Baltika #7 Export - Baltika Breweries

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BA SCORE
72
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174 Reviews
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Reviews: 174
Hads: 364
rAvg: 3.07
pDev: 17.59%
Wants: 4
Gots: 45 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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 allengarvin
3.4/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Looks almost exactly like the Baltika classic lager: very pale, crystal clear gold with a good initial head that fades right away. Nose is also similar but a little more prominent: sweet malt, a tad grainy. Taste is mostly sweet malt, very light and clean. Hop bitterness is low and hop flavor non-existent. Still, a clean beer with no obvious faults. Finishes simple and doesn't linger. Crisp texture, light body.

Better than most macros is all I can say. (459 characters)

Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.15/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A 500ml green glass bottle with a BB of March 2012. ABV is stated as 5.5%. Russian beer - woooo!

Poured into a straight pint glass. A clear pale-gold colour with medium carbonation. Forms a decent head of creamy white foam that hangs around for a minute or so before subsiding. Aroma of light malt with hints of grain, stewed hops and DMS, in addition to a sweet note that reminds me of honey.

Tastes of light malt with faint notes of grain and stewed hops. A whisper of aromatic hops. A mild hint of solvent in the background, and a slight carbonic flavour. Mouthfeel is light, smooth and prickly. Hardly any aftertaste - just the fading memory of light malt.

An OK lager, but nothing special. Clean, bland, watery and probably quite refreshing on a hot day. Would be an acceptable choice in the absence of any alternative, but I won't be picking this up again. (865 characters)

Photo of Floydster
2.63/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

16.9 ounce funnily shaped green bottle on sale at the BevMo in Redlands for $1.99, drank alongside two other lagers from this brewery last night, also poured into a pint glass

A-Golden yellow color with some light orange, 3/4 inch soapy bright white head, some retention, minimal lacing
S-Sweet malt, grassy accents, light oranges, bit of skunkiness, heavy bready malt, light hops, and weird sweetness
T-Starts off with some skunky lager flavors, some chewy accents in the middle, finish is weak and has way too much malt in it for a lager, gets more sweet and malty as it warms up, needs more hoppiness to provide some balance, too chewy for a lager and a little sweet for my taste
M-Thin to medium body, skunky, malty, and sweet mouthfeel, too much carbonation, taste did not last long
D-This was slightly heavy on the stomach for some reason, might have been that the malt was too prominent, not very smooth but it did have a low ABV that was hidden

Not too familiar with Dortmunder lagers but this did not seem too far away from a standard Budwesier in many ways, again not bad for the money but probably would skip buying again, might be worth trying (1,157 characters)

Photo of peensteen
2.38/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours almost clear, pale yellow with a thin soapy head. Smeels similar to cheese, there is also a grainy sort of grassy note here too. Tastes mildly hoppy almost skunky, it has a little bit of a crispness to it but that is overshadowed by its watery texture. Mouthfeel is like water, the only reason I know its not water is because it is carbonated. Would not have again, this is a drain pour. (393 characters)

Photo of Pegasus
3.5/5  rDev +14%
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. (827 characters)

Photo of Overlord
2.08/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

While, in general, I've found Baltika to offer some really well priced options, this one was a turd.

Pours a clear gold with a big white, macrolager-ish head. Smells somewhat skunked, but with a corn-y sweetness to it that's almost malt liquorish. People describe bananas. I get none in smell.

There is a bit to the taste, and it's the only thing redeeming about it. Overly sweet grain alcohol and an unpleasant syrupy mouthfeel really make this a one-note, off putting brew.

There are much better Baltika options. (518 characters)

Photo of CuriousMonk
3/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a pale yellow with a medium white head. The aroma is skunky and of plastic, but with a hint of actual hops and pale malts. Flavour is corny with a bitter bite at the end that suggests hops, as well as some skunk and sulfer. Really nothing too bad all things considered. Mouth-feel is quite light but biting and lively. (324 characters)

Photo of animal69
2.96/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

another brew from Russia; this one pours a pale yellow w/ fluffy white head which dissapates quickly, good lacing; slight hop aroma, some underlying "ricey" kinda smell; very "watered down" tasting, slight hop bitterness, light macro-rice syrup type flavor, maybe a little better grain-rice ratio than a US beer, tho; again, very thin, light, watery body, thirst quenceing, could possibly drink a few on a warm fall day... (422 characters)

Photo of Offa
3.52/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This is a pretty good pale lager, fairly full-bodied and better than Baltika's "classic" #3, presumabvly because it's s "Dortmunder" -type.

Golden, it has a fairly large off-white head that shrinks steadily to a thin lasting, wispy top but with no real lace.

The aroma is sweet, flowery grain and hops with hints of pine and sulphur. It is just slightly more European than American in aroma, unlike the #3, which is mostly American with a Euro hint.

The taste is grain with lightly herbal hops, mostly on the sweeter side with a light bitterness. A light mineral-water quality is noticeable after a few sips. The taste is like a fuller bodied, more flavourful basic American lager more than a European one. It's basic, but good and very drinkable. (753 characters)

Photo of OtherShoe2
3.23/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours pale gold with a decent foamy white head. No lace, a slight ring of retention. Nice clarity, some bubbles rising.

Light malt and grain, a little corny, but not as much as expected. No skunk, even though we are talking green glass here.

Light grassy malt, a little drop of dextrose, throughout, including initial sip and finish. Good change in the malt, where it dries out and crisps a bit. Moderate bitterness, and lightly bitter with light malt grassy sweetness at the end. Odd, but ok.

Light to medium bodied. Needs a little more carbonation.

Overall, not bad. I could put these down in the summer, and have them with grilled food, but this is a bit flawed to want to have 6 on ice. Just ok. Didn't hate it. (719 characters)

Photo of Burt
3.35/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Served in a pint glass from a tap.

Appearance; Clear straw colored with a small head that goes away quickly.

Smell; All I get is slight malty smell.

Taste; First sip is slightly sweet, malty up front with little hop flavor. The finish was biscuity.

Mouth feel; Slick with little body.

Drinkablility; This is a easy drinking session beer that goes great on a hot day like it was yesterday. Nothing special but great to have around when finished cutting the grass. (470 characters)

Photo of thekevlarkid
3/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Out of a bomber this beer was a clear golden color with one finger of white foam. The retention was only average and it left mild lacing. The aroma was of macro grains, a hint of floral hops, sweet malt and a little bread. The flavors were pretty much exactly like the aroma: boring and right down the middle. Drinkable, to be sure, but so blasé as to be unappealing. The mouthfeel was fine, the body medium/light and the carbonation bit light too. Just kinda uninspired and clearly like a Budweiser for the Russian working class. (531 characters)

Photo of ummswimmin
3.46/5  rDev +12.7%
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. (487 characters)

Photo of armock
3/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Poured a straw color with a decent white head that fades quickly though

S - Is pretty light but theres some grainy malt like a macro

T - It sweetens up a little from the smell but still grainy I think the style should be American Macro Lager instead

M - This beer has a light body with high carbonation to it

D - For a Dortmunder/Export lager its not really anything special but if you call it an American Macro its a decent beer and for the cheap price tag its not bad as well try if you want something new (515 characters)

Photo of DogFood11
1.26/5  rDev -59%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

This has to go down as one of the worst beers of all time. Skunky and weak. boring head and no lacing.

smell of adjuncts and grain with some sweetness.

Tastes like a skunk that is hungover. hop presence is non existent. this is a slammer at best.

not reccomended (272 characters)

Photo of HalfFull
3.52/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. An odd pull cap adorned the bottle, akin to your typical can in a way, made of plastic and foil. Very interesting, letting off a pffftt of carbonation,. Pours a clear medium straw in color with a half inch of white head. Settles to a thin cap and throws out some light lacing.

Light Noble hop presence on the nose along with some pale malts. Becomes more bready on the nose with some air.

Decent body and with a somewhat creamy and sweet flavor. A souped up Euro Pale Lager with a touch of pepper/clove on the finish. Sweetness diminishes with air and brings about a moderately lingering finish which improves with some exposure and settling of the foam on this one, yielding a good texture on the feel.

Bready, coarse and lightly sweet. Not bad. (790 characters)

Photo of Globetrotter
2.95/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

The on tap version of this beer comes out closer to golden than the canned rendition. The head is also much more substantial, almost up to average. Interestingly, the malt smell from the can is much weaker on tap - hardly noticeable at all. The mouthfeel is all bubbly, like a Coke. The malts are definitely present, but I'm still looking for some hops. There was no finish and no aftertaste. Yeah, it's drinkable, but I'll always ask the bartender what else is on tap. (469 characters)

Photo of Drew966
2.37/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Purchased a bomber (unfortunately it is in a green bottle). It pours a very pale straw color with a nice head. Smell is mild, as is the taste, not bad compared to a typical Euro lager. Nothing special, but drinks fairly well. I would drink this again, but not worth looking for. (278 characters)

Photo of flyingpig
3.04/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A very light golden colour that borders on straw & is crystal clear. Plenty of bubbles are rising to the surface indicating strong carbonation and their is a beautiful bright white colours foamy head that is two-fingers width in size & settles very slowly indeed & leaves some lacing.

Very light on the nose with some sweet grassy hops and malts being the most noticeable. There is some corn, bread and faint hints of grain too.

Sweet malts & some grassy hops dominating again. There is a like grain taste as well & the finish is low on bitterness.

A light bodied beer & not far off being too watery in my opinion. Carbonation is low to medium but it goes down well enough.

An excellent looking beer that slightly lets itself down by being too weak on both the nose & flavour. It is an easy drinking session beer & not much more.

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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 brewcrew76
3.47/5  rDev +13%
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. (435 characters)

Photo of pmcadamis
3.24/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Honey gold, but more pale yellow in the light. This one has a crispy snow white head that sits at about one finger and deposits some nice lace on the glass. Lots of champaign like bubbles rise to the top.

S - Saltine cracker, sea salt, and some peppery hops. Grassy.

T - Nice and fresh. Lots of sweet yeast and crisp crackery malts. The hops are focused on spicy white pepper notes and green grass.

M - Crisp and clean, but leaning toward medium bodied. The finish is very dry, but cleans up quickly leaving very little aftertaste.

D - A very simple and drinkable brew. Nothing special going on here....seems like a fairly run of the mill German Pils IMO, but I could drink a few of these with no problems. Might be nice with lighter foods. (749 characters)

Photo of TerryW
2.06/5  rDev -32.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours clears with a very short-lived head that settles to a film. Some spotty lace early on.

No real nose to the thing. Some hoppiness typical of Eastern European stuff - hay, grass. Taste is just too sweet. Some hop bitterness, a bit of breadiness, but overwhelmed by corny sweetness. Lingers slightly bitter.

Nothing to recommend this one. Pretty anonymous like a zillion other Eastern Euro macros. Drinkable, but not interesting or exciting. (446 characters)

Photo of rangerred
3.48/5  rDev +13.4%
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. (553 characters)

Photo of SaCkErZ9
3.48/5  rDev +13.4%
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. (515 characters)

Baltika #7 Export from Baltika Breweries
72 out of 100 based on 174 ratings.