Baltika #7 Export | Baltika Breweries

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72
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416 Ratings
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Baltika #7 ExportBaltika #7 Export
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Baltika Breweries
Russian Federation
baltika.ru

Style: Dortmunder / Export Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-26-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
416
Reviews:
194
Avg:
3.06
pDev:
18.95%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
75
For Trade:
0
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2.5/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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2.5/5  rDev -18.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -18.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -18.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of AlexAfonin
2.5/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of clarknova
2.5/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of Jim_DemonDeacon
2.5/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of Cramshawbar
2.5/5  rDev -18.3%
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 bryanlindsey12345
2.5/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of sephyrott
2.5/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of Exeter
2.5/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of C2H5
2.5/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of debiergenieters
2.5/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of djrn2
2.5/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of rab53
2.5/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of jscal10
2.5/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of calador
2.51/5  rDev -18%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

We have special Russian word for this - blyad! Looks good but taste is shit. Sorry.

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Photo of mishi_d
2.54/5  rDev -17%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Rick778
2.54/5  rDev -17%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

Photo of dbmcrorie
2.55/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Presentation:
16.9 oz green bottle with new "curvy" bottle design. Neat little peel-cap on top. Poured into an imperial pint glass. Freshness & bottling dates on back.

Visual:
Poured rather thin and foamy. Too much foam actually, part of it started to dribble over the edge. But for all the huss and fuss, it ended up dying down to a whispy little cap of bubbles with some lacing here and there.

Aroma:
Corn much? Grainy pale malts here and there, with some bready earthy notes underneath. A bit sloppy in the nose if you ask me. It can't make up it's mind whether or not it wants to reveal the hops. Slight sweetness at the end.

Taste:
The sweetness and corn really come through on the tongue. Only a slight bitterness from the hops, but no complexity or flavoring offered. Crisp along the palate via tight carbonation, but a bit watery in the mouthfeel. Lighter-medium bodied and not as thirst quenching as one would expect. Dry husky grain in the aftertaste.

Overall:
Again, not bad for the price. Nothing seriously wrong, but nothing seriously right. The most enjoyment I got out of this brew was opening the pry cap.
I'd say pair this (or three) with some take out pizza. Anything heavy on the savory meats and/or creamy cheeses would go great with this less-than mediocre beer. But who am I to judge?

Cheers!

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Photo of hwwty4
2.56/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

On my trip to finish this entire series. Poured a 500ml green bottle into my Hennepin globe glass. This beer pours a crystal clear straw with a big 3 inch bright white cap that leaves just a little lacing. A steady stream of tight bubbles emanate from the sides of the glass replenishing the head. Man, I cracked this one open and instantly the whole room spelled like green bottle funk. Wow, I had a #5 just a bit ago which came in a clear bottle and nothing like this. The nose is, well, funky. Sulfur from the spoiled hops, bready malts, and sweet corn. The taste is exactly the same. No difference. The green bottle funk definitely overpowers just about everything. Reminds me of Grolsch. I've had beers (Saison Dupont comes to mind) where the bottle funk adds just a subtle layer of sulfur to the flavor profile, but this just overwhelms it. Dang. And the say the use less hops in this then their other lagers. Kind of scares me. The mouthfeel is a bit heavy for a lager. Overall this isn't a horrible beer but the funk is just to much.

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Photo of SkeeterHawk
2.57/5  rDev -16%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Pours an extremely clear pale gold color with quite a few bubbles stuck to the side of the glass. There was no residual head to speak of. After a minute the beer sat lifeless looking in my stein.

Aroma: A tad of malt and corn. The aroma has a tad of hops, but the majority is pretty reserved. There is a bit of alcohol noticeable in the hops, but I don't know if that is because of the mild aroma of the use of rice.

Taste: Totally mild flavor. There is a little of malt mixed with a tad of hops...some watered down alcohol. It is not gross or anything...in fact it is a little refreshing...how much did I pay for this?

Opinion: On the scale of cheaper adjunct using macro-brews, I would put this one a little higher. Not quite with Kirin or San Miguel, but still it is an OK beer. Not one that I would seek out, but I am glad that I gave it a shot.

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Photo of mrmanning
2.58/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Bottle from the LCBO- Sparkling gold pour, topped with a foamy bleached white cap. Nose of grainy malts, mild grassy hop, a bit skunky to be honest. Tastes sweet, of pale malts, sharp grassy hop, a bit metallic. A bit of a bite to the finish. Overally pretty bland.

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2.58/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Tap at Klimat in NYC.

Pours a pale golden. What little head there is quickly fades to nothing. The aroma is very light. If you're paying attention you can pick out herbal hops and a bit of citrus.

Sweet, pale malts. Mild grassiness, not much in the way of bitterness. Light-bodied, moderately carbonated. Lacks the crispness that would make the beer seem less watery.

Inoffensive, no outright unpleasant characters, but nothing special.

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Baltika #7 Export from Baltika Breweries
3.06 out of 5 based on 416 ratings.
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