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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

399 Ratings
THE BROS
75
okay

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Ratings: 399
Reviews: 271
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 14.84%
Wants: 9
Gots: 23 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-13-2002

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Ratings: 399 | Reviews: 271
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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.89/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a seidel mug.

A - Pours a clear ruby-brown with a three-finger off white head. Patches of lacing.

S - Medium strength aroma of roasted malts, caramel, pumpernickel, and candied dextrin sweetness.

T - Sugary caramel malts forward. Nutty, with some toasted oat flavor coming out in the mid-palate. Generic dextrin sweetness at first but turns into more of a dark fruit note as it warms. Just a hint of earthy hop in the finish, but to call it "balancing" would be going overboard. Not complex, but I did enjoy the taste and the flavors are rich for the ABV.

M - Decently full body for a lager. Medium carbonation. Clean finish.

O - I can see flaws here, but there was something about the way that this all came together that I dug. The simpler flavor did wear out it's welcome by the end of the bottle. But overall quite good. I would have to be in the mood, but would likely buy again.

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3.45/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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3/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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2.13/5  rDev -36.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.75

Nothing good comes from a plastic liter bottle.

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1.78/5  rDev -47.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

DATE TASTED: February 7, 2015... GLASSWARE: Baltika stange... OCCASION: A pinewood derby/violin recital/quiz bowl triple play--quite a day!... APPEARANCE: this beer is heard before it is seen, with a sizzling fizzle that quiets to an iced tea head of inconsistent bubbles; dark amber translucent body that holds steady effervescent; weak, spotty lacing... AROMA: caramel syrup is clearly present; pitchy, sweet malts are unbalanced by any hop aromas... PALATE: rather thin, watery mouthfeel that moves swiftly to the throat--akin to a sugarless iced tea...TASTE: mildly sweet, with faint caramel; a pungent finish, with awkward, cloying unbalanced corn maltiness--were are the hops? ...OVERALL: a slightly alcoholic, corny, malty, syrupy attempt at a dunkel...what’s not to like? not much...slightly enjoyable ...

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4.28/5  rDev +27%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nice and dense dark beer from Russia. Recommend this one

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3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

Malty nose with green apple and caramel, no hops, not a lot of roast, a little floral
Brilliant deep dark amber, tan to off-white head
Dry palate, malt flavors with a little chocolate on the finish.
medium body with low to medium carbonation, probably a little old.

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Baltika #4 Original (Dark) from Baltika Breweries
77 out of 100 based on 399 ratings.