Baltika #3 Classic | Baltika Breweries

Baltika #3 ClassicBaltika #3 Classic
BA SCORE
5.6%
Liked This Beer
2.98 w/ 392 ratings
Baltika #3 ClassicBaltika #3 Classic
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Baltika Breweries
Russian Federation
baltika.ru

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-07-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,384
Reviews:
246
Ratings:
392
Liked:
22
Avg:
2.98/5
pDev:
17.45%
Alströms:
3.46
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
36
Trade:
0
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Photo of monkist
3.18/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A smelly, corny lager. Not as bad as Euro though. Smell a bit sickly but sipping it gives you a bit more smooth, lighter taste - and then come the popcorn in. Has quite some corn in the aftertaste. Would do better as an alternative of Euro lagers but then I'd prefer the Adjunct for leaving the sickening yeast out. Not THAT bad after all, but once was enough.

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Photo of Homebrewer_Dave
2.88/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is a light bodied lager. It's got that golden straw color to it. Not a real big smell to it. Very light and easy to drink. Great for your summer time grilling or picnics. You could drink a lot of these and not notice it. It's like a Russian Budweiser.

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Photo of mishi_d
2.5/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of iamthen0ise
3.11/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of JLaw55
2.75/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Less sweet than #5. Makes it more drinkable and slightly better tasting. Only slightly though.

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Photo of yaron73
2.77/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Bags69
4.85/5  rDev +62.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of brayton
2.5/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Photo of Tone
3.48/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, straw color. 1/4 inch head of a white color. Slight retention and slight lacing. Smells of strong adjunct, pale malt, hint of hops, strong European yeast, and a hint of sweet malt. Fits the style of an Euro Pale Lager. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of strong adjunct, pale malt, hint of hops, strong European yeast, and a hint of sweet malt. Overall, weak appearance, decent aroma, feel, and body.

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Photo of TyrionBeernister
2.86/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of GraemeH
3.08/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of heerboth
3.75/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 54V4G3
2.65/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Beginner2
3/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Reviewed in Roger Protz' " 300 Beers To Try Before You Die!"

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Photo of Rick778
2.5/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Dzu
2.43/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of josanguapo
3.75/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From Carrefour Huelva. In Bavaria glass. Watching Sons of Anarchy 7x04-05. Pleasant. Nice maltiness. Reminds me of the Weltenburger Pils, although at the end it becomes a bit watery.

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Photo of WCKDVBZ
3.75/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kiro
2.53/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Davepoolesque
2.48/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Drank it out of a Can and Bottle. They both basically taste the same. Weird. Sweet malt, grassiness and classic lager bitterness. Not much in the way of flavor. Very short finish. Lower carb, smooth drinking. Super short finish. Blah.

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Photo of MyThoughtsExactly
2.24/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 500mL bottle into a stein.
L: Translucent light yellow (I can easily see my hand on the other side of the glass). Bubbles come from the bottom of the glass but the head disipates instantly.
S: Sweet lager aroma. Light hay with some malt (maybe pilsner).
T: Definitely has the macro lager profile, but it is slightly sweeter than an American macro lager. Processed syrupy like taste.
F: Very little if any, pretty much drinks like water.
Overall, this tastes like a sweet macro lager with the carbonation removed. Not something I would purchase or drink again.

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Photo of Zylod
3.25/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kerry4porters
2.13/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Photo of JohnGalt1
2.35/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Why am I being punished tonight?? No real redeeming qualities... Sweet and boozy even given the low ABV.. I've had most of the random Baltika brews that make it to Boise, but this is the first time I've given them my full attention.

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Photo of kjkinsey
3/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Baltika #3 Classic from Baltika Breweries
Beer rating: 5.6% out of 100 with 392 ratings
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