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Baltika #9 Extra (Strong) - Baltika Breweries

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Baltika #9 Extra (Strong)Baltika #9 Extra (Strong)

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BA SCORE
66
poor

523 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 523
Reviews: 365
rAvg: 2.78
pDev: 25.9%
Wants: 4
Gots: 15 | 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 northaustin:
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northaustin

Texas

3.85/5  rDev +38.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured into an imperial pint glass. pours a thin yellow with one finger of quickly disappearing white head.

smell is all sweetness and alchohol. very typical of the lager style.

taste is of the traditional lager with a bit more alchohol heat to it.

ive loved this beer since the first time i tried it. very affordable and it gets the job done. fairly full flavored also.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2009 03:34:03 | More by northaustin
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California

4.25/5  rDev +52.9%

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puboflyons

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

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1/5  rDev -64%

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New Jersey

3/5  rDev +7.9%

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

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2/5  rDev -28.1%

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Arizona

3.5/5  rDev +25.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +25.9%

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3.25/5  rDev +16.9%

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3.01/5  rDev +8.3%
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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

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Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +25.9%

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Michigan

4/5  rDev +43.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +52.9%

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Russian Federation

2/5  rDev -28.1%

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3/5  rDev +7.9%

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Baltika #9 Extra (Strong) from Baltika Breweries
66 out of 100 based on 523 ratings.