Baltika #7 Export
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Style:
European Export / Dortmunder
Ranked #110
ABV:
5.4%
Score:
72
Ranked #48,311
Avg:
3.09 | pDev: 19.42%
Reviews:
215
Ratings:
462
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Baltika Breweries
 
Russian Federation
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  9
Gots
  86
SCORE
72
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Photo of jkblr
3.2/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

15.89oz green bottle produced 28 08 19 BB 28 08 20 (about 9 months old) poured into a becher glass at fridge temp 5.4% ABV. The beer pours bright golden light amber with nearly white head. The head recedes to a thin cap and leaves some lacing. The aroma is barely skunky, with a little pils malt. The taste is semisweet pale malt with a hint of sulphur & skunk, before a earthy mildly bitter finish. There is a hint of movie theater popcorn in the aftertaste. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with average carbonation and a mostly dry finish. Overall, below average. Even giving some grace for age, travel time and the green bottle, I don't think I would drink this again. Unless, I purchased a sealed case super cheap, maybe.

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Photo of Darkmagus82
3.7/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a clear crystal-clear color with a one finger head of fizzy white foam. The head has a decent level of retention, slowly fading over time to leave a tiny bit of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is rather light consisting mostly of a slightly grainy and bready smell. Along with these aromas comes some notes of caramel and a touch of a light fruitiness of peach and pear.
Taste – The taste begins with a rather strong doughy taste that sweetened with some flavors of caramel malt and a bit of a peach and apricot flavor. The sweeter fruit tastes dwindle as the taste advances allowing the taste to dry out a little bit. All the while the doughy flavor transitions to a more bready and lightly grainy taste. A touch of a herbal and hay taste comes at the very end and leaves on with a nice crisp and clean taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is light and crisp with a carbonation level that is rather average. The thin body and crisp feel match the flavors quite well and make this a rather refreshing and tasty drinker.
Overall – A rather nice lager overall. A little sweet upfront, but it dries out nicely on the back end. Rather refreshing!!

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Photo of Mrbob558
4.06/5  rDev +31.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I had a bottle of this beer in a local Central Asian (Tashkent cuisine- this is one of the former Soviet republics) restaurant. It was poured into a frosty glass. Baltika & is apparently made just for export; perhaps because of this it was much better than the Baltika I bought from a convenience store near here that smelled and tasted so bad I didn't finish it.

This beer had a nice smell. The taste was fairly smooth and went down easily, though there was some bitterness in the first glass. The flavor was fine- it went well with the roast meats I had at the restuarant. It wasn't a great beer but definitely not bad. I would have one again.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.29/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

i wished immediately that this one wasnt in green glass, its a shame it is, really takes away from what seems like a pretty nice beer. the quality here though seems higher still than most of the other baltika beers i had in this session, even with the skunky oxidization character. the lager yeast in here, and in the others, is excellent, these all seem patiently done and well refined, professional for the most part, even if they are just european type lagers. i tasted an almost german thing to the malt in this one, still dry, but like an obvious pilsener type crackery complexion, less adjuncty than the others and clean and dry too. earthy minerality, bitter hops, and full flavor as this sort of thing goes, quite good overall really. a can seems to me like a better format for this, the lightstruck character is a huge turnoff from an otherwise nice lager. slightly soapy, sudsy feeling, frothy, and nicely carbonated, this seems richer without being sweet, well made to me, and with this yeast, distinct from others. nice with the food at the new russian spot in boise, ill eat here again for sure, and they had a nice selection of these baltika brews. this was one of the better ones i had.

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Photo of Mindcrime1000
3.21/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Poured from the big green glass bottle into a tall tap glass.

Pours a light crystal-clear gold with a decent head and lacing. Streams of excellent bubbles off of the bottom of the brew.

The aroma is admittedly just a touch skunky. Floral hops and clean pale grain malts are the simple smells here. Not sour-smelling as expected.

The brew is sweet on the tip of the tongue, but tastes like the barley-only beer it purports to be, unlike Baltika 9, which usually tastes kind of corny. Clean pale malt flavors sweet and forward, but some nice floral hops are there at the end for balance. The middle of the brew is definitely as bready as other commenters have suggested. The slight skunk on the nose doesn't carry over to the flavor.

This has a nice crisp refreshing feel. Very nicely carbonated and light.

I wish this wasn't delivered in a green bottle, because the skunky aroma detracted some, but this is still better than the usual American macro.

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Photo of Bruce_w098
3.12/5  rDev +1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Bottled: 28 Aug 2019 (best before date: 28 Aug 2020)
Drank: 12 Jan 2020
Dortmunder-style Lager
15.89FL OZ, 5.4% ABV

Baltika 7 is a Russian brewed Dortmunder-style lager brewed for export, in St. Petersburg, Russia, and delivered in a green bottle just under 1 full pint.
Upon opening, the aroma is a bit skunked (no surprise with a green bottle), with just a hint of spice and floral or apple aroma. I’m expecting a typical mass market lager, and this beer slightly exceeded my expectations.

Drank from bottle like a true macro should be drank. The mouthfeel is pleasantly creamy, with a sweet, malty, bread-like flavor accented by spicy hops (perhaps Saaz or something similar?) and a good dose of carbonation. There might be some apple in the background. The skunkiness does stick around, but isn’t especially strong. Overall, this is a light to medium-bodied, easy drinking, low-hype, simple and fairly enjoyable beer. Paid $3 at a liquor store for this pint sized bottle, which wasn’t amazing value, but not terribly overpriced either (maths out to about $2.25/12oz, compared to average $1.99 for most standard 12oz singles at that store). I imagine it costs much less in Eastern Europe, but that’s exports for ya.

There’s nothing super special about Baltika 7 Lager, but it’s still better than most American macro beers, and that’s just fine because that’s exactly what I was looking for when I bought this.

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Photo of jed123
3.8/5  rDev +23%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This beer surprised me. In the green bottle, I thought it would be skunky as hell. It was actually a nice light tasting beer. Lightly carbonated and sweet tasting.

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Photo of GingerFinn
1/5  rDev -67.6%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Skunked as all heck. Smelled literally like skunk spray or marijuana. The entire party kind of collectively gagged when I poured it into a glass. The taste was watery, bitter, chemical-like. Just not anything I would ever want to try again.

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Photo of Tacoma223
4.41/5  rDev +42.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Very “bready “ beer. Has a really strong beer smell that sticks around as stated before in another review. The color is gorgeous and clear. The foamy head from a pint size bottle doesn’t disappear that fast and laces the glass. Flavor is actually very sweet grainy/bread flavor I don’t mind this beer at all. It’s very flavorful and not a bad beer at all. Would definitely have again and enjoy with others. Russia is known for its drinking so no surprise they make a great beer, overall in my opinion 8/10 very nice lager

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Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.04/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

From the large can, it pours a clear yellow golden color with a modest white head that dissipates as you watch. In the nose, it is a bit bready. In the mouth, it is lightly malty.

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Photo of Bavarak
3.55/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This beer has a stink that can put you off. It really makes you smell like you have been drinking all day after just one pint. However, it is a smooth and crisp beer to drink and surprisingly refreshing. I have found it is really enjoyable when served as close to 0deg C as possible, without freezing.

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Photo of Claude-Irishman
3.19/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Looks like a healthy Pils with a bubbly light straw /urine color. Just the color you would give to the Doc.Smell is again really muted and non existent. Some light cereal grains. Tastes super carbonated with a nice malt bill. Feels really carbonated and mildly astringent. Not bad, can't put my finger on it but something tastes artificial. If I was in Moscow I would drink this-

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Photo of AgentMunky
3.15/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a green 500(?)mL bottle into a cervoise glass in Dushanbe. Bottled 27 July 2018.
4/2.75/3/4/3.25
Pours light, clear gold with light head. No lacing.
A touch of cheap malt amongst the expected sweetness.
Smooth, crisp, and lightly sweet, almost appley. Very drinkable.
Honestly not bad at all, especially compared to a lot of the Central Asian adjunct lagers.

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Photo of depechemode1983
3.47/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Golden straw yellow. Head is white and dissipates almost instantly. Lacing is minimal and splotchy.

There is a good amount of grains in the nose. Maybe even a slight floral quality.

Taste is similar to the nose. Its a bit sweeter than I anticipated. Taste similar to an AAL although a bit better in quality. I dig the grains.

Mouthfeel is light bodied and very drinkable. Carbonation is on the medium side.

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Photo of KentT
3/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A golden Russian smooth lager. Malt meets corn, and some apple flavor with a little bit of hops. Pours with OK foamy head with good lacing, is well balanced overall. Smooth and easy to drink and very sessionable. Could do with a little more hop note but overall, a solid 3 stars. Not the best of the style, but solid in every department. And a nice mouthfeel with little to no after taste. All around, a nice lager I enjoyed.

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Photo of cyrenaica
2.61/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

500ml bottle
5.4% ABV
Bottled On: February 8, 2011
Main/Thompson LCBO Outlet (Milton, Ontario, Canada)
August 16, 2011
$2.35
The beer pourred a translucent medium gold with a generous bubbly white head. The aroma was grainy malt, bread, and some weak floral hops. The mouthfeel is crisp, medium bodied, with medium carbonation. The flavour is grainy malt, some sweetness, vegetables, and a decent bitter finish.

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Photo of EmperorBevis
2.73/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Bottled with a funny part flexi plastic pull ring bottle top
Golden coloured clear body with minimal white head
Green glass but there's still a hint of Skunking in the aroma and a lot of corn
Corn taste
Meh

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Photo of Nass
3.57/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Even though it's a skunk green bottle and has been sitting on the shelf for 5+ months this beer is still really good. Cheers! There is nothing off about this beer nor is there anything in it that is making it stick out from it's predecessors in the lager beer world. The highest it deserves is a B- (80-84) score range

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Photo of tekstr1der
3.77/5  rDev +22%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Clear straw golden pour with white cap that fades to near-none. Bready and floral notes on the nose - best aspect. Flavor follows closely, though watery with a mild bitter toward the latter half of the sip and into the finish. Certainly drinkable, very smooth, and I'm glad for the opportunity to try a couple of brew a Russsian friend brought home to gift.

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Photo of Suds
2.47/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

I his one is a very pale yellow-gold color with a small white head. The aroma is a grassy, grainy, sulfur, and cardboard. Not good. The flavor is semi dry with some herbal hop and malt notes underneath the off-flavors. Medium in body. Forgettable.

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Photo of puck1225
3.58/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I believe this is an underrated beer. Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass, nice and clear yellow. Decent head and good lacing. The sweet grassy smell hits you as soon as you open the bottle. Nice crisp, clean taste. A good lager!

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Photo of gvickery
1/5  rDev -67.6%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

All I can say, is gross. Looks like beer, smells like cat urine. I poured it into a clear glass and its a clear light gold color. I took a moderate gulp and was able to swallow it. It tasted of spoiled grain with a slight bitterness. Average carbonation. One mouthful was enough, poured out the rest. Unbearable

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Photo of the_awesometeer
3.13/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

The beer is clear and golden. There is a ton of carbonation with a thin bubbly head. Very mild aromas of grains and straw. The taste is similar with a nice sweet biscuit flavor but not much else. Very simple and light.

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Photo of bbtkd
3.33/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Baltika Export #7, 5.4% ABV. Pours thin and pale yellow, with a two finger white head, left very little lacing. Nose is malty and bready. Taste is malty, a bit watered down, slight carbonation burn on the close. Mouthfeel is OK. Overall OKish.

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Photo of NastyNorseman
2.82/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Clear, pale gold with frothy white heads that rapidly dissipates leaving a slight white ring. Bready, doughy scent with mild hops. Light, grainy malt flavor with a touch of bitterness in the back end. Finishes fairly clean. A little too watered down for me.

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Baltika #7 Export from Baltika Breweries
Beer rating: 72 out of 100 with 462 ratings