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Baltika #7 Export - Baltika Breweries

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BA SCORE
70
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307 Ratings
THE BROS
70
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Ratings: 307
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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Photo of Pencible
2.05/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I'm guessing this is Russia's version of Miller Light or Budweiser. I drank it straight from the bottle, which seemed much more fitting for this than it did for the other Baltika's that I've tried. Anyway, it had a pretty mild flavor and watery texture. It had a generic but mostly clean taste. There's not much more to really say about this. Overall it was better than a Budweiser, but it was still pretty boring.

Pencible, Mar 27, 2008
Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
3.1/5  rDev +2.6%
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.

JoeyBeerBelly, Oct 07, 2012
Photo of dcmchew
3.25/5  rDev +7.6%

dcmchew, Oct 31, 2013
Photo of Gagnonsux
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.

Gagnonsux, Jun 24, 2005
Photo of tgbljb
3.98/5  rDev +31.8%
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.

tgbljb, Jan 20, 2007
Photo of gtermi
3.5/5  rDev +15.9%

gtermi, Oct 31, 2012
Photo of Whiskeydeez
2.75/5  rDev -8.9%

Whiskeydeez, Apr 23, 2014
Photo of crobinso
3/5  rDev -0.7%

crobinso, Mar 23, 2013
Photo of allengarvin
3.4/5  rDev +12.6%
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.

allengarvin, Jun 09, 2005
Photo of WDJersey
2.75/5  rDev -8.9%

WDJersey, Jul 26, 2012
Photo of Ciocanelu
2.5/5  rDev -17.2%

Ciocanelu, May 09, 2013
Photo of Floydster
2.63/5  rDev -12.9%
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

Floydster, Nov 04, 2008
Photo of oldp0rt
3/5  rDev -0.7%

oldp0rt, Nov 24, 2011
Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.03/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #54 (July 2011):

Pull-back cap lets out a champagne-like pop. Very pale straw-yellow color shows a stunning clarity. Hints of cooked hops, fresh-cut grass, lemon zest and some alcohol in the nose. Dry maltiness still has some body to it; dried grass with some spicing from the hops. Kiss of green apple skin. Hint of alcohol, perhaps not so clean, but not so much as to be a bother. Bitter hopping is here and lingers into the dry finish. Half decent, relatively easy to quaff back and certainly better than most mass-produced lagers.

BeerAdvocate, Dec 15, 2011
Photo of JohnK17
3.25/5  rDev +7.6%

JohnK17, Nov 20, 2012
Photo of Overlord
2.08/5  rDev -31.1%
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.

Overlord, Sep 01, 2009
Photo of kwjd
1.88/5  rDev -37.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Pours a clear yellow colour with small, bubbly white head that dissipates to nothing fairly quickly. No lacing on the glass at all. This smells fairly bad atually, though the bottle is fresh I believe. I don't get any hops, hardly any malt. No real bitterness. Big carbonation level. I don't want to have this again.

kwjd, Dec 30, 2010
Photo of matjack85
3.5/5  rDev +15.9%

matjack85, Jan 28, 2013
Photo of FLima
2.91/5  rDev -3.6%
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.

FLima, Apr 23, 2013
Photo of tclapper
3/5  rDev -0.7%

tclapper, Jan 14, 2012
Photo of OtherShoe2
3.2/5  rDev +6%
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.

OtherShoe2, Mar 16, 2012
Photo of Pegasus
3.5/5  rDev +15.9%
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.

Pegasus, Jan 20, 2013
Photo of thekevlarkid
3/5  rDev -0.7%
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.

thekevlarkid, Apr 05, 2012
Photo of jsh420
4/5  rDev +32.5%
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

jsh420, Dec 17, 2009
Photo of Offa
3.53/5  rDev +16.9%
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.

Offa, Apr 06, 2009
Baltika #7 Export from Baltika Breweries
70 out of 100 based on 307 ratings.