Baltika #7 Export - Baltika Breweries

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Baltika #7 ExportBaltika #7 Export

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72
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174 Reviews
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Reviews: 174
Hads: 364
rAvg: 3.07
pDev: 17.59%
Wants: 4
Gots: 46 | FT: 0
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Russian Federation

Style | ABV
Dortmunder / Export Lager |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-26-2003

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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 AdamBear
4.08/5  rDev +32.9%
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! (624 characters)

Photo of EnojysAnyBeer
4.07/5  rDev +32.6%
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 (273 characters)

Photo of jsh420
4/5  rDev +30.3%
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 (409 characters)

Photo of Ryan805Beer
4/5  rDev +30.3%
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. (254 characters)

Photo of jwc215
3.98/5  rDev +29.6%
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. (604 characters)

Photo of Moe55
3.98/5  rDev +29.6%
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. (340 characters)

Photo of specsbeer06
3.95/5  rDev +28.7%
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. (308 characters)

Photo of tgbljb
3.95/5  rDev +28.7%
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. (354 characters)

Photo of dertyd
3.94/5  rDev +28.3%
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!!!! (462 characters)

Photo of NittanyBeerFan
3.91/5  rDev +27.4%
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. (1,340 characters)

Photo of chocosushi
3.89/5  rDev +26.7%
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. (700 characters)

Photo of Bookseeb
3.85/5  rDev +25.4%
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. (334 characters)

Photo of DrJay
3.83/5  rDev +24.8%
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. (753 characters)

Photo of WesWes
3.77/5  rDev +22.8%
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. (514 characters)

Photo of ordybill
3.75/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 16.9 oz. bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- Has a malt and citrus smell with a hint of that Euro Lager skunkiness thrown in.
Appearance- A transparent yellow with a small white head.
Taste- Has a nice malt and fruit mix not what I was expecting, a pleasant surprise.
Palate- A light bodied beer with heavy carbonation,.
Overall- Better than average, had a fruity taste than I expected. I would drink this again. (427 characters)

Photo of Thisdrinkinglife
3.75/5  rDev +22.1%

Review: Bottle of Baltika 7 Eksportnoe (Export) 5.4%ABV
Baltika 7 Eksportnoe, a handful to pronounce, is an interesting pale lager with its own unique taste coming all way from St. Petersburg, Moscow.
On pour there is a nice pale yellow appearance with a good frothy head which dies eventually to show some lacing.
The aroma is of sweet malt and grain producing a lovely rustic kind of smell that is both strong and appealing on the nose.
The taste is of some sweet malts, was slightly hoppy, with some light barley malt.
Overall I found that Baltika 7 Eksportnoe was quite easy to drink and it did the business after a long day of work. Having said that though, there was a small aftertaste that was quite strong but that brought a nice balance to the beer and I recommend this as a good session beer. (807 characters)

Photo of danetrain0101
3.75/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer really reminds me of Heniken.

It has a very golden pale color with a silky thick foam head.

The smell is grainy and malty. Slightly sweet.

It tastes very much like a Heniken. I don't know if this is how it is supposed to taste, but it was skunky. I actually enjoy skunky beers so I enjoyed it.

The mouthfeel was semi smooth. Wasn't the best feel.

Combination of taste and price makes this a quite affordable beer to sip. (435 characters)

Photo of hophunter
3.72/5  rDev +21.2%
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. (982 characters)

Photo of Monsteruss
3.68/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The foam was light wheat/white in color that dissapated quickly but a small ring around the glass til the end. The smell was a typical crisp hops and a little metallic. The taste was sharp, light, very hopsy - Russia's version of the American lagers and pils but better. Color was light honey wheat. Mouthfeel was sharp and smooth. Drinkibility was ok. (352 characters)

Photo of Premo88
3.67/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

16.9 oz. bottle poured into flute
(bottled 4/15/14 in green glass; drank 2/5/15)

L: 100% clear yellow, 1-inch ultra-white head of foam; no stick or lace, very few bubbles; looks flat; slight lacing

S: SKUNK ... just a bit up front then it disappears; very fruity and malty sweet -- bread malt; dust, onion, cilantro, sour grain

T: super fruity -- peach, apricot, almost hint of plum; bread malt ... not bad

F: light but full with carbonation ... but the more I drink it, the more I feel a bit weak

O: not that bad ... the sunlight/UV/whatever light has skunked it just a bit, but it's still super fruity for an overall smaller flavor/aroma profile (657 characters)

Photo of Zraly
3.66/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a pale, light gold with a nice two inch head. Aroma is grassy and a touch of malt.

Smooth and clean on the palate, this is a good interpretation of the Export Lager category. A touch of biscuit and a well-composed, dry finish makes for smooth drinking. Well-balanced and the carbonation adds to a superior mouthfeel. Hops are a bit delicate but spicy.

Although it came in a green bottle, I detect no skunkiness. Interesting pull tab cap.

Would pair nice with veggie burgers and some waffle fries. Or you could pair it with something spicy -- it would provide a refreshing counterpart. (596 characters)

Photo of TwinSox33
3.62/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cool looking contoured bottle with pop off metal-plastic lid...

A: Pail yellow; an inch head that quickly fades.

S: a bit skunky, some faint floral hops.

T: Thin malts, a touch of sweet. A tinge of citrusy floral hops.

M: A bit thin. I wouldn't say watery, but it's not far off.

D: Not too bad. Goes down easy.

For the price it is better than Heineken, and looks very different than the others... (402 characters)

Photo of wordemupg
3.61/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle into pint glass 16/1/12

A clear straw yellow with some tiny particles upon further inspection, almost no visible carbonation but a well sustained bone white foam that leaves several rings of lace, looks sexy

S lemongrass? or lemon and grassy hops, a little cracker and that's about it, simple but solid

T no different from the smell, in fact I can't really notice any subtle differences

M crisp with a clean finish, its light and fluffy and work well on a hot day

O decent stuff but nothing amazing, much better then our mass produced brews

for style I liked it but wouldn't go searching for it, I think the coolest part about this beer is the peel off cap. I'm a little surprised the razor sharp edge left behind hasn't caused lawsuits. (762 characters)

Photo of Gajo74
3.6/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear straw yellow, good head, but thin lace disappear halfway through drink.
Big grassy aroma at first. Halfway through, this aroma fades and I detect a small amount sweet malt and alcohol.
Crisp and tingly carbonation. Light and refreshing mouthfeel. Taste of mostly sweet toasted malts with a little hops finish for balance. My only issue is that the crisp feel looses its essence because as the drink warms, the carbonation fades too quickly. (455 characters)

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Baltika #7 Export from Baltika Breweries
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