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Baltika #8 Wheat - Baltika Breweries

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Baltika #8 WheatBaltika #8 Wheat

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BA SCORE
80
good

304 Ratings
THE BROS
61
poor

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Ratings: 304
Reviews: 216
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 14.69%
Wants: 6
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Baltika Breweries visit their website
Russian Federation

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Naerhu on 12-24-2002)
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Stinkypuss

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3.85/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 2 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Very strange beers made by Baltika.
I tried a few various, this was one I tended to enjoy.

A. Small head dissipating quickly into the clear yellow body.

S. Bubble gum. Seriously.

T. Very unique sweet wheat taste, kind of like soda water was put in it.

M. Heavvvily carbonated.

D. Could have one or two, not bad.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2008 20:09:48 | More by Stinkypuss
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Great Lenin's ghost! Straight from Mother Russia I finally found a bottleshop that stocks Baltika #8. I had a (non-beer connoisseur) friend describe it as the most banana tasting beer that they had ever tried. Ever. And that was incentive enough for a Weizen-lover like myself to purchase a trio of bottles, perhaps more in future if it lives up to this promise.

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a Weizen glass.

A: Presentation of the body is a hazy gold/yellow, dare I say 'banana' coloured? Yes I went there. With a fairly boisterous foamy white head that soon eases to a half centimetre lace.

S: The aroma is of banana, of course, cloves, bread yeast with a hint of red apple-peel lurking about in the background. It's a very barnyardy Weizen, not that there's anything wrong with that. In fact some of my favourite beers are barnyardy and Weizeny.

T: Flavour is a bit of a let-down. That banana flavour my friend promised tastes a bit like a chemical banana additive like in a Perky Nana, don't get me wrong I like a Perky Nana but it's a bit distracting as a flavour in my beer. The rest of the taste is a struggle between some overt bread yeast and some zesty spice (clove and cardamom are the notable ones).

M: Bit flat for a Weizen, but that could be more to do with my fridge being on the fritz than the brew. Body is a touch watery for a Weizen as well.

D: It's alright, nothing to write home about, yet here I am. If I'm honest the slightly cheaper Schofferhofer is a better Weizen, a staple in my fridge not likely to become usurped by this upstart renegade Russian wheat beer. I actually wish I hadn't bought 3 of these instead of 3 Weihenstephaners (which were on sale cheaper than this), oh well lesson learned.

Food match: I could only just imagine how good a big cold bowl of Borscht and large warm crusty roll would go with this.... Mmmmother Russia.

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Baltika #8 Wheat from Baltika Breweries
80 out of 100 based on 304 ratings.