Baltika #9 Extra (Strong) | Baltika Breweries

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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
Reviews:
404
Ratings:
670
Avg:
2.78
pDev:
25.9%
 
 
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7
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65
For Trade:
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Photo of BeerManDan
1.95/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

At first taste, not bad. But, after the second and third sip, it had just a slight bitterness, but not much in the way of a flavor I could my finger on. One more sip and I was turned off and deposited it down the drain. First, no, second brew I ever poured down the drain!

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Photo of Jason
3.55/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: 16.9 oz brown bottle with a foil wrap around the cap and neck, "best before" date on the back label. Thin film of sediment on the bottom of the bottle.

Appearance: Pale slightly hazy straw golden colour, decent little powdery white lace that clings here and there.

Smell: Very clean higher alcohols at play in the aroma with suggestions of distilled grain spirits. Mild flowery hop and some hay in the nose to show that there is some solid beer character there.

Taste: Crisp biting carbonation that runs towards coarse, the brazen spicy sweet alcohol attacks the palate with a distilled spirit like prickle. Malt sweetness is very pale with some cereal grain characteristics, grain and husk that flow like fresh cut hay. Hops dangle a medium bitterness that tags along for the ride with the strong armed alcohol. Alcohol is a touch fusel though mostly clean and is quick to warm the mouth, throat and body. Sweet finish that runs semi-clean.

Notes: Do they sell this one in 40’s down in their hood? Spot on for the American Malt Liquor Style though this is probably not what they were going for. Careful with this one meaning don’t make this one of your last beers of the night.

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Photo of AaronRed
2.36/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Never having tasted a Russain beer, I did not know what to expect. A friend of mine gave it to me, thinking I would like to try it. I did like trying it, but I would never drink it again. Tased like a sweet version of a malt liquor. Cold, it was drinkable. When it warmed just slighlty, I had trouble getting it down.

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Photo of ORM1
3.93/5  rDev +41.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Well, this is a real strong beer, as a strong beer has to be. It goes very well in cold winter time and at shashlyk or BBQ countryside summer parties.
But never try to drink 3 bottles per head. :-) This beer is very serious, so the 3rd bottle can cut you down completely.
By the way in Russia "Baltika #9 Extra" is on the second place on popularity after "Baltika #3 Classic".

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Baltika #9 Extra (Strong) from Baltika Breweries
2.78 out of 5 based on 670 ratings.
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