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Baltika #8 Wheat - Baltika Breweries

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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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jbaakko

California

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

06-27-2013 13:32:47 | More by jbaakko
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dertyd

California

3/5  rDev -15.3%

06-23-2013 07:33:16 | More by dertyd
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RonKoch

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

06-11-2013 02:34:37 | More by RonKoch
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desint

Belgium

3/5  rDev -15.3%

05-24-2013 12:47:55 | More by desint
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ohyayitstrey

Oklahoma

2.5/5  rDev -29.4%

05-22-2013 20:24:06 | More by ohyayitstrey
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dmorgan310

Panama

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

04-07-2013 18:09:28 | More by dmorgan310
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kjkinsey

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

04-06-2013 22:36:33 | More by kjkinsey
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

3.38/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

From the 25 fl. oz. bottle marked 07.0812-07:24/07.0813-5W. Sampled on March 31, 2013.

The color is a slightly cloudy yellow with a decent white head that eventually settles down.

The aroma is quite distinct with wheat along with an apple kind of ester. Even someone who is not a regular craft beer drinker would pick this up.

The body is light to about medium with a creamy texture.

Like the aroma the taste has a good dose of wheat malts and apple along with a thin twist of lemon to give it a summery sensation. The hops do not linger much but they offset the other qualities. Not a high quality wheat beer but far ahead of what Baltika normally has to offer.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2013 20:37:26 | More by puboflyons
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rale

Quebec (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

03-31-2013 03:26:34 | More by rale
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Pegasus

Texas

3.54/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Slightly hazy medium golden in color, with a large, and dense white head, which retains quite well. The lacing is thick and coats the glass walls.

Aroma: Lots of wheat bread, cloves, and bananas. In my opinion, it could easily be mistaken for a German-brewed Hefeweizen.

Taste:Opens with slightly sweet, white bread flavors, soon followed by classic ripe bananas and cloves. These flavors carry ell throughout the taste, with the bread notes more prominent towards the end of the taste. Finishes with a mild, lingering sweetness, and banana esters.

Mouth feel: A touch thin, with slightly spritzy carbonation, a bit of fullness would be most welcome.

Drinkability/notes: Quite nice, and a bargain at $2.19 for a half-liter bottle.

Presentation: Packaged in a 16.9 ounce brown glas bottle with a pry-off crown, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2013 02:08:32 | More by Pegasus
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craiglcook

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

01-29-2013 04:16:11 | More by craiglcook
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matjack85

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

01-28-2013 07:25:22 | More by matjack85
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LJWalker

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

12-25-2012 04:11:55 | More by LJWalker
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t0rin0

California

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

12-08-2012 22:18:38 | More by t0rin0
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shick1

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

11-26-2012 16:08:54 | More by shick1
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OregonGrown7

Nebraska

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

11-09-2012 01:49:32 | More by OregonGrown7
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Garlicjosh

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -15.3%

11-01-2012 21:45:44 | More by Garlicjosh
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.58/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottled 2/29/12. Best before 2/28/12.

Pours a murky light yellow-orange with a super foamy off-white head that settles to a thick cap on top of the beer. Small patches of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, wheat, spices, yeast, and banana. Taste is much the same with a slight tartness in the flavor. There is a mild spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer and definitely the best of the Baltika "#" beers I have had so far.

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2012 02:10:38 | More by UCLABrewN84
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ShakaShakaShaka

Pennsylvania

1.75/5  rDev -50.6%

10-18-2012 20:59:40 | More by ShakaShakaShaka
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harpus

Alabama

2.25/5  rDev -36.4%

10-15-2012 19:08:43 | More by harpus
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JMad

Texas

3.58/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Looks Great, pours a ver cloudy, dark straw color with a tall foamy white head. Smells a little tangy with grass and lemon and hints of banana and clove. The taste is smooth and balanced, wheat flavor, slightly tangy with a hint of lemon and again hints of banana and clove, not as much banana and clove as it's German and Belgian counterparts. Light with moderate carbonation, very smooth, could have had more carbonation. This is a solid wheat beer, it's nothing super special but it is satisfying.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2012 22:22:29 | More by JMad
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rangerred

Tennessee

2.58/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

500ml bottle into a weizen glass.

Pours a hazy brownish-orange with a thick foamy head. Head retention is ok but there is absolutely no lacing at all.

Aroma is fairly straight forward for a hefeweizen. Plenty of banana and cloves along with a pleasant yeasty-ness.

The flavor is where things go a bit awry. It all starts out good with the typical hefe flavors you would expect: banana, clove, and yeast. However these flavors tend to be pretty weak and do not last. The mouthfeel is very watery and not at all full and smooth like I expect a wheat beer to be. The finish is pretty sticky which is kind of odd for a beer lacking mouthfeel.

Overall, a decent attempt but it just doesn't quite come together.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2012 22:28:14 | More by rangerred
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mjgrady

Virginia

4/5  rDev +13%

09-07-2012 15:44:14 | More by mjgrady
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generallee

New York

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

09-02-2012 13:12:57 | More by generallee
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beerpadawan

California

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

08-26-2012 19:43:02 | More by beerpadawan
Baltika #8 Wheat from Baltika Breweries
80 out of 100 based on 304 ratings.