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Baltika #8 Wheat - Baltika Breweries

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BA SCORE
81
good

310 Ratings
THE BROS
61
poor

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Ratings: 310
Reviews: 217
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 14.65%
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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harpus

Alabama

2.25/5  rDev -36.6%

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

Texas

3.58/5  rDev +0.8%

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.

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

Tennessee

2.58/5  rDev -27.3%

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.

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

Virginia

4/5  rDev +12.7%

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

New York

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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

California

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

08-26-2012 19:43:02 | More by beerpadawan
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TheSixthRing

California

3.93/5  rDev +10.7%

Appearance - Pours a hazy straw yellow tih a thick, white 3 finger head, below average retention, and a resulting lace that's sparse clinging mostly to the sides.

Smell - Mostly banana with hints of diacetyl hitting the nose. Faint spice.

Taste - All the flavors of a great hefe are here - banana, wheat, bubblegum and clove spice, and they all come through with great balance from start to finish. Hints of buttery diacetyl near the finish.

Mouthfeel - Light to medium body, with a soft carbonation. Goes down with a buttery smoothness.

Overall - This is a really good hefe. Great all-around balance. One I'm sure I'll have to revisit at some point in time.

08-22-2012 04:05:24 | More by TheSixthRing
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Zodijackyl

Connecticut

4.15/5  rDev +16.9%

Pours a thick, cloudy, dull gold with a rich white head. Smells like bananas and wheat.

It has a very smooth wheat taste, sweetened a bit by something that tastes a bit like honey. The yeast adds to the creamy feel and taste. There's some banana flavor from the yeast, and with a touch of dark spices, it's almost like light banana bread. Drinks very smoothly. Overall, a solid, very drinkable beer.

07-15-2012 00:21:39 | More by Zodijackyl
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ssjkyle

Nebraska

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

07-14-2012 21:51:48 | More by ssjkyle
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Brian15

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

06-14-2012 14:47:53 | More by Brian15
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chinchill

South Carolina

2.88/5  rDev -18.9%

30 ml bottle apparently dated Feb. 2011. Most sediment added.

Pours with a small whitish head that quickly disappears and leaves no lacing. rather clear amber-copper tone.

Has a very sweet and fruity aroma with a clear suggestion of banana and clove. Beyond these it is also yeasty. These aromas also appear in the taste, including the rather high sweetness, along with allspice, apple juice and wheat.

Light body; crisp with medium carbonation; semi-dry.

O: Clearly appropriate for style but I find this style mostly unappealing. Nonetheless, I did find this to be moderately refreshing and drinkable.

06-11-2012 02:02:17 | More by chinchill
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JohnBender

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

06-05-2012 21:00:22 | More by JohnBender
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TonyT013

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

05-25-2012 01:54:04 | More by TonyT013
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SocalKicks

California

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

05-17-2012 12:07:24 | More by SocalKicks
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jcampe


3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

05-16-2012 17:31:47 | More by jcampe
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WesM63

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

05-12-2012 16:21:16 | More by WesM63
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev +5.1%

Baltika #8 in a Penn Weizen glass. Orange-yellow with a good bit of swampy haze. A flat, but dense off-white capper crowns the beer. Gotta love the way ANY hefe looks in one o’these weizen glasses. 3.5

Rather clean aroma with lemon, crusty bread, light hops, and slight banana character. Not a big spice character thus far, but there’s something there in the line of clove. 3.5

Tangy wheat flavor with some barely ripe banana, a little orange, and some menthol/minty hops. A little attenuated, but a nice spice character in the flavor. Some peppercorn and grains of paradise. That banana shows up in the finish with a touch of noble hops and a minerally spring water character. I must say that this is a refreshing brew. 4.0

A little thin-bodied, and it could be a little smoother, but a nice carbonation evens the keel. Very comparable with the German hefes. 3.5

Can I just say that this is an absolute WINNER for $2.29 a bottle? An inexpensive hefeweizen that delivers. The best Russian hefe, for sure. It’s in your budget, so pick one up. 3.5

05-09-2012 01:51:39 | More by thecheapies
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PaBeerLover

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

05-07-2012 13:49:59 | More by PaBeerLover
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hannaho

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

04-20-2012 02:18:47 | More by hannaho
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monaquee


4/5  rDev +12.7%

04-15-2012 06:12:14 | More by monaquee
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OldTime

Georgia

2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

04-08-2012 19:02:19 | More by OldTime
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kew

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

04-07-2012 21:24:49 | More by kew
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cdwil

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

04-07-2012 20:44:08 | More by cdwil
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creez

California

4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

03-19-2012 23:48:38 | More by creez
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beerme343

Idaho

2.93/5  rDev -17.5%

Sampled the Baltika Wheat out of a 16.9 oz. bottle poured into a standard pint glass.

Fine white bubbles formed a medium sized head that did not last very long. The beer is a hazy golden color.

There is the prominent banana smell to this beer typical of most European Hefeweizen but not much else stands out.

Banana comes through on the palate and there is a little tropical fruit - possibly papaya evident also. A touch of spice comes through as well.

The finish is smooth but a little watered down for a hefeweizen. Not overly impressed with the #8.

03-19-2012 08:09:45 | More by beerme343
Baltika #8 Wheat from Baltika Breweries
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