Baltika #3 Classic - Baltika Breweries
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Reviews by NHGrafx:
3.45/5 rDev +15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Poured from a 500ml brown bottle.
Pours a light straw yellow color, 1 finger head that dies fast, but nice lacing. Aroma is of sweet malts and grains. A very faint hop aroma is there also. I can also smell what smells like a sour apple jolly rancher in the background.
Taste is like the smell, pretty sweet, the sweetest lager I have had. Lots of sweet corn flavors, some grains as well. Mild hop bitterness on the finish. The beer almost tastes like it was sweetened with corn syrup. Mouthfeel is nice, smooth and crisp. Very drinkable if you can get past the sweetness.
Overall not a bad beer, a bit sweet, but still drinkable and pretty refreshing.
Serving type: bottle
05-29-2008 01:54:17 | More by NHGrafx
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United Kingdom (England)
3.44/5 rDev +15.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
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.