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Baltika #7 Export - Baltika Breweries

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BA SCORE
71
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323 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 323
Reviews: 166
rAvg: 3.03
pDev: 19.14%
Wants: 4
Gots: 24 | 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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Reviews by slitherySOB:
Photo of slitherySOB
2.98/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from the bottle, this beer is a clear golden/yellow colour that reminds me a bit of citrus soda. Head, at first, is big and billowy, but fades quickly to nothingness. Smells of biscuits, citrus, grass and grains. Tastes very clean. Subtle citrus, some grains, and a touch of dry hops. Mouthfeel is thin, crisp, and a tad dry. A decent lager, and a few steps above swill.

slitherySOB, Mar 13, 2012
More User Reviews:
Photo of RoyalT
3.15/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Appearance – This poured a beautiful clear bright yellow in color with a big, pure white head. The head came up wonderfully on an easy pour and just looked gorgeous on top of this bright yellow lager.

Smell – There’s a faint lagered grain aroma here and that is about it. I can also get a mild processed sugar.

Taste – The grain here is pilsneresque with a light grainy sweetness. The finishing sugars taste a bit stale but otherwise this is a nice flavor profile.

Mouthfeel – This is light-bodied with a good, clean, crisp carbonated finish.

Drinkability – I’m not a huge fan of the style but this seemed right on the mark.

RoyalT, Jul 02, 2006
Photo of tohe9384
3.25/5  rDev +7.3%

tohe9384, Sep 12, 2012
Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #54 (July 2011):

Pull-back cap lets out a champagne-like pop. Very pale straw-yellow color shows a stunning clarity. Hints of cooked hops, fresh-cut grass, lemon zest and some alcohol in the nose. Dry maltiness still has some body to it; dried grass with some spicing from the hops. Kiss of green apple skin. Hint of alcohol, perhaps not so clean, but not so much as to be a bother. Bitter hopping is here and lingers into the dry finish. Half decent, relatively easy to quaff back and certainly better than most mass-produced lagers.

BeerAdvocate, Dec 15, 2011
Photo of Mora2000
3.45/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

The beer pours a light yellow color with a white head. The aroma is grassy hops, lemon, grain and wheat. The flavor is lemons, wheat and grain. Not too much in the flavor, but it is not skunky like so many green-bottled beers. Overall, the beer is better than I expected. Easy drinking, light mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Mora2000, Aug 08, 2010
Photo of fionn13
3.25/5  rDev +7.3%

fionn13, Jun 04, 2012
Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.13/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A 500ml green glass bottle with a BB of March 2012. ABV is stated as 5.5%. Russian beer - woooo!

Poured into a straight pint glass. A clear pale-gold colour with medium carbonation. Forms a decent head of creamy white foam that hangs around for a minute or so before subsiding. Aroma of light malt with hints of grain, stewed hops and DMS, in addition to a sweet note that reminds me of honey.

Tastes of light malt with faint notes of grain and stewed hops. A whisper of aromatic hops. A mild hint of solvent in the background, and a slight carbonic flavour. Mouthfeel is light, smooth and prickly. Hardly any aftertaste - just the fading memory of light malt.

An OK lager, but nothing special. Clean, bland, watery and probably quite refreshing on a hot day. Would be an acceptable choice in the absence of any alternative, but I won't be picking this up again.

jazzyjeff13, Jan 31, 2012
Photo of KarlMcGowan
3.5/5  rDev +15.5%

KarlMcGowan, Jan 26, 2013
Photo of chinchill
2.6/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

16.9 oz (500ml) bottle served in Austrian .6L glass mug. A few months past BEST BY date, but properly stored (recently at least).

Unusual pull top cap. Easy removal yet seems to seal well.

Looks like a macro-lager with an extra amount of white fluffy head.

There are some unpleasant component[s] in the aroma, including but not limited to a slight skunkiness. {2nd sample purchased and sampled in May 2012 is also a bit skunky}

Aside from the pop top and unusual bottle, there's nothing remarkable about this lager, for good or bad.
Moderate carbonation, typical lager mouthfeel (thin), slight dryness in the fiinish.

As an import beer, this lager is not competitive with many other domestic and imports, whether on price or interest or quality.

chinchill, Apr 14, 2011
Photo of craiglcook
4/5  rDev +32%

craiglcook, Jan 29, 2013
Photo of rhoadsrage
3.38/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

(Served in a fluted strange)

A- This beer has a straw yellow crystal clear body with a cascade of tiny bubbles flowing upward. The head is a big thick creamy white layer that turns rocky very quickly but last and last.

S- The smell of noble hops is strong with sulfur note in the finish. There is a note of cooked corn in the pale malt note.

T- This beer starts with a zippy hop flavor combined with carbonic acid bite. There is a sweet pale malt flavor that is crisp with some sulfur notes. The hops and carbonic acid lingers on the taste buds still fizzing away for a bit.

M- This beer has a medium-light mouthfeel with a watery texture that makes it feel lighter.

D- This light lager has some nice qualities but the carbonation really dominates the beer. It does enhance the hops a bit, and I would drink this over soda pop, but it just doesn't have the depth of flavor.

rhoadsrage, Feb 27, 2006
Photo of Trashcat
2.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Trashcat, Tuesday at 07:58 PM
Photo of dcbeers
3.25/5  rDev +7.3%

dcbeers, Aug 24, 2014
Photo of biboergosum
3.53/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle. Strange peel-off enclosure, which combines a traditional cap with a pop-top pull tab, to create a weirdly easy-to-use hybrid, if you can grok that particular twist of the wrist, that is.

This beer pours a crystal clear pale golden colour, with a teeming amount of foamy, webbed, cushioned white head, which leaves a broad Pangaea-scope of lace around the glass as it lazily sinks away.

It smells of barley graininess, some earthy yeastiness, a bit of muddled lemon oil, and musty grassy hops. The taste is browned apples, bready, yeasty pale malt, musty field honey, some slight drupe fruitiness, and a less than subtle weedy, leafy hoppiness.

The carbonation is average, if a wee bit frothy, the body a decent medium-light weight, with nothing getting in the way of a certain abject smoothness - kind of like there's a KGB or Russian mafia diktat for suggesting otherwise. It finishes off-dry, the bready, yeasty sweetness persisting, with just a bit of fruit and weakly earthy hops joining in this particular end game.

Well, I was expecting a metric-tonne shitload's worth of Euro-skank, given the clear green bottle, and other unjust prejudices. Turns out, one should not judge a book by its cover, as this is a decently malty, softly-tinged hoppy Euro-lager. Maybe not up to the stringent standards of the Teutonic style source, but still agreeable enough - mea culpa, tovarisch.

biboergosum, Dec 30, 2011
Photo of mintjellie
3.13/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Part of the Baltika gift set. Poured into the branded glass it comes with.

Straw yellow body with fluffy white cushion of head resting on top. Head lasts fairly long and leaves patchy lace behind. Smells of bread and hay with some lemon lingering in the background. Doughy malt, bright lemon, and a kiss of hop bitterness in the finish. Crisp. Alcohol gets a little rough as it warms. Light bodied with low carbonation. Not watery, but close to it. A simple lager, just make sure you don't let it warm up to quickly. Better served cold.

mintjellie, Oct 31, 2009
Photo of dacrza1
2.78/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Situation: New Year's Eve--round one, thanks to the Baltika gift pack (8.99 witha glass)
Glassware: the Baltika gift glass...
Appearance: light, almost golden yellow body with a nice cirrus cloud of off-white head; diligent effervescence--not too bad on the approach...
Aroma: classic Eastern European pilsner scents--hay, honey and sharp sugars...
Palate: medium-bodied, puckerish on the lips and lacking on the backend; the aftertaste, albeit weak, has some staying power...
Taste: rounded, heavily malted lager--sweetness of sugar and honey; clean and smooth, with a hint of complexity...
Overall: excellent lacing and the Baltika glass makes this a compelling drink on New Year's Eve, although I bet if this were next Thursday night, I might not be as festively aroused by its aesthetics... pours well with potato skins, pizza bites and mozzarella sticks...

dacrza1, Jan 16, 2010
Photo of KristijanG
2.75/5  rDev -9.2%

KristijanG, Aug 21, 2014
Photo of BrewMaven
3.45/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Grabbed this in a pinch to go with a grilled chicken dinner.

Pours a nice clear gold with a two inch head that dropped to a half inch and stuck around "literally".

Has a grainy, macro, slightly skunky nose that had me thinking drainpour?

Thankfully it wasn't skunked at all going by the taste which was moderately sweet, grainy again and clean on the finish..Nice.

Mouthfeel was thin to medium and carbonation was lively.

Green bottle notwithstanding, this was a refreshing and tasty, pale lager. A pleasant surprise.

BrewMaven, Oct 16, 2007
Photo of Sammy
1.85/5  rDev -38.9%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

I did not like this beer. It was fresh, part of the LCBO gift pack. No direct sunlight, though you cannot stop the less disasterous flourescent lighting in the store. The beer had a light yellow colour to it, carbonation bubbleswere apparent, and there was a big cheesy head. The horse and cheese aromas made it unapproachable. Boozy and sugary.Watery.

Sammy, Dec 30, 2010
Photo of pmcadamis
3.23/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Honey gold, but more pale yellow in the light. This one has a crispy snow white head that sits at about one finger and deposits some nice lace on the glass. Lots of champaign like bubbles rise to the top.

S - Saltine cracker, sea salt, and some peppery hops. Grassy.

T - Nice and fresh. Lots of sweet yeast and crisp crackery malts. The hops are focused on spicy white pepper notes and green grass.

M - Crisp and clean, but leaning toward medium bodied. The finish is very dry, but cleans up quickly leaving very little aftertaste.

D - A very simple and drinkable brew. Nothing special going on here....seems like a fairly run of the mill German Pils IMO, but I could drink a few of these with no problems. Might be nice with lighter foods.

pmcadamis, Dec 10, 2007
Photo of tdm168
2.85/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - pale, clear yellow with a thick, soft cap of dense, foamy, white head that has great retention

S - grass, straw, apples, sweet, caramel

T - apples, sweet, bread, warming alcohol in the finish

M - warm, light to medium bodied, well carbonated, crisp

By appearance this is better than your average lager. It smells like a good effort was made. By teste it's too sweet and fruity. The bready malts try to save the day but to no avail. I'll pass on this in the future.

tdm168, Nov 06, 2012
Photo of dertyd
3.95/5  rDev +30.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A:golden apple cider with lots of carbonation little head and light lace

S:dank,straight up green bud with a little bit of grains in there I love theese kind of lagers with a nice skunkyness to them

T:taste like a hineken,realy skunky like the smell it also taste danky like green bud realy nice beer

M:verry crisp and refreshing this might be my new summertime session beer

O:I was impresed with this beer a lot the best baltika I have had yet

Cheers!!!!

dertyd, Mar 26, 2013
Photo of NeroFiddled
3/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The Baltika #7 is really not much different that the other golden Baltika beers in appearance, aroma, or taste. The only thing that seems to vary is the strength. It pours a clear golden body with yellow highlights and a full and foamy bright-white head that dissipates quickly. It keeps a decent collar through most of the glass, and even leaves some lace. The aroma displays some semi-grainy malt with a light sweetness. The body is medium with a soft carbonation that helps to give the impression of a fuller body than actually exists. The flavor is as the nose suggests, with an adjunct laden but still mildly grainy maltiness. The bitterness is restrained, and it finishes with some gently lingering sweetness. Overall, it's not a bad beer, but if I want an overly sweet adjunct lager I think I'll just stay domestic and have a Pabst Blue Ribbon!

NeroFiddled, May 21, 2005
Photo of traumaqueen
1.75/5  rDev -42.2%

traumaqueen, Apr 03, 2012
Photo of Ciocanelu
2.5/5  rDev -17.5%

Ciocanelu, May 09, 2013
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Baltika #7 Export from Baltika Breweries
71 out of 100 based on 323 ratings.