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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°

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
beerguy101 (5287) - Newark, California, USA - JAN 10, 2003
Very light gold color. Small head. Aroma is slightly malty and sweet. Its very sweet, lots of corn added?. The corn flavor is balanced by a strong alcohol flavor. No hops to speak of, yet there is some bitterness whose origin I don’t really want to know. This stuff is really awful. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean. Aftertaste is chemical and bitter.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
jgb9348 (4805) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - FEB 21, 2003
Very very light in colour, with a white head. Almost no aroma, but some detectable metallic smell. Somewhat sweet taste, but thats about it...Nothing more than a flavourless, colourless bottle of russian water....with eight percent alcohol squeezed in somehow!

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
SirTom (88) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 5, 2003
Pretty terrible. The first and possibly the last russian beer I will try. * Had this at a beer club meeting with many other beers, hence I don't remember all my comments - only the ratings which I wrote down at the time.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
WhiteAlePower (91) - Long Island, New York, USA - APR 19, 2006
Bottle. Far too malty (burnt), no head, and a crap hoppy finish. Rus is not known for her master breweries... just her wodka!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 11, 2007
Pours golden with thin head. Grassy, dusty aroma. Flavor is sweet, alcohol, grainy, not good. Coats the mouth in a bit of an awful way. Texture nearly invokes the gag reflex.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - AUG 27, 2007
16.9 oz bottle, labeled Baltika 9 Extra Lager, bottled on 020306, best by 020307. Oops - a bit past the "best by" date. Judging by my previous experience with Baltika beers, it won’t matter much, but we shall see. Honey gold with a big bubbly white head that descends rapidly. Corny grain nose, lightly sweet yet astringent, a bit of a chemically scent that I have found common to this brand. Sweet graininess with a distinct alcohol flavor. Slick maltiness. Ugh. Not good. I see from other ratings this used to be listed as a malt likka - seems more appropriate. Boozy, rough and useless, unless alcohol delivery is the only goal.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Ramenen (466) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - JAN 3, 2008
Thanks to ghawener. Drank it in El Flor. Same as No.7. Can you say maize!! Brewed with many adjuncts which gives it the maize aroma and taste. Skunky.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
waolsen (1360) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - APR 26, 2009
bottle. golden with spotty white head. almost no aroma. this is 8% of pure hell. just terrible.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
degbert (1166) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 12, 2010
I have been led to understand this is one of the most popular beers in Russia. I think this beer explains nicely why the Russians drink vodka. incredibly odd nose, with an undercurrent I can’t place but that is highly unpleasant; taste is heavy, foul, and metallic. The color is acceptable, but the head looked -- and moved -- like pudding, mousse, or scrambled eggs. In short, YECH.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
flatmatt (1136) - Northville, Michigan, USA - FEB 5, 2010
51 oz plastic bottle. Pours clear golden with a small white head. Aroma is sweetish malts, apple hints, and after a bit I get a definite gym sock aroma. Flavor is pretty much the same, with sweet malts, apple, some alcohol and higher alcohols, and gym sock, but not as much as in the aroma.

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