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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 | website

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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188
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3.07
pDev:
27.04%
 
 
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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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Photo of MarkoNm
2.12/5  rDev -30.9%
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 -2.3%
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 +4.9%
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 -3.6%
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 puboflyons
2.98/5  rDev -2.9%
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 +28.3%
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 Theheroguy
3.11/5  rDev +1.3%
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%
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 -12.1%
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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Photo of tdm168
2.88/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - pale, clear yellow with a thick, soft cap of dense, foamy, white head that has great retention

S - grass, straw, apples, sweet, caramel

T - apples, sweet, bread, warming alcohol in the finish

M - warm, light to medium bodied, well carbonated, crisp

By appearance this is better than your average lager. It smells like a good effort was made. By teste it's too sweet and fruity. The bready malts try to save the day but to no avail. I'll pass on this in the future.

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Photo of Mediczod
2.73/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a very clear golden yellow. Moderate head that lasts a few minutes. Good bit of carbonation, bubbles rose for at least 15 minutes. Malt and grain aroma. Taste is slightly malty and grassy. Pronounced mineral aftertaste. Not a great beer, but better than Bud or Coors. At least now I can say I've had Russian beer. I actually expected it to be worse than it is.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
2.63/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Bottled 6/22/12. Best before 6/22/13.

Pours a clear golden yellow with a foamy white head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, and a slightly skunky aroma. Taste is mainly of malt and grain with a mild corn flake flavor on the finish. There is a mild bitterness on the palate after each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty poor beer that doesn't smell or taste very good.

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Photo of Treebs
2.01/5  rDev -34.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Tall boy can served in a half pint.

A: Pours a clear yellow color with a quick dissolving white head forming on the pour. No lace. Nothing crazy.

S: Some mineral water with a light skunky hop profile. Pale malts with a touch of glue.

T: More mineral water with some light plastic to boot. Grassy and skunky hop profile with a touch of grainy malts.

M: Light and clean. The body is very watery and light. Goes down quick and harmless.

O: There were some artificial notes in there that really hurt the flavor, otherwise it would have been a normal export lager.

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

I got this beer from a Ukrainian co-worker, thanks Alex!

500ml bottle served in a pilsner glass.

L - clear bright yellow color with a white head that thinned to a ring despite the constant rise of tiny bubbles.

S - grainy and grassy.

T - starts out kind of sweet and grainy with grassy (a bit skunky) bitterness mid way finishing on the sweet side.

F - light, crisp and refreshing.

O - not as bad as I thought it was going to be.

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Photo of djura
3.33/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

After Baltika No.3,i got to try another one from this brewery. And again it surprised me positively.

A-Golden with medium carbonation,huge white head.lasting few minutes.

S-Citrus notes,a bit lighter smell for lagers.

T/M-I expected to be more bitter,but bitterness is very low. On the other hand,taste is high drinkable,grains,some sweets.

O-It is good,but not many different then No3.

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Photo of AdamBear
4.08/5  rDev +32.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A-golden with a huge off white head

S-smells like a typical European lager. European grains and honey. Doesn't smell terrible.

T-actually comes in with a very nice and crisp taste of light honey and fresh grains with a subtle hint of that classic european lager taste. The after-taste has more honey, more crisp grains, and more bitterness. This is actually quite okay!

M-crisp medium carbonation with a semi dry finish

O-I actually love this. It has a taste of high quality and it's so drinkable! This has got to be the best euro lager I've ever had. I wish I could find this by the case here. It is quite cheap though!

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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 KiltedCulinarian
2.97/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served in a branded pilsner style glass. Very light in colour, with a sweet nose. Grains come in strong at the front, but it finishes fruitlike, perhaps a melon, I has having trouble determining what type. Not terribly complex, but pretty solid and consistent. A nice afternoon beer.

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Photo of joefinnigan15
3.35/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: (poured from a bottle into glass) light yellow, at least one finger head

Smell: very little smell

Taste/mouthfeel: very light, clean, fresh taste. Light bodied, very little aftertaste. Refreshing, but not too interesting

Overall, a good beer. Haven't tried many Russians, so I don't have much to compare it to, but it reminded me a bit of Steinlager Pure (a Euro Pale Ale).

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Photo of ummswimmin
3.46/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I picked this beer up in my pursuit of reviewing all 104 styles. This beer is one of the easiest to get for the Dortmunder/Export Lager style.

I didn't expect much from a brewer coming out of Russia, but this beer surprised me. This is a very easy to drink lager.

The smell is nice and clean. It carries a minimal presence. The flavor is also very clean. I get a little bit of grassiness, and a tiny nutty touch.

I recommend this as a very easy to drink lager. The flavor is spot on.

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Baltika #7 Export from Baltika Breweries
72 out of 100 based on 188 ratings.
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