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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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590 Ratings

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Ratings: 590
Reviews: 377
rAvg: 2.8
pDev: 26.07%
Wants: 6
Gots: 39 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-08-2001

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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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3.25/5  rDev +16.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -1.8%

A bit too strong for my taste.

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3.46/5  rDev +23.6%
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.

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Baltika #9 Extra (Strong) from Baltika Breweries
66 out of 100 based on 590 ratings.