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Baltika #7 Export | Baltika Breweries

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Baltika #7 ExportBaltika #7 Export

Brewed by:
Baltika Breweries
Russian Federation

Style: Dortmunder / Export Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-26-2003

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Reviews: 188 | Ratings: 397
Photo of Svingjo
2.96/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clear yellow straw colour with a thin white head. The nose leads with some pale malts, wet straw and a slight funky yeast. There is some grassy hop and a almost sweet biscuit and malt. The carbonation in the mouthfeel is quite active with a medium body feel.

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Photo of beertraveler08
3.95/5  rDev +28.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into ale glass.
The cap has a pull top on it and pops like champagne when pulled open.
This beer has a beautiful 1 inch head and the color is a golden blonde.The smell is of barley and corn with a touch of grain.Taste is pretty much all barley but in a great way.Feels smooth and clean all the way down.I really enjoyed this beer and love the Dortmunder style even though the beer was simple.

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Photo of Troy-Hawaii
2.75/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Bought from Times Fujioka's
Clear golden color
Light Mouthfeel
Medium-light carbonation
Clean sweet malt taste
Overall an ok beer. Slightly better than a Bud Light. Would drink if given to me, but would not go out to buy it.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.79/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Baltika 7 Export Lager has a thick, white head, a clear, golden appearance, strong bubble streams, and no lacing left behind. The aroma is of pungent, fairly intense, biscuity malt and grassy hop oils. Taste is a bit bold- sweet, biscuit and grassy hops, with a background spice (think white pepper). Mouthfeel is medium, and Baltika 7 Export Lager finishes crisp and interesting.


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Photo of josanguapo
3.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

From Carrefour Huelva. In Bavaria glass. Watching Sons of Anarchy 7x06. Very drinkable. Maybe a bit more sweet and with a lower body than I prefer but good nonetheless

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Photo of Myotus
2.94/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured at 43°F from an 11.2oz bottle into a Pilsner glass. Consumed on 10Feb16.
LOOK: Pours with three fingers worth of white foam. At 3 minutes, the edges of the foam head have dissipated into a fingers worth of foam while the center of the head has only shrunk by 1 finger. The result is a nice, little plateau of foam. Pale gold in color (almost straw yellow). There is an abundance of medium-sized rising bubbles. Lacing is moderate in quantity and thick with some areas being very thick.
SMELL: Mild aromas of biscuits, hand soap, car exhaust, and sugar water are backed by hints of skunk.
TASTE: Mild flavors of biscuits and sugar water eneter initially and are immediately followed by subtle spicy and floral hop flavors. No car exhaust, hand soap, nor skunk flavors are present.
FEEL: Somewhere between Medium-bodied and light-bodied. Carbonation is high. Goes down rough. Finishes crisp.
NOTE: My second beer from this brewery and I'm not sure which one disappointed me more. The previous one tasted worse, but this one was a terrible example of what a Dortmunder should be. I like Dortmunders and had high hopes for this, regardless of my previous experience with the brewery.

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Photo of stevoj
1.62/5  rDev -47.2%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Trying to replicate a crappy NA macrobrew, and they’ve succeeded. Sweetish aroma reminds one of a radler, taste and mouthfeel are extremely watery. Looks like urine in a glass. A shame, as Baltika has proved they can do much better.

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Photo of matuto
3.65/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

500ml bottle (exp. 01/17/2016, bottled 01/17/2015), pilsner glass. Straw in color, white foam that has short retention. Good aroma, but nothing special. Good taste, well balanced, focusing on malts. Medium body and crispy. Has some bitterness and dryness too.

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Photo of Foyle
3/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

sampled from 16.9oz bottle in pint glass

Appearance: pours a sudsy 2" white head that drops quickly with a tiny bit of lacing. Color is clear pale yellow with moderate streaming bubbles.
Aroma: grain husks, white bread dough, grassy hops
Mouthfeel: light and fairly crisp with a fairly dry finish.
Flavor: lightly toasted barley, corn husks, lemon and grassy hops.
Overall: good, but their are plenty of better Euro Pale Lagers available.

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Photo of superspak
3.74/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle into lager glass, best before 5/21/2015. Pours crystal clear bright golden yellow color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice dense soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Outstanding appearance. Aromas of cracker, biscuit, light honey, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of pale malt and earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of cracker, biscuit, light honey, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Light-moderate herbal/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of cracker, biscuit, light honey, and herbal/grassy earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Nice robustness and balance of pale malt and earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness after the finish, and very clean on lager flavors with minimal yeast ester notes present. Medium-high carbonation and medium body; with a very smooth, fairly creamy/grainy/sticky, and crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish as expected of 5.4%. Overall this is a nice Dortmunder style. All around good robustness and balance of pale malt and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth, crisp, and clean to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

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Photo of Andrewharemza
3.25/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

From can, pours a straw clear colour with small white head that goes away quickly. Aroma is malty and grainy with straw and corn notes. Flavor is sweet with some bitterness and acid citric notes. Not bad.

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Photo of Gajo74
3.6/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear straw yellow, good head, but thin lace disappear halfway through drink.
Big grassy aroma at first. Halfway through, this aroma fades and I detect a small amount sweet malt and alcohol.
Crisp and tingly carbonation. Light and refreshing mouthfeel. Taste of mostly sweet toasted malts with a little hops finish for balance. My only issue is that the crisp feel looses its essence because as the drink warms, the carbonation fades too quickly.

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Photo of TheBierdimpfe
2.06/5  rDev -32.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Bright straw color with strong activity. Foamy white sparkly 3 finger head lasting around 5 minutes with average legs.

Aromas and flavors of grains, citrus, corn, herbal spices. Faint grainy, skunky, and metallic smell. Sweet grainy, lemony, and apple taste with slightly bitter hoppy grassy feel.

Almost medium body with prickly carbonation. Faint finish of medium length ending with herbal spicy smoky bitter saaz feel lingering on the tongue creating dryness.

Overall a poor craft with good freshness that is destroyed by a dry finish, and faint flavors that doesn't taste very good.

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Photo of Beer_Rabbit66
4.08/5  rDev +32.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

My first Russian beer \ lager and I must say, great stuff !

Perfectly carbonated when poured, the bubbles stick sound for a while, the color is a light gold, typical pilsner style look. Great head, which doesn't stick around to long (this might be due to me being inpatient!)
Great smell, there is something to it I honestly can't describe, but it is the best smelling lager I've ever come across!
Smooth and clean taste with a crisp aftertaste which sticks around for a while which I love, very enjoyable. Easy to drink

Anyone who hadn't yet it I can only recommend ;-)

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Photo of mooseisloose
3/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

More brew from the local Carulla. Like the easy pop top, let's give it a whirl. Popping the easy pop top that is like a champagne pop, I get a big European classic adjunct lager whiff. Pours to a bright light yellow with huge bubble three finger head. Taste is uneventful, dry biscuity malt with limited bitterness. An easy drinker. Should go good with the sushi it is about to accompany.

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Photo of Gabriel_Vaughn
3.17/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 1.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: too pale, straw

S: like a pilsner

T: great for a cheap, imported lager

M: decent, less decent aftertaste

O: found this guy at BevMo, cheap exotic to me, I'll likely be back

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Photo of cryptichead
3.75/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Probably the better of the Baltika numbered beers. This one is crisp, refreshing, and much closer to a Euro Pale Lager or even a pilsner than a Dortmunder.

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Photo of Cramshawbar
2.5/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Goodness me, what on earth is this stinker? Well, an acquaintance brought this over and he didn't know any better. Still, I am one to be very much looking in the mouth of a gift horse.

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Photo of Premo88
3.67/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

16.9 oz. bottle poured into flute
(bottled 4/15/14 in green glass; drank 2/5/15)

L: 100% clear yellow, 1-inch ultra-white head of foam; no stick or lace, very few bubbles; looks flat; slight lacing

S: SKUNK ... just a bit up front then it disappears; very fruity and malty sweet -- bread malt; dust, onion, cilantro, sour grain

T: super fruity -- peach, apricot, almost hint of plum; bread malt ... not bad

F: light but full with carbonation ... but the more I drink it, the more I feel a bit weak

O: not that bad ... the sunlight/UV/whatever light has skunked it just a bit, but it's still super fruity for an overall smaller flavor/aroma profile

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Photo of Bunman3
3/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is very much what I expected and hoped for. Baltika 7 is on par with most of the Euro lagers I've tried. There is less skunk in the nose, but the same notable malt-hop pairing I enjoy in the other "green bottle" lagers. It has a clean, smooth finish with an enjoyable light hop aftertaste. This would pair nicely with homemade borscht!

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Photo of Thisdrinkinglife
3.75/5  rDev +22.1%

Review: Bottle of Baltika 7 Eksportnoe (Export) 5.4%ABV
Baltika 7 Eksportnoe, a handful to pronounce, is an interesting pale lager with its own unique taste coming all way from St. Petersburg, Moscow.
On pour there is a nice pale yellow appearance with a good frothy head which dies eventually to show some lacing.
The aroma is of sweet malt and grain producing a lovely rustic kind of smell that is both strong and appealing on the nose.
The taste is of some sweet malts, was slightly hoppy, with some light barley malt.
Overall I found that Baltika 7 Eksportnoe was quite easy to drink and it did the business after a long day of work. Having said that though, there was a small aftertaste that was quite strong but that brought a nice balance to the beer and I recommend this as a good session beer.

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Photo of ordybill
3.75/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 16.9 oz. bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- Has a malt and citrus smell with a hint of that Euro Lager skunkiness thrown in.
Appearance- A transparent yellow with a small white head.
Taste- Has a nice malt and fruit mix not what I was expecting, a pleasant surprise.
Palate- A light bodied beer with heavy carbonation,.
Overall- Better than average, had a fruitier taste than I expected. I would drink this again.

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Photo of thehyperduck
3.18/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

500 mL bottle with a pull-tab cap, picked up at the LCBO; bottled May 13 2014 with a one year expiration date. Served ice cold.

Pours a clear, pale golden colour, topped with just under an inch of soapy, white froth. It evaporates fairly rapidly, and after two or three minutes I am left with a thin, bubbly film and a modest collar. Some lace; yep, this looks like an imported lager, alright. The aroma hits that nail on the head, too - cereal grain sweetness, pale malts, some grassiness and lemon citrus comprise the bouquet, making this a fairly typical Euro lager so far.

A few sips in and there's no real surprises to report with this one. Grainy sweetness from the pale barley malts are the most prominent flavour, with lesser notes of wet hay and grass. A bit of a cardboard note; something I usually find in cheap domestic lagers, rather than cheap imports. Off-dry finish with some mild grassy bitterness lingering briefly. Light-bodied, with aggressive carbonation levels that are typical of most mass-produced pale lagers. This is a drinkable lager with no particularly offensive features, and few redeeming qualities of note.

Final Grade: 3.18, a C+. Baltika #7 is a passable Euro lager, but it's a weak attempt at a Dortmunder (if that's even what they were going for). One thing I will say is that this is easily the best Russian beer I have ever tried, but to be honest I haven't had very many, and the others were pretty terrible. Baltika #7 is no masterpiece, but I'd have no issue with drinking another bottle here and there - but that being said, German and Polish lagers are better, easier to find, and often cheaper, so this one's utility is rather limited.

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Photo of Hoppsbabo
2.75/5  rDev -10.4%

Enjoying this from the bottle in a wooden cabin next to Lake Baikal in Siberia. Fantastic setting.

T: Refreshing cold, but slightly chlorinated. Otherwise quite nice and clean. Lemons/lemonade in the finish and a slight brown bread flavour in the aftertaste. Further down the bottle a very unpleasant paracetamol-like bitterness becomes apparent. Eugh! Never had that from a lager before. Minus lots of points for that. Refreshing mouthfeel though - very fizzy.

O: Not a great lager. Even in my current surroundings.

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Photo of wethorseblanket
3.03/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Production date: 2/25/2014. Best before: 2/25/2015. 500 ml green bottle.

A: Tab-pull the cap to release a clear pale yellow fluid with an aggressive pour yielding 1-inch thick white head which settles to a thin cap and leaves semi-rings and spots of lace.

N: Hay and grass, yeast, malt, damp earth.

T: Grainy, corn (?), lager yeast, mild lemon.

M: Light body and light carbonation. Thin, crisp, clean, sticky yeasty finish with slight bitterness.

O: Simple, basic, straight-up lager. Not a fan and will not have again.

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