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Baltika #7 Export - Baltika Breweries

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BA SCORE
70
okay

306 Ratings
THE BROS
70
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Ratings: 306
Reviews: 164
rAvg: 3.02
pDev: 19.21%
Wants: 4
Gots: 17 | 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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3.5/5  rDev +15.9%

BLACKENEDPLAGUE, Dec 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +15.9%

sebaastionb, May 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +15.9%

Boone757, Jun 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +15.9%

ramrod666, Apr 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +15.9%

Pamola, Dec 30, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +15.9%

kgrichards, Mar 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +15.9%

bunbury, Nov 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +15.9%

WeissBoy, Apr 23, 2012
Photo of SaCkErZ9
3.5/5  rDev +15.9%

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.

SaCkErZ9, Jun 25, 2008
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3.5/5  rDev +15.9%

jham915, Jul 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +15.9%

jpworld, May 19, 2012
Photo of BuckeyeNation
3.5/5  rDev +15.9%

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.

BuckeyeNation, May 04, 2006
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3.5/5  rDev +15.9%

alienmario, Aug 17, 2014
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3.48/5  rDev +15.2%

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.

JMad, May 14, 2011
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3.48/5  rDev +15.2%

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.

brewcrew76, Jul 09, 2010
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3.48/5  rDev +15.2%

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.

rangerred, Dec 28, 2011
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3.48/5  rDev +15.2%

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.

Gagnonsux, Jun 24, 2005
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3.48/5  rDev +15.2%

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.

ummswimmin, May 11, 2012
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3.45/5  rDev +14.2%

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
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3.45/5  rDev +14.2%

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
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3.45/5  rDev +14.2%

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.

tone77, May 30, 2010
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3.43/5  rDev +13.6%

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.

flagmantho, Oct 03, 2010
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3.43/5  rDev +13.6%

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.

xylophonica, Apr 23, 2011
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3.43/5  rDev +13.6%

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...

kjyost, Jan 07, 2012
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3.43/5  rDev +13.6%

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.

ChainGangGuy, Sep 02, 2008
Baltika #7 Export from Baltika Breweries
70 out of 100 based on 306 ratings.