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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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545 Ratings

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Ratings: 545
Reviews: 368
rAvg: 2.79
pDev: 25.81%
Wants: 6
Gots: 23 | 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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Photo of alexkor
2.25/5  rDev -19.4%

alexkor, Apr 10, 2014
Photo of ImFlyerThanYou
3.5/5  rDev +25.4%

ImFlyerThanYou, Apr 09, 2014
Photo of paulish
3.25/5  rDev +16.5%

paulish, Apr 08, 2014
Photo of patre_tim
2.84/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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.

patre_tim, Mar 31, 2014
Photo of gillagorilla
3/5  rDev +7.5%

gillagorilla, Mar 20, 2014
Photo of sblanton83
2/5  rDev -28.3%

sblanton83, Mar 14, 2014
Photo of brewlover517
3/5  rDev +7.5%

brewlover517, Mar 08, 2014
Photo of geoperez
3.5/5  rDev +25.4%

geoperez, Mar 07, 2014
Photo of threedaggers
3/5  rDev +7.5%

threedaggers, Mar 07, 2014
Photo of MonicaC
2.75/5  rDev -1.4%

MonicaC, Mar 05, 2014
Photo of DeutschesBier
2/5  rDev -28.3%

DeutschesBier, Mar 03, 2014
Photo of Beermasterjarrett
4/5  rDev +43.4%

Beermasterjarrett, Mar 03, 2014
Photo of capuchinpilates
3.5/5  rDev +25.4%

capuchinpilates, Feb 28, 2014
Photo of Caveworm
1.03/5  rDev -63.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Ok first off, this came in a PLASTIC bottle, dead giveaway that its gonna be hairy. By "extra strong", I'm assuming it meant extra malt. The aroma was acrid. Imagine malt vinegar you put on boardwalk fries, but on crack&steroids. Yes, its THAT overpowering. The appearance was that of malt vinegar. I could barely get over the disgusting smell before I took a swig. After I swallowed it, the fumes were just too much&it came right back out. I don't mean to bash this product, this is just my firsthand experience when I drank it. Judging by the bottle itself, I'm assuming this is the Russian equivalent to a 40 oz of malt liquor here in the States. To wrap this up, if you wanna say "I drank a Russian 40" and are feeling frisky, by all means try it. If not, its no loss. Just an oddity more or less.

Caveworm, Feb 26, 2014
Photo of nicholas2121
1.5/5  rDev -46.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Baltika # 9 had the taste of malt vinegar. A real strong taste real bitter. The color was a dark brown. Mouth Feel was the same as the taste. I was not impressed with this brew. I will not be buying this brew any more. This had to be the roughest brew I ever had. If you like your brew with a ton of malt this is for you. I is not for me overall I give it a 2.

nicholas2121, Feb 16, 2014
Photo of complexnomenclature
3.56/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The nose is very pleasant. A warm, nutty overture with grassy textures. Complex but not overpowering. The appearance in the glass is very nice. A darker, richer, yellow colour with well adjusted head. Not a large head, but thick, creamy and firm. The taste is at first a fruity, earthy combination of sour and tart. Very mild and tender though, with a slight sweetness reminiscent of honey for a nice balance. As it travels over the tongue it becomes milder, feeling almost watery with a slight grassy, tart flavour as if it were tea. The finish is bold but now overpowering. Nutty, sweet and savory with the honey backing it. The flavours don't necessarily harmonize but do compliment one another well. This a well adjusted, flavorful lager. Though not the cream of the crop in terms of flavour and texture it does deserve respect and a solid 3.5.

complexnomenclature, Feb 14, 2014
Photo of xungmound98
2.5/5  rDev -10.4%

xungmound98, Jan 22, 2014
3.5/5  rDev +25.4%

Photo of Rayek
3.25/5  rDev +16.5%

Rayek, Jan 17, 2014
Photo of Bonifeks
2/5  rDev -28.3%

Bonifeks, Jan 17, 2014
Photo of LXIXME
3.25/5  rDev +16.5%

LXIXME, Jan 15, 2014
Photo of Brenden
3.25/5  rDev +16.5%
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.

Brenden, Jan 10, 2014
Photo of Beersnake1
3/5  rDev +7.5%

Beersnake1, Jan 07, 2014
Photo of travolta
3.28/5  rDev +17.6%
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.

travolta, Jan 04, 2014
Baltika #9 Extra (Strong) from Baltika Breweries
66 out of 100 based on 545 ratings.