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Baltika #7 Export - Baltika Breweries

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BA SCORE
70
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284 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 284
Reviews: 163
rAvg: 3.02
pDev: 19.54%
Wants: 4
Gots: 11 | 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.

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sebaastionb

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +15.9%

05-11-2014 21:51:21 | More by sebaastionb
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Boone757

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +15.9%

06-04-2013 23:07:59 | More by Boone757
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ramrod666

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +15.9%

04-29-2014 20:11:56 | More by ramrod666
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Pamola

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev +15.9%

12-30-2012 03:25:01 | More by Pamola
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kgrichards

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +15.9%

03-30-2014 21:18:56 | More by kgrichards
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bunbury

Panama

3.5/5  rDev +15.9%

11-20-2013 20:05:07 | More by bunbury
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WeissBoy

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +15.9%

04-23-2012 07:40:51 | More by WeissBoy
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SaCkErZ9

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dispensed from a 16.9oz green bottle into a pint glass with a best before date of 30 10 08. Emerges a lighter color than I expected, light golden. A small head with some sporadic lacing as well.

Aroma nonexistant. Slight cereal garin aroma but mostly vacuous.

Nice flavor in spite of the lack of aroma. More of a rice flavor here. Some nice bready malts assist with a touch of smooth and clean hop flavor.

A nice beer overall. Maybe my favorite from the bunch known as Baltika. Good, clean, crisp, solidk beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2008 22:38:58 | More by SaCkErZ9
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jham915

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +15.9%

07-06-2013 18:19:43 | More by jham915
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jpworld

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +15.9%

05-19-2012 19:55:29 | More by jpworld
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BuckeyeNation

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sallow amber with a sparse cloud of fine particulates and the occasional bubble journeying up to a nice looking cap of bright white foam. The head looks a great deal like meringue since it's soft and firm at once. There isn't a huge amount of lace, but it's no slouch in that department either.

The aroma follows the appearance in that it's simple and effective without being a standout. Although there's nothing here that hasn't been smelled countless times in countless versions of this style, Pivzavod Baltika usually manages to eliminate the nastier tendencies of most Euro lagers. I can appreciate musty/musky hops on a pale malt base.

The brewery describes #7 as a higher alcohol, lower hop version of their other lagers. After all this time I don't recall how #3 and #4 tasted, but after a few mouthfuls of this one, that seems pretty accurate to me. Untoasted pale malt is able to contribute a modicum of sweetness due to the laid back nature of the noble hops.

This isn't outstanding beer, but it does seem to be a worthwhile variation on the brewery's other pale offerings. As a lightly sweet, non-palate fatiguing, easy drinking lager to imbibe while contemplating the mess that Putin has made of your country, it ain't half bad.

The mouthfeel is decent too. Despite all my prodding and probing, I really can't find much to fault. If anything, there's a bit more substance than in most EPLs. Yeah, I know it's technically a Dortmunder/Export Lager, but it's European, pale and a lager, so...

Other than the exceptional #8 (Wheat) and the very good #4 (Porter), most of the beer from this brewery is merely above average. That's pretty much where #7 settles out as well. In a region of the world where good beer is pretty hard to come by, that's nothing to sneeze at.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2006 12:51:02 | More by BuckeyeNation
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JMad

Texas

3.48/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I poured a bottle into a pint glass...

The beer was a clear pee yellow color with a thin bubbly white head that quickly faded. Strong, skunky smell with a hint of lemon and hay. The taste is mostly grassy with some sweet cereal flavors in the background. There is also a slight lemon and bread aftertaste. The beer is light and fizzy, the finish is just a bit dry. This is a pretty average beer, tastes like most Euro lagers.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2011 22:24:50 | More by JMad
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brewcrew76

Wisconsin

3.48/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Hazy golden amber with big bubbles everywhere clinging to the side of the glass. This white head that disappears immediately.

S - Sweet pale malt and cooked corn with a light earthy hop.

T - Sweet malt and cooked corn with a touch of herbal hops and a bit of sulfur.

T - Light to medium mouthfeel with crisp biting carbonation. Refreshing after mowing the lawn.

D - Refreshing on a hot day but somewhat boring at the same time.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2010 23:38:08 | More by brewcrew76
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rangerred

Tennessee

3.48/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into a pint glass.

Pours a clear light yellow with a 1.5 finger white fizzy head which fades into a thin lace.

Aroma is grainy with hints of lemon. Some grass and hay in there as well.

The flavor is extremely grainy up front but that quickly fades away to a lemony sourness. There is some light bitterness along with a hint of alcohol in the finish.

Overall, the first half of the taste is really quite nice but it just drops off to a watery nothingness. Nonetheless for the price it is a pretty decent beer, just nothing outstanding.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2011 00:18:31 | More by rangerred
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Gagnonsux

Texas

3.48/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Unfortunately this is packaged in a green bottle, but the price was right at $1.69 for a pint bottle. Baltika #7 is a pale yellow straw color. Carbonation is very good. The head is large and ultrawhite. After uncapping the bottle the aroma starts with a quick whiff of skunk followed by a pleasent, but generic grainy sweetness found in many euro pale lagers. The taste is diffenently that of a euro pale lager and not a Dortmunder. Flavor is nice and sweet with a mild grainy taste. The depth of flavor and malt profile are way better than the average euro pale. Drinkability is very good, this is a good session choice for those times when you feel like something tasty, but want something relatively light.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2005 15:07:32 | More by Gagnonsux
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ummswimmin

New Jersey

3.48/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I picked this beer up in my pursuit of reviewing all 104 styles. This beer is one of the easiest to get for the Dortmunder/Export Lager style.

I didn't expect much from a brewer coming out of Russia, but this beer surprised me. This is a very easy to drink lager.

The smell is nice and clean. It carries a minimal presence. The flavor is also very clean. I get a little bit of grassiness, and a tiny nutty touch.

I recommend this as a very easy to drink lager. The flavor is spot on.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2012 00:43:56 | More by ummswimmin
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Mora2000

Texas

3.45/5  rDev +14.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2010 04:19:53 | More by Mora2000
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BrewMaven

New York

3.45/5  rDev +14.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2007 00:52:00 | More by BrewMaven
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.45/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a green 16.9 oz. bottle. Has a clear, pale yellow color with a 1 inch head. Smell is mild, some malts. Taste is crisp, a bit sweet, malts and finishes a tad bitter. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and is very drinkable. Overall this makes for a decent brew.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2010 14:29:29 | More by tone77
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flagmantho

Washington

3.43/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 500mL bottle into a pint glass. Best-by date of 4/13/2011, so we're good there. Bottle is capped with a weird pull-tab cap; pretty interesting.

Appearance: medium straw-colored body with a touch of haze. Head is two fingers of pillowy white foam without a lot of retention.

Smell: light, sweet malt with a hint of grain to prevent this from becoming cloying. Actually pretty decent.

Taste: light, sweet malt with less grain than the aroma but still a hint of its light astringency (this is a good thing). Hops are light and earthy and bitterness is low but relatively balanced. A decent, but not spectacular, Dortmunder.

Mouthfeel: light-medium body with almost no carbonation. It's not watery, which is good, but it really needs some fizz to be interesting.

Drinkability: a decently drinkable little lager. This would make a good summer beer and probably a good tailgating beer. I'd like to see it around here in cans.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2010 17:53:04 | More by flagmantho
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xylophonica

Australia

3.43/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Good head, clear yellow lager.

S - Big barley hit coupled with plenty of hops and maybe a few herbs as well.

T - Smooth but slightly sweet at first. Dash of malt. Big zesty lemon with some spicy pepper and herbs. Aftertaste is a bit softer.

M - Touch of spiciness with some malt. Mix of soothing honey with some sourness combining to make a solid contribution.

O - Decent lager, fit for both proletariat and bourgeois! Not overly complex but with a nice body and fairly easy to knock back.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2011 13:23:30 | More by xylophonica
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kjyost

Manitoba (Canada)

3.43/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle purchased at the MLCC Portage & Arlington. Served ~3C in a beer mug. Went in looking for Rochefort 10, they were out and somehow got talked into trying this.

A: Crystal clear, straw gold with a big white head that laces beautifully. Best lager I have ever seen...
S: Spicy hops, corn, a hint of dankness under it all...
T: Earthy bitterness, corn, light notes of bread, sweetness.
M: Strong lingering sweetness, weaker than expected carbonation (which I appreciate)
O: Not a bad beer, and good for what it is. Eminently quaffable... Still not my cup of tea...

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2012 00:36:44 | More by kjyost
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

3.43/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I have an itch that only Baltika can scratch! Now, mind you, these are in a can; the only way to enjoy a Baltika brew. A label on the can reads "Premium Ale, crafted with the finest ingredients, is brewed to meet the standards of the most discerning ale enthusiasts." I thought we're dealing with a lager here. Someone needs to get their shit straight.

Appearance: Pours a yellow body with a small, fizzy, white head. Splotchy, sporadic lacing throughout.

Smell: Much like the Baltika 5 which I'm enjoying side-by-side, it's a sweet-smelling aroma with light florals.

Taste: Pale malts with a medium sweetness -- a far cry less sweet than the previous Baltika 5. One drop of clover honey. Very, very slight sour grain taste. Touch of spicy, floral hops along wtih an equally light bitterness. Semi-sweet finish that, like the #5, gets a touch watery near the end.

Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Medium-high carbonation.

Drinkability: Just another simple European lager. Similar to the #5, except with a dialed down sweetness.

Serving type: can

09-02-2008 01:51:30 | More by ChainGangGuy
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mtnbikerpa

Pennsylvania

3.4/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 16.9 oz bottle with freshness date on back of label. Poured into my Baltika glass. Bright yellow color with no head and not much added carbonation. Refreshing lager with some very minor hints of spice and hops. Slight metalic after flavor. Seems like a good solid choice for a lager on a warm day.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2010 00:52:42 | More by mtnbikerpa
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zeff80

Missouri

3.4/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured out a clear, golden yellow color with a fluffy, pillowy, white, three-finger head. It left some nice sheets of sticky lace.

S - It smelled of caramel malt and some floral notes.

T - It tasted of corn, caramel malt and some spicy bitter hops. The hops were fairly light but provided some nice balance.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A light to medium-bodied beer.

D - Compared side by side with #3, this our is so much better. More flavorful and with a light hop kick.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2008 13:06:51 | More by zeff80
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