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RATINGS: 725   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.21/5   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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Light, aromatic beer with a most refined flavor, served in the best restaurants and bars of St. Petersburg, Moscow and other cities. The beer possesses a unique taste and the subtlest aroma.
The ingredients are water, light barley malt and hops.
Produced since 1994. 12.5°

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2.2
robinvboyer (4736) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 15, 2009
I had this side by side with the baltika 5, and I honestly can’t detect a difference. Same sweet corny mess. Its not awful but it’s not great either.

3.3
mkel07 (6239) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 14, 2009
500ml can. Bright golden colour with a misty shading of white bubbly foam across the top. Nice sweet honey aroma that sits nicely in the nose. Clean and dry taste that finishes well. Nice balance with a smooth aftertaste.

2.3
Maria (10211) - Thisted, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2009
It’s golden with a white head and an aroma of malt and fruit. The flavor has a light to moderate sweetness and notes of malt, fruit and light citrus in the finish, that also is slightly sweet.

2.8
probstblueribbon (3791) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 10, 2009
500 ml bottle in gift pack from LCSO, served at cellar temperature in a Baltika glass.

App.: Clear bright straw with a fairly large white froth. Aroma: Some wet hay, grass, straw and light peppery hops, a little biscuity malt, slightly floral perfume, a touch of soapiness maybe? Palate: Medium body with very sparse carbonation, borders on flat. Flav.: Nice light malt profile, a touch of cardboard, lacks the green, grassy notes of the nose, still a touch floral/soapy/perfumy; dry with basically no bitterness and a pleasant, short-lived light malt finish.

Well, considering what it is and where it is from, not bad.

2.2
Raistlin (449) - London, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 7, 2009
Bottle. Very pale yellow color, almost no head. Aroma is malts and grassy. Scent however was terrible. While the beer tasted pretty decent, it smelled of staleness and lingered around the beer forever.

2.5
larsga (7625) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 27, 2009
Medium white lasting head. Pale yellow body. Clean mealy malt aroma. Dryish-sweetish mealy malty taste with faint fruity notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, fatty mouthfeel. Dryish papery grape aftertaste. Decent, but unremarkable. (0.33l draft, Café Ket, St. Petersburg, Russia.)

3
JesseM (1158) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 25, 2009
500mL green bottle from an LCBO gift pack. Pours a pale yellow with a medium white head. The aroma is skunky and of plastic, but with a hint of actual hops and pale malts. Flavour is corny with a bitter bite at the end that suggests hops, as well as some skunk and sulfer. Really nothing too bad all things considered. Mouth-feel is quite light but biting and lively. I guess that marshy Neva Petersburg water they must be using makes decent beer, as this brewery continues to be not-that-bad to me for a macro.

2
joe19612 (3020) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2009
Bottle. Poured a golden yellow colour with a thin white head. Slightly grassy aroma mixed with malt. Tastes of bread with a bitter aftertaste. Better than I thought it would be, still not that great.

1.9
ha1ag (946) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 18, 2009
Bottled from a Russian store in Aachen. Very pale yellow color, almost no head. Aroma is malts and grassy. Flavour is the same, where are the hops ?

0.8
MrBunn (2843) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2009
Bottle with a funky little lift off bottle cap. Pours like a crumby eurolager... fizzy gold with a fizzy head and skunky aromas that hit the nose from afar. Closer inspection reveals just how skunky this green bottled gem has traveled across land and sea... it’s pretty pungent. Flavor is a nasty mess of sweet corn syrup malt and vile skunk tail just after spraying the neighbor’s impertinent dog. Nasty sweetness... nasty skunkiness. Uggh... drain??!!


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