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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

365 Ratings
THE BROS
76
okay

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Ratings: 365
Reviews: 262
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 14.79%
Wants: 8
Gots: 9 | 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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hockeypuck

Maine

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

07-27-2013 01:01:44 | More by hockeypuck
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

07-13-2013 16:10:53 | More by mrfrancis
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TheRealtor

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

07-07-2013 01:15:03 | More by TheRealtor
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dertyd

California

2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

07-05-2013 08:05:39 | More by dertyd
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Boone757

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

07-02-2013 23:53:30 | More by Boone757
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

2.95/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

From the bottle stamped: 02:08:12-08:48-02:08:13-O-W. Sampled on June 22, 2013. I think the stamp suggests this is past its expiration date by about 4 months.

The pour is a dark reddish-amber with a short-lived head that dissipates into nothing. Busy carbonation.

The aroma is full of sweet malts, vanilla, and brown sugar with a nearly absent hop sensation.

The body is fairly smooth and in the medium range.

The sweetness is prevalent in the flavor at first with a quick hint of low bitterness at the end. It seems to fit into the style well enough but there is nothing extraordinary about it. Easy to drink though.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2013 18:16:51 | More by puboflyons
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ArthurKoefender

Brazil

4/5  rDev +18.3%

06-20-2013 21:20:40 | More by ArthurKoefender
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Bromine

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

06-13-2013 22:35:22 | More by Bromine
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SteveTheDog

California

2.88/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I think this is a very middle of the pack output from Baltika. The color looked great & inviting progressing from a dark brown to dark yellow. There was a hint of sweetness to the smell that wasnt supported by the taste. The finish reminded me of caramel both in taste & in sucking it off the sides of my mouth. I think in the future I'll stick with #6 if I can, but this wouldn't be the worst 3rd choice.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2013 02:21:25 | More by SteveTheDog
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EOC

Mexico

3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

06-12-2013 22:16:02 | More by EOC
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desint

Belgium

2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

05-24-2013 12:47:33 | More by desint
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richkrull

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

05-03-2013 21:39:18 | More by richkrull
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BamfBacon

Ohio

3/5  rDev -11.2%

05-03-2013 16:55:53 | More by BamfBacon
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slimntubbs

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -40.8%

04-21-2013 05:52:07 | More by slimntubbs
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Gtotango

California

3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

04-09-2013 22:14:35 | More by Gtotango
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draftpunk

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -11.2%

04-07-2013 23:06:40 | More by draftpunk
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Lare453

Florida

3/5  rDev -11.2%

03-22-2013 13:05:32 | More by Lare453
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tdatt43

Virginia

3/5  rDev -11.2%

03-21-2013 01:39:14 | More by tdatt43
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MidloRapid

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

03-18-2013 21:17:41 | More by MidloRapid
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Danny1217

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -26%

02-18-2013 03:52:30 | More by Danny1217
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jibjib513

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -26%

02-12-2013 20:19:34 | More by jibjib513
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craiglcook

Texas

4/5  rDev +18.3%

01-29-2013 04:14:01 | More by craiglcook
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matjack85

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

01-28-2013 07:21:11 | More by matjack85
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JohnFatAss

New Jersey

2.04/5  rDev -39.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

#9 comes in an interesting shaped bottle and that is the best thing about this beer.
It is a dark, iced tea color beer. The head faded fast and no lacing on the glass.

The smell is of toasted malts, but not that pleasant.

Taste- Overly sweet toasted malts with a some dull hops in the finish.

Little carbonation and almost flat mouth.

Overall, this stuff is dreadful. I had a rough time of it finishing the 16.9 ounce bottle.

Makes me glad I do not live in Russia.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2013 03:43:45 | More by JohnFatAss
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.51/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bottled 10/13/12. Best before 10/13/13.

Pours a clear dark orange-brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small streaks and dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt and some caramel aromas. Taste is much the same with a toasted bread flavor on the finish. There is a very mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with some solid aromas and flavors and one of the better Baltika beers in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2013 04:42:19 | More by UCLABrewN84
Baltika #4 Original (Dark) from Baltika Breweries
77 out of 100 based on 365 ratings.