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Baltika #7 Export - Baltika Breweries

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BA SCORE
71
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332 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 332
Reviews: 168
rAvg: 3.03
pDev: 18.81%
Wants: 4
Gots: 27 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-26-2003

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Photo of Gagnonsux
3.45/5  rDev +13.9%
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.

Photo of DmanGTR
1.75/5  rDev -42.2%

Photo of mynie
3.53/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Expires on March 25, 2007. Bottled a year to the day before.

Very dark gold, a nice pilsener color. Minimal head, though, and what's there flies away real quick.

Has almost no odor, but what's there is decent. Light pilsener grain, soil.

Tastes like a nice, strong export pils. Sunshine grain, very dry european hops and light, aged hints of coffee and earth. Nice.

Export beers are meant to age a little while, which should explain why this beer is so much better than the other Baltikas that find themselves halfway across the world, in the Mid West. Though nothing special that's worth seeking out, this is a decent enough beer. I'd love to get a chance to try it fresh.

Photo of Pencible
2.06/5  rDev -32%
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.

Photo of Whiskeydeez
2.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of Ciocanelu
2.5/5  rDev -17.5%

Photo of gtermi
3.5/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
3.1/5  rDev +2.3%
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.

Photo of crobinso
3/5  rDev -1%

Photo of WDJersey
2.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of tgbljb
3.95/5  rDev +30.4%
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.

Photo of FLima
2.96/5  rDev -2.3%
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.

Photo of jzlyo
3/5  rDev -1%

Photo of allengarvin
3.4/5  rDev +12.2%
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.

Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.03/5  rDev 0%
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.

Photo of jsh420
4/5  rDev +32%
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

Photo of Floydster
2.63/5  rDev -13.2%
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

Photo of kwjd
1.85/5  rDev -38.9%
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.

Photo of JohnK17
3.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of oldp0rt
3/5  rDev -1%

Photo of Overlord
2.08/5  rDev -31.4%
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.

Photo of Fatehunter
3.13/5  rDev +3.3%
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.

Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.15/5  rDev +4%
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.

Photo of matjack85
3.5/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of Pegasus
3.5/5  rDev +15.5%
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.

Baltika #7 Export from Baltika Breweries
71 out of 100 based on 332 ratings.