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RATINGS: 732   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. 16.5į


Caterwaul's rating

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Caterwaul (51) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 7, 2013
This is the kind of beer that I REALLY shouldnít like, but thereís just no helping me sometimes; this tastes just fine to me. Tastes and smells like honey kvass with hops added. It finishes a bit like a bourbon whisky; corny, grainy and a little woody- bracing, but it invites you back in. Nearly amber in color- looks like cheap maple syrup straight from the microwave. This is what I buy when I want to get VERY drunk VERY quickly and not have too much to complain about as far as taste (itís a little like drinking a loaf of bread, soggy with hard liquor). It warms you up like no other. Gotta be good for that Russian winter.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Nordcore (1005) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle 50 cl. Golden, Clear With a small white head. Aroma of malt, hops and grass. Light bittersweet With a soft malt end.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Stuedmaster (200) - Vista, California, USA - JUL 5, 2014
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.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
miquelcrush (1273) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUN 29, 2014
Bona cervesa, es bastant equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza, es bastante equilibrada y sabrosa.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
edsspoon (327) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2014
Bottle - light golden with a fizzy white head that fades to nothing. Aroma of honey, malt, toasty malt and a touch of fruit. Taste is syrup and treacle followed by some roasty malt and light bitterness. Slightly warming - a bit watery. Medium body, strong carbonation. Best of the Baltikas that Iíve had, surprisingly.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mike_77 (2985) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 6, 2014
Clear golden colour. Aroma has a bit of sweet malt and is slightly metallic. Tastes like a typical strong lager. Offers very little flavour, just a warming alcoholic sensation.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
prawlie (1107) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2014
500 mL bottle into a pint glass. Clear, golden, gassy with a good foamy head. The aroma is ok, malty with plenty of hop, but not very adventurous. Malty, bitter, but surprisingly smooth for the strength. Has a cereal, Shreddies like aftertaste. Not too considering but Iím not going to be insisting my friends try it.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
alexsdad06 (5338) - Ohio, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Bottle at home from notes 2011. Pours a clear golden color with a small white head. The aroma and flavor had sweet grainy malt, corn, skunky notes, faded hops, a hint of floral, very mild bitterness, dry finish. Not very good.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ContemplateBeer (1507) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 25, 2014
Aroma: Sweet and corn puffy with a whiff of something that almost reminds me of a pear liquer. Appearance: Royal gold with a white head that settles into a bubbly ring. Flavor: Spirit-like, and fruitier than any lager should be with some weird pear esters; corn sweetness is there, but itís not unpalatable. Alcohol lets itís Russian flag fly. Palate: Full body, thick texture, soft carbonation, long finish. Overall: Hard to rate this by the numbers; itís a pretty poor lager overall, but is pretty cheap and fills your need for something a little more stiff. And, really, I didnít find myself saying "this is terrible" but rather "I like this more than I want to admit." My rating reflects the latter.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Unde (338) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 23, 2014
Clear golden yellow beer with small head. Aroma has barley malts, hay, slight honey sweetness and hint of grassy notes. Taste has sweet honey, barley malts, with an unpleasant after taste. Boozy lager with high carbonation.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mjmoen (46) - - MAY 22, 2014
Clear straw color. Low bitterness. Strong alcohol and sweet taste. lightly bitter.


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