Baltika-Baku (Baltika-Carlsberg) Reviews




Leighton
2.7
Afsana
Plastic bottle shared during Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2014 - Session 3. Big thanks to Rene! Pours clear, pale yellow with a creamy, white head. The nose has light dry cereal, hay and paper. Light sweet flavour, with sugary white bread, grains and cereal, dough, faint paper, straw. Light bodied with fine to average carbonation. Papery finish, lightly sweet, with more cereal, minimal bitterness. About what you would expect of a pale lager from an obscure country.
Monday, March 07, 2016

GIJOE
2.1
Xirdalan Lager Beer
Typical pale lager. Nothing special. Drinkable. The only thing remarkable is that it's my first beer from Azerbaijan and my first beer in Azerbaijan. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Tuesday, February 02, 2016

adodo
2.3
Xirdalan Lager Beer
Weakish aroma. Clear yellow colour. Nearly no foam. Little to medium sweetness, little bitter. Quite lively. Quite nice but nothing special.
Tuesday, July 07, 2015

belgis
2.6
Xirdalan Lager Beer
Surprising fresh hop aroma. It disappears fast but still nice. Golden pale yellow. Almost no foam. Thin lacing. Clean taste refreshing bit heavy in aftertaste. Simple palate.
Tuesday, July 07, 2015

trapped
2.3
Xirdalan Lager Beer
Bottle. Pours pale yellow with small white foamy head, doughy aroma, thin and watery body, medium carbonation, somewhat flat taste, abrupt finish. Generic lager.
Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Reconqvista
1.8
Xirdalan Lager Beer
Bright golden color beer with a small white lasting head. Aroma is malty, grainy and grassy. Flavor is predominantly sweet with bitter herbal notes. Body is medium and slightly watery. Carbonation is low and the end very short.
Monday, May 11, 2015

Manslow
1.8
Xirdalan Lager Beer
Butelka, alk 4,8% pite w Baku. Kolor jasnozłoty, piana znikoma, szybko zanika, smak lekko kwaskowe,nagazowane dobrze, goryczka w tle znikoma. Ogólnie pijalne ale typowe postsowieckie.
Thursday, April 16, 2015

Sibarh
1.8
Xirdalan Lager Beer
But. 0,5, alkohol 4,8 %, kapsel dedykowany piwu. Kolor - złoty, klarowny. Piana - drobna, wysoka, trwała. Zapach - słodowo-chmielowy. Smak - średni słód, lekki chmiel, spora słodycz z nuta kukurydzy, lekka goryczka. Poprawne.
Sunday, March 01, 2015

alex_leit
1.4
Xirdalan Lager Beer
Bottle. Golden color, white foam. Weak aroma of malt and hop with a light citrus. Taste: watery, malty, fruity, a little lemon. Almost typical southern lager.
Friday, February 13, 2015

Wim
2.2
Xirdalan Lager Beer
at bart place along with yves 0.50 liter bottle gold blond-colored body with a white head and a spicy hop herby aroma a herby spicy hop bitter taste with a bitter finish
Thursday, November 27, 2014

Yves
2.3
Xirdalan Lager Beer
Shared with wim at bart’s place, thans to bart. Clear goldblond colored beer with medium white head and lots of carbonation. Herby malty aroma. Flat palate. Finish is herby sweet with some slight bitter hints.
Saturday, November 01, 2014

kappldav123
2.1
Afsana
Thanks to Barak for providing me a glass of this at CBC 2014. Beer in the glass light yellow, small head. Dry-malty aroma. Starts very mild, dry, malty, almost no hoppy notes. Finish still mild, washy. Some metallically notes. Nothing special but I’m happy for the country tick!
Friday, September 19, 2014

ElManana
1.9
Xirdalan Lager Beer
Bottle @ RBBSG III. Country ticking. Pours light yellow, white head. Aroma of grains, sirupy. Taste is more sweetness, malts.
Thursday, September 18, 2014

mR_fr0g
2
Afsana
Bottle shared at the Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2014, red session. 03/05/2014. Big Thanks to Benzai for the country tick! Aroma is corn, bread, sweetcorn and cereal. Pale yellow golden coloured pour not head.Flavour is corn, sweet cereal. Some signs of a hot ferment with dms. Palate is watery. Papery.
Monday, August 25, 2014

tderoeck
1.4
Xirdalan Lager Beer
5/VII/14 - 50cl can @ RBBSG III (Gent) - BB: n/a (2014-716) Thanks to Benzai for sharing the can!

Clear light yellow beer, aery white head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: grains, malty, very rural impression, sweet, sugary, corn syrup. MF: soft carbon, light body. Taste: sweet, corn syrup, hay, sweet malts, sugary. Aftertaste: more of the same. Country tick #99!

Monday, August 18, 2014

fonefan
1.5
Afsana

Bottle 1500ml. PET bottle.

[ As Afsana ].
[ As my country rating # 147 on ratebeer ]. [ Courtesy of Benzai ]. Clear medium yellow color with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is light to moderate malty, grain, hay, corn, damp stain - fusty, vegetables, cardboard. Flavour is moderate sweet with a average duration, sweet malt, vegetables, corn. Body is light to medium, texture is watery, carbonation is soft. [20140503]

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Travlr
2
Xirdalan Lager Beer
Can courtesy of Benzai, thank you sir! My 150th country rating. Sadly, I have never been to Azerbaijan. Clear pale yellow color, thin white head. Aroma of papery white pepper. Taste is plain lemon, more paper. Inoffensive.
Tuesday, July 08, 2014

PriorL
1.2
Xirdalan Lager Beer
CAN at RBSG 2014. Thx to everyone for sharing today’s bottles! APPEARANCE: clear blond beer, small unstable white head. NOSE: grains, watery, bad. TASTE: grains, watery, bad.
Monday, July 07, 2014

JefVerstraete
1.4
Xirdalan Lager Beer
Can @ RBBSG, 2014. Thanks Benzai! Pale yellow colour, white foam. Medium carbonation. Sweet malty taste, corn and some grains. Bad.
Monday, July 07, 2014

sebletitje
2.2
Xirdalan Lager Beer
Bouteille 50cl @ RBBSG III, courtesy of Benzai. Dorée, col blanc fin. Arôme de corn malt, léger houblonné fermenté et grains. Palais offre ce profil typique de lager est-européenne avec un malt au penchant doux, qcq poignées de houblons nobles ajoutant un fleuri faiblard. ok, mais sans plus.
Sunday, July 06, 2014

ThirstyBird
2.2
Xirdalan Lager Beer
Pours a super pale yellow with a small white head. The nose is corn, caramel, bread. The taste is as it smells. Light in body with light carbonation.
Sunday, July 06, 2014

77ships
2.4
Xirdalan Lager Beer
500 ml. green bottle sampled @ RBBSG III. Thanks to Benzai! Clear golden. Nose is heavy on skunk with some sweet grains in the back. Tastes of sweet corn mash, some grains & plenty of skunk. Fizzy. Eh another lousy pale lager.
Sunday, July 06, 2014

Benzai
2.3
Xirdalan Lager Beer
Sampled @ RBBSG III. Clear yellow to golden color, small white head that disappears instantly. Smell and taste lightly malts, a slight touch if grains, hay, sweet malts, corn. Low body, low to average carbonation.
Saturday, July 05, 2014

madmitch76
2.1
Afsana
3rd May 2014
Bottle share in the CBC queue. Thanks to Benzai for this country tick. Pretty much a clear pale gold beer, small white head. Palate is light and semi dry. Fine carbonation. Sweet papery pale malt. Sweet watery mild citrus. Light papery finish with some floralness. Delightful!

Saturday, June 07, 2014

zvikar
1
Afsana
Bottle sample at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2014. 3rd Session. Thanks Benazi. Pours yellow with a small head, aroma of honey and caramel, flavor of honey and caramel, light bodied.
Friday, May 30, 2014

DSG
1
Afsana
[5/3/14] Plastic bottle sample at Copenhagen Beer Celebration. 3rd session. Thanks Benzai! Clear pale straw. Aroma of corn and paper. Sweetish flavor, papery and corny. Really thin and watery.
Friday, May 16, 2014

Rune
1.7
Afsana
Kindly shared by Benzai, poured from a big plastic bottle. Diminishing white head to a clear, pale golden body. Fragile lacing. Discreet aroma of pale malts, mid-sweet. Moderate flavours of cardboard and mid-sweet grain. Papery dry ending. Diluted in the mouth. About drinkable (CBC, second day, Copenhagen 03.05.2014).
Thursday, May 15, 2014

MrHangover
1.9
Xirdalan Draft Premium
Bottle @ THT May, courtesy of Benzai. Another Azerbaijani tick in less than a week.. save me please! It poured like a typical lager, very skunky aroma and so was the taste. Nothing really interesting here..
Saturday, May 10, 2014

dEnk
1.8
Xirdalan Draft Premium
Bottle @ tht. Aroma is hay, cardboard, floral notes. Flavour is malt, hay, flowery potpourri. Expected worse.
Friday, May 09, 2014

Benzai
1.9
Xirdalan Draft Premium
Bottle [thanks Erik Jan!] shared @ The Hague Tasting. Clear golden color, small white head. Aroma is malts, cardboard, dusty. Taste is malts, sweet malts, lightly cardboard. Low body, low to average carbonation. Well I still had hopes for an acceptable lager, but this is quite bad.
Friday, May 09, 2014

sic1314
1.8
Xirdalan Draft Premium
Poured light golden with no head. Aroma of chemically sweet malt. Medium body, flavour is fairly similar to the aroma. Poor but not awful.
Friday, May 09, 2014

deanso
1.8
Xirdalan Draft Premium
33cl bottle courtesy of and shared with Benzai. No head. Very low carbonation. Clear golden pour. An ok pils.
Friday, May 09, 2014

rlgk
1.9
Afsana
Plastic 1 l-bottle while waiting for CBC 2014. Huge thanks to Benzai! Pale golden beer with a small white head. Bready cardboard aroma, grapes, apples, papery notes. Malty papery flavor, cardboard, hop notes. Thin bodied, quite boring beer, but a new country for me.
Tuesday, May 06, 2014

chrisv10
1.7
Afsana
Bottle courtesy of Benzai. Clear pale yellow with tiny head. Aroma is malt, grainy and corn. Flavour is malt, grainy, corn, medium sweet, little bitter and a little corn.
Tuesday, May 06, 2014

joergen
1.9
Afsana
Plastic Bottle at CBC 2014. Clear yellow coloured with a small white head. Malty aroma of grain with notes of hops. Malty flavour of hay, caramel and cardboard. Sweet finish.
Sunday, May 04, 2014

Camons
1.7
Afsana
1L PET bottle @ CBC 2014, courtesy of Benzai, Thanks! Pours light yellow with a small white head. Aroma of corn, rice, cardboard, light fruit. Flavor is malt, corn, cardboard. Thin watery body, average carbonation. 030514
Sunday, May 04, 2014

kermis
2
Afsana
Plastic bottle kindly shared by Benzai at CBC 2014. Pours clear golden with a bubbly white head. Aroma of malt, caramel and grain. Flavor is light sweet and bitter. Very thin watery palate. Light bodied with light carbonation. Not as bad as I expected! but it didn’t stand up to the quality of beers provided at CBC.
Sunday, May 04, 2014

pentaz
1.6
Afsana
1L plastic bottle @ CBC, courtsey of Benzai. Pours clear yellow with a tiny white head. Aroma is sweet, paper, grass, malt syrup, metal and mild rubber. Taste is light sweet and very light bitter. Body is light, texture is watery/thin, carbonation is soft. Finishes dry and very watery.
Sunday, May 04, 2014

Ungstrup
1.7
Afsana
Bottled. A golden beer with a white head. The aroma has notes of metal, malt, and straw. The flavor is sweet with notes of metal, brewing cereal, and and caramel, leading to a dry finish. Thanks Benzai for leaving the bottle at Taphouse for me.
Saturday, May 03, 2014

lusikka
1.2
Afsana
Bottle. Pours a golden colour with a small head. Aroma of grains, wet paper and some citrus. Flavour of grains, wet cardboard and sweetness. Light bodied. Quite horrible.
Saturday, May 03, 2014

tiong
1.6
Afsana
Pours hazy yellow with a tiny head. Metallic notes, cardboard and plastic. Quite unpleasant lager.
Saturday, May 03, 2014

madsberg
2
Afsana
Plastic bottle. Light Golden coloured. Clear. Small off White head. Aroma. Grains, sweetness, wet vegetables. Flavour. Grainy, sweet, fruity. Thin bodied. Ends fruity.
Saturday, May 03, 2014

olio
1.5
Afsana
1L plastic bottle.
Pours clear pale golden color with no head. Aroma is grainy and somewhat sweet, corn and cardboard also. Flavor of hay, cardboard, herbal notes and grain. Straightforward.
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Saturday, May 03, 2014

Borup
1.8
Afsana
1 liter plastic bottle. Clear golden colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of malt and hops.
Saturday, May 03, 2014

laiti
1.6
Afsana
1L plastic bottle @ CBC. Thanks guys in the next table!
Aroma is fulfilled with butter. Also some herbal notes. Flavour has herbs, cardboard notes and buttery tones. Not that nice.

Saturday, May 03, 2014

TBone
1.5
Afsana
Bottle 1 ltr
Clear pale yellow color, tiny white head. Typical Soviet plastic bottle aroma. Diacetyl, sweet corn-like maltyness. Light-bodied. Green apple, low bitterness. Very typical Eastern low-end lager.

Saturday, May 03, 2014

yespr
2
Afsana
1 l plastic bottle. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is grassy and cornish. Flavour too. Slight sweet, mild toasted malty into the finish.
Saturday, May 03, 2014

cgarvieuk
2.3
Afsana
Bottle at Copenhagen beer festival... Light golden yellow... Thin white lacing... Soft grainy grassy nose... Grain front... Sift fruit... Much as expected
Saturday, May 03, 2014

Rasmus40
1.8
Afsana
Bottle courtesy of Benzai. Clear yellow with a small off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty and grainy. Flavor is medium sweet. Sweet finish. Watery. 030514
Saturday, May 03, 2014

saxo
1.4
Afsana
Plastic bottle. No head. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are grain, malt, bread and hops.
Saturday, May 03, 2014