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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

528 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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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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5/5  rDev +79.9%

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craiglcook

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +70.9%

01-29-2013 04:13:24 | More by craiglcook
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mwar

Kentucky

4.75/5  rDev +70.9%

11-26-2012 23:40:27 | More by mwar
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Fatheranderson

Texas

4.43/5  rDev +59.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Before I get to the actual review, allow me a personal comment: Honestly, I'm a big fan of a sweeter beer (Now that doesn't mean I like my beer to taste like koolaid, but I like it to have that note of sweetness to balance the hoppy bitterness), and this one was right up my alley. It definitely wasn't perfect, and it needed a few more hops to get a 5/5, but overall I think it was an excellent representative of the Strong Lager family of beers. That said, lets get to the review.

Serving type was a bottle (1 liter bottle, cheaply priced at $2).

Appearance: clean golden yellow with obvious effervescence. 4/5

Smell: malty, sweet, reminds me of cornbread... or Hawaiian sweet bread. Definitely an inviting smell. 4/5

Taste: This is where it scored big points in my opinion. The taste is thick and sweet and again reminds me of either a good cornbread or maybe a Hawaiian sweet bread. Now the only reason it missed out getting a perfect 5/5 is the distinct lack of hops. I'm not a huge fan of ultra bitter beer, but this lacks even the faintest trace of sharpness to balance out the sweetness. 4.5/5

Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel is perfect. Thick, somewhat sticky and extremely smooth with just enough effervescence to compliment the flavor without taking away from it. 5/5

Drinkability: It's definitely a very drinkable beer. Smooth, thick, and delicious. However, I don't think I could drink a whole lot of it in one sitting. 4.5/5

Overall: It's an excellent strong ale. It's not perfect, but no beer is. There are better ales out there, but for the price, I really can't complain at all. 4.5/5

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2011 05:49:25 | More by Fatheranderson
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Kopfmeister60

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +52.9%

09-17-2012 22:38:01 | More by Kopfmeister60
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todesengel135

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +52.9%

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mattparsons

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +52.9%

08-05-2012 03:41:24 | More by mattparsons
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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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dkoehler42

New York

4.22/5  rDev +51.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I was very surprised to find a Russian beer that was tasty as this. It's a clean, dry lager, but it's a very strong beer. It goes down fairly easy, but I had a 16 oz bottle, so it's not for the weak of heart. The beer has a nice golden color, and a reasonably good smell. It's not too bad once you get some in your mouth either. Definately worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2007 08:16:49 | More by dkoehler42
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ryantupy

Minnesota

4.15/5  rDev +49.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pured a slightly hazy strawish golden color with very little head. Smell was a little weak but there was hints of hops and alchol. Tasted nice clean and crisp. It had hints of very sweet hops and malts. Slightly bitter and its higher alchol content makes it a very strong beer. Personally I enjoyed it and would reccomend it highly.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2005 21:22:22 | More by ryantupy
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vandemonian

Maryland

4.13/5  rDev +48.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Baltika #9 Extra has a unimpressive yellow colour and a decent head that subsides into good lacing. The smell is of honey and some piney hops. Like a tree. The taste is very interesting and mostly of honey and piney hops. The alcohol is noticable at the end. In the mouth it is medium bodied. This is a very nice beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2010 03:32:48 | More by vandemonian
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MisterClean

California

4.05/5  rDev +45.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Sampler from brew club

A - Light yellow in color, little head, dissipates quickly.

S - Honey, caramel, and malts.

T - Honey, caramel, very sweet. Sugar cane too.

M - Super sweet and syrupy with a slight carbonation.

D - Very sweet, great dessert beer to enjoy with some bitter cheese. Too sweet to sip and enjoy several beers.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2008 22:23:13 | More by MisterClean
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4/5  rDev +43.9%

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freewill35

Indiana

4/5  rDev +43.9%

11-17-2011 19:57:14 | More by freewill35
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Beermasterjarrett

California

4/5  rDev +43.9%

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California

4/5  rDev +43.9%

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4/5  rDev +43.9%

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Tennessee

4/5  rDev +43.9%

12-16-2011 07:06:24 | More by cosmicslop
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JoeyBeerBelly

New York

4/5  rDev +43.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

overall this is "good"...

thanks again to Alex for this sample.

Pours amber/brownish with a short fast dissolving white/tan head.

Smells mostly of malt, roasted malt.

It has a good taste, hence the 4 rating.

It doesn't bite and the 8% abv pretty much goes un-noticed.

I only had 1 bottle as a sample, but if I had another I would have drank it!

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2007 02:14:19 | More by JoeyBeerBelly
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rojocorsa

California

4/5  rDev +43.9%

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Michigan

4/5  rDev +43.9%

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tard24

Georgia

4/5  rDev +43.9%

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dcmchew

Romania

4/5  rDev +43.9%

10-31-2013 11:11:35 | More by dcmchew
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ThaJokerWild

Ohio

4/5  rDev +43.9%

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

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev +43.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice sweetness in a strong lager. It looks and acts a little weak on the pour. There is no huge billowy head or lacing. The aroma is nice but I enjoyed drinking this beer immensely with my meal. It went down very good with some Russian Jazz by the Ganelin Trio Poco a Poco playing in the background. This is a must try beer in my book. Good sweet stuff.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2013 23:00:35 | More by frankiepop
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Baltika #9 Extra (Strong) from Baltika Breweries
66 out of 100 based on 528 ratings.