BleacherBum (177) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - APR 19, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not bad at all. Alcohol is well-hidden. Aroma is sweet with a hint of that funk-nasty cheap lager aroma. Flavor is smooth and crisp: Sweet malty flavor with a nice hop twinge at the end. Ending is crisp and dry with a hint of toast.
DKlovesbeer (172) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - JAN 29, 2006
1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
This beer pours with the effervescence and color of Ginger Ale. It has a big white head that settles quickly. I wouldn’t believe this stuff was 8% ABV just from looking at it; I also wouldn’t believe it was big on flavor. The aroma is interesting, and very wrong. Has some truly unpleasant hop-like notes in the aroma. Whatever, all I can say is that it smells bad, but not completely atrocious. The flavor is not very good either. Unfortunately this beer seems to use the ancient technique or steeping the grains in a sack made entirely of soiled gym socks. There is at least a bit of malt and some hops in the palate and notes of alcohol are present in the finish. Overall, I can’t say this is complete piss but it’s damned friggin close. I’d rather drink Colt 45.
WolfsBlood84 (172) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUL 15, 2007
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2007 16.9 oz. Bottle from "Crackhead Liquors" in Terre Haute, In - I was redirected to this page from the other one "Baltika Extra 9 Lager," which is the actual name of this beer (picture is quite different as well). On the side of the neck: "Baltika Extra is a Pale Beer brewed from the best ingredients according to an avanced technology. Unique combination of perfect brewing and easy drinking. This beer is brewed specially for you." Sounds pretty good right? Anyway, I thought this looked and sounded interesting, especially being Russian, and was priced decently so I grabbed it. First it pours and looks like any American macro piss beer, lame. I smell it, very strange - very hoppy and a little sweet - but also smells a little like old beer spilled at the ball park. Tastes crazy - like a Pale Ale was poured into a slightly sweet lager tasting very much of alcohol. Not easy to drink at all!! This beer is not lacking in flavor - its actually got too much (or too many different ones). Might be alright if the flavor got cleaned up (a lot). Stay away from this unless you like drinking something that doesn’t taste good.
jwdevalue (158) - Neptune, New Jersey, USA - SEP 29, 2007
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
This is part of a beer club. Had only one bottle but was decent for the price. Poured great and had a nice finish. Would do again.
mkofron (155) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 21, 2007
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Pours morning urine yellow with big foamy white head. Sickeningly sweet. So sweet I couldn’t finish a 16.9oz bottle. Most of it went down the drain.
ampp (153) - 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.
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.
Codythegreat (149) - Carrollton, Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
I will fill all of this out at a later time. I drank it out of a lager glass.
Bigsky66 (148) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 16, 2005
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Cabbage aroma witn slight fruit taste. Alcohol burn finish. Pretty much par for the course on this type. Overall has some sweet malt flavor just should come in a forty.
gotbeach (139) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 3, 2009
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle BevMo. Pours clear light gold with less than decent white diminished head.
Euro aroma (smells like a Heineken). The sweet malt flavor comes out (perhaps too much), but it’s very light, and the 8% is hidden well.