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Baltika #2 Svetloye - Baltika Breweries

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Baltika #2 SvetloyeBaltika #2 Svetloye

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57 Ratings
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Ratings: 57
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 2.74
pDev: 20.44%
Wants: 3
Gots: 1 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 09-03-2005)
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2.25/5  rDev -17.9%

NightINgale, Jun 30, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -8.8%

wrightst, Jun 08, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev +0.4%

Latarnik, May 26, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev +0.4%

rredshift, May 20, 2014
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3/5  rDev +9.5%

paulish, Apr 08, 2014
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1/5  rDev -63.5%

Erase, Dec 31, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -17.9%

shortkut, Oct 04, 2013
Photo of tone77
3.34/5  rDev +21.9%
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.

tone77, Aug 31, 2013
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2/5  rDev -27%

mpalestino, Aug 09, 2013
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1.75/5  rDev -36.1%

clarknova, Jul 04, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +18.6%

Boone757, Jun 27, 2013
Photo of metter98
2.78/5  rDev +1.5%
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.

metter98, Jun 18, 2013
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1.25/5  rDev -54.4%

kvnstfrd, May 23, 2013
Photo of johnnnniee
2.43/5  rDev -11.3%
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.

johnnnniee, May 01, 2013
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3.21/5  rDev +17.2%
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.

puboflyons, Mar 31, 2013
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1.5/5  rDev -45.3%

DmanGTR, Jan 28, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev +0.4%

matjack85, Jan 28, 2013
Photo of NeroFiddled
3.33/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

NeroFiddled, Dec 27, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +18.6%

LJWalker, Dec 19, 2012
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3/5  rDev +9.5%

cfalovo97, Nov 07, 2012
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.05/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

UCLABrewN84, Oct 31, 2012
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2.45/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 16.9 oz green bottle into a snifter.

A: rather ordinary looking lager: slightly hazy, golden with a modest and short-lived head.

Aroma: light malt and hops with a slight skunkiness and a hint of honey.

T: slightly sweet and floral, with low but well balanced levels of hops and malt.

M: rather light and watery body; carbonation is too low; smooth.

Overall: this beer is drinkable but not good enough to recommend or buy again.

chinchill, Jun 04, 2012
2.6/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

500ml bottle. Pokal glass. Enjoyed on may´12. Pale straw in color, crystal clear appearance. White, small bubbled, slowly dissipated crown. Some rings on sides. Slightly metallic to the nose, wet grass odor. Moderate maltiness, grainy, low hoppiness. Rough flavors. Slightly fizzy sensation, fat mouthfeel. Light body, medium carbonation. Industrial Lager, no doubt!

GONZALOYANNA, May 24, 2012
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3.13/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Enjoyed from a bottle, poured into a standard pint glass.

This beer had a nice mix of very fine bubbles and a few large ones in a huge white head. The brew is crystal clear, gold maybe slightly copper in color.

The aroma is pleasing with a light honey note and a hint of malt.

Some slight sweetness comes through in the initial taste and honey flavors are prevalent. This is a light easy drinking beer with hops and malt well balanced. Nothing truly remarkable about it, but nothing offensive either.

The finish is smooth and light, a little watery. Overall this beer is very drinkable.

beerme343, Mar 19, 2012
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Baltika #2 Svetloye from Baltika Breweries
67 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.