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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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375 Ratings

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Ratings: 375
Reviews: 266
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 14.79%
Wants: 8
Gots: 15 | 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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Photo of pat61
3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

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.

pat61, Today at 07:59 PM
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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

moedot, Sep 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +33.1%

DaOs, Sep 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

atlbravsrno1, Sep 04, 2014
Photo of Igormatos
3/5  rDev -11.2%

Nothing special.

Igormatos, Sep 02, 2014
Photo of beaulabauve
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

beaulabauve, Aug 21, 2014
Photo of superspak
3.68/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

superspak, Aug 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Rafreaky, Aug 05, 2014
Photo of wethorseblanket
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.

wethorseblanket, Jul 25, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

threedaggers, Jul 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

sobbysoprano, Jul 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

Jeysun23, Jun 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

RCLOHR267, Jun 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +18.3%

ThaJokerWild, Jun 11, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

user785335, Jun 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

sephyrott, Jun 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +18.3%

wrightst, Jun 08, 2014
Photo of BeerDocT
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.

BeerDocT, Jun 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

tdm168, Jun 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

endless1408, Jun 02, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

abcdefghijkyle, May 28, 2014
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3/5  rDev -11.2%

Latarnik, May 25, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

rredshift, May 22, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -26%

javlin624, May 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

steve99, Apr 26, 2014
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Baltika #4 Original (Dark) from Baltika Breweries
77 out of 100 based on 375 ratings.