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Baltika #7 Export - Baltika Breweries

Baltika #7 ExportBaltika #7 Export

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71
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259 Ratings
THE BROS
70
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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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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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armock

New York

3/5  rDev -1.3%
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

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2008 21:49:38 | More by armock
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DogFood11

California

1.25/5  rDev -58.9%
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

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2005 22:00:33 | More by DogFood11
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Globetrotter

Virginia

2.95/5  rDev -3%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-29-2003 20:27:08 | More by Globetrotter
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jazzyjeff13

United Kingdom (England)

3.13/5  rDev +3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2012 22:02:12 | More by jazzyjeff13
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HalfFull

California

3.53/5  rDev +16.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2009 04:28:01 | More by HalfFull
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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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Drew966

Florida

2.4/5  rDev -21.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2006 23:56:43 | More by Drew966
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brewcrew76

Wisconsin

3.48/5  rDev +14.5%
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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pmcadamis

Illinois

3.23/5  rDev +6.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2007 05:29:11 | More by pmcadamis
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CuriousMonk

Virginia

3/5  rDev -1.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2011 17:46:33 | More by CuriousMonk
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Fatehunter

Oregon

3.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a plastic cup. Minimal head, just enough to cover the surface. Golden, transparent color.

Smells like barley, other grains. Pleasant.

Watery taste at first, progressively sweeter.

High carbonation, which dampens the mood. Crisp and light body.

Not horrible, not great.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2012 18:54:23 | More by Fatehunter
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paterlodie

Belgium

3.08/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

BB 12-09-05. Poors in with good head and nice&clear pale golden beercolor. Nose is strong malty with light hoparome reminding me of perlehops. Litle oxidation noticable but overal fresh. Taste is quiet dry, most certainly for a Dortmunder and misses fullness. Bitterness also dosed quiet low what makes this one tasting watery as mouthfeel is. Drinks easy but misses flavour.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2005 13:26:30 | More by paterlodie
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kwjd

Ontario (Canada)

1.88/5  rDev -38.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2010 16:57:08 | More by kwjd
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SaCkErZ9

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +15.1%
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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peensteen

Ontario (Canada)

2.38/5  rDev -21.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2011 22:18:38 | More by peensteen
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SkeeterHawk

Texas

2.55/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Pours an extremely clear pale gold color with quite a few bubbles stuck to the side of the glass. There was no residual head to speak of. After a minute the beer sat lifeless looking in my stein.

Aroma: A tad of malt and corn. The aroma has a tad of hops, but the majority is pretty reserved. There is a bit of alcohol noticeable in the hops, but I don't know if that is because of the mild aroma of the use of rice.

Taste: Totally mild flavor. There is a little of malt mixed with a tad of hops...some watered down alcohol. It is not gross or anything...in fact it is a little refreshing...how much did I pay for this?

Opinion: On the scale of cheaper adjunct using macro-brews, I would put this one a little higher. Not quite with Kirin or San Miguel, but still it is an OK beer. Not one that I would seek out, but I am glad that I gave it a shot.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2005 05:16:49 | More by SkeeterHawk
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GONZALOYANNA

Spain

1.5/5  rDev -50.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

500ml bottle.Dimpled mug.Enjoyed on mar´12.Pale straw yellow.Slightly foggy.White froth.Close quickly dissipated crown.Metallic & grassy odors to the nose.Enters fizzy,hard water.Medium body, high carbonation. Grainy,astringent.Tastes as a carbonated mineral water -sparkling,flat & fat-.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2012 18:51:53 | More by GONZALOYANNA
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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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jsh420

Illinois

4/5  rDev +31.6%
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

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2009 04:55:04 | More by jsh420
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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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rangerred

Tennessee

3.48/5  rDev +14.5%
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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flyingpig

United Kingdom (Scotland)

3.03/5  rDev -0.3%
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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Serving type: bottle

08-03-2011 23:29:00 | More by flyingpig
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eduardolinhalis

Switzerland

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

330 bottle served in an ordinary glass.

A: Pours a pale yellow clear color forming a big white bubbled head. Medium retention and some lacings, not bad

S: Sweet malts and grassy hops. Simple

T: follows the nose. Sweet malts and grassy hops. Crisp and metallic. Dry and mild bitter

M: Light body, medium carbonation. Mild bitter aftertaste

O: Drinkable. Not a big deal but...

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2009 21:37:20 | More by eduardolinhalis
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TerryW

Ontario (Canada)

2.05/5  rDev -32.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2010 00:33:34 | More by TerryW
Baltika #7 Export from Baltika Breweries
71 out of 100 based on 259 ratings.