leebotton (406) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2015
Crystal clear golden yellow with a fine but small head. Aroma is light caramel with a touch of spice and a little breadiness. Very, very subtle diacetyl / butter which is actually very good at this level. Really full bodied for this style, presumably from the maltose which for me makes it great. Gives it a real full character which actually works very well against the bakcdrop of very light malt, subtle butter and spice. Whilst the flavour has a sense of sweetness the finish is still very crisp and dry. There are a lot of low scores being given to this beer and I can’t understand that. These people must be missing something because this is an excellent lager indeed. Clean, easy, crisp and yet still so characterful. Possibly nay probably my favourite lager. falbinosantos (1) - São Bernardo do Campo, BRAZIL - APR 21, 2012 does not count
Sabor suave, creme pouco denso se desfaz rapidamente, aroma agradável, aspecto cristalino, philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 15, 2010
Baltika Brewery--St. Petersburg, Russia--Baltika #5 Golden Lager--2007 16.9 oz. Clear Longneck Bottle. 5.30% ABV. 25 IBU’s? (4.0 / 5.0) Pale Lager. Foamy white mild lace head. Clear bright yellow gold color. Mild hop adjunct stank hint front. CO2 tangy crisp smooth mild sweet caramel Pale Lager tasty body. Crisp tangy clean hop spice refreshing end. Sampled 8/9/2007. jde123 (775) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 29, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2004 Another beer received from my friend from Russia. This ranks among the best lagers I have ever tasted. Pours a rich amber color. A great sweet aroma gives way to a comparativley complex flavor, when considering a lot of other lagers worldwide. Great texture, very silky and filling. Goes down increadibly smooth with a very pleasant biting aftertaste. Great stuff! BenWesthof (196) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 11, 2016
A very pleasant pale lager. Smooth taste, with just enough sweetness to not make it too sweet.
rangerred (989) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - JUL 11, 2012
500ml clear bottle into a pint glass.
Pours a crystal clear medium gold with a half finger head. Tons of carbonation bubbles rising through the beer help to hold the head for a long time. Really a pretty beer.
A very light skunkyness in the aroma but much less than what I was expecting with a clear bottle. Lots of grain and grassy hops and a slight hint of lemon.
A nice breadyness in the taste quickly followed by hay and grass from the hops. Bitterness is on the light side and really the taste kind of falls apart about halfway through. The crispness I was expecting just didn’t come with the beer finishing up a little bit sweet.
Overall, this is very similar to Baltika #3. I haven’t done a side by side tasting but the similarities are remarkable. This one may be a little less sweet but not much. Really it isn’t a bad beer just completely unremarkable. I would pick up again, though. ordybill (1758) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - JAN 28, 2017
Poured from a 16 oz bottle into a pint glass at the World of Beer in Pooler, Georgia. The appearance is a light yellow color with a large white head. The aroma is grain driven and slightly skunky. The taste is grain with some light bitterness at the end. HermanW (1069) - Coevorden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 25, 2004
A nice beer. Smells good tastes good. A bet sweet it remembers me of Palm Dobbel. elmatador00 (519) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 18, 2007
Pours a clear yellow with a small white head. Strong malt taste, like most lagers should be. Finishes dry and thick malty on tongue. Nothing to write home about. Grzesiek79 (4294) - Radom, POLAND - MAR 23, 2012
earthy, cooked vegetables, soy sauce, golden, hazy, white foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, heavily sour, umami, thin feel, light body, soft carbonation,