cheap (5793) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2007
Big brown bottle of Baltika 9. Clean clear aroma. Refreshing carbonation. Initial taste is acrid sweetness, in a good way. Quite an unrefined alky punch. Comes across like many american ice beers or malt liquors. Rather rude and difficult at times. Reminds me of Big City Ice, same offensive attitude. What a lager blast. Finish is processed cheap high alky american lager. Nice sized bottle, tho. This must be russia’s version of america’s cheap malt liquor! brianjames1 (539) - Northridge, California, USA - NOV 11, 2007
Very strong lager, pale, yellow and fizzy with strong presence of alcohol both in smell and taste daniele (9018) - ITALY - MAY 18, 2008
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Clear amber, no head, notes of cardboar, little malt, sweet flavoer and some not well hidden alcohol in finish. Never again! ABUSEDGOAT (2729) - California, USA - AUG 22, 2008
Golden colored, white whispy head. Grain, bread, and grass in the aroma. Lighter bodied, has the character of Kevin Costner.
Lowe1983 (1589) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - MAY 31, 2009
Pours a golden color with a white head. Sweet aroma with some grains, little hops, and some alcohol. Flavor is the same with a hint of alcohol and slight hops on the finish. yngwie (17038) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 30, 2009
Bottle. It’s a clear, golden beer topped by a finger-thick white head. Fruity, sweetish nose with pale malts and some higher alcohols. Sweet, full-bodied and warming in the mouth, with fruityness and some bitterness. Not much bitterness though, neither initially nor in the very end. Overall it’s not really a bad beer, but the higher alcohols are a bit disturbing, and I won’t miss it if I never am to drink it again. 090829 ChainGangGuy (4894) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 23, 2012
16.9 ounce bottle - $2.29 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.
jhliesen (832) - West Melbourne, Florida, USA - APR 14, 2012
Appearance: Crystalline, yellow body with a large, rather bubbly, white head.
Smell: Sweetish, lightly cereal-scented notes behind stronger scents of soap and ethanol. Yick. I totally understand why I’ve put this Baltika off for so very long.
Taste: A little dash of sweet powdered corn sugar paired with some very lightly malted barley. Soap suds and a burn of alcohol instantly wipe the smile from your face. Low-grade lemon cough drop. Things just quickly fall apart at the finish with the harsh tastes taking over.
Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Moderate carbonation.
Overall: I eventually noticed that each mouthful was getting progressively smaller till they became teensy pained sips. That’s when I decided to call it quits with Baltika 9 and swap to a tall glass of water.
Bottle--my first Russian brew! I wasn’t missing much. Gold color with a quickly dissipating head and lots of carbonation. Grainy, corn aroma with some sweetness in the taste. Watery finish. I’ll keep looking Russia. umich03jm (3513) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUL 13, 2012
Pours a golden yellow-orange color with very little head. Sweet malty aroma. Aromas of leather and cereal too. Taste is very syrupy, thick malt. Very sweet. I don’t like it. It’s like it didn’t finish fermenting. The finish leaves a malt syrup taste that lingers. Was barely able to finish the bottle. I guess it will at least get you drunk fast if that’s what you want.