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Baltika #7 Export - Baltika Breweries

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BA SCORE
70
okay

286 Ratings
THE BROS
70
okay

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Ratings: 286
Reviews: 164
rAvg: 3.02
pDev: 19.54%
Wants: 4
Gots: 12 | 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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UpperDecker

California

5/5  rDev +65.6%

12-05-2011 02:51:34 | More by UpperDecker
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guitarah


4.5/5  rDev +49%

03-25-2012 22:44:52 | More by guitarah
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mwar

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +49%

01-27-2014 22:44:20 | More by mwar
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gwiedman1

New York

4.25/5  rDev +40.7%

06-02-2013 19:07:40 | More by gwiedman1
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AdamBear

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +35.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A-golden with a huge off white head

S-smells like a typical European lager. European grains and honey. Doesn't smell terrible.

T-actually comes in with a very nice and crisp taste of light honey and fresh grains with a subtle hint of that classic european lager taste. The after-taste has more honey, more crisp grains, and more bitterness. This is actually quite okay!

M-crisp medium carbonation with a semi dry finish

O-I actually love this. It has a taste of high quality and it's so drinkable! This has got to be the best euro lager I've ever had. I wish I could find this by the case here. It is quite cheap though!

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2012 20:54:30 | More by AdamBear
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EnojysAnyBeer

Colorado

4.08/5  rDev +35.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Light golden and very transparent with little head

S- Smells grainy and biscuity almost like a pilsner but with less hopping

T- Taste is like the smell but more complex than I would expect from a lager. Lots of bready flavors.

M&D- Medium-light and refreshing as hell

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2008 00:23:26 | More by EnojysAnyBeer
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craiglcook

Texas

4/5  rDev +32.5%

01-29-2013 04:15:21 | More by craiglcook
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jsh420

Illinois

4/5  rDev +32.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

first let me say i have never seen a pulltab bottle that made a big pop sound like a corked bottle

poured a very pale gold with a 1 finger head that dissipated very quickly

smell was good light cereal and some grassy hops

luckily it tasted nothing like the smell
sweet grains and maybe a little friut

mouthfeel was good - light and crisp

drinkability is high and for 2bones a pint i will buy this again

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2009 04:55:04 | More by jsh420
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jwc215

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +32.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours pale straw golden yellow with a large foamy, going to rocky, head that leaves lacing.

The smell is grainy with some lime and sulfur. A nice amount of subtle floral notes come through.

The taste is sweet grain (slightly caramelish) with a touch of lime. An underlying floral bitterness gives the sweet graininess a nice balance. Finishes refreshingly dry.

The feel is towards full for the style, but lands appropriately in light-to-medium bodied. Crisp.

Thirst-quenching, refreshing, easy-to-drink with a nice taste, I could easily "session" this. One of the better export lagers out there, IMO.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2008 12:03:09 | More by jwc215
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jonathaniler

Florida

4/5  rDev +32.5%

06-01-2014 01:24:14 | More by jonathaniler
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Moe55

Iowa

4/5  rDev +32.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a 6pack of green 11.2oz bottles. The pop-top opener was a real crowd pleaser. Poured into pint glass. Appearance was light yellow, some bubbles and head that disappeared rather quickly. Light carbonation. Taste was better than expected. Not as skunky as other Easter European beers. Sweet and malty. I Could drink plenty of these.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2010 22:54:33 | More by Moe55
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Ryan805Beer

California

4/5  rDev +32.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

from St. Petersburg Russia. 1 pint. 9FL oz, 5.49% Alc Vol.

A big foamy head that takes a while to dissipate. A nice golden lager. Impressive that it still retains a 1/32 inch head throughout drinking it. A very clean crisp taste with a nice dry finish.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2007 08:05:45 | More by Ryan805Beer
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Darthmaul

Florida

4/5  rDev +32.5%

06-17-2014 00:06:28 | More by Darthmaul
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specsbeer06

Texas

3.98/5  rDev +31.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

this was an excellent beer that can surprise most beer drinkers. It was light but full of flavor, that almost resembled Spaten. A nice crisp taste allowed it to go down easily and quench my thirst. It trully should be highly recommended. As a master of beer, I would say it is at the moment one of my top 25.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2005 18:49:28 | More by specsbeer06
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tgbljb

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev +31.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a pale golden golor with massive white puffy long-lasting head. Attractive lacing.
Smell is slightly sweet but really barely detectable.
Taste is light, crisp and very refreshing. Left a nice full mouthfeel with moderate taste retention.
Nice crisp finish with great drinkabilty.
Better tasting than a domestic lager and much more enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2007 00:01:12 | More by tgbljb
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dertyd

California

3.95/5  rDev +30.8%
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!!!!

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2013 17:40:19 | More by dertyd
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NittanyBeerFan

Pennsylvania

3.93/5  rDev +30.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

After a day of touring St. Petersburg and walking up and down Nevsky Prospect, we found a nice corner restaurant near Pushkin's statue and sat down to get some local beers to imbibe while we relaxed. Baltika 7 was on the menu, so here we go...

Poured into a 1/2 L weizen-looking glass, there was a billowy 3-4 fingers of egg shell white head that perched up there for what must have been 5 to 10 minutes. The body of the beer was crystal clear enough to read the menu through it. Color was a very light yellowy amber, and the head produced sticky spiderwebbed lacing as I drank.

The aroma is like a watered down Dortmunder Gold. Certainly more mellowed, the grassy hops provide more of a balancing aroma than they do a stunning focal point of the beer. The malt is light and clean, and there are no off aromas, but I am not excited by the aroma. The flavor is certainly better, as the grassy hops do come on a bit stronger and are augmented by a light floral kick that really balances the sweetness of the beer well.

Easy drinking, light on the palate, and nicely carbonated for the style, this is without a doubt one of the best beers that I was able to enjoy on my trip. It likely doesn't travel well, judging by the reviews on here, but in the motherland, this is definitely one to try. I would seek this out if I was in Russia again.

Serving type: on-tap

06-03-2011 23:56:00 | More by NittanyBeerFan
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chocosushi

Oklahoma

3.9/5  rDev +29.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A ~ Pours pale yellow. Pretty decent lacing. Doesn't look magnificent, but we shall see.

S ~ Golden Delicious Apples, Yeastbread, Dry straw & a faint whiff of hops.

T ~ Euro hops (saaz?) that are spicy & slightly floral. Very scattered flavors going on here so bear with me. Getting major notes of Straw & Wheatberry bread with hints of Pears in honey, open field, & cedar plank.
Faint notes of a Pet Store, which was odd, but worked well against the estery backdrop.

M ~ Fruity & Yeasty yet crisp & clean in the finish. Mild bitterness.

D ~ I honestly liked this beer, regardless of the average reviews. Who cares if it is mass produced if it tastes decent. Will easily buy again. Great price.

Serving type: bottle

09-19-2011 03:40:40 | More by chocosushi
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Bookseeb

Washington

3.88/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance pours a golden yellow color with a white fluffy head leaving fair lace. Smell is yeasty, adjuncts and a note of fruit warehouse. Taste has a clean lightly sweet graininess with a bit of light fruit in the background. Mouthfeel is light with a nice spike of carbonation. A very enjoyable lager I wouldn't mind going back to.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2011 23:34:00 | More by Bookseeb
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DrJay

Massachusetts

3.85/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Green bottle with a cool pull-tab cap. Crystal clear and possibly the palest yellow beer I've ever seen. A soapy, frothy, bright white cap appeared during the pour and remained for a surprising amount of time. Streaky and spotty lace. Aromas of cereal grain, barley husk, hay, and lemon. Low bitterness. Sweet yet mild flavour, a bit of cereal and lemon/lime, slightly fruity, faint mineral finish. Very light bodied without getting to the point of being watery. Medium to low carbonation aided the texture, keeping it from being harsh. Actually, it was fairly smooth. Quite clean and refreshing. This one was a surprise for me, based on my experience with this line of products. Easily one of my favourites from this brewer and a superb lawnmower beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2009 00:28:45 | More by DrJay
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hophunter

Michigan

3.78/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

received this bottle from a friend coming back from New York. Poured into a pilsner glass.

Aroma: Upon first cracking I instantly smelled skunk. Probably my fault as it was a sunny day when it was given to me and I foolishly stored it under the dashboard as I did not have a dark bag to put it in. Otherwise, low hop aroma with floral notes.

Appearance: Light golden in color with a white head.

Flavor: well balanced between hop and malt as per the guidelines. Definitely a touch of sweetness, probably more than what I would like to have in a dortmunder. Definitely crisp with very mild honey notes.

Mouthfeel: light body, medium carbonation.

Overall: aside from the skunking which was my fault it was a light, crisp and refreshing beer and definitely a good sessionable beer at that. It fits all the guidelines but if it wasn't for my mistake, it probably would've been a little higher...but it probably shouldn't be in a green bottle. All it takes is 30 seconds of sunlight.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2011 01:56:06 | More by hophunter
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WesWes

New York

3.75/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a pale gold color with a thick frothy white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a clean, crisp lager malt scent along with German style hops and yeast. The taste is decent. It has a pale malt flavor that goes down easy and finishes dry, yet surprisingly malty for a lager. It is lightly hopped and clean tasting. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a low bodied beer with good carbonation. This is a good export lager. It's light and easy drinking with a maltier approach than some.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2006 23:57:27 | More by WesWes
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Socialiste

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +24.2%

05-30-2014 18:56:31 | More by Socialiste
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t0rin0

California

3.75/5  rDev +24.2%

12-08-2012 22:18:27 | More by t0rin0
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Vyronian

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +24.2%

11-30-2012 15:13:49 | More by Vyronian
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Baltika #7 Export from Baltika Breweries
70 out of 100 based on 286 ratings.