint to the ending. Rather cloying mouthfeel (thanks to Per Einar for bringing the bottle from Arkhangelsk to Tromsø, 22.06.2008).
daknole (10829) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 7, 2009
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Finnally I am done rating these sorry Baltika beers. My tour of 1-9 wasn’t all that much fun. I kept waiting for a few to be decent . Only one really was. This one is golden and has a white head. Grainy, malty and sweet. Same flavor proflie....shocker. Move along.