Baltika #3 Classic | Baltika Breweries

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Baltika #3 ClassicBaltika #3 Classic

Brewed by:
Baltika Breweries
Russian Federation

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-07-2002

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2.75/5  rDev -7.7%

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3/5  rDev +0.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This one is a Russian version of a classic pale lager, and it's comparable to other European beers of that style. I like their porter a little more, but this works when it's warm outside.

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3.5/5  rDev +17.4%

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3/5  rDev +0.7%

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3/5  rDev +0.7%

Your run-of-the-mill pilsner. It doesn't say "light beer" on the bottle but it kind of tastes like one. Easy drinking. Not bad... but nothing about it is particularly interesting.

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3/5  rDev +0.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -16.1%

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3/5  rDev +0.7%

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3.13/5  rDev +5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Poured from a 500CL bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- Has a soft aroma of malt and maybe some grass
Appearance- A straw yellow color with a fairly large white head.
Taste- Has an ok malt flavor comparable to other Euro Pale Lagers
Palate- A light bodied beer with moderate carbonation has a crisp finish.
Overall- An OK beer, if you haven't tried it I would suggest it to knock it off your list.

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3/5  rDev +0.7%

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2.78/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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3.02/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Ok head and lacing, Quite carbonated.

Aroma is subtle. Apple skin. white bread. Mild but inviting.

Taste is quaffable. Weak but interesting enough. One detects apple skin. Sweet malt. A bit of a corn like flavour. This is decent but not exciting. It does have some harshness.

Overall it's an ok but not great lager. I may be giving it a bit higher mark than it deserves as it used to be my go to beer in my late twenties in a particular bar I frequented. It was the best thing on offer in a poor selection!

Drinkable, decent. Tastes like there's a rice or corn adjunct in there. Not particularly great.

The best Baltika I've tried is the No 6 (7%) porter.

I don't think I could recommend this. It is just slightly better than Heinken or Stella but less good than Polish lagers and much less good than German or Czech pils.

out of 100...I give it 70.

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2.75/5  rDev -7.7%

Baltika #3 Classic from Baltika Breweries
2.98 out of 5 based on 391 ratings.
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