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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

577 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 577
Reviews: 373
rAvg: 2.8
pDev: 26.43%
Wants: 6
Gots: 30 | 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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2.96/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Mostly clear gold with two fingers of off white head that lasts about 4 minutes as shows no sign of lace.
Smell is light malt with a hint of apple or grape skins and ethanol.
Taste is like a slightly refined malt liquor. There are a bit of bready malt flavors but the boozy or cheap white wine character kind of pushes them far into the background. Mouthfeel is modest carbonation and has a medium body. There is a tinge of bitterness in the finish if you chew it some. Not sure that would be hops though.
This beer came it a handsome can which led me to believe it would be better than it is. I would probably rate it lower if I were more familiar with Euro Strong Lager style beer.

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2.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +33.9%

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3/5  rDev +7.1%

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1/5  rDev -64.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +33.9%

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3.8/5  rDev +35.7%

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3/5  rDev +7.1%

Purchased a bottle of Baltika #9 Extra (Strong) for $1.69 USD in Los Angeles, USA.
Baltika #9 Extra (Strong) had light foam.
Baltika #9 Extra (Strong) had medium carbonation in the beginning but almost became flat.
Baltika #9 Extra (Strong) had a medium honey sweet taste.
Baltika #9 Extra (Strong) has great alcohol content.
People who enjoy a beer with great taste and alcohol content would enjoy Baltika #9 Extra (Strong).

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2.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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2/5  rDev -28.6%

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4.2/5  rDev +50%

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1.5/5  rDev -46.4%

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3.6/5  rDev +28.6%

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3.28/5  rDev +17.1%

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3/5  rDev +7.1%

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2.68/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

1 QT. 1 PINT 0.2 fl oz. bottle, with bottled on date 04/30/2014, and best by 01/30/2015 printed on the giant plastic bottle. My first beer from this brewery, acquired at the local Binny's for $2.99. My first review of a beer from a plastic bottle. "Brewed in Russia".

Poured into a Duvel tulip glass, for the sake of knowledge, and shared with friends.

A - It pours a murky coppery golden orange colored body with barely any conjuration of white head. Some thin white lacing. Not great looking.

S - The aroma is extremely strange and unexpected - smells almost more like a wine than a beer. Grapey, vinous, appley, with a bit of graininess present. It's not a horrible aroma, but it certainly doesn't have much going for it.

T - The taste follows the nose - grapey / vinous / appley, lightly medicinal, with a kiss of alcohol. Grainy & malty. Very sweet. Definitely not what I was expecting at all.

M - The feel is smooth & fluid. Easy drinking, despite the high abv. Lightly grainy & husky on the finish.

Overall, it personally exceeded the expectations I had set for it. I was assuming it would be on par with swill like Steel Reserve 211, but I would definitely drink this over that. Very sweet and grainy. My friends don't like it, but I don't mind it.

Baltika #9 Extra Lager -----3/5.

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2.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -1.8%

A bit too strong for my taste.

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Baltika #9 Extra (Strong) from Baltika Breweries
66 out of 100 based on 577 ratings.