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Baltika #7 Export - Baltika Breweries

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Baltika #7 ExportBaltika #7 Export

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332 Ratings

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Ratings: 332
Reviews: 168
rAvg: 3.03
pDev: 18.81%
Wants: 4
Gots: 28 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Baltika Breweries visit their website
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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2.94/5  rDev -3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is very much what I expected and hoped for. Baltika 7 is on par with most of the Euro lagers I've tried. There is less skunk in the nose, but the same notable malt-hop pairing I enjoy in the other "green bottle" lagers. It has a clean, smooth finish with an enjoyable light hop aftertaste. This would pair nicely with homemade borscht!

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3.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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2.92/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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3.24/5  rDev +6.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +23.8%

Review: Bottle of Baltika 7 Eksportnoe (Export) 5.4%ABV
Baltika 7 Eksportnoe, a handful to pronounce, is an interesting pale lager with its own unique taste coming all way from St. Petersburg, Moscow.
On pour there is a nice pale yellow appearance with a good frothy head which dies eventually to show some lacing.
The aroma is of sweet malt and grain producing a lovely rustic kind of smell that is both strong and appealing on the nose.
The taste is of some sweet malts, was slightly hoppy, with some light barley malt.
Overall I found that Baltika 7 Eksportnoe was quite easy to drink and it did the business after a long day of work. Having said that though, there was a small aftertaste that was quite strong but that brought a nice balance to the beer and I recommend this as a good session beer.

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3/5  rDev -1%

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3.72/5  rDev +22.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +23.8%

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3/5  rDev -1%

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3.5/5  rDev +15.5%

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3/5  rDev -1%

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2.96/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +15.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -17.5%

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4.52/5  rDev +49.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -17.5%

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3.4/5  rDev +12.2%

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3.18/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

500 mL bottle with a pull-tab cap, picked up at the LCBO; bottled May 13 2014 with a one year expiration date. Served ice cold.

Pours a clear, pale golden colour, topped with just under an inch of soapy, white froth. It evaporates fairly rapidly, and after two or three minutes I am left with a thin, bubbly film and a modest collar. Some lace; yep, this looks like an imported lager, alright. The aroma hits that nail on the head, too - cereal grain sweetness, pale malts, some grassiness and lemon citrus comprise the bouquet, making this a fairly typical Euro lager so far.

A few sips in and there's no real surprises to report with this one. Grainy sweetness from the pale barley malts are the most prominent flavour, with lesser notes of wet hay and grass. A bit of a cardboard note; something I usually find in cheap domestic lagers, rather than cheap imports. Off-dry finish with some mild grassy bitterness lingering briefly. Light-bodied, with aggressive carbonation levels that are typical of most mass-produced pale lagers. This is a drinkable lager with no particularly offensive features, and few redeeming qualities of note.

Final Grade: 3.19, a C+. Baltika #7 is a passable Euro lager, but it's a weak attempt at a Dortmunder (if that's even what they were going for). One thing I will say is that this is easily the best Russian beer I have ever tried, but to be honest I haven't had very many, and the others were pretty terrible. Baltika #7 is no masterpiece, but I'd have no issue with drinking another bottle here and there - but that being said, German and Polish lagers are better, easier to find, and often cheaper, so this one's utility is rather limited.

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3.04/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +15.5%

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3.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +23.8%

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4/5  rDev +32%

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2.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Enjoying this from the bottle in a wooden cabin next to Lake Baikal in Siberia. Fantastic setting.

T: Refreshing cold, but slightly chlorinated. Otherwise quite nice and clean. Lemons/lemonade in the finish and a slight brown bread flavour in the aftertaste. Further down the bottle a very unpleasant paracetamol-like bitterness becomes apparent. Eugh! Never had that from a lager before. Minus lots of points for that. Refreshing mouthfeel though - very fizzy.

O: Not a great lager. Even in my current surroundings.

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Baltika #7 Export from Baltika Breweries
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