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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

570 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 570
Reviews: 372
rAvg: 2.79
pDev: 26.16%
Wants: 6
Gots: 29 | 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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2.25/5  rDev -19.4%

KAF, Jul 06, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +16.5%

kylehay2004, Jul 05, 2014
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3/5  rDev +7.5%

Latarnik, Jul 05, 2014
Photo of homebrew311
2.56/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Poured from a 51 oz plastic bottle (yes you read that correctly. Pours murky gold with thin white head. The nose is sweet and grainy with notes of musty grapes. The taste is sugary sweet with light grain and more sweetness. Mouthfeel is well carbed with thick body. Overall, this brew is an experience... Not necessarily good.

homebrew311, Jul 05, 2014
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2/5  rDev -28.3%

oglmcdgl, Jul 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +25.4%

Jeffwildcat, Jul 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +25.4%

jharris0624, Jun 23, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +16.5%

mrcraft, Jun 22, 2014
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3.01/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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.

LiveWire_13, Jun 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +25.4%

Bluegrass49, Jun 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +43.4%

DrBobPierce, Jun 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +52.3%

todesengel135, Jun 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +43.4%

ThaJokerWild, Jun 11, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -1.4%

sephyrott, Jun 10, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -10.4%

jscal10, Jun 08, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -10.4%

wrightst, Jun 08, 2014
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2/5  rDev -28.3%

Gottesverachter, May 26, 2014
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3/5  rDev +7.5%

javlin624, May 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +34.4%

HoppySeb, May 18, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +16.5%

sebaastionb, May 11, 2014
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3/5  rDev +7.5%

BamfBacon, May 06, 2014
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1/5  rDev -64.2%

monkeybeerbelly, May 04, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -19.4%

ramrod666, Apr 29, 2014
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3/5  rDev +7.5%

psoriasaurus, Apr 27, 2014
Photo of Richardbeerlover
3.31/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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.

Richardbeerlover, Apr 20, 2014
Baltika #9 Extra (Strong) from Baltika Breweries
66 out of 100 based on 570 ratings.