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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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xungmound98

New York

2.5/5  rDev -10.1%

01-22-2014 01:02:43 | More by xungmound98
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BLACKENEDPLAGUE

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +25.9%

01-18-2014 23:16:34 | More by BLACKENEDPLAGUE
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Rayek

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev +16.9%

01-17-2014 23:09:25 | More by Rayek
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Bonifeks

Tennessee

2/5  rDev -28.1%

01-17-2014 02:20:42 | More by Bonifeks
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LXIXME

New Mexico

3.25/5  rDev +16.9%

01-15-2014 23:10:02 | More by LXIXME
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Brenden

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Strongly alcoholic, perhaps, or a strong beer using lots (?) of pale malts, its appearance is more to the unlearned that of a weaker style. It's a pale yellow, not quite gold but very clear and bright with just more than a wispy white head that has some structure and leaves spotting in moderation.
It's highly ethanolic, but hops show up with grass and earthy greenery in the nose, grains underlying with a fruity edge to the ethanol. There's a certain metallic note, as expected from most European derived beers. The earth has the slightest hint of funk, almost wet clippings. It's odd, but it is what it is and that's not bad.
The flavor has a bit more of an astringent, medicinal note over fruits, buttered biscuits, grass and leaf under alcoholic heat, bitterness actually here but in a flavor a bit marred by harsher notes.
It's actually crisp and for all the alcohol and the fairly light body, it's not too thin and fairly smooth, not perfectly clean but more than expected. It fights the fusel slickness by giving slight powdery dryness into the finish.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2014 18:35:32 | More by Brenden
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Beersnake1

California

3/5  rDev +7.9%

01-07-2014 15:14:00 | More by Beersnake1
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travolta

California

3.28/5  rDev +18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

App: Clean and clear golden color. A frothy egg-white head with nice retention and nice spotted lacing.

Nose: Grain, clean rice, medicinal.

Taste: Nice mouthfeel, lingering maltiness, cheap malt but not too strong, banana.

Notes: This is proof that "fizzy yellow beers" from pretty much anywhere else in the world are at least decent. This is not bad beer, it's an example of cheap international beer.

Serving type: can

01-04-2014 03:22:12 | More by travolta
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Mike_Moe

Illinois

2.55/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Appearance: Dark golden color with a small white head.
Aroma: Sweet fruity smell.
Flavor: Has a sweet apricot flavor up front, with a slight alcohol bitter finish. Bold bodied, smooth carbonation.
Overall: This is not your light lager. It starts slightly sweet. The alcohol comes out toward the finish. Place this beer in the freezer and serve very cold. With its high percent ABV, you don't have worry about it freezing

Serving type: nitro-can

01-02-2014 06:16:01 | More by Mike_Moe
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Pens1967

Louisiana

3/5  rDev +7.9%

01-02-2014 03:02:34 | More by Pens1967
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tard24

Georgia

4/5  rDev +43.9%

12-29-2013 18:10:21 | More by tard24
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Maillard

California

2.75/5  rDev -1.1%

12-11-2013 09:33:53 | More by Maillard
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jwg782

Texas

2/5  rDev -28.1%

12-06-2013 17:42:57 | More by jwg782
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Mtooman

Ohio

2/5  rDev -28.1%

11-15-2013 23:37:42 | More by Mtooman
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KhanC

New York

3.58/5  rDev +28.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Good color. Too much head but strangely not enough carbonation.

Smell: A bit metallic. Can be a bit offputting for most people, though I didnt mind it so much.

Taste: Sweet. Maybe a bit too sweet for the standard American beer palate. Not much body to the beer, which is strange, because the beer is STRONG and I LOVED that about it. I dont mean to sound sexist but it is an almost "feminine" taste but with a "masculine" kick. And I dont mind this one bit.

Mouthfeel: Flat, perhaps because of the low carbonation, and this is what I liked least about this beer.

Decent beer overall. If I were in Russia and this was cheap, I would buy it more often. But otherwise, you can get better beers for the money.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2013 06:38:50 | More by KhanC
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dcmchew

Romania

4/5  rDev +43.9%

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

California

4/5  rDev +43.9%

10-31-2013 03:27:52 | More by rojocorsa
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77black_ships

Belgium

2.2/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

50 cl. bottle procured in that quaint (in the same way as all of these kinds of stores are) Russian/East-European store behind the library. Brown bottle was a bit odd considering the colour of the others when this one didn’t pour all too dark. Also don’t really see much if any Russian on.the label – it is hard to read the text – is this meant for export or? Bottled on 29.11.2012. Pours a bright, ligher shade darker golden with little synthetic head. Smells of malt and caramel syrup and additives cover a light, cheap industrial vodka-style alcohol coming through, pure cheap alcohol, citrus and cheap malts. Taste is sweet malty syrup / caramel additives attempting to cover an industrial strength lager, cheap alcohol is all over the place here, medicinal style, cleaning agent, dark sugar, cheap malts, highly processed grains, solvent, citrus. Light with a touch of syrup here. This is some serious industrial swill they tried masking here, harsh bro.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2013 12:16:29 | More by 77black_ships
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Mississippi

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +25.9%

10-27-2013 16:12:22 | More by Mississippi
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warpedrevolution

Washington

2.5/5  rDev -10.1%

10-16-2013 02:38:30 | More by warpedrevolution
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LuckyLyle

Texas

1.58/5  rDev -43.2%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Picked up a pint beer of this on a whim from a Sprouts store. I was intrigued....

The pour looked okay, having a kind of Foster's hue to it.

The head was white and foamy, but quickly fizzled out.

The aroma smells very weird and off; almost like a cleaner or something.

The taste is very astringent and has a lot of off flavors.
The lacing was pretty non existent after the foam fizzled out.

There's not many beers I won't finish, but I had to toss this one.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2013 19:57:31 | More by LuckyLyle
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geoffpm

Massachusetts

1.05/5  rDev -62.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Purchased a relatively fresh can from a Russian Supermarket.

Immediately upon opening, a chemical smell wafted from the can. I have never smelled this in a beer.

The first taste magnified the chemical overtones. Absolutely no malt character. Can only taste the alcohol. Perhaps it's added alcohol that gives this such a bad smell and taste.

This is easily the worst beer I have had in decades/

Serving type: can

10-08-2013 11:35:25 | More by geoffpm
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shortkut

New York

2.75/5  rDev -1.1%

10-04-2013 08:11:00 | More by shortkut
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Jame515

Texas

3/5  rDev +7.9%

10-02-2013 01:38:53 | More by Jame515
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HamGlade10

Oklahoma

3/5  rDev +7.9%

09-29-2013 17:38:36 | More by HamGlade10
Baltika #9 Extra (Strong) from Baltika Breweries
66 out of 100 based on 528 ratings.