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:
417
Reviews:
194
Avg:
3.06
pDev:
18.95%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
75
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Mosstrooper
3.25/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from 16.9oz bottle into 19oz pilsener glass.

Appearance: Clear golden color with a large white head that dissipates quickly and leaves a few spots of lace.

Smell: Heavy on malty, grainy aromas with a grassy backbone.

Taste: Begins sweet and grassy, finishing with an apple flavor and a bit of breadiness.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, medium body with light carbonation and a somewhat dry finish.

Drinkability: Not bad, but pretty average overall. I would be willing to drink this again, but not ahead of many, many other things.

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Photo of EOC
3.25/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of kingmaker
3.25/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of Spreetaper
3.25/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of gory4d
3.25/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of Rayek
3.25/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of brandonld23
3.25/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of dmorgan310
3.25/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of dcmchew
3.25/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of Andrewharemza
3.25/5  rDev +6.2%
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 paulish
3.25/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of kylehay2004
3.25/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of azdback
3.25/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a Spaten tumbler. Very piss yellow color. Hyper carbonation that leads to a large three finger foamy bright white head. Lace is actually sticking quite nicely.

Smell is very soggy bread and overripe fruit. Must or mold comes to mind.

Taste is much better than the smell. Sweet and sour fruit tastes. Dank musty yeast.

Mouth is bright and drinkable. The sweetness does leave the back of the pallet a bit dry.

Overall I didn't hate this as much as I thought I would. I really hate the Belgian or European yeast strains and hops. So I didn't go into this expecting much. Not a bad beer though. Not even close to my top 100 but not a bad summer beer. Thanks to Bill for this sample.

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Photo of TheBeerbarian
3.25/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of pmcadamis
3.24/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Honey gold, but more pale yellow in the light. This one has a crispy snow white head that sits at about one finger and deposits some nice lace on the glass. Lots of champaign like bubbles rise to the top.

S - Saltine cracker, sea salt, and some peppery hops. Grassy.

T - Nice and fresh. Lots of sweet yeast and crisp crackery malts. The hops are focused on spicy white pepper notes and green grass.

M - Crisp and clean, but leaning toward medium bodied. The finish is very dry, but cleans up quickly leaving very little aftertaste.

D - A very simple and drinkable brew. Nothing special going on here....seems like a fairly run of the mill German Pils IMO, but I could drink a few of these with no problems. Might be nice with lighter foods.

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Photo of Andrej70
3.24/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of sommersb
3.23/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 500ml green bottle, best by date is 10-04-11.

A: Pale yellow, clear color with 3 fingers of white head that fades quickly. Fair amount of lacing in the glass and very little in the way of bubbles/carbonation.

S: Some light, clean malty aromas, coupled with light floral smells. Also a metallic character in the nose.

T: Crisp with a pilsner-like taste; moderately low bitterness combined with somewhat sweet, light grains.

M: Carbonation is medium on a light bodied beer. Easy drinking, but the aftertaste is a bit harsh.

O: I thought this was a good middle-of-the-road lager. Nothing special but a good beer for watching sports or washing down a pizza.

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Photo of OtherShoe2
3.23/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours pale gold with a decent foamy white head. No lace, a slight ring of retention. Nice clarity, some bubbles rising.

Light malt and grain, a little corny, but not as much as expected. No skunk, even though we are talking green glass here.

Light grassy malt, a little drop of dextrose, throughout, including initial sip and finish. Good change in the malt, where it dries out and crisps a bit. Moderate bitterness, and lightly bitter with light malt grassy sweetness at the end. Odd, but ok.

Light to medium bodied. Needs a little more carbonation.

Overall, not bad. I could put these down in the summer, and have them with grilled food, but this is a bit flawed to want to have 6 on ice. Just ok. Didn't hate it.

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Photo of Olek4374
3.22/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Ah yes Baltika, a very common beer in my native Ukraine which admittedly I've never been a fan of, but this is Baltika 7, which I've never had before, so let's go into this with an open mind.

The beer pours a slightly more pale yellow than most euro lagers and has a little hint of rice in the aroma. It is pretty nice, despite it probably having some adjuncts in it. It is refreshing with a light taste and good aftertaste. I'll admit this is probably not something I'll be buying a lot of, although it is a fine effort from Baltika, and certainly better than some of their non-export beers.

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Photo of kvadiat
3.21/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kevinmaher
3.2/5  rDev +4.6%

Photo of mjurney
3.2/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance:
Golden color, touch of haze. Some carbonation. Little to no head.

Aroma:
Green apple, some grainy, just a little herbal.

Taste:
Grainy up front along with sweet green apple towards the end. Grainy character, just a little butter. Fruity, sweet green apple, maybe some peaches.

Body:
Medium-light bodied. Carbonation is light.

Finish:
Smooth finish.

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Photo of vikingloki
3.2/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Very nice green glass bottle with funky cap, bought at the local Wegman's. Gift from my beer friend, thank you!

Pours a clear straw yellow into a pilsener glass, 2 fingers white foam, disappears quick. Wow - no skunk! Smells ok.

Tastes strangely AmeriKan - how in the name of KGB did the Russains get the recipe for Budwieser??

Malt backbone, sweet corn, no noticable hops. It's a nice lawnmower beer,Comrade. Very drinkable on a "red" hot summer day.

I scored this lager as average across the board, so it got a C, it's not a yucky C, just..average. Glad mine wasn't skunked.

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Photo of xenolithic
3.2/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I'm truly fascinated by the pull tab top on a bottle. Opens with a gratifying "pop" and a pilsner-esque smell immediately comes from the bottle. Poured a pale straw into my pint glass with a white fluffy 1 finger head that dissipates rather slowly to a more rocky looking head.

Smell is tart with a little skunky funk to it. Smells like a pilsner to me, though a little more muted in the glass than the original fragrance emanating from the just-opened bottle.

Taste is crisp with some pale malts. A little bit of sweetness as well.

Quenching aftertaste with a light hop smack at the end.

This is drinkable, if it weren't for the size of the bottle, I could easily make this a session beer on a six pack.

Though this beer isn't anything particularly special, it is a good brew and extremely drinkable. For the price ($1.38/bottle, $33.79/case) you really can't beat it.

Another note, this might be a great transition beer for people who are macro oriented to go ahead and try other things. My father isn't the type of person who likes to try new beers, but when I handed him this, I found him coming back for more next time he was in town.

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Photo of OneTuffPony
3.19/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Baltika #7 Export from Baltika Breweries
3.06 out of 5 based on 417 ratings.
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