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Baltika #9 Extra (Strong) - Baltika Breweries

Not Rated.
Baltika #9 Extra (Strong)Baltika #9 Extra (Strong)

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BA SCORE
66
poor

528 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 528
Reviews: 366
rAvg: 2.78
pDev: 25.9%
Wants: 4
Gots: 18 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Baltika Breweries visit their website
Russian Federation

Style | ABV
Euro Strong Lager |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-08-2001)
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Reviews by idResponse:
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idResponse

North Carolina

3.3/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

this beer pours a nice golden amber with a rich foam at first that dissipates into a persistant lace. it smells like a flat hop tire with a little malt bed under it. it tastes like a russian industrial lager. i expect what this is, or it's a really dumbed down american import of a russian beer. it says it's 8.0% abv but i don't believe them. it feels okay to drink and it is certainly an easily drinkable beer but it is hardly anything interesting. i've tasted more character in a cold pbr. the abv overweighs it's limitations on taste. the russians at least know how to brew a heavy as fuck beer that goes down easy without being a malt liquor like big bear or 211 or olde english.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2007 01:29:44 | More by idResponse
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Robyn

South Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -10.1%

07-23-2014 03:04:27 | More by Robyn
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wethorseblanket

California

2.76/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Labeled as an "Extra" Lager which must mean "Strong". 500 ml brown bottle.
Production date: 3-15-2014. Best before: 3-15-2015.

A: Pours a clear pale yellow with a one-inch thick white head which fades to a thin cap and leaves splotches of lace.

N: Corny, grainy, malty, yeasty, with some boozy notes.

T: Grainy and corn-like, sweet, yeasty, slightly metallic, slightly "off" - something odd.

M: Semi-moderate body and medium carbonation. Finishes with a sweet, syrupy corn-like malty and yeasty.

O: There is some crispness, but the higher ABV reduces the lightness of the lager style.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2014 01:33:10 | More by wethorseblanket
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CptnCraptastic


3.5/5  rDev +25.9%

07-17-2014 20:24:06 | More by CptnCraptastic
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rredshift

Germany

2/5  rDev -28.1%

07-17-2014 14:01:10 | More by rredshift
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Mmcwhirter96


4/5  rDev +43.9%

07-15-2014 18:16:33 | More by Mmcwhirter96
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BeeSquared

California

4.25/5  rDev +52.9%

07-12-2014 06:40:16 | More by BeeSquared
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New Hampshire

3.28/5  rDev +18%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

From the 25 fl. oz. bottle. It's old I think. Stamped: 290812-290813. Sampled on 7/11/14.

It pours your basic pale yellow with a fizzy white head, Good clarity. Busy carbonation.

Aroma: Not much excitement here, Russian malts, cardboard, cream, cardboard, but clean crisp hops.

The body is light to medium and somewhat on the smooth side.

Taste: Well, nothing thrilling here. Toasted biscuit malts. sweet caramel, some hop notes but generally pretty boring, Definitely not the kind of "strong ale" I prefer to drink. Although I do feel like listening to to Anya Muzafaroza "Music of the Rain" as I drink it.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2014 00:49:10 | More by puboflyons
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altmer

Russian Federation

1/5  rDev -64%

07-07-2014 14:14:59 | More by altmer
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KAF

Iowa

2.25/5  rDev -19.1%

07-06-2014 22:28:00 | More by KAF
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.25/5  rDev +16.9%

07-05-2014 22:29:59 | More by kylehay2004
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Latarnik

New Jersey

3/5  rDev +7.9%

07-05-2014 21:03:02 | More by Latarnik
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homebrew311

Illinois

2.56/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Poured from a 51 oz plastic bottle (yes you read that correctly. Pours murky gold with thin white head. The nose is sweet and grainy with notes of musty grapes. The taste is sugary sweet with light grain and more sweetness. Mouthfeel is well carbed with thick body. Overall, this brew is an experience... Not necessarily good.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2014 23:01:23 | More by homebrew311
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Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -28.1%

07-01-2014 22:21:45 | More by oglmcdgl
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Jeffwildcat

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev +25.9%

07-01-2014 11:09:49 | More by Jeffwildcat
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Missouri

3.5/5  rDev +25.9%

06-23-2014 01:24:04 | More by jharris0624
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mrcraft

California

3.25/5  rDev +16.9%

06-22-2014 05:03:29 | More by mrcraft
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LiveWire_13

New York

3.01/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

This is a case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. My scores do account for that.

I learned of Baltika #9 years ago at a bar, quickly embracing it's strong bready flavor and sweet, malty aroma. When Russians say a beer is strong, they aren't kidding. Don't bother with this brew if you like hops; nothing seeps through the extreme malty flavor.

Unfortunately, I've found nothing but skunked excuses for this beer in the occasional bottle I find on the shelf. After three or four tries, I've all but given up. Maybe it's just guaranteed to be fresher at a bar.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2014 20:47:36 | More by LiveWire_13
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Bluegrass49

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +25.9%

06-18-2014 20:32:40 | More by Bluegrass49
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Michigan

4/5  rDev +43.9%

06-17-2014 02:25:58 | More by DrBobPierce
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Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +52.9%

06-17-2014 02:16:10 | More by todesengel135
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Ohio

4/5  rDev +43.9%

06-11-2014 18:04:28 | More by ThaJokerWild
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Spain

2.75/5  rDev -1.1%

06-10-2014 12:04:58 | More by sephyrott
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jscal10

Italy

2.5/5  rDev -10.1%

06-08-2014 15:57:19 | More by jscal10
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Maryland

2.5/5  rDev -10.1%

06-08-2014 13:14:08 | More by wrightst
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Baltika #9 Extra (Strong) from Baltika Breweries
66 out of 100 based on 528 ratings.