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Baltika #7 Export - Baltika Breweries

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BA SCORE
71
okay

315 Ratings
THE BROS
70
okay

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Ratings: 315
Reviews: 166
rAvg: 3.03
pDev: 18.81%
Wants: 4
Gots: 20 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Baltika Breweries visit their website
Russian Federation

Style | ABV
Dortmunder / Export Lager |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-26-2003)
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3.4/5  rDev +12.2%

headstash, Tuesday at 10:50 PM
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3.19/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

500 mL bottle with a pull-tab cap, picked up at the LCBO; bottled May 13 2014 with a one year expiration date. Served ice cold.

Pours a clear, pale golden colour, topped with just under an inch of soapy, white froth. It evaporates fairly rapidly, and after two or three minutes I am left with a thin, bubbly film and a modest collar. Some lace; yep, this looks like an imported lager, alright. The aroma hits that nail on the head, too - cereal grain sweetness, pale malts, some grassiness and lemon citrus comprise the bouquet, making this a fairly typical Euro lager so far.

A few sips in and there's no real surprises to report with this one. Grainy sweetness from the pale barley malts are the most prominent flavour, with lesser notes of wet hay and grass. A bit of a cardboard note; something I usually find in cheap domestic lagers, rather than cheap imports. Off-dry finish with some mild grassy bitterness lingering briefly. Light-bodied, with aggressive carbonation levels that are typical of most mass-produced pale lagers. This is a drinkable lager with no particularly offensive features, and few redeeming qualities of note.

Final Grade: 3.19, a C+. Baltika #7 is a passable Euro lager, but it's a weak attempt at a Dortmunder (if that's even what they were going for). One thing I will say is that this is easily the best Russian beer I have ever tried, but to be honest I haven't had very many, and the others were pretty terrible. Baltika #7 is no masterpiece, but I'd have no issue with drinking another bottle here and there - but that being said, German and Polish lagers are better, easier to find, and often cheaper, so this one's utility is rather limited.

thehyperduck, Monday at 01:30 AM
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3.04/5  rDev +0.3%

bluebombers, Oct 12, 2014
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wilsonbaron, Oct 06, 2014
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TheBeerbarian, Oct 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +23.8%

Basoos1, Sep 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +32%

Maestria-1, Sep 28, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Enjoying this from the bottle in a wooden cabin next to Lake Baikal in Siberia. Fantastic setting.

T: Refreshing cold, but slightly chlorinated. Otherwise quite nice and clean. Lemons/lemonade in the finish and a slight brown bread flavour in the aftertaste. Further down the bottle a very unpleasant paracetamol-like bitterness becomes apparent. Eugh! Never had that from a lager before. Minus lots of points for that. Refreshing mouthfeel though - very fizzy.

O: Not a great lager. Even in my current surroundings.

Hoppsbabo, Sep 25, 2014
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3/5  rDev -1%

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3/5  rDev -1%

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3/5  rDev -1%

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3/5  rDev -1%

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Baltika #7 Export from Baltika Breweries
71 out of 100 based on 315 ratings.