jtd6628 (361) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 17, 2011
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Russian beer. This lager has a sour finish with lack of drinkability.
BeerBaron617 (358) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - FEB 6, 2009
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pops brought this home in a huge 51 oz. bottle. so we split it:) It poured a medium yellow, with 1 inch head, and it had a sweet aroma. Well, I did some research, I think itís safe to say that this is the equivalent of a European malt liquor, with itís sweetness, and high ABV. It was ok, but I donít think I would get it again. Cheers!
sfuen03 (357) - Barcelona, SPAIN - DEC 15, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Transparent pale amber liquid, average sized white head, low to medium retention. Aroma is led by herbs, grass, cookies. Oily mouthfeel, medium body, balanced finish, carbonation lower than the standard in lager beer, alcohol kept unmaked. Taste is sweet, grassy, balanced. Not that bad.
wildbeercat (356) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 14, 2013
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
16.9 fl oz / 500mL bottle into a pint glass. Served cold.
Aroma: Faint cereals, especially corn. Not a lot of malt. Slightly acidic. Some sweetbread.
Appearance: Transparent bright yellow; no head.
Taste: White bread. Sweet corn. Nothing else. Points for being non-offensive, lack of points for being horribly dull.
Palate: There and then gone. Not persistent, light-medium body.
Overall: I donít understand how Baltika can make amazing beers like the 6 and 8 but then make mediocre beers like the 2, 5, especially the 7, and the 9. :( not impressed at all. You canít make a bland, flat beer with 8% abv and expect it to be amazing; thatís not how it works. Beers need depth and character. Baltika 9 lacks both.
mikeben (355) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2003
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I hope this is
the same beer as my bottle said pale beer. If it is I cannot understand the rating. While I am unfamilier with malt liquer this to me did taste like a mild pale ale. I thought Malt liquer was supposed to be sweet? This had only a undertone of it. Kind of similer to bass with its mild sour and sweet flavor. While not something I would buy a case of. This was very good.
thexplorer (353) - Kherson, UKRAINE - SEP 18, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Обычное фиговое крепкое.
spilledpint (352) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 21, 2010
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Notes from May 31, 2010
51 oz. bottle from Woodmanís Madison, $1.99
Ar: Standard offensive malt liquor/strong lager aroma. Maybe a bit of honey to go along with the aroma of syrupy sweet barley/adjuncts.
Ap: Pours a urine yellow with a head that dissipates quickly. I guess it could look worse...
T: This is pretty bad. A bit of honey and not much else. Calling this "borderline offensive" would be a complement.
P: Overly-fizzy body which is a bit sticky.
This is a great gag gift if you can find it for two bucks. It gets a bonus point for the 51 oz. plastic bottle. Seriously, how can you produce and ship this stuff from St. Petersburg, Russia to Madison, Wisconsin for less than two bucks?
George999 (351) - Colorado, USA - JAN 17, 2016
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
From the bottle the color is light straw, the head is white and stays at a medium level, the aroma is non diScript, the taste is faint licorice and a little sweet, missing body. The finish is alcohol, the mouthfeel is thin.
themadmumis (347) - Westminster, Maryland, USA - NOV 20, 2006
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Oh yeah.. pop the top and get a whiff of the Steel Reserver, er, Olde English, or ... If this was advertised as a malt liquor and a fraction of the price and in a larger bottle, it would be rather decent. This oneís for the malt fans...
Stuedmaster (345) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 5, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Aroma of honey and corn syrup. Pours clear gold with a decent soapy white head that leaves lacing. Flavor is syrupy sweet, not enough balance, very grainy and sweet. Has a nice alcohol kick, some Russian hooch for your gullet. Itís better than most American macros, at least itís neither a dirty fermentation nor dominated by adjunct grains. Cloyingly sweet, like a corn syrup bomb, donít think I will repeat.