Baltika #5 Gold | Baltika Breweries

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68
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196 Ratings
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Baltika #5 GoldBaltika #5 Gold
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Baltika Breweries
Russian Federation
baltika.ru

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-10-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
196
Reviews:
113
Avg:
2.77
pDev:
18.05%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
18
For Trade:
0
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Photo of puck1225
3.07/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Poured from about 1 pint bottle into a pint glass. Clear yellow, thin hard, light lacing. Grassy smell. The taste is typical but maybe a bit of pepper spice. Overall, not bad for a lager.

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Photo of iamthen0ise
2.52/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of JLaw55
2.5/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Sticky, sickly sweet. Cloyingly so. Corn and honey dominate.

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Photo of ZEB89
2.65/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of yaron73
2.7/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of ordybill
3.57/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 16 oz bottle into a pint glass at the World of Beer in Pooler, Georgia. The appearance is a light yellow color with a large white head. The aroma is grain driven and slightly skunky. The taste is grain with some light bitterness at the end.

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Photo of Griphon
2.98/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of DanielCseklye
2.93/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Troy-Hawaii
2.75/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Bought from Times Fukiokas $2.79
Light clear golden color
Medium-high carbonation
Grassy malt smell
Light, slightly sweet malt taste
Overall not that great. Wouldn't drink again.

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Photo of Rick778
2.52/5  rDev -9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of bryanlindsey12345
3.25/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cmbeddoe7997
2.39/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

Photo of 54V4G3
2.55/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of tzieser
2.77/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Best by 11/19/16; poured from clear bottle into pint glass.

Bright golden in color, crystal clear with a fluffy white head with great retention. Good carbonation. Dull aroma of malted grains and a slight corny adjunct note. Flavor is lightly toasted grain subdued by an awkward adjunct flavor (rice/corn) and a bit of diacetyl. Not a very clean not dry finish and the alcohol is slightly noticible. Not a very good lager. Basically a Russian MGD. Not very offensive but not something you crave everyday. Worst Baltika beer I've had so far (have yet to try #8, #2)

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Photo of Dzu
2.27/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Andrewharemza
2.85/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

From bottle, Pours a clear golden colour with an average sized foamy white head. Aroma of cereal, with a touch of caramel. Taste sweet and grainey malts, grass. Very crisp and clean.

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Photo of flyingpig
3.06/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

500ml bottle from SuperValu in Fermanagh, Ireland (£2.29):
Average really, nothing grabbed your attention other than the lack of off-flavours & skunk. Basic with subtle hops & faint sweetness backing up some biscuit malts & grain; nothing special really & nowhere near as good as the brewery's #6 Porter.

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Photo of stevoj
2.92/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

For a pale lager, this is pretty good. Very smooth flavor, aroma is light. Appearance is kind of flat and not much weight or lingering flavor in the palate. This would be a good summer time beer, lightweight, but tasty.

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Photo of josanguapo
2.53/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

From Hipercor. In Paulaner glass (broke it after drinking the beer, snif) After dinner. Watery but not disgusting in taste and aroma.

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Photo of Zylod
3.1/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of dbrauneis
2.84/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

A: Pours a clear medium yellow in color with significant amounts of active visible carbonation rising quickly from the bottom of the glass and some faint pale golden yellow highlights. The beer has a two finger tall dense sudsy foamy bright white head that reduces to a large patch of thin film covering a little more than half of the surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of sweet malts and grainy malts with just the slightest hint of grassy + floral hops.

T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of sweet malts and grainy malts with a slightly metallic element to it. That is followed by very light flavors of grassy + floral hops which impart a light amount of lingering bitterness.

M: Slightly heavier than light bodied with slightly heavier than moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth.

O: Easy to drink but nothing special - surprised that it is not skunky considering the clear glass bottle. Nothing is offensive with this one.

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Photo of Foyle
3/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sampled from 16.9 oz bottle in pint glass

Appearance: a 1" white head drops quickly with moderate lacing. Color is clear pale straw with plenty of streaming carbonation.

Aroma: lightly toasted barley and some grassy/floral hops

Mouthfeel: light and crisp with a mostly dry finish.

Flavor: light malt sweetness is the dominate flavor, there is some hop presence for balance but quite mild.

Overall: good, but nothing particularly exciting here.

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Photo of 123321123321
3.25/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of blackcompg
2.5/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance - pours 2 quick fingers of bright white foam that dissipates quickly, body has no carb rising and is a transparent light yellow gold, a few small spots of lacing here and there.

Smell - very light fruit like apple and pear, white bread.

Taste - much like the nose, light apple and pear flavors, very light grains, all of this rides a sweet malt base, very light fruit skins and kiss of alcohol at the finish.

Mouthfeel - light weight, medium carb is crisp and effervescent, finish is slightly sweet and clean.

Overall - it's okay, and similar to other macros out there - reminds me of bud platinum actually. A few hops would go a long way here, but I don't sense any. Your run of the mill macro lager.

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Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.1/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Baltika #5 Gold from Baltika Breweries
2.77 out of 5 based on 196 ratings.
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