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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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562 Ratings

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Ratings: 562
Reviews: 371
rAvg: 2.8
pDev: 26.07%
Wants: 6
Gots: 28 | 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:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-08-2001)
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Photo of Ozzylizard
3.13/5  rDev +11.8%

Bottle at 35 degrees into standard pint glass
Aroma of grain
Head large (6 cm), white, frothy, slowly diminishing to 2 mm ring and irregular layer
Lacing OK – wide partial rings of various size bubbles
Body light yellow, clear
Flavor begins with grain, alcohol burn starts immediately after swallowing; no hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate medium, watery, lively carbonation

Aroma 3, appearance 3.5, flavor 3, palate 3.5, overall 3.25 Final score: 3.125
I don’t really care for this beer because of the weak taste paired with high alcohol content. It’s OK, but I probably won’t be buying more.

Ozzylizard, Aug 17, 2014
Photo of wethorseblanket
2.76/5  rDev -1.4%
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.

wethorseblanket, Jul 23, 2014
Photo of tedho21
3/5  rDev +7.1%

tedho21, Wednesday at 07:30 PM
Photo of mfnmbvp
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.

mfnmbvp, Tuesday at 12:13 AM
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2.5/5  rDev -10.7%

moshea, Monday at 03:00 PM
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2.75/5  rDev -1.8%

ale207, Oct 19, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +16.1%

jeremiahoden, Oct 16, 2014
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4.95/5  rDev +76.8%

IronMSK, Oct 15, 2014
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2.64/5  rDev -5.7%

WildSoul8, Oct 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev +7.1%

Allegue04, Oct 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +42.9%

wilsonbaron, Oct 07, 2014
Photo of kofukasho
2.75/5  rDev -1.8%

A bit too strong for my taste.

kofukasho, Oct 02, 2014
Photo of superspak
3.48/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

500 ml bottle into lager glass, best before 12/6/2014. Pours fairly crystal clear bright golden color with a 1 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of pear, apple, white grape, cracker, bread, honey, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Okay aromas with decent balance of pale malt, earthy hops, and fruity yeast ester notes; with solid strength. A bit too fruity/estery on the nose. Taste of lemon, pear, apple, cracker, bread, honey, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Fair amount of earthy/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, pear, apple, cracker, bread, honey, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Nice balance and robustness of pale malt, earthy hops, and yeast ester flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, moderately crisp, and slightly slick/sticky mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with only a small warming present after the finish. Overall this is a pretty solid pale lager style. Good balance and robustness of pale malt, earthy hops, and fruity yeast ester flavors; and smooth and crisp to drink for the ABV. A pleasantly enjoyable offering.

superspak, Oct 02, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -1.8%

SLewis, Sep 26, 2014
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2/5  rDev -28.6%

Stigs, Sep 25, 2014
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2.72/5  rDev -2.9%

3006630, Sep 25, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -46.4%

Dirty25, Sep 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +25%

Hoppy_Hippy, Sep 24, 2014
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1/5  rDev -64.3%

boxer0029, Sep 23, 2014
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3/5  rDev +7.1%

myzerov, Sep 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +42.9%

lmaduells, Sep 08, 2014
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1.48/5  rDev -47.1%

Lion088, Sep 05, 2014
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3/5  rDev +7.1%

cam477, Sep 03, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +16.1%

navband, Aug 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +42.9%

jesusfgcadiz, Aug 29, 2014
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Baltika #9 Extra (Strong) from Baltika Breweries
66 out of 100 based on 562 ratings.