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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

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189
Ratings:
401
Avg:
3.06
pDev:
27.45%
 
 
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Photo of superspak
3.74/5  rDev +22.2%
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 +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 Gajo74
3.6/5  rDev +17.6%
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 -32.7%
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 +33.3%
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%
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 +3.6%
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 +22.5%
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 -18.3%
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 Premo88
3.67/5  rDev +19.9%
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%
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 +22.5%

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 +22.5%
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 +3.9%
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 -10.1%

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%
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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Photo of MarkoNm
2.12/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a pale yellow with a hefty but quickly diminishing white head.
The aroma is fairly easy to pick up - some malts and grains thats basically it.
The taste starts quite sweet and in the same manner it also continues. The finish is slightly bittery but nothing special.
Drinkable although too much sweetness.

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Photo of TMoney2591
3/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Served in a shaker pint glass.

After being told about this whole Baltika line by a former co-worker, I was relatively jazzed to find a few at my local Caputo's. This one pours a clear pale golden-straw topped by a finger of relatively short-lived white foam. The nose comprises wild rice, generic grain, light flowers, very light grass, and a splash of hard water. The taste brings in more of the same, though a firm semi-biscuit backbone is evident, and the flowers provide a cleaner hop thrust than before. Still, everything just kinda lies there, mostly lifeless, certainly character-less. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a slickly watery feel. Overall, this is just a boring, unassuming, little guy, something I'd likely confuse with any other bland Euro lager. It's not bad, per se, just nothing I'd ever really wanna drink again.

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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 FLima
2.96/5  rDev -3.3%
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 puboflyons
2.98/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

From the 25 fl. oz. green bottle with the screwy flip top. No. 13.08.12-15:10/13.08.13-5W. Sampled on March 31, 2013.

The pour is yellow with a longer lasting head than Baltika's #2 and #5 pale lagers. Good clarity.

The nose is fairly weak with some grains, grass, and a slight hop note but they all meld together in a blase fashion and do not make the beer all that enticing.

The body is light.

The flavor has a little more character with grainy malts, astringency, and a slightly lingering clean hop finale. Heineken, Carlsberg, St Pauli Girl - take your pick. It is very much like those but I think it is meant to be. Baltika #2 is better.

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Photo of dertyd
3.94/5  rDev +28.8%
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 Theheroguy
3.11/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

My first Russian, this was purchased out of sheer curiosity.
Taste wise it is malty with a very minor hop presence
Cereal notes, no unpleasant after taste that would accompany lesser lagers
Very Crisp and somewhat dry, In my opinion its a little too carbonated.
Overall it is sweet and drinkable.

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Photo of Pegasus
3.5/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Clear medium golden body with a large white head, thin, fine-beaded lacing coats the glass wall. A few fat bubbles drift lazily to the surface.

Aroma: Lots of clean pale malt with a mildly earthy yeast note, clean and understated.

Taste: Opens with an abundance of pale malt, very mildly sweet, somewhat like freshly -baked white bread, as well as grassy hops. There seems to be a faint alcohol presence as well. AS the taste progresses, a very mild hop presence presents itself, which brings the taste to a graceful close.

Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, very pleasant.

Drinkability/notes: Very drinkable, in a pleasant, understated sort of way, a quality beer, which speaks softly.

Presentation: Packaged in a custom 500ml (16.9 oz) green glass bottle with a pry-off crown, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

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Photo of Arithmeticus
2.7/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Poured chilled in ale glass.

A: clear light yellow; lots of carbonation, aburst in clouds; thin head;
S: oh boy, macrostink; not appealing at all
T: hints of lemon, orange; nicely sweetened; a bit grouchy at the end of the swallow (slightly metallic)
M: robust, astute

If you can taste without smelling, it's not bad for a dinner beer.

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Baltika #7 Export from Baltika Breweries
3.06 out of 5 based on 401 ratings.
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