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Baltika #3 Classic - Baltika Breweries

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Baltika #3 ClassicBaltika #3 Classic

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325 Ratings

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Ratings: 325
Reviews: 229
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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3/5  rDev +0.7%

06-12-2013 22:15:48 | More by EOC
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3.25/5  rDev +9.1%

06-07-2013 23:40:49 | More by Boone757
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1.25/5  rDev -58.1%

05-23-2013 14:10:42 | More by kvnstfrd
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2.5/5  rDev -16.1%

05-19-2013 23:12:13 | More by David1975
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3.45/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 16.9 oz. bottle. Has a pale yellow color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of grains, malts, some sweetness. Taste is crisp, clean, malts, some sweetness, just a touch of hops. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a refreshing and pretty good beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2013 23:52:39 | More by tone77
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North Carolina

2.98/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pours a crystal clear light yellow in color with light amounts of visible carbonation and some lemon + light golden yellow highlights. The beer has a two finger tall fizzy white head that reduces to a very large patch of very thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of adjunct malts, mostly corn and moderate amounts of sweetness.

T: Upfront this beer is slightly sweet with moderate flavors of adjunct malts that are mostly corn with a light touch of grain. There is no perceptible bitterness or hop flavors present.

M: Light bodied with just shy of moderate amounts of carbonation. Clean.

O: The best thing about this beer is the fact that it came in a 16 oz tallboy can with a big orange 99¢ sticker on it. There are a lot of adjunct malts in this one and it is a little too sweet for me. Easy to drink but not one that I will get again.

Serving type: can

04-15-2013 23:07:11 | More by dbrauneis
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3/5  rDev +0.7%

04-13-2013 17:55:37 | More by Aosemidey
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2.75/5  rDev -7.7%

04-07-2013 18:08:37 | More by dmorgan310
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New York

3/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: The beer is clear light yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high bright white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of sweet adjunct malts are present in the nose—corn seems to stand out in particular.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste is slightly sweet and has some flavors of corn. No bitterness is perceptible.
M: It feels light-bodied (but not watery) and clean on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: Although this beer seemed a little bland, I didn't mind drinking it because it was pleasant tasting, wasn't that sweet and went down easily.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2013 00:10:34 | More by metter98
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New Hampshire

3.06/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From the 25 fl. oz bottle marked: 2507.12-05:07/2507.13-0-W. Sampled on March 31, 2013.

The pour is pale yellow with a slightly longer lasting white fizzy head than #2, #5, and #7.

The aroma is grainy with subtle malts and a clean, crisp hop note and maybe the slightest bit of toasted bread.

The body is light and maybe a tad astringent.

The taste is about what I would expect from a pale lager with grain and barley leading the charge, a slight sweetness, ending with a clean finale. It is a pale lager that is typical and average for the style.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2013 18:29:23 | More by puboflyons
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2.75/5  rDev -7.7%

03-22-2013 13:05:22 | More by Lare453
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New York

2.75/5  rDev -7.7%

03-17-2013 15:50:12 | More by Noelito76
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New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -16.1%

02-24-2013 16:08:01 | More by djrn2
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4.5/5  rDev +51%

01-28-2013 07:20:04 | More by matjack85
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Rhode Island

3.29/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 16.9oz bottle into a US tumbler glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color, with a thin white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains light caramelized malts, grain and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out with breadiness from grain and a thin malt character. Then some malt and adjunct sweetness comes in. The hops presence is extremely mild but creates a little bit of balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

O: A little tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, decent representation of style, it’s not a bad beer but it’s something that I would only choose if my options were quite limited.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2013 23:10:51 | More by TheManiacalOne
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2.5/5  rDev -16.1%

01-14-2013 19:34:34 | More by BILF
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3/5  rDev +0.7%

12-24-2012 02:59:16 | More by NickThePyro
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3.25/5  rDev +9.1%

11-26-2012 23:37:50 | More by mwar
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3.25/5  rDev +9.1%

11-20-2012 20:46:52 | More by JohnK17
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Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev +0.7%

11-07-2012 02:38:26 | More by cfalovo97
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1.75/5  rDev -41.3%

11-06-2012 15:47:07 | More by jmn5082
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3.05/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottled 5/29/12. Best before 5/29/13.

Pours a clear light yellow with a foamy white head that settles to a thin cap on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, and some slight vegetal aromas. Taste is much the same with some corn flake and grassy flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of 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 but it's drinkable and pretty refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2012 03:13:20 | More by UCLABrewN84
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2.25/5  rDev -24.5%

10-18-2012 20:59:30 | More by ShakaShakaShaka
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2.5/5  rDev -16.1%

10-15-2012 19:06:47 | More by harpus
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3.5/5  rDev +17.4%

09-26-2012 09:27:02 | More by pixieskid
Baltika #3 Classic from Baltika Breweries
70 out of 100 based on 325 ratings.