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Baltika #4 Original (Dark) - Baltika Breweries

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BA SCORE
78
okay

388 Ratings
THE BROS
76
okay

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Ratings: 388
Reviews: 267
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 14.79%
Wants: 8
Gots: 16 | 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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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Bung, Nov 25, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

debiergenieters, Nov 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

leinie13, Nov 16, 2013
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3/5  rDev -11.2%

dcmchew, Oct 31, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

capuchinpilates, Oct 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

legion407, Oct 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Segelstrom, Oct 25, 2013
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3/5  rDev -11.2%

Sspeer1, Oct 19, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

shortkut, Oct 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +18.3%

Scooter131313, Oct 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

DukeOfOmnium, Sep 29, 2013
Photo of EagleTalon
3.54/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours out to a nice buff, creamy head that falls to a creamy ring that persists. no significant lacing. Color is reddish dark brown and filtered clarity. Aroma is caramelized malts, molasses, honey graham crackers with a slight wisp of spicy hops. Flavor is malty and sweet but not as sweet as the nose implies. No discernible hops on the tongue. Mouthfeel is thin and sticky. Overall, a decent quaff that is worthy of repeating.

EagleTalon, Sep 27, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

KVNBGRY, Sep 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

Audio_Phile, Sep 02, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -26%

djrn2, Aug 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

VictorWisc, Aug 24, 2013
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3/5  rDev -11.2%

ygtbsm94, Aug 24, 2013
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2.6/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

500 ml bottle poured into a tumbler

A- Pours a dark amber/chestnut hue, with some good light shining through. Bubbly tan head doesn't stay around very much.

S- Big caramel aroma, with some sweet bready malt. No hop character around. It's a bit of a fake, cheap aroma. Like all extract and no grain.

T- Caramel, with a mild hop character to cut the sweetness, but not by much.

M- A little syrupy. Fizzy carbonation makes the thicker body more palatable, and the finish is sweet.

O- Okay. Really, better than I was expecting, but still cheap tasting and syrupy.

BWED, Aug 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

josedob, Aug 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

safaricook, Aug 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Mick91, Aug 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

mpalestino, Aug 09, 2013
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3.56/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Brown reddish color with a thick off-white head with medium retention.
Malty and grainy aroma with good caramel notes.
Nice bready malt flavor with some peppery yeasty and earthy notes. Hints of caramel, rum, lemon and herbs. Mildly dry with a low bitterness.
Medium body with medium carbonation.
This the most balanced of the Baltikas, likely the best one along with number 6. But it is good, not great. If you like caramel beers, this may be your choice.

FLima, Aug 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

hockeypuck, Jul 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

mrfrancis, Jul 13, 2013
Baltika #4 Original (Dark) from Baltika Breweries
78 out of 100 based on 388 ratings.