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Baltika #3 Classic - Baltika Breweries

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BA SCORE
70
okay

327 Ratings
THE BROS
79
okay

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Ratings: 327
Reviews: 230
rAvg: 2.98
pDev: 18.12%
Wants: 2
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Baltika Breweries visit their website
Russian Federation

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-07-2002)
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Reviews by Shadman:
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Shadman

Alberta (Canada)

2.8/5  rDev -6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Wondering if Euro Pale Lager is the old world equivalent of Ami Macro lager.

Bright golden amber color, some decent head and lacing.

Husky grains, some faint spicy, floral-like hop.

Thin malt @ first, gets more noticable and sweeter as the taste moves on. Decent hop bitterness. Has that slightly salty aftertaste that these Eastern Euro Lagers seem to possess. It is this aftertaste that knocked it down 1/2 a point for me.

Seems a bit fuller than some of the other EPL's i've tried.

Being Russian brewed I wasn't sure what to expect. It's OK...but then so is Heineken.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2008 03:49:10 | More by Shadman
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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

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Baltika #3 Classic from Baltika Breweries
70 out of 100 based on 327 ratings.