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Baltika #4 Original (Dark) | Baltika Breweries

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443 Ratings
Baltika #4 Original (Dark)Baltika #4 Original (Dark)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Baltika Breweries
Russian Federation
baltika.ru

Style: Euro Dark Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-13-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,627
Reviews:
286
Ratings:
443
pDev:
14.5%
Bros Score:
3.25
 
 
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Photo of dacrza1
1.78/5  rDev -47.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

DATE TASTED: February 7, 2015... GLASSWARE: Baltika stange... OCCASION: A pinewood derby/violin recital/quiz bowl triple play--quite a day!... APPEARANCE: this beer is heard before it is seen, with a sizzling fizzle that quiets to an iced tea head of inconsistent bubbles; dark amber translucent body that holds steady effervescent; weak, spotty lacing... AROMA: caramel syrup is clearly present; pitchy, sweet malts are unbalanced by any hop aromas... PALATE: rather thin, watery mouthfeel that moves swiftly to the throat--akin to a sugarless iced tea...TASTE: mildly sweet, with faint caramel; a pungent finish, with awkward, cloying unbalanced corn maltiness--were are the hops? ...OVERALL: a slightly alcoholic, corny, malty, syrupy attempt at a dunkel...what’s not to like? not much...slightly enjoyable ...

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Photo of Olegophren
4.28/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nice and dense dark beer from Russia. Recommend this one

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Photo of Texasfan549
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of jzlyo
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of TEKNISHE
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Alpha309
4/5  rDev +18.3%

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3/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of RedTarmac
3.2/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of Bokanovski
3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

Photo of AlexAfonin
2/5  rDev -40.8%

Photo of lmaduells
3/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of gleemonger
4/5  rDev +18.3%

Photo of T-34-85
3/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of jeremiahoden
3/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of Sellen
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of avwrite
3.77/5  rDev +11.5%

Didn't have much expectation, but surprisingly good. Very smooth going down, nice dark, brown color and relatively low on carbonation. I sensed a bit of chocolate and slight bitterness. Overall, I'd buy this again at my local deli.

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Photo of JamieDuncan
3.83/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of Stigs
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of pat61
3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

Malty nose with green apple and caramel, no hops, not a lot of roast, a little floral
Brilliant deep dark amber, tan to off-white head
Dry palate, malt flavors with a little chocolate on the finish.
medium body with low to medium carbonation, probably a little old.

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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +33.1%

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Igormatos
3/5  rDev -11.2%

Nothing special.

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Photo of beaulabauve
3.54/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of superspak
3.68/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle into lager glass, best before 6/25/2014. Pours fairly crystal clear deep reddish copper color with a 1 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big caramel, molasses, toffee, toast, brown bread, light chocolate, raisin, plum, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt, fruity yeast ester, and light hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of caramel, brown sugar, toast, toffee, brown bread, light chocolate, raisin, plum, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Light earthy/peppery bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, brown sugar, toast, toffee, brown bread, light chocolate, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice complexity and balance of dark/bready malt, fruity yeast, and light earthy hop flavors; with very good robustness and no cloying flavors after the finish. Very clean lager flavors as well. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, fairly crisp, and lightly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice dunkel lager style. All around good robustness, balance, and complexity of dark/bready malt, fruity yeast ester, and light earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

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Baltika #4 Original (Dark) from Baltika Breweries
Beer rating: 3.38 out of 5 with 443 ratings
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