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RATINGS: 735   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.16   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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A strong lager beer with a taste close to classic lager varieties. The flavor is light and there is a suggestion of malt, together with sweetish notes and mild hops bitterness.
Ingredients: water, light barley malt, maltose syrup and hops.
Produced since 1998. 16.5°


1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
mustangjoe (183) - redondo beach, California, USA - OCT 9, 2005
Not too good. Pale yellow with a small white head. Alcohol was very present in the aroma and flavor. I knew I was trying a malt liquor so I guess I shouldn’t be surprised.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jport4087 (178) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 31, 2010
Me no like. This one is not for me. Sweet and does not even attempt to hide it’s alcohol. This may be the reason the Russians drink vodka.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BleacherBum (177) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - APR 19, 2007
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.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
WolfsBlood84 (172) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUL 15, 2007
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.

1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
DKlovesbeer (172) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - JAN 29, 2006
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.

1.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
jwdevalue (158) - Neptune, New Jersey, USA - SEP 29, 2007
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.

1.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
mkofron (155) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 21, 2007
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.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ampp (155) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 12, 2003
big white lacy head.. some malty sweetness with a little bite from the 8%ABV. a slight bitter aftertaste. not too bad.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BillyM (151) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 29, 2005
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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Codythegreat (149) - Carrollton, Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2008
I will fill all of this out at a later time. I drank it out of a lager glass.


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