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Baltika #5 Gold - Baltika Breweries

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BA SCORE
66
poor

153 Ratings
THE BROS
70
okay

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Ratings: 153
Reviews: 101
rAvg: 2.75
pDev: 19.64%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Baltika Breweries visit their website
Russian Federation

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-10-2002)
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mpalestino

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev 0%

08-09-2013 21:41:48 | More by mpalestino
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avisong

Virginia

3/5  rDev +9.1%

08-09-2013 02:51:55 | More by avisong
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marley2112

North Carolina

3/5  rDev +9.1%

07-22-2013 04:17:08 | More by marley2112
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chasmandocharles

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev 0%

07-12-2013 21:54:05 | More by chasmandocharles
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DbbC

Illinois

3/5  rDev +9.1%

07-09-2013 00:30:13 | More by DbbC
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jham915

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev +18.2%

07-06-2013 18:18:42 | More by jham915
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Boone757

Maryland

3/5  rDev +9.1%

07-04-2013 01:15:21 | More by Boone757
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metter98

New York

2.73/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

A: The beer is crystal clear yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin bright white head that quickly died down, leaving some patches of bubbles covering the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of sweet malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste is a bit sweet and has flavors of malt extracts along with a very slight amount of bitterness.
M: It feels a bit more than light-bodied and rather smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is relatively easy to drink and surprisingly didn't have any skunked flavors, especially since it came from a clear glass bottle, although there was nothing interesting about the taste.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2013 01:45:03 | More by metter98
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TheBeeraholic

Ontario (Canada)

2/5  rDev -27.3%

06-15-2013 19:10:16 | More by TheBeeraholic
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Brenden

Ohio

3.09/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Gold?...almost. It's paler than that, though brilliantly clear. Never judge a beer by its color, I suppose. This one, though, doesn't establish much of a head. Clean white, it's barely able to cap at half a finger before it dies away to a wispy foam. At least that remains, though, and even drops a little spotting on the way down.
The aroma's a bit too vegetal coming off a lightly grassy note, and pale malts aren't offering too much here. There's a fruity sweetness and something dry and husky as well. I know basically what to expect from this style, though it is a catch-all. This aroma, at least, is lacking something. It's average if not for the overly vegetal note.
The flavor drops a bit of the husk and vegetation and even gives a touch of noble hops spiciness. That's a pleasant surprise. Malts are still light and it's not exciting, but it's an improvement over the nose and just above average in an admittedly weak style.
The feel isn't bad. I expect a light body, and these beers tend sometimes to have an odd slickness, which this beer avoids. It's a bit crisp and even has a mild smoothness to it.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2013 19:02:03 | More by Brenden
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kvnstfrd

Missouri

1.25/5  rDev -54.5%

05-23-2013 14:10:56 | More by kvnstfrd
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richkrull

Wisconsin

2.5/5  rDev -9.1%

05-02-2013 00:32:30 | More by richkrull
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kjkinsey

Texas

2.75/5  rDev 0%

04-06-2013 22:13:58 | More by kjkinsey
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

3.08/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From the 25 ounce clear bottle marked 03.09.12-01:34, 03.09 9.13 0-W. Sampled on March 31, 2013.

The color is pale yellow with a white fizzy head that disappears almost on contact. It looks the way it should.

The aroma is a multitude of grains and malts with a syrupy sugar feel and a clean, crisp hop background. Not offensive.

The body is light and the texture is creamy.

The taste brings out the barley malts a bit more with a standard clean lager hop finish. Drinkable but nothing that a hundred different pale lagers don't have.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2013 15:30:34 | More by puboflyons
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craiglcook

Texas

4/5  rDev +45.5%

01-29-2013 04:14:48 | More by craiglcook
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DmanGTR

Florida

2/5  rDev -27.3%

01-28-2013 18:03:16 | More by DmanGTR
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matjack85

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +36.4%

01-28-2013 07:22:09 | More by matjack85
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pkalix

California

2.88/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

not even a straw yellow pour; looks and smells like a pathetic attempt of trying to emulate a corona (which is really going in the wrong direction, in my opinion).
taste is . . . . oh crap, do i have to drink this? oh well, here goes... is it corn? the OFFICIAL WEBSITE even leaves #5 OFF ITS WEBSITE!!! oh my horrid god. well, maybe it's not that bad...
overall, uh... dont bother. if you're trying new beers to sample- dont bother. if you're financially challenged, but some miller lite.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2012 01:19:26 | More by pkalix
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JohnK17

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev +9.1%

12-11-2012 19:32:39 | More by JohnK17
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UCLABrewN84

California

2.73/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Bottled 6/13/12. Best before 6/13/13.

Pours a slightly hazy yellow with a foamy white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt and grain. Taste is much the same with a slight metallic flavor on the finish. There is a very mild bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty poor beer and I think it may have something to do with the clear bottle it comes in.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2012 03:31:34 | More by UCLABrewN84
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ShakaShakaShaka

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -27.3%

10-18-2012 20:59:33 | More by ShakaShakaShaka
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AdamBear

Pennsylvania

2.73/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A-hazy golden with a sticky white head

S-smells like an adjunct lager. Creamy grains, not too great.

T-comes in with a taste of clean adjunct grains. It's tastes much like any adjunct lager. It's creamy.

M-medium creamy almost watery carbonation. Matching finish

O-even for the style, it's pretty bad. So far from this brewery, this has been my least favorite by a long shot. It's just not even easy difficult to finish.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2012 18:27:40 | More by AdamBear
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Kopfmeister60

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +54.5%

09-17-2012 22:08:04 | More by Kopfmeister60
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WritersBlock

Texas

3/5  rDev +9.1%

09-09-2012 21:40:40 | More by WritersBlock
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alankwak

Florida

2.13/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

A: Light golden, clear lager. Low /medium head retention and lacing.

S: Little to none.

T: Tastes a bit like lager beer. Not much in the way of hop flavor at all but a grainy backbone is there. Weak overall.

M: None to speak of. Very thin.

O: Lame. And they would like to be part or Europe???!!! They obviously are still commies.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2012 02:00:40 | More by alankwak
Baltika #5 Gold from Baltika Breweries
66 out of 100 based on 153 ratings.