Baltika #3 Classic - Baltika Breweries
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Reviews by FleeVT:
3.2/5 rDev +7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
16.9oz brown bottle with production and best before dates poured into a mug.
A: The color, I'm going to go with fresh hay. It looks to be an extremely thin brew, clear, with mild carbonation action. The packed white head dissipates quickly from the initial pour leaving you with only a scant lacing on top.
S: Sweet with fruit esters lingering. It also has that familiar macro malt and grainy backbone.
T/M: Light bodied, with a bit more carbonation than advertised in the presentation. Crisp, as a lager should be. The malt is balanced well with the hops that I did not really pickup on the nose. Sweetness is carried through the entire mouth.
Is this the Budweiser of Russia? Love the numbered beers by the way. I'll have a #3, and a #4 for my comrade...
Serving type: bottle
06-15-2009 00:18:03 | More by FleeVT
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United Kingdom (England)
3.01/5 rDev +1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Ok head and lacing, Quite carbonated.
Aroma is subtle. Apple skin. white bread. Mild but inviting.
Taste is quaffable. Weak but interesting enough. One detects apple skin. Sweet malt. A bit of a corn like flavour. This is decent but not exciting. It does have some harshness.
Overall it's an ok but not great lager. I may be giving it a bit higher mark than it deserves as it used to be my go to beer in my late twenties in a particular bar I frequented. It was the best thing on offer in a poor selection!
Drinkable, decent. Tastes like there's a rice or corn adjunct in there. Not particularly great.
The best Baltika I've tried is the No 6 (7%) porter.
I don't think I could recommend this. It is just slightly better than Heinken or Stella but less good than Polish lagers and much less good than German or Czech pils.
out of 100...I give it 70.
Serving type: bottle
07-28-2014 00:33:09 | More by LagerCognoscenti
Baltika #3 Classic from Baltika Breweries
70 out of 100 based on 326 ratings.