Baltika #9 Extra (Strong) | Baltika Breweries

Baltika #9 Extra (Strong)Baltika #9 Extra (Strong)
BA SCORE
2.81/5
686 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#43,963
Reviews:
412
Ratings:
686
pDev:
25.98%
Bros Score:
3.55
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
68
Trade:
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Ratings: 686 |  Reviews: 412
Photo of StoutSnob40
1.8/5  rDev -35.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of Kplummer82
2.06/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Photo of NastyNorseman
3.05/5  rDev +8.5%
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 +4.6%
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 +5.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of wafers
2.89/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of sokol_1993
3.25/5  rDev +15.7%
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 -24.6%
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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Photo of Bryan12345
3/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of DanLane
2.79/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

A: pours well with an appealing gold amber color, a 1cm head that quickly disappears.
S: very mild scent of hops but very little else discernable. Not a fragrant brew.
T: surprisingly mild on the palate initially considering the alcohol content, but that malty flavor really lingers in the aftertaste.
F: sharp with a lot of carbonation.
O: 99 cents for a 16oz can didn't give me high expectations, but this is decent considering the price. There's nothing complex about it and it does have that malty aftertaste, but for the money it's a bargain.

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Photo of SaltofOH
2.97/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle dated 21.10.15, BB 21.10.16. DFH Tulip.

A: pours a crystal clear yellow gold with half a finger white head that recedes to a ring of white with some large bubbles on the surface. Very little visible carbonation. Zero lacing.

S: some lager yeast, some grain, fairly clean and typical lager smell. A little funky, malt dankness hanging out in the background.

T: arrives a sweet, light tasting, full-on malt attack. I picked this over a brown ale, and apart from the roast and esters, I'm hard pressed to tell the difference. Mid palate that maltiness and frankly sweetness grows. Not a corny, overpowering or cloying sweetness, though; it is restrained by hops-barely. Ending is heavy Pilsner malt sweetness with ever so slight bittering hops. Initially it tastes better than malt liquor, but then becomes cloying.

M: full bodied and perhaps on the lighter side of heavy, maybe just heavy. Not much carbonation for a lager. I can feel this settling in my stomach and it weighs a ton.

O: superficially, this tastes better than the Steel Reserve; but that didn't ever get cloying or feel heavy, and this does. Though this was only 60 cents more expensive, which blows my mind and says something, not sure what. I don't dislike this, but it seems like it is purpose designed to promote unhealthy drinking habits, and is Russian, so this is likely a one-off for me.

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Photo of 54V4G3
2.56/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of dcotom
3.4/5  rDev +21%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rick778
2.9/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of smbslt
2.32/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Bright, clear yellow with a bright white head that fades quickly. Too little carbonation.
Damp granary smells
Sweetness does not gives way. Once it does fade it is replaced by a faint alcohol taste and sting
Like others tried it because it was a Russian beer. Can't see a reason to ever consider again.

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Photo of wejohnsn
2.24/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Photo of BeerWithMike
3.23/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Sampled back on 3/2/16. Bought a single 500ml (16.9 ounce) nicely embossed brown bottle for $2.99. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a 500ml handled-glass stein.

Brew pours a clear golden in color with a decent head. A decent amount of lacing was seen as well. Aroma is of musky grains, malts with some spice. Taste was close to the aroma with a decent amount of sweetness from the malt coming through. Medium+-bodied with just below average carbonation. Overall it was OK. This line of Russian brews are a great value for the money if you can find them. I tried 5 different ones so far.

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Photo of Dzu
2.65/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Alexkauruk
1.21/5  rDev -56.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

That is the absolutely worst beer i have ever tried.
It tastes like you just vomited. I don't know why it even exists.

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Photo of Troy-Hawaii
2.5/5  rDev -11%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Bought 22oz bottle $2.79 from Times Fujiokas
Clear golden color
Musky malt smell
Light mouth feel
Malt taste, Alcohol aftertaste, reminds me of malt liquor
Tried because never had Russian beer before. Would not buy this again

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Photo of Kiro
2.37/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of thewilliamhart
3.29/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Davepoolesque
2.64/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Sweeter malt than the original #3, thicker body and subdued lager bitterness. Drinks heavy, bordering on syrupy. Very little carb on this. Bit boozy tasting. Eh.

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Photo of MichialTanner1
3.02/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Dentist666
2.31/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

0.5l can.
Poured into lager glass.
Pours clear golden with fizzy white head, quick reduction to thin roing of froth.
Smell - malts, paper, honey hues.
Taste - spiritus, malts, sweet.
Full body, low carbonation, soft texture, heavy alcohol.
Boozy and bad.

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Baltika #9 Extra (Strong) from Baltika Breweries
Beer rating: 2.81 out of 5 with 686 ratings
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