mikeben (355) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2003
A great wheat beer. I love the clove and Bananna. I did not know there were Russian beers until last weekend when I went to a Russian brew tasting. All of the Baltika were really good. A little richer then some other wheats but none the worse for it. Tian (1) - GERMANY - OCT 9, 2004 does not count
shoking! a russian beer that may cope with all the german tp brands (and they sell them all in russia, paulaner, franziskaner...)
no wonder that this brew is even exported to germany! igogi (1) - RUSSIA - JUN 30, 2012 does not count
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Bottle, 4 years ago.
Honey-coloured, suits the style. High and lasting head.
Strong aroma, with a lot of typical Weizen esters, especially banana.
Very full. A lot of wheaty and ester notes, very low bitterness. A great Weizen! artbub (10) - Carnegie, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 1, 2006
I have had many wheat beers, and I simply enjoyed this one the most. The taste, sweetness, and color/body are all excellently balanced. Having enjoyed Baltika 6 Porter and the unusually strong Number 9, the wheat beer is a welcome respite from the alcohol/heaviness. (#6 is brilliant, but #9 seems like it’s spiked with grain alcohol) Get this wheat beer! One fellow wrote that it’s the best Baltika he tried-- I concur wholeheartedly. No ’too strong’ banana notes or grassiness, also it’s not limp but rather does fill you up appropriately (unlike cheap, burpy corn beers). I found this beer to be an excellent companion for the crabcake meal I was enjoying at the same time--light but not fluffy.
glennous (27) - - SEP 26, 2013
This is an amazing beer. Everything is great about it. No bad aftertaste. This would be a beer I would drink daily if given up the opportunity. Try this one! mviljamaa (157) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - APR 28, 2017
Pours with a good amount of white fluffly foam. Color is cloudy typical wheat beer orange. The appearance is very attractive and symmetric. Fruity aroma has soap, banana, hops, slight malt aroma. A very authentic and balanced expression of wheat beer aroma. The only downside is a slight burnt plastic aroma. Palate is very well balanced although it’s not "in the middle", but rather as a slope from dry to oily. That is, the palate is balanced, but it’s not "statically", but rather it’s balanced in a slope way. There’s nice slight dryness so that the beer is not too "moist". Taste has banana, some hops spread to the mouth adding slight dryness, slight bubble gum "edges", some maltiness on the tip of the tongue, hazelnut chocolate in after taste. A very smooth taste that has nothing "edgy" about it. It’s a good presentation of a German-style wheat beer and it’s lighter and fresher than, say, Fransiskaner. Should be served cold enough. ogivlado (7764) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUN 18, 2003
Bottled(500ml). -great beer, probably my favorite wheat, honey yellow coloured, big foamy head, nice banana notes, slighty spicy, the most drinkable wheat beer I've ever tried beerhandy (195) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 4, 2005
Pub Glass, Pours a thick meringue like head @3”. Its appearance is hazy golden yellow
Wow the esters are amazing banana with subtle clove but my favorite (in a wheat) VANILLA! Taste is smooth with citrus and wheat wang with no noticeable hops. I don’t know why it has not scored higher. This would be a good one for a blind tasting!
airrick2003 (872) - Louisiana, USA - FEB 18, 2013
Appearance: thick white head, darker golden color, very hazy, retains head well, not much lacing though
Aroma: banana, creamy, frothy, smells good, very aromatic, caramel, lemon
Taste: caramel, malt, hint of lemon
Palate: moderate c02, feels heavy on the tongue, leaves a caramel aftertaste
Overall: very good beer, my first Russian beer and it's different than I was expecting in a good way, refreshing
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