Baltika #9 Extra (Strong) - Baltika Breweries
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3.01/5 rDev +7.9%
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.
06-18-2014 20:47:36 | More by LiveWire_13
3.31/5 rDev +18.6%
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.
04-20-2014 04:06:53 | More by Richardbeerlover
2.84/5 rDev +1.8%
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.
03-31-2014 14:24:17 | More by patre_tim
Baltika #9 Extra (Strong) from Baltika Breweries
66 out of 100 based on 541 ratings.