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Baltika #7 Export - Baltika Breweries

Baltika #7 ExportBaltika #7 Export

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Ratings: 259
Reviews: 163
rAvg: 3.04
pDev: 18.75%


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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tdm168

North Carolina

2.85/5  rDev -6.3%
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.

Serving type: can

11-06-2012 01:30:06 | More by tdm168
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Treebs

Illinois

1.98/5  rDev -34.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Tall boy can served in a half pint.

A: Pours a clear yellow color with a quick dissolving white head forming on the pour. No lace. Nothing crazy.

S: Some mineral water with a light skunky hop profile. Pale malts with a touch of glue.

T: More mineral water with some light plastic to boot. Grassy and skunky hop profile with a touch of grainy malts.

M: Light and clean. The body is very watery and light. Goes down quick and harmless.

O: There were some artificial notes in there that really hurt the flavor, otherwise it would have been a normal export lager.

Serving type: can

10-21-2012 14:28:20 | More by Treebs
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djura

Serbia

3.35/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

After Baltika No.3,i got to try another one from this brewery. And again it surprised me positively.

A-Golden with medium carbonation,huge white head.lasting few minutes.

S-Citrus notes,a bit lighter smell for lagers.

T/M-I expected to be more bitter,but bitterness is very low. On the other hand,taste is high drinkable,grains,some sweets.

O-It is good,but not many different then No3.

Serving type: can

08-16-2012 18:48:50 | More by djura
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.13/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a crystal clear pale yellow in color with light amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a two finger tall bright white soapy head that reduces but never completely goes away. Significant lacing is observed.

S: Some biscuity malts, some light lemon, and a slightly grassy hops.

T: The taste of this beer really follows the smell of the beer. Light flavor of biscuity malts with hints of citrus and a mild grassy hop bitterness in the finish.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Crisp and slightly dry.

O: This beer would be excellent on a really warm day, I wish had I had tried it earlier this week when it was in the upper 70s vs. this afternoon when it is in the high 50s. The beer is easy to drink and refreshing but not something I would go out of my way to find - though they likely carry it at any Russian or Eastern European grocery/convenience store.

Serving type: can

03-16-2012 20:57:23 | More by dbrauneis
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

The CANQuest (TM) is headed eastward for a spell, to Russia, thanks to a great website (https://russianfooddirect.com) that may be a new source for many. If you CAN't get behind this newest idea, toughski shitski, kamarad!

I used to put away Baltika in its many numbers, in bottle form, with the late Stosh, owner of Pittsburgh's Bloomfield Bridge Tavern and our fave was # 9, the Baltic Porter. RIP, bro! This review is for you.

I have to rebut KittyKat's taking them to task for a sticker mis-identifying it as an "ale". That was placed on there by the importer/exporter who probably knew about as much about beer as I do about subatomic physics. The CAN itself is pretty explicit about it being an "Export Lager Beer". Actually, if I CAN peel said sticker off, there is some pretty cool looking Cyrillic lettering underneath.

Ahh, the Crack & Glug, sometimes the best part of a CAN of beer. I have come to really appreciate the auditory nature of CANs. I achieved a finger of rocky, bone-white head with very limited retention. The color was a beautiful sunshine-yellow with NE-plus clarity, allowing me to peer through the wall into the neighbor's kitchen. Nose had a characteristic lager sweetness, free of adjuncts. I am in lust! I am so sick of AALs in a CAN that I could scream! I may have to order up some more of this, now that I have a source identified. Mouthfeel was tending towards thin and it had a very dry taste to it, very little sweetness of which to speak. Instead, it kind of reminded me of a better-made Minhas, with a light cotton candy flavor and no plastics factory. Hmm. Finish was likewise dry and refreshing. I would put this in the cooler for a day at the beach, definitely. Howzabout Brighton Beach? Maybe I could latch onto one of those Russian expat honey honeys ... maybe I'd just best leave well enough alone.

Serving type: can

03-04-2011 00:36:37 | More by woodychandler
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MoreThanWine

Massachusetts

2.95/5  rDev -3%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a 1.5" head which dissipated pretty quickly. Pale pee yellow in color. Aroma has hops and citrus. Taste is standard cheap lager with corn and not much else. I'd say though this is equal or better to most of the American versions of cheap lager. And I'm grateful due to the can it didn't have even a hint of skunking despite all the time and distance between its foreign brewery and my mouth.

Serving type: can

12-25-2010 12:30:12 | More by MoreThanWine
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nickfl

Florida

2.93/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A - One finger of white head settles quickly and leaves no lace. Light yellow body with good clarity.

S - Malty with little to no hop character.

T - Sweet and malty with low bitterness, otherwise clean.

M - Medium high carbonation, medium body, and a dry finish.

D - Very light. Nothing offensive about it, but not a particularly enjoyable beer.

Serving type: can

09-23-2008 18:29:08 | More by nickfl
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

3.43/5  rDev +12.8%
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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iceball585

New York

2.93/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Golden yellow color, clear, one finger thick fluffy head that lowered slowly, tiny carbonation bubbles rising

S- Pale malts, corn, toasted grains, slight metallic smell

T- Grains, wheat, malts, corn, rice, hint of sweet honey flavor

M- Light/medium body, low/medium carbonation, clean, slightly watery

D- Worth trying if you like light beers

This isn't an instant favorite of mine but it is still a decent beer. It's just another typical export lager.

Serving type: can

01-02-2008 23:04:47 | More by iceball585
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ernie

Russian Federation

2.38/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Another try to brew a Dortmunder Export for the masses. Another bland beer as a result.

Appearance is boring - pale liquid from a cheap-looking can. High carbonation level helped to stage a spectacular bubble show in my glass but didn't contribute much to the head. No crown to wet my moustache in, what a pity!

Smell faint, malty. Start fizzy to the point of itching. Taste flat, on the malty-sweetish side. Bitterness in the finish, unpleasant aftertaste.

Not recommended in any way.

Serving type: can

06-18-2006 06:08:57 | More by ernie
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The Baltika #7 is really not much different that the other golden Baltika beers in appearance, aroma, or taste. The only thing that seems to vary is the strength. It pours a clear golden body with yellow highlights and a full and foamy bright-white head that dissipates quickly. It keeps a decent collar through most of the glass, and even leaves some lace. The aroma displays some semi-grainy malt with a light sweetness. The body is medium with a soft carbonation that helps to give the impression of a fuller body than actually exists. The flavor is as the nose suggests, with an adjunct laden but still mildly grainy maltiness. The bitterness is restrained, and it finishes with some gently lingering sweetness. Overall, it's not a bad beer, but if I want an overly sweet adjunct lager I think I'll just stay domestic and have a Pabst Blue Ribbon!

Serving type: can

05-21-2005 22:51:25 | More by NeroFiddled
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DrunkMcDermott

Illinois

2.42/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Well, it’s definitely a special export, meaning kind of bland and very pale. There’s nothing wrong with it, just very pale and full of adjuncts. Interesting that in Russia, they are required to list the ingredients on beer cans. I found myself playing a game of seeing how far down the list I could go before encountering the word "sugar."

Serving type: can

02-25-2005 17:08:09 | More by DrunkMcDermott
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MarkoNm

Slovenia

2.1/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a pale yellow with a hefty but quickly diminishing white head.
The aroma is fairly easy to pick up - some malts and grains thats basically it.
The taste starts quite sweet and in the same manner it also continues. The finish is slightly bittery but nothing special.
Drinkable although too much sweetness.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2014 21:16:52 | More by MarkoNm
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Served in a shaker pint glass.

After being told about this whole Baltika line by a former co-worker, I was relatively jazzed to find a few at my local Caputo's. This one pours a clear pale golden-straw topped by a finger of relatively short-lived white foam. The nose comprises wild rice, generic grain, light flowers, very light grass, and a splash of hard water. The taste brings in more of the same, though a firm semi-biscuit backbone is evident, and the flowers provide a cleaner hop thrust than before. Still, everything just kinda lies there, mostly lifeless, certainly character-less. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a slickly watery feel. Overall, this is just a boring, unassuming, little guy, something I'd likely confuse with any other bland Euro lager. It's not bad, per se, just nothing I'd ever really wanna drink again.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2013 17:28:40 | More by TMoney2591
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Olek4374

Alberta (Canada)

3.23/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Ah yes Baltika, a very common beer in my native Ukraine which admittedly I've never been a fan of, but this is Baltika 7, which I've never had before, so let's go into this with an open mind.

The beer pours a slightly more pale yellow than most euro lagers and has a little hint of rice in the aroma. It is pretty nice, despite it probably having some adjuncts in it. It is refreshing with a light taste and good aftertaste. I'll admit this is probably not something I'll be buying a lot of, although it is a fine effort from Baltika, and certainly better than some of their non-export beers.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2013 07:17:12 | More by Olek4374
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FLima

Brazil

2.91/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Bright golden color with lots of thick head with good retention.
Aroma of malt and grassy hops.
Sweet malt flavor balanced by its grassy hops. Mildly dry but bitter aftertaste. Some buttery notes.
Full body with strong carbonation.
On the lower range of drinkability among Pilsners. I found it a bit too heavy given its buttery notes on a sweet malty base. Number 4 is still their best bet.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2013 14:14:51 | More by FLima
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

2.99/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

From the 25 fl. oz. green bottle with the screwy flip top. No. 13.08.12-15:10/13.08.13-5W. Sampled on March 31, 2013.

The pour is yellow with a longer lasting head than Baltika's #2 and #5 pale lagers. Good clarity.

The nose is fairly weak with some grains, grass, and a slight hop note but they all meld together in a blase fashion and do not make the beer all that enticing.

The body is light.

The flavor has a little more character with grainy malts, astringency, and a slightly lingering clean hop finale. Heineken, Carlsberg, St Pauli Girl - take your pick. It is very much like those but I think it is meant to be. Baltika #2 is better.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2013 17:01:05 | More by puboflyons
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dertyd

California

3.95/5  rDev +29.9%
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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Theheroguy

Maryland

3.13/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

My first Russian, this was purchased out of sheer curiosity.
Taste wise it is malty with a very minor hop presence
Cereal notes, no unpleasant after taste that would accompany lesser lagers
Very Crisp and somewhat dry, In my opinion its a little too carbonated.
Overall it is sweet and drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2013 22:10:45 | More by Theheroguy
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Pegasus

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Clear medium golden body with a large white head, thin, fine-beaded lacing coats the glass wall. A few fat bubbles drift lazily to the surface.

Aroma: Lots of clean pale malt with a mildly earthy yeast note, clean and understated.

Taste: Opens with an abundance of pale malt, very mildly sweet, somewhat like freshly -baked white bread, as well as grassy hops. There seems to be a faint alcohol presence as well. AS the taste progresses, a very mild hop presence presents itself, which brings the taste to a graceful close.

Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, very pleasant.

Drinkability/notes: Very drinkable, in a pleasant, understated sort of way, a quality beer, which speaks softly.

Presentation: Packaged in a custom 500ml (16.9 oz) green glass bottle with a pry-off crown, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2013 15:06:44 | More by Pegasus
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Arithmeticus

Maryland

2.75/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Poured chilled in ale glass.

A: clear light yellow; lots of carbonation, aburst in clouds; thin head;
S: oh boy, macrostink; not appealing at all
T: hints of lemon, orange; nicely sweetened; a bit grouchy at the end of the swallow (slightly metallic)
M: robust, astute

If you can taste without smelling, it's not bad for a dinner beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2012 00:11:36 | More by Arithmeticus
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Mediczod

New York

2.7/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a very clear golden yellow. Moderate head that lasts a few minutes. Good bit of carbonation, bubbles rose for at least 15 minutes. Malt and grain aroma. Taste is slightly malty and grassy. Pronounced mineral aftertaste. Not a great beer, but better than Bud or Coors. At least now I can say I've had Russian beer. I actually expected it to be worse than it is.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2012 23:20:59 | More by Mediczod
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UCLABrewN84

California

2.63/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Bottled 6/22/12. Best before 6/22/13.

Pours a clear golden yellow with a foamy white head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, and a slightly skunky aroma. Taste is mainly of malt and grain with a mild corn flake flavor on the finish. There is a mild bitterness on the palate after each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty poor beer that doesn't smell or taste very good.

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2012 01:57:02 | More by UCLABrewN84
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JoeyBeerBelly

New York

3.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

I got this beer from a Ukrainian co-worker, thanks Alex!

500ml bottle served in a pilsner glass.

L - clear bright yellow color with a white head that thinned to a ring despite the constant rise of tiny bubbles.

S - grainy and grassy.

T - starts out kind of sweet and grainy with grassy (a bit skunky) bitterness mid way finishing on the sweet side.

F - light, crisp and refreshing.

O - not as bad as I thought it was going to be.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2012 20:49:17 | More by JoeyBeerBelly
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AdamBear

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +34.9%
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!

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2012 20:54:30 | More by AdamBear
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Baltika #7 Export from Baltika Breweries
71 out of 100 based on 259 ratings.