Baltika #8 Wheat | Baltika Breweries

Baltika #8 WheatBaltika #8 Wheat
BA SCORE
3.52/5
361 Ratings
Baltika #8 WheatBaltika #8 Wheat
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Baltika Breweries
Russian Federation
baltika.ru

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Naerhu on 12-24-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#39,834
Reviews:
229
Ratings:
361
pDev:
14.77%
Bros Score:
2.54
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
34
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 361 |  Reviews: 229
Photo of JLaw55
3/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of desint
3/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of teyuders
3/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of gabepesce
3/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Sspeer1
3/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of Boone757
3/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of Garlicjosh
3/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of foghornleghorn22
3/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of drpimento
3/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

mmm decent. Poured with a reasonable white head and a little lace. Color is a slightly hazy yellow. Head lasts all the way down. Aroma is classic Bavarian Hefeweizen, with the traditional banana, clove, and spice. Flavor's the same way too. Not a lot of depth, but certainly solid. Body is perhaps a bit thin although carbonation is good. Finsih is decent. Good beer

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Photo of Hoppy_Hippy
3/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of fredmugs
3/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of dacrza1
3.01/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

DATE TASTED: April 19, 2015... GLASSWARE: Weihenstephaner weizen... OCCASION: the Cavs (again) begin their journey to a title... APPEARANCE: cloudy, sallow yellow body with bubble that lazily, sporadically float; mountainous foams of white head spill over the glass--quite alive! tracings leave spore-like dots in their wake!... AROMA: heavy banana dominates; clove, pepper and mowed hay--the standard weizen array... PALATE: a surprisingly thin, even profile, especially for an "unfiltered" beer; easily drinkable and equally refreshing... TASTE: the banana is not as pronounced as the scent suggests, but beyond the fruit, subtle pepper; not much beyond these two soft offerings... OVERALL: Having tried just about every single-digit Baltika profile, this offering is somewhere in the middle--accurate to its genre but not memorable; a good pairing with warm weather or an after-workout refresher...

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Photo of DocRoc
3.03/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into Dutch Ale glass.
A- cloudy deep yellow and burnt orange. Fluffy Whitehead (+30sec)
S- grainy, malty
T- mild alcohol, biscuit
M- medium, mouth coating
O- good hefe, paired really well with regular Gouda cheese and Publix's deli fried chicken wings

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Photo of dbossman
3.05/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: hazy and cloudy; straw yellow; frothy head that dissipates rather rapidly; not much lacing

S: A surprising amount of the typical hefeweizen aromas: bananas and cloves; also an earthy graininess; something a bit metallic as well

T: Citrus--lemon but more like lemon juice squirted in; the complexities of the aroma are all but gone in the taste; watery and overly lemony--rather boring; it's not offensive but not interesting in the least

F: Quite thin and watery; runs right through the mouth

D: This does quench the thirst and is drinkable but it's not something you would want to drink too much of because it's just not that great

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Photo of cichief
3.05/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Purchased a .5 liter bottle in Columbia, MD.

A- Pours a nice straw-yellow, very cloudy, with a great white head, which doesn't last as long as other hefes.

S- Some clove and banana, more subdued than I prefer from a hefe.

T- Very refreshing, the clove and banana are prevalent, not as lasting as better hefes.

M- Somewhat fizzy, thinnish on the tongue.

D- A decent beer in warm weather, however there are much better hefeweizens available.

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Photo of DrunkMcDermott
3.07/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

0.5 liter bottle for 50 rubles. Pretty OK as these Russian beers go. Poured from the bottle, I got a thick rocky head that left a little lace as it dwindled. Color is hazy straw. There’s a brisk hefe smell, with some subdued banana that comes back in the, um, belch. Well balanced hop profile. Doesn’t stand up to other hefes, but for $1.67 at a hotel bar, whadaya want?

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Photo of BeardedBoffin
3.08/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

From a bottle, this beer pours a hazy yellow color with a decent cap of foam. The aroma is dominated by sweet, almost artificial-like, banana with a touch clove. The texture is a little chewy from the wheat. The flavor mimics the aroma somewhat with sweet banana, boarding on cloying. Afterward the palate is coated, trapping the flavor next to the tongue. The beer bested my expectations, but it still far from excellence.

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Photo of aforbes10
3.1/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

The 7th beer we drank for out Baltika Challenge. poured witha very white, massive head. beer itself is golden and clear, which was weird since i was expecting it to be cloudy. must be filtered? sour wheaty odor, appropriate for the style. taste is wheaty, banana-y, alcohol. actually smells a bit better than it tastes. just a regular old hefe, nothing great about it really....and its even a bit thin for the style. I should say that Vlad, our resident Russian, says it tastes better in Russia.

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Photo of Olegophren
3.13/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of GONZALOYANNA
3.15/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

500ml bottle. Weizen glass.Enjoyed on mar´12.Pale gold in color.Chill haze.Off white crown.Fairly well retention leaving some spots & rings.Floral & fruity to the nose.Bread crust,hints of honey & orange hues complete the aromatic profile.Fruity upfront,citric notes.Mildy malty flavor. Sparkling, slightly spicy mouthfeel.Medium body,soft carbonation.Watery in the middle.Orange zest & subtle hoppy bitter finish.Refreshing.Easy drinkability.

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Photo of PreacherBrewer
3.15/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - A blurry dirty yellow hefe fills my pint glass with a generous two finger head that fades away slowly.

S - I catch some earthy, yeasty and medicinal smells on the nose. It's a clean scent. Banna. A hint of clove is present too...

T&M - Crisp and carbonated for sure. Moderate mouthfeel. Tastes medicinal, earthy, fruity, citrtus, Banna, hint of yeast. The yeast really lingers on the aftertase...might be slightly offensive. Kinda lacking some complexity, but what is there, is noticeable and alive.

D - Overall not the most drinkable hefe. It's not the best for sure, but it is an honest effort. If you like medicinal yeasty flavors, this is your beer. I was looking for a bit more complexity and a bit more full taste, but I've found that to be a common ocurance with every baltika that I've tried. Just not my thing i guess. So do take that into consideration when reading this review...

One is enough for me...

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Photo of Monkeyknife
3.15/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from the bottle a slightly hazy pale yellow color with a thin bubbly white head.

Aroma of bananas, sweet malts, and bubblegum.

This tastes like a cup of sugar is added to every glass. Too bad it overpowers the more subtle notes. The banana and lemon factor is there, but just barely.

Lighter mouthfeel and moderately carbonated.

I wanted to really like this Russian Hefe but the sweetness made it hard. Not bad- but not as good as many others out there.

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Photo of Bookseeb
3.16/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Appearance has a natural wheat color thats cloudy having a thick head thats slow to dissipate leaving a shreaded curtain of lace. Smell of wheat, yeast, light spice with background malt all thats been hanging around in storage. taste again of the aroma, but not having the clove and banana as in other Euro hefe's. Mouthfeel is light with good carbonation. Not a bad wheat beer, just not complex as others.

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Photo of kflorence
3.16/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy golden color with a fair amount of dissipating head and some yeast particulates. The smell is pretty faint, mostly tart lemon, wheat and yeast. Not a very pleasing aroma in my opinion, almost stale (perhaps due in part to its overseas journey). The taste is heavily dominated by wheat, yeast and citrus. Not a very complex brew. There might be some vanilla in there... but it's not sweet, I'd say more on the tart side. Not one of my favorite hefeweizens, but it's drinkable and cheap ($1.99 for a 22oz bottle). I think I prefer the darker beers when it comes to Baltika.

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Photo of soupyman10
3.18/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Looks very hefe-like with a yellow-orange opaque color and an okay head. Smell is hefe, but weak on everything, and that goes for the taste as well. It's like you gargled a bunch of liquid plastic and then drank a hefeweizen, so everything's not-quite-there. Feel is okay, not terrible. Overall, not terrible, but what's the point? Not a mockery of beer like their #9 though, which is a plus.

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Baltika #8 Wheat from Baltika Breweries
Beer rating: 3.52 out of 5 with 361 ratings
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