cellar (508) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 12, 2008
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Clear amber, no head, notes of cardboar, little malt, sweet flavoer and some not well hidden alcohol in finish. Never again!
Dragonfly1 (500) - Colorado, USA - NOV 7, 2009
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. Light / pale yellow. Aroma is reasonably fresh, sweet, corn, malt. Guessing this one will be indistinguishable from the Baltika 3....Bingo. Same flavor profile, very sweet, no hoppiness. An off bitterness lingers at the end, which competes with the over the top sugary sweet finish. Nobody’s a winner of that competition.
beeracoon (500) - - NOV 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium white head. Clear golden color. Spicy aroma. Caramel taste with a full roasty palate. Good one.
MadMan (495) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 26, 2003
1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Huge frothy white head on pour and very clear light yellow in appearance with sticky lace. Nose is light malt. Corn sweetness and alcohol dominate flavor. Finish is acidic and dry. The aftertaste of this beer is the best thing about it- although still bad. I could barely finish the bottle. I think the russians do worse at creating malt swill than the americans do.
Toomio (494) - Joensuu, FINLAND - FEB 7, 2014
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hyvä peliolut. Ruski Ruski. Tampere, 7 wonders ja Tretjak avasi olympiatulen. Hyvä lager.
gpekar (493) - Florida, USA - MAR 22, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
This was a bottle of the Extra Lager 9. It poured a clear golden amber color, which doesn’t agree with some of the ratings here. There was a tall white head and plenty of carbonation bubbles rising in the glass. There was a mild citrus hops aroma. There was a strong flavor with a bit of sweetness and a good amount of bitterness that developed and lasted well into the finish. There was some alcohol warmth towards the finish as well.
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.
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.
Chapel (468) - Levittown, New York, USA - AUG 1, 2007
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Clear yellow pour with a white head that vanishes real quick. Nose of some corn, and floral scents. Flavor is slightly sweet honey with no detectable hops. Its very brazen about its alcohol content making next to no attempt to disguise its fuel notes. Might be good for a cold winter night in Russia, but it was a poor choice for a warm summer day at lunch.
MrHult (467) - SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2014
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Flaska från @msbrindbergs, tack! Gul vätska med vitt skum. Förvånansvärt lätt doft och smak. Jag förväntade mig värre.