Baltika #7 Export | Baltika Breweries

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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:
410
Reviews:
191
Avg:
3.07
pDev:
18.89%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
69
For Trade:
0
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Photo of beertunes
3.36/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another green bottle beer, will there be skunk? Poured into 10oz glass. Poured a very nice yellow with a tall, fluffy white head that had good retention and decent lacing.

A nice smooth, grainy aroma greets the nose. The flavor is also gently grainy with a pleasing soft hop flavor blended in. The body was fuller than most other examples of the style I've tried. Drinkability was very good as well, I could easily have a handful of these while sitting at the park on a sunny day.

Overall, a pretty nice beer, worth a shot when you see it.

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Photo of wordemupg
3.61/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle into pint glass 16/1/12

A clear straw yellow with some tiny particles upon further inspection, almost no visible carbonation but a well sustained bone white foam that leaves several rings of lace, looks sexy

S lemongrass? or lemon and grassy hops, a little cracker and that's about it, simple but solid

T no different from the smell, in fact I can't really notice any subtle differences

M crisp with a clean finish, its light and fluffy and work well on a hot day

O decent stuff but nothing amazing, much better then our mass produced brews

for style I liked it but wouldn't go searching for it, I think the coolest part about this beer is the peel off cap. I'm a little surprised the razor sharp edge left behind hasn't caused lawsuits.

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Photo of rhoadsrage
3.36/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

(Served in a fluted strange)

A- This beer has a straw yellow crystal clear body with a cascade of tiny bubbles flowing upward. The head is a big thick creamy white layer that turns rocky very quickly but last and last.

S- The smell of noble hops is strong with sulfur note in the finish. There is a note of cooked corn in the pale malt note.

T- This beer starts with a zippy hop flavor combined with carbonic acid bite. There is a sweet pale malt flavor that is crisp with some sulfur notes. The hops and carbonic acid lingers on the taste buds still fizzing away for a bit.

M- This beer has a medium-light mouthfeel with a watery texture that makes it feel lighter.

D- This light lager has some nice qualities but the carbonation really dominates the beer. It does enhance the hops a bit, and I would drink this over soda pop, but it just doesn't have the depth of flavor.

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Photo of WDJersey
2.75/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of DrJay
3.83/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Green bottle with a cool pull-tab cap. Crystal clear and possibly the palest yellow beer I've ever seen. A soapy, frothy, bright white cap appeared during the pour and remained for a surprising amount of time. Streaky and spotty lace. Aromas of cereal grain, barley husk, hay, and lemon. Low bitterness. Sweet yet mild flavour, a bit of cereal and lemon/lime, slightly fruity, faint mineral finish. Very light bodied without getting to the point of being watery. Medium to low carbonation aided the texture, keeping it from being harsh. Actually, it was fairly smooth. Quite clean and refreshing. This one was a surprise for me, based on my experience with this line of products. Easily one of my favourites from this brewer and a superb lawnmower beer.

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Photo of jzlyo
3/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of hozersr
3.02/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of crobinso
3/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of mynie
3.53/5  rDev +15%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Expires on March 25, 2007. Bottled a year to the day before.

Very dark gold, a nice pilsener color. Minimal head, though, and what's there flies away real quick.

Has almost no odor, but what's there is decent. Light pilsener grain, soil.

Tastes like a nice, strong export pils. Sunshine grain, very dry european hops and light, aged hints of coffee and earth. Nice.

Export beers are meant to age a little while, which should explain why this beer is so much better than the other Baltikas that find themselves halfway across the world, in the Mid West. Though nothing special that's worth seeking out, this is a decent enough beer. I'd love to get a chance to try it fresh.

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

The beer after its extraction from the 500ml green bottle resides in my glass a luminous gold with a diminutive frothy white head that evaporates quickly leaving a thin cover of lace upon the glass. Nose is archetypal lager sweet malt that is fresh, crisp and clean, with the start slightly sweet and the grain presence adequate but a bit light, top is fair to middling in its feel to the palate. Finish is pleasantly spicy as far as the hops go acidity moderate and the aftertaste desert bone dry, a passable beer, but nothing to get excited about.

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Photo of FLima
2.96/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Bright golden color with lots of thick head with good retention.
Aroma of malt and grassy hops.
Sweet malt flavor balanced by its grassy hops. Mildly dry but bitter aftertaste. Some buttery notes.
Full body with strong carbonation.
On the lower range of drinkability among Pilsners. I found it a bit too heavy given its buttery notes on a sweet malty base. Number 4 is still their best bet.

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Photo of Pencible
2.06/5  rDev -32.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I'm guessing this is Russia's version of Miller Light or Budweiser. I drank it straight from the bottle, which seemed much more fitting for this than it did for the other Baltika's that I've tried. Anyway, it had a pretty mild flavor and watery texture. It had a generic but mostly clean taste. There's not much more to really say about this. Overall it was better than a Budweiser, but it was still pretty boring.

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Photo of twiggamortis420
1.68/5  rDev -45.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Freshness date of 29.06.09/29.06.10 so it seems this one is pretty fresh. Pours a light gold color with a fizzy, large bubbled white head. Pretty typical Euro lager appearance.

Smells like stale malts, cardboard and a bit of butter. Not a very appealing aroma on this beer.

Ugh, taste unfortunately follows suit closely. Actually worse than it smells due to a molten plastic flavor joining the aforementioned foulness from the aroma. Tastes like groundwater pumped from one of the chemical plants on the ship channel. Drain pour for sure and easily the worst Baltika offering I have had.

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Photo of gtermi
3.5/5  rDev +14%

Photo of grahuba
3/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of dertyd
3.94/5  rDev +28.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A:golden apple cider with lots of carbonation little head and light lace

S:dank,straight up green bud with a little bit of grains in there I love theese kind of lagers with a nice skunkyness to them

T:taste like a hineken,realy skunky like the smell it also taste danky like green bud realy nice beer

M:verry crisp and refreshing this might be my new summertime session beer

O:I was impresed with this beer a lot the best baltika I have had yet

Cheers!!!!

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Photo of Fatehunter
3.13/5  rDev +2%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a plastic cup. Minimal head, just enough to cover the surface. Golden, transparent color.

Smells like barley, other grains. Pleasant.

Watery taste at first, progressively sweeter.

High carbonation, which dampens the mood. Crisp and light body.

Not horrible, not great.

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Photo of RoyalT
3.16/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Appearance – This poured a beautiful clear bright yellow in color with a big, pure white head. The head came up wonderfully on an easy pour and just looked gorgeous on top of this bright yellow lager.

Smell – There’s a faint lagered grain aroma here and that is about it. I can also get a mild processed sugar.

Taste – The grain here is pilsneresque with a light grainy sweetness. The finishing sugars taste a bit stale but otherwise this is a nice flavor profile.

Mouthfeel – This is light-bodied with a good, clean, crisp carbonated finish.

Drinkability – I’m not a huge fan of the style but this seemed right on the mark.

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Photo of jsh420
4/5  rDev +30.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

first let me say i have never seen a pulltab bottle that made a big pop sound like a corked bottle

poured a very pale gold with a 1 finger head that dissipated very quickly

smell was good light cereal and some grassy hops

luckily it tasted nothing like the smell
sweet grains and maybe a little friut

mouthfeel was good - light and crisp

drinkability is high and for 2bones a pint i will buy this again

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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.

RJT

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

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #54 (July 2011):

Pull-back cap lets out a champagne-like pop. Very pale straw-yellow color shows a stunning clarity. Hints of cooked hops, fresh-cut grass, lemon zest and some alcohol in the nose. Dry maltiness still has some body to it; dried grass with some spicing from the hops. Kiss of green apple skin. Hint of alcohol, perhaps not so clean, but not so much as to be a bother. Bitter hopping is here and lingers into the dry finish. Half decent, relatively easy to quaff back and certainly better than most mass-produced lagers.

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Photo of DmanGTR
1.75/5  rDev -43%

Photo of Whatup14
2.5/5  rDev -18.6%

Photo of kwjd
1.85/5  rDev -39.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Pours a clear yellow colour with small, bubbly white head that dissipates to nothing fairly quickly. No lacing on the glass at all. This smells fairly bad atually, though the bottle is fresh I believe. I don't get any hops, hardly any malt. No real bitterness. Big carbonation level. I don't want to have this again.

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Photo of peensteen
2.38/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours almost clear, pale yellow with a thin soapy head. Smeels similar to cheese, there is also a grainy sort of grassy note here too. Tastes mildly hoppy almost skunky, it has a little bit of a crispness to it but that is overshadowed by its watery texture. Mouthfeel is like water, the only reason I know its not water is because it is carbonated. Would not have again, this is a drain pour.

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Baltika #7 Export from Baltika Breweries
3.07 out of 5 based on 410 ratings.
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