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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. 16.5į


4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
pnaimport99 (7) - North Hollywood, California, USA - SEP 25, 2002 does not count

4.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
GrainBeltMan (28) - California, USA - DEC 9, 2006
This is a great beer - one of the best combos of great flavor and ass-kickiní power around; itís one of my regular brews. Although it bears some resemblance to Steel Reserve (which is pretty good), Baltika #9 has a rounded, balanced smoothness that sets it apart. The guys panning it must be a) teetotalers; b)lobotomy victims; or c) white zinfandel drinkers.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikeben (355) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2003
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.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
legion242 (2172) - Richardson, Texas, USA - JUN 6, 2005
Looks like I will be one of the few that likes this one. But this style, what I call a Strong Continental Lager is my guilty pleasure. This was yummy in all the wrong ways!!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 15, 2010
Baltika Brewery--Baltika Extra Pale Beer--#9--2002 16.9 oz. Bottle. 8.00% ABV. (4.0 / 5.0) Malt Liquor. Clear thin light straw golden color. Mild lacy head. Clean mild floral adjunct hop front. Crisp tangy clean dry sweet rich tasty pilsner body. Clean balanced rich mild hop end. Adjunct Pilsner flavor. Rich. Sampled 1/2/2003. Baltika Brewery--#9 Extra Lager--2006 16.9 oz. Bottle. 8.00% ABV. 25 IBUís? (4.25 / 5.0) Pale Lager--Imperial. 2 @ $2.09 Each. Mild head. Clear bright rich yellow gold color. Mild hop front. Smooth mild creamy crisp big Pilsner Pale Lager rich mild sweet butterscotch Maltose syrup adjunct amped body. Smooth mild hop citrus clean balanced rich end. Aged well. Sampled 3/23/2008. Baltika Brewery--#9 Extra Lager--2008 16.9 oz. Bottle. 8.00% ABV. 25 IBUís? (4.5 / 5.0) Pale Lager--Imperial. Thin foamy mild head. Clear bright thin yellow gold color. Mild zesty hop front. Crisp mild creamy tangy Pilsner Pale Lager dry sweet adjunct maltose syrup amped body. Smooth zesty fresh mild hop citrus clean balanced rich end. Better Fresh! Sampled 3/23/2008. $2.49 Each.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lweiberg (109) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 22, 2007
$2.49 for a 16 oz. bottle at Blu Max, recommended by a guy who works there. Wow, had low expectations after reading these comments but really tasted like a fuller, more potent version of Bellís Winter Ale. Very soothing, creamy, malty and inviting. Different wrapper than whatís featured in the ratebeer photo, will definitely try again.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
grandemahatma (2) - ITALY - MAY 26, 2009 does not count
I totally agree with the "commercial descrition": sweetish, soft malt flavour, very pleasant and easy to drink. very light flavour for its 8 ABV. Golden colour with barely no foam. Light-medium body, pleasantly long finish. Indeed a worth-to-be-tried beer. Althought be careful: this is the first time I rate a beer here, so Iím not confident about the grades I gave..

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HighWine (951) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2010
Hazy straw pour with a lathery white head reminiscent of sea foam. The head lingers long, laces well, and never fades completely away. Aroma of sour green apples. Cereal malt taste up front just slightly overtaking the bittering hops. Very crisp and clean for the high ABV. Thereís a slight booziness that lingers on the palate. Very drinkable (which is scary!). Tasty and full bodied. This beer came highly recommended and it has really grown on me. I like it despite the low marks from other raters. Worth trying and enjoying while camping on a cool evening or with an appetizer course during a nice meal.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Syzzer (590) - Oregon, USA - JUL 6, 2012
Slightly darker yellow color. Interesting sweet yeast intro. Nice tamed floral sweetness that lingers. A surprisingly really good beer

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
noelcb (271) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - AUG 26, 2005
This grew out of a partnership between Efes and Baltika. So this is similar to Efes Extra, a very good strong lager. Pours pale yellow like a good pils. Great foamy white head, fades slowly with some nice lace. Aromas of alcohol, apple, yeast. Tastes of apple, light hops, sweet fruit and malt. Good all-around lager (by the way, itís bottom fermented). Iíd have it for a daily drinker -- beats hell out of Bud and Miller.


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