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Baltika #4 Original (Dark) - Baltika Breweries

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Baltika #4 Original (Dark)Baltika #4 Original (Dark)

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BA SCORE
77
okay

370 Ratings
THE BROS
76
okay

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Ratings: 370
Reviews: 264
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 14.79%
Wants: 7
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Baltika Breweries visit their website
Russian Federation

Style | ABV
Euro Dark Lager |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-13-2002)
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beaulabauve

Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

08-21-2014 22:13:40 | More by beaulabauve
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superspak

Michigan

3.68/5  rDev +8.9%

500 ml bottle into lager glass, best before 6/25/2014. Pours fairly crystal clear deep reddish copper color with a 1 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big caramel, molasses, toffee, toast, brown bread, light chocolate, raisin, plum, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt, fruity yeast ester, and light hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of caramel, brown sugar, toast, toffee, brown bread, light chocolate, raisin, plum, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Light earthy/peppery bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, brown sugar, toast, toffee, brown bread, light chocolate, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice complexity and balance of dark/bready malt, fruity yeast, and light earthy hop flavors; with very good robustness and no cloying flavors after the finish. Very clean lager flavors as well. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, fairly crisp, and lightly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice dunkel lager style. All around good robustness, balance, and complexity of dark/bready malt, fruity yeast ester, and light earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

08-14-2014 21:32:17 | More by superspak
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Rafreaky

Mexico

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

08-05-2014 21:24:52 | More by Rafreaky
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wethorseblanket

California

3.19/5  rDev -5.6%

500 ml brown bottle. Production date: 7/12/2013. Best before date: 7/12/2014 (oh, oh).

A: Pours a clear dark amber/light brown with a half-inch thick white head which fades to the rim and leaves splotchy lace.

N: Caramel malts, slight roast, earthy and yeasty.

T: Dried raisins and figs, light caramel, mildly sweet malts, aged wood.

M: Semi-moderate body and semi-medium carbonation. Finishes with caramel malts and yeast.

O: Won't be having this again. Although I did drink this after the best before date.

07-25-2014 02:31:21 | More by wethorseblanket
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threedaggers

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

07-12-2014 14:07:16 | More by threedaggers
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sobbysoprano

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

07-04-2014 01:51:21 | More by sobbysoprano
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Jeysun23

California

3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

06-28-2014 03:49:10 | More by Jeysun23
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RCLOHR267

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

06-24-2014 19:00:48 | More by RCLOHR267
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ThaJokerWild

Ohio

4/5  rDev +18.3%

06-11-2014 18:04:34 | More by ThaJokerWild
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user785335

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

06-10-2014 21:28:40 | More by user785335
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sephyrott

Spain

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

06-10-2014 12:05:11 | More by sephyrott
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wrightst

Maryland

4/5  rDev +18.3%

06-08-2014 13:12:27 | More by wrightst
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BeerDocT

Georgia

3.63/5  rDev +7.4%

Bought at Assi Plaza in Atlanta, GA.

Appearance 3.5: Poured out a lovely, translucent, dark brown. Nice, inch-high head faded to a thin but sturdy head that lasted the entire session. Decent lacing.

Smell 3.75: Very nice bouquet. Smells of deep malt, barley and a slight smokiness. Also, nice hints of marshmallow and caramel.

Taste 3.5: Front is slightly sweet, but balanced. Middle is somewhat dry, but is balanced by very pleasant and semi-sweet waves of barley malt and hints of caramel. Finish is smooth, light and refreshing with tastes of dark brown sugar, grains and a very slight hoppiness. Aftertaste is very nice: dry, balanced with a final taste of barley.

Mouthfeel 3.75: Clean, balanced...great complement to the brew.

Overall 3.75: A surprise and a good beer. Would be a great complement to almost any food. While a bit on the sweet side, it is smooth and balanced. Definitely worth a try if you find it.

06-08-2014 04:42:42 | More by BeerDocT
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tdm168

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

06-06-2014 23:42:16 | More by tdm168
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endless1408

United Kingdom (England)

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

06-02-2014 22:33:27 | More by endless1408
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New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

05-28-2014 00:22:00 | More by abcdefghijkyle
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Latarnik

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -11.2%

05-25-2014 01:57:51 | More by Latarnik
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rredshift

Germany

3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

05-22-2014 15:48:19 | More by rredshift
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javlin624

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -26%

05-20-2014 04:26:12 | More by javlin624
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steve99

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

04-26-2014 02:35:18 | More by steve99
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paulish

New York

3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

04-08-2014 01:41:27 | More by paulish
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DaveMiller

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

03-29-2014 00:13:57 | More by DaveMiller
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Arizona

3/5  rDev -11.2%

03-27-2014 12:11:08 | More by ApplePi
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Illinois

1.75/5  rDev -48.2%

02-26-2014 22:04:02 | More by JIMTRK16
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billyrenfroe

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -26%

02-15-2014 07:50:36 | More by billyrenfroe
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Baltika #4 Original (Dark) from Baltika Breweries
77 out of 100 based on 370 ratings.