RateBeer
overall
6
20
style

bottled
common

on tap
unknown

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 782   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.17   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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°


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ivabripof (1) - USA - MAR 21, 2006 does not count
I am looking for Russian Baltika 9 Ber. I like the taste, and really enjoy sipping it. I wish I coid find a plave topurchase it here ase I am moving to AZ and can’t get it there.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Guinnessman (102) - VACAVILLE, California, USA - JUL 2, 2008
Nice creamy head. Good flavor with a nice malty bite to it. Went really good with a chunk of Irish White Cheddar.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
davidm (1979) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 7, 2011
Bottle 500ml. Delicious beer. Aromas of honey, bread, a hint of caramel, and alcohol. Taste is sweet, with long length. Palate is silky, almost creamy, with a medium body. Dark yellow, with a frothy head.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chel (32) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 5, 2011
This beer is very strong with an alcoholy taste and palate which is actually a preference of mine. I got the impression that this strong beer was heavily geared towards the Russian palatte and that they would appreciate its strong vodka overtones. I liked it alot. It was light brown with an average head and a strong alcohol with good beer flavorings.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ronaldtheriot (1502) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - MAR 6, 2012
Baltika 9 has a medium, white head and a hazy, yellow-gold appearance, with lots of streaming bubbles and little-to-no lacing. Aroma is of sweet malt and white bread. Taste is of grain husk, barley, bread, a touch of hop bitterness, and then, in mid sip, a rush of alcohol that stays with the drinker. One also picks up a lemony aspect with this. Mouthfeel is medium, and Baltika 9 finishes heavy and somewhat crisp. Drinkability is not high; it’s a sipper. Overall, this is a very good and interesting beer. RJT

3.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ostomo517 (73) - Norton Shores, Michigan, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Pours light amber. Aroma of malt and palate follows the same. Caramel and crystal malts dominate. Still at 8.5 % but yet a nice malty sweet finish. Some people really down this beer but I think its great

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
blackisle (1150) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - NOV 24, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2015 Sweet malty nose, bread, roasty, bit yeasty, honey, grass, herbs, clove; clear light golden, frothy touch of off-white head, reduces to thin layer that remains all the way, nice lacing; full mild bitterness in combination with light malty sweetness and spicy undertones; full body, thick texture, good carbonation; finish at first dry mild bitterness, followed by slightly sweet roasted maltiness, some alcohol. Well-balanced beer, I like it.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
superspak (3327) - Michigan, USA - OCT 1, 2014
500 ml bottle into lager glass, best before 12/6/2014. Pours fairly crystal clear bright golden color with a 1 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of pear, apple, white grape, cracker, bread, honey, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Okay aromas with decent balance of pale malt, earthy hops, and fruity yeast ester notes; with solid strength. A bit too fruity/estery on the nose. Taste of lemon, pear, apple, cracker, bread, honey, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Fair amount of earthy/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, pear, apple, cracker, bread, honey, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Nice balance and robustness of pale malt, earthy hops, and yeast ester flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, moderately crisp, and slightly slick/sticky mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with only a small warming present after the finish. Overall this is a pretty solid pale lager style. Good balance and robustness of pale malt, earthy hops, and fruity yeast ester flavors; and smooth and crisp to drink for the ABV. A pleasantly enjoyable offering.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Shag (2678) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JUL 20, 2005
The aroma is butter and lemons. The flavor is absent of alcohol and corn which is indeed odd for the style. Its kind of citrusy with some lemons present. Extremely smooth and maybe the best malt likka Ive had to date.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - MAR 26, 2006
From a 1pt. 9oz. brown bottle with a best before on the front label, 31/05/06. Made an impressive appearance, poured an clear pale straw golden with a foamy, billowing white head that slowly settle into a clingy, foamy, thin pancake-like lacing, good carbonation. Had a grainy alcohol nose with some floral hoppiness and some faint grassiness. A crisp, biting coarse mouth feel, above average drinkability. Lager husky grainy and lemon grass hoppy taste with a little floral hoppiness, a mild bitterness, some alcohol warmth on the tongue and a crisp, sweet grainy malty finish. I admit, I like the lagers I’ve had from Baltika, they are not world beaters, but they are decent, affordable lagers, well worth trying.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 2  3  4 5 6 » 79


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50