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Baltika #5 Gold - Baltika Breweries

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Baltika #5 GoldBaltika #5 Gold

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163 Ratings

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Ratings: 163
Reviews: 103
rAvg: 2.77
pDev: 19.49%
Wants: 1
Gots: 5 | 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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2/5  rDev -27.8%

DmanGTR, Jan 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +35.4%

matjack85, Jan 28, 2013
Photo of pkalix
2.88/5  rDev +4%
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.

pkalix, Dec 14, 2012
Photo of JohnK17
3/5  rDev +8.3%

JohnK17, Dec 11, 2012
Photo of UCLABrewN84
2.73/5  rDev -1.4%
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.

UCLABrewN84, Oct 31, 2012
Photo of ShakaShakaShaka
2/5  rDev -27.8%

ShakaShakaShaka, Oct 18, 2012
Photo of AdamBear
2.73/5  rDev -1.4%
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.

AdamBear, Sep 22, 2012
Photo of Kopfmeister60
4.25/5  rDev +53.4%

Kopfmeister60, Sep 17, 2012
Photo of WritersBlock
3/5  rDev +8.3%

WritersBlock, Sep 09, 2012
Photo of alankwak
2.13/5  rDev -23.1%
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.

alankwak, Sep 08, 2012
Photo of djura
3/5  rDev +8.3%

djura, Aug 19, 2012
Photo of Zakk
2/5  rDev -27.8%

Zakk, Aug 14, 2012
Photo of chel29
2.5/5  rDev -9.7%

chel29, Aug 04, 2012
Photo of rangerred
3.48/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

500ml clear bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a crystal clear medium gold with a half finger head. Tons of carbonation bubbles rising through the beer help to hold the head for a long time. Really a pretty beer.

A very light skunkyness in the aroma but much less than what I was expecting with a clear bottle. Lots of grain and grassy hops and a slight hint of lemon.

A nice breadyness in the taste quickly followed by hay and grass from the hops. Bitterness is on the light side and really the taste kind of falls apart about halfway through. The crispness I was expecting just didn't come with the beer finishing up a little bit sweet.

Overall, this is very similar to Baltika #3. I haven't done a side by side tasting but the similarities are remarkable. This one may be a little less sweet but not much. Really it isn't a bad beer just completely unremarkable. I would pick up again, though.

rangerred, Jul 12, 2012
Photo of morfius85
2.25/5  rDev -18.8%

morfius85, Jul 11, 2012
Photo of chinchill
2.78/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 16.9 oz clear bottle into a snifter.

A: a rather ordinary looking lager: Golden color; clear; largish, white soapy head. The head was surprisingly durable and capable of coating most of the glass with lacing on the way down.

Aroma: light malt and hops with hints of hay and white bread.

T: slightly sweet and floral, with low but balanced levels of hops and malt. Some corn and butter here too.

M: light and rather watery body; carbonation is good; smooth.

Overall: Despite clear glass, this sample showed no skunkiness or others signs of deterioration. It was quite drinkable but lacking in character, richness and complexity ... I.e., nothing to support a recommendation or lead me to buy it again.

chinchill, Jun 12, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -0.7%

fionn13, Jun 04, 2012
Photo of TonyT013
3.5/5  rDev +26.4%

TonyT013, May 25, 2012
Photo of petluo
2.25/5  rDev -18.8%

petluo, May 08, 2012
Photo of thekevlarkid
3.2/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Out of a bomber this beer was a straw gold color with one finger of head that was rather short lived and left very limited lacing consequently .The aroma was of the usual macro suspects: cereal grains and corn with some pilsner malt, a little bread and a hint of must. The flavors were better than the aroma in my opinion: I tasted sweet malt, cereal grains, a little bit of yeast and hay as well as a simple but not unpleasant note of hops on the finish. A marginal palate, but better than some of the other Baltika products. The mouthfeel, however, was average, the body medium/light and the carbonation on the lighter side.

thekevlarkid, Apr 05, 2012
Photo of beerme343
2.93/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Enjoyed a bottle of Baltika #5 poured into a standard pint glass.

A very large head formed that was composed of medium to large bubbles. The beer is bright and straw colored.

There is a lightly sweet smell to this beer but a less remarkable aroma than other Baltika pale lagers like the #2.

A little bit of malt flavor comes through and there is some minimal bitterness. No strong flavors, just a hint of honey on the finish.

Number 5 is very light overall, smooth and easy drinking.

beerme343, Mar 19, 2012
2/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

500ml.Pokal glass.Enjoyed on mar´12.Pale straw.Clear appearance.White crown.Large bubbled froth quickly dissipated. Wet paper aroma shows oxidation signs.An slightly sweet malt aroma is felt eventhough.Sparkling & bitter upfront then moderate malty flavor.Watery in the middle.Light body, unbalanced carbonation.Quite bitter finish.Bland beer.

GONZALOYANNA, Mar 08, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -9.7%

donunrue, Feb 21, 2012
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3/5  rDev +8.3%

LJWalker, Feb 06, 2012
Photo of tclapper
3/5  rDev +8.3%

tclapper, Jan 14, 2012
Baltika #5 Gold from Baltika Breweries
66 out of 100 based on 163 ratings.