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Baltika #9 Extra (Strong) - Baltika Breweries

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

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496 Ratings

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Ratings: 496
Reviews: 362
rAvg: 2.77
pDev: 25.99%

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 ruckus232:
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2.42/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

16.9 Ounce brown bottle poured into a Pilsner glass

Appearance: Light yellow coloring with a medium white head and a little lacing

Smell: Smells a good amount like alcohol with only a slight grass/straw smell

Taste: The alcohol taste is there but not as bad as in the smell, but still more then should be there. The rest is a slight corn taste that leads into what almost seems like a sweetness that fades quickly.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2009 00:20:01 | More by ruckus232
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3.31/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Pours a medium light amber with a strong head. Lots of carbonation. Slightly sweet aroma and an even sweeter taste. Lots of carbonation and quite frankly, not bad. It's got a nice medium flavor that goes down pretty good. Not sure what the negative reviews are about but I thought this was a decent beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2014 04:06:53 | More by Richardbeerlover
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2.25/5  rDev -18.8%

04-10-2014 02:35:59 | More by alexkor
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +26.4%

04-09-2014 02:11:29 | More by ImFlyerThanYou
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New York

3.25/5  rDev +17.3%

04-08-2014 01:28:56 | More by paulish
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2.84/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

A: Golden filtered body with little carbonation, almost none. Huge yellowish head that fades relatively slow with creamy bubbles - some large some small.

S: Corny maize, Check or perhaps German pilsner hops, dry grass, light metallic, some alcohol coming through as a burn on the nostrils, hay, light maltiness.

T: Corn, pilsner hops, then a lot of sweetness, some malt, mostly a sweetness with a touch of sourness that covers most of the alcohol, but its evident through the throat burn.

M: Thick and syrupy, little carbonation.

O: Other than being a strong beer, it really does not have much going on for it.

Serving type: can

03-31-2014 14:24:17 | More by patre_tim
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3/5  rDev +8.3%

03-20-2014 04:54:09 | More by gillagorilla
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2/5  rDev -27.8%

03-14-2014 22:56:52 | More by sblanton83
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3/5  rDev +8.3%

03-08-2014 21:18:07 | More by brewlover517
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3.5/5  rDev +26.4%

03-07-2014 16:44:29 | More by geoperez
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3/5  rDev +8.3%

03-07-2014 03:50:26 | More by threedaggers
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New York

3/5  rDev +8.3%

03-05-2014 03:50:54 | More by Nagol
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2.75/5  rDev -0.7%

03-05-2014 02:30:08 | More by MonicaC
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2/5  rDev -27.8%

03-03-2014 20:21:52 | More by DeutschesBier
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4/5  rDev +44.4%

03-03-2014 07:03:51 | More by Beermasterjarrett
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3.5/5  rDev +26.4%

02-28-2014 23:23:47 | More by capuchinpilates
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1.03/5  rDev -62.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Ok first off, this came in a PLASTIC bottle, dead giveaway that its gonna be hairy. By "extra strong", I'm assuming it meant extra malt. The aroma was acrid. Imagine malt vinegar you put on boardwalk fries, but on crack&steroids. Yes, its THAT overpowering. The appearance was that of malt vinegar. I could barely get over the disgusting smell before I took a swig. After I swallowed it, the fumes were just too much&it came right back out. I don't mean to bash this product, this is just my firsthand experience when I drank it. Judging by the bottle itself, I'm assuming this is the Russian equivalent to a 40 oz of malt liquor here in the States. To wrap this up, if you wanna say "I drank a Russian 40" and are feeling frisky, by all means try it. If not, its no loss. Just an oddity more or less.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2014 02:19:07 | More by Caveworm
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1.5/5  rDev -45.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Baltika # 9 had the taste of malt vinegar. A real strong taste real bitter. The color was a dark brown. Mouth Feel was the same as the taste. I was not impressed with this brew. I will not be buying this brew any more. This had to be the roughest brew I ever had. If you like your brew with a ton of malt this is for you. I is not for me overall I give it a 2.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2014 04:10:36 | More by nicholas2121
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New York

3.56/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The nose is very pleasant. A warm, nutty overture with grassy textures. Complex but not overpowering. The appearance in the glass is very nice. A darker, richer, yellow colour with well adjusted head. Not a large head, but thick, creamy and firm. The taste is at first a fruity, earthy combination of sour and tart. Very mild and tender though, with a slight sweetness reminiscent of honey for a nice balance. As it travels over the tongue it becomes milder, feeling almost watery with a slight grassy, tart flavour as if it were tea. The finish is bold but now overpowering. Nutty, sweet and savory with the honey backing it. The flavours don't necessarily harmonize but do compliment one another well. This a well adjusted, flavorful lager. Though not the cream of the crop in terms of flavour and texture it does deserve respect and a solid 3.5.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2014 00:39:28 | More by complexnomenclature
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New York

2.5/5  rDev -9.7%

01-22-2014 01:02:43 | More by xungmound98


3.5/5  rDev +26.4%

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3.25/5  rDev +17.3%

01-17-2014 23:09:25 | More by Rayek
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2/5  rDev -27.8%

01-17-2014 02:20:42 | More by Bonifeks
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New Mexico

3.25/5  rDev +17.3%

01-15-2014 23:10:02 | More by LXIXME
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3.25/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Strongly alcoholic, perhaps, or a strong beer using lots (?) of pale malts, its appearance is more to the unlearned that of a weaker style. It's a pale yellow, not quite gold but very clear and bright with just more than a wispy white head that has some structure and leaves spotting in moderation.
It's highly ethanolic, but hops show up with grass and earthy greenery in the nose, grains underlying with a fruity edge to the ethanol. There's a certain metallic note, as expected from most European derived beers. The earth has the slightest hint of funk, almost wet clippings. It's odd, but it is what it is and that's not bad.
The flavor has a bit more of an astringent, medicinal note over fruits, buttered biscuits, grass and leaf under alcoholic heat, bitterness actually here but in a flavor a bit marred by harsher notes.
It's actually crisp and for all the alcohol and the fairly light body, it's not too thin and fairly smooth, not perfectly clean but more than expected. It fights the fusel slickness by giving slight powdery dryness into the finish.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2014 18:35:32 | More by Brenden
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Baltika #9 Extra (Strong) from Baltika Breweries
65 out of 100 based on 496 ratings.