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Baltika #2 Svetloye - Baltika Breweries

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Baltika #2 SvetloyeBaltika #2 Svetloye

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BA SCORE
67
poor

60 Ratings
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Ratings: 60
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 2.74
pDev: 19.71%
Wants: 3
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Baltika Breweries visit their website
Russian Federation

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Todd on 09-03-2005

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Ratings: 60 | Reviews: 38
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a green 16.9 oz. bottle. Has a light golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of grains, a bit skunky. Taste is crisp, malts, grains, a slight bit of sweetness, very easy drinking. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a decent session beer, but nothing to get excited about.

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look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

A: The beer is crystal clear yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high bright white head that gradually died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface, a collar around the edge and some lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light aromas of sweet adjunct malts are present in the nose—rice seems to stand out in particular—along with some hints of grassy hops.
T: Despite coming from a green bottle, the overall taste isn't skunked and has some initial sweetness followed by notes of bready and grainy malts. Only faint hints of bitterness from the hops are detectable.
M: It feels light-bodied, rather smooth and a little clean on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: Although there's nothing special about the taste of this beer, it's easy to drink and doesn’t' have any offensive flavors.

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look: 4 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

From the green bottle pours a crystal clear golden elixir with a huge bone white head that slowly dissipates. Huge notes of skunk coming from the bottle and glass that second I pop the top open. Airing it out a bit that does somewhat subside revealing a somewhat lackluster lightly bready lightly spicy aroma. The flavor is a bit sweet up front with sugary biscuits and a hint of earthy spicy hops and a touch of wet cardboard. Medium to thin body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet watery mouthfeel. Feels like a macro lager, and aside from the fact that its from Russia, I see no reason to ever pick this up again.

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look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

From the 25 fl. oz. green bottle stamped: 1901.13-13:09/1901.14-5W. Sampled on March 31, 2013 while listening to a song by Russian pop singer Anya Muzafarova. Need to get into the spirit here!

The pour is pale yellow with a quick eruption of fizzy white head that settles after a short time

The aroma has a little sweetness throughout but it is still mainly grain, rice, and biscuit. Any hops are played down on the nose.

Light body overall.

Even though the hops are difficult to find on the nose they play up a bit more in the taste which starts sweet and grainy but has a slightly lingering finish. This is better than Baltika 5 but in the grand scheme of things it is basically just another straightforward pale lager.

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Baltika #2
22 oz. bottle, green glass
Bottled 2.12.11 Best by 2.2.12
$2.49 @ HyVee in Omaha, NE

Baltika #2 is really not much different than Baltika #3 (please see my review for reference). It's a basic Russian "Euro" lager with a combination of sweetish adjunct-malt, herbal hops, and some fruitiness (mainly apple) backed by a soft bitterness. It seems to me that they've cleaned up production as of late, and there are less esters to it than usual. It's sweetish upfront, but finishes mostly dry with a lingering herbal constituent. Not bad.

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Bottled 10/9/11. Best before 10/9/12.

Pours a slightly murky yellow with a foamy white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, and a mild skunky aroma. Taste is much the same with a slightly sweet finish. There is a very mild bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an average beer that is definitely drinkable but nothing special.

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Baltika #2 Svetloye from Baltika Breweries
67 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.