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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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577 Ratings

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Ratings: 577
Reviews: 373
rAvg: 2.8
pDev: 26.43%
Wants: 6
Gots: 30 | 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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2.76/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Labeled as an "Extra" Lager which must mean "Strong". 500 ml brown bottle.
Production date: 3-15-2014. Best before: 3-15-2015.

A: Pours a clear pale yellow with a one-inch thick white head which fades to a thin cap and leaves splotches of lace.

N: Corny, grainy, malty, yeasty, with some boozy notes.

T: Grainy and corn-like, sweet, yeasty, slightly metallic, slightly "off" - something odd.

M: Semi-moderate body and medium carbonation. Finishes with a sweet, syrupy corn-like malty and yeasty.

O: There is some crispness, but the higher ABV reduces the lightness of the lager style.

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3.5/5  rDev +25%

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2/5  rDev -28.6%

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4/5  rDev +42.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +51.8%

Photo of puboflyons
3.28/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

From the 25 fl. oz. bottle. It's old I think. Stamped: 290812-290813. Sampled on 7/11/14.

It pours your basic pale yellow with a fizzy white head, Good clarity. Busy carbonation.

Aroma: Not much excitement here, Russian malts, cardboard, cream, cardboard, but clean crisp hops.

The body is light to medium and somewhat on the smooth side.

Taste: Well, nothing thrilling here. Toasted biscuit malts. sweet caramel, some hop notes but generally pretty boring, Definitely not the kind of "strong ale" I prefer to drink. Although I do feel like listening to to Anya Muzafaroza "Music of the Rain" as I drink it.

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1/5  rDev -64.3%

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2.25/5  rDev -19.6%

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3.25/5  rDev +16.1%

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3/5  rDev +7.1%

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2.56/5  rDev -8.6%
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.

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2/5  rDev -28.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +25%

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3.5/5  rDev +25%

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3.25/5  rDev +16.1%

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3.01/5  rDev +7.5%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev +25%

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4/5  rDev +42.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +51.8%

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4/5  rDev +42.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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2/5  rDev -28.6%

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3/5  rDev +7.1%

Baltika #9 Extra (Strong) from Baltika Breweries
66 out of 100 based on 577 ratings.