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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

367 Ratings
THE BROS
76
okay

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Ratings: 367
Reviews: 263
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 14.79%
Wants: 8
Gots: 12 | 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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jamie2dope

Massachusetts

4.28/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I've never tried a beer brewed in Russia before so this seemed like a nice change from the norm. Poured a cloudy brownish red color with no head and a very small white lacing that one could barely notice. Smell was very nice, dark fruits, honey, candy. Taste was even better with some sugars accentuating the flavors that had noticed in the smell. It also has an almost juicy character that one would not expect from the description on the back of the bottle. Mouthfeel was hoppy and medium bodied, with the hops hitting you up front leading into the juicy tastes. Seemed very well balanced as well. I could see myself drinking a few of these and still wanting more. Next time im at the Dan Murphy's im picking up some more of these as I was taken aback with the complexities rife within this interesting brew.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2006 13:02:36 | More by jamie2dope
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wethorseblanket

California

3.19/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

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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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%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

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%

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New Jersey

3/5  rDev -11.2%

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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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Texas

2.5/5  rDev -26%

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

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DaveMiller

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

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Arizona

3/5  rDev -11.2%

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Illinois

1.75/5  rDev -48.2%

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billyrenfroe

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -26%

02-15-2014 07:50:36 | More by billyrenfroe
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Indiana

3/5  rDev -11.2%

01-26-2014 23:06:29 | More by fredmugs
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

3/5  rDev -11.2%

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Baltika #4 Original (Dark) from Baltika Breweries
77 out of 100 based on 367 ratings.