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Baltika #7 Export - Baltika Breweries

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Baltika #7 ExportBaltika #7 Export

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BA SCORE
72
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176 Reviews
THE BROS
70
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Reviews: 176
Hads: 365
rAvg: 3.07
pDev: 17.59%
Wants: 5
Gots: 48 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-26-2003

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Reviews: 176 | Hads: 365
Reviews by thekevlarkid:
Photo of thekevlarkid
3/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Out of a bomber this beer was a clear golden color with one finger of white foam. The retention was only average and it left mild lacing. The aroma was of macro grains, a hint of floral hops, sweet malt and a little bread. The flavors were pretty much exactly like the aroma: boring and right down the middle. Drinkable, to be sure, but so blasé as to be unappealing. The mouthfeel was fine, the body medium/light and the carbonation bit light too. Just kinda uninspired and clearly like a Budweiser for the Russian working class. (531 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of RoyalT
3.16/5  rDev +2.9%
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. (643 characters)

Photo of tohe9384
3.25/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.03/5  rDev -1.3%
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. (575 characters)

Photo of Mora2000
3.43/5  rDev +11.7%
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. (326 characters)

Photo of vinivini
2.73/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of BCborn
3.5/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

refreshing, good carbonation, crisp, light malt-sweet, nice for a macro type (76 characters)

Photo of fionn13
3.25/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.15/5  rDev +2.6%
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. (865 characters)

Photo of KarlMcGowan
3.5/5  rDev +14%

Photo of chinchill
2.61/5  rDev -15%
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. (755 characters)

Photo of Beer_Rabbit66
4.08/5  rDev +32.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

My first Russian beer \ lager and I must say, great stuff !

Perfectly carbonated when poured, the bubbles stick sound for a while, the color is a light gold, typical pilsner style look. Great head, which doesn't stick around to long (this might be due to me being inpatient!)
Great smell, there is something to it I honestly can't describe, but it is the best smelling lager I've ever come across!
Smooth and clean taste with a crisp aftertaste which sticks around for a while which I love, very enjoyable. Easy to drink

Anyone who hadn't yet it I can only recommend ;-) (573 characters)

Photo of craiglcook
4/5  rDev +30.3%

Photo of rhoadsrage
3.36/5  rDev +9.4%
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. (892 characters)

Photo of dcbeers
3.25/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of JMS1512
3.46/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of biboergosum
3.53/5  rDev +15%
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. (1,403 characters)

Photo of mintjellie
3.13/5  rDev +2%
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. (537 characters)

Photo of dacrza1
2.81/5  rDev -8.5%
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... (861 characters)

Photo of KristijanG
2.75/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of BrewMaven
3.43/5  rDev +11.7%
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. (522 characters)

Photo of Sammy
1.84/5  rDev -40.1%
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. (352 characters)

Photo of pmcadamis
3.24/5  rDev +5.5%
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. (749 characters)

Photo of beerinabottle
3.72/5  rDev +21.2%

Photo of tdm168
2.88/5  rDev -6.2%
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. (472 characters)

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Baltika #7 Export from Baltika Breweries
72 out of 100 based on 176 ratings.