Baltika #9 Extra (Strong) | Baltika Breweries

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66
poor
678 Ratings
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Baltika #9 Extra (Strong)Baltika #9 Extra (Strong)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Baltika Breweries
Russian Federation
baltika.ru

Style: Euro Strong Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-08-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
678
Reviews:
407
Avg:
2.78
pDev:
25.9%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
67
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Marvicsin
2.5/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of EmeraldMist
3.32/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Look - Pours a slightly hazy clear golden color, a finger of bright white head, a few patches of lacing.
Aroma - Sweet, faint honey, raw grains.
Taste - Like the aroma. Syrupy sweetness up front, wonder bread malt body, mellow alcohol, maybe a bit of honey, no real hop flavors or bitterness to pick up. Finishes grainy.
Feel - Medium bodied, ample carbonation, surprisingly low alcohol warmth.

Overall - It's weird. Reminds me of a malt liquor crossed with mead crossed with a pilsner. Not bad.

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Photo of iamthen0ise
1.84/5  rDev -33.8%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Photo of Thirstygoat
3.54/5  rDev +27.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cuvtcuv
3.31/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of elle_belles17
3.1/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Ant777uk
1.36/5  rDev -51.1%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

Nothing I love more than a beer that is strong.

And this is Russian? Never had a Russian beer before, looking forward :) Will probably go totally crazy though after and start riding motorbikes through traffic jams and suspending myself from skyscrapers...

Nearly no head. Looks like apple juice...

Can't really smell anything. Maybe it's a good or a bad thing, we shall find out shortly.

Taste is seriously not good. Like...something is seriously fucked with the ingredients. Though as it's 8% I'm going to drink it anyway...this cannot be wasted...

It gets some extra marks for being strong. Without this, it would score around 0.

Ok cool my flat is on the 4th floor, balcony there is a full moon...going to steal a motorbike and fight some English and selfie time...woo

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Photo of bbtkd
3.53/5  rDev +27%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Baltika #9 Extra Lager, 8% ABV. Pours thin and pale yellow with a two finger white head that left some lacing. Nose is malty, taste is sweet and malty, with almost no bitterness, but slightly salty close. Great mouthfeel. Overall slightly excellent. I tried their #7 last night and this is similar, but with higher ABV and less carbonation.

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Photo of BlurryVisi0n
3.61/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served in a flute glass.

Appearance: Sligjtly cloudy beer coming off an amber color with light to medium bubbles to the frame.

Smell: bland scent which dissipates after a while.

Taste: Sweet alcohol. Might overwhelm the tastes of the malts.

Mouth: Light carbonation but still sticky. Lacks a bit of body but has a raisin finish.

Overall: Descent brew, can't really complain when it's free. Definitely would drink again but wouldn't hunt the world for it. Salud!

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Photo of wonothesane42
3.29/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Narthax
2.25/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Mongrel
3.04/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Enjoying(?) this beer somewhat blind. I've seen it around plenty but had no idea what it was aside from an 8% Russian lager that received the "superior taste award" in 2008.. hmm.

Actually thought it was a porter. Couldn't have been more wrong. More like a double bock/malt liquor hybrid. Not terribly bad though. Sweet for sure, but there are actually some hops present that lend some crispness. A little peppery spice. You could do a lot worse if looking for a cheap buzz.

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Photo of Mister_Faucher
3.74/5  rDev +34.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DissentFatsquirrel
4/5  rDev +43.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Griphon
2.79/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Bear1964
3.25/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of yaron73
3.25/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dwagner003
1.8/5  rDev -35.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of Kplummer82
2.06/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Photo of NastyNorseman
3.05/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Straw colored with dissipating white head in the medium carbonate brew. Smells of grass, malt, and faint hops. Tastes similar, off balanced with corn and grain, grass, touch of hoppyness. Over sweet flavor. Finishes good but a little flat.

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Photo of Brutaltruth
2.94/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From the bottle in a snifter via a friend from work--Thanks KEVIN!
This decent little lager pours a lightly hazy straw color with a nice
white head of foam that settles to a thick ring and subtle pool with
little lacing. Nose of sweet malts, apples, and light biscuit. Flavors
follow the nose with honey and apple touched breaded notes with a
grassy hop flavor on the rear. Decent moth feel, warming, crisp, and
a sweet finish. Overall a decent brew at a good price. Nothing to hate--
it's better than many mass produced macros out there.

Cheers

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Photo of cdwil
2.96/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of wafers
2.89/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of sokol_1993
3.25/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Darker yellow, Lively but not that much head or retention. Dissipated quite fast.
Smell and taste is quite malty, with some biscuit and hop taste. Clean. Quite easy to drink despite its high level of alcohol, which is not present.

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Photo of Guppy314
2.12/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

From a bottle, pours a clear yellow with a quickly dispersing white head. Essentially zero aroma. Wow, this beer traveled a really long way to taste so utterly mediocre. It tastes like a Bud Light that someone's dropped a vodka shot into and then stirred to remove most of the carbonation. Sad really.

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