Baltika 4 (Original)

Baltika 4 (Original)

Rated 3.087 by BeerPals

Brewed by Baltika Brewery

St. Petersburg, Russia

Style:  Dunkel / Dark Lager

5.6% Alcohol by Volume

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Baltika №4 Original is one of the oldest brands of Baltika Breweries produced since April 1994. The very name stresses the distinctive character of this brand as its recipe has no analogues either among Russian or world brands. Baltika №4 is a dark drink produced with rye malt, which adds bread flavor and light bitterness to the taste. The Original sort is now steadily popular and has dedicated lovers throughout Russia.

ID: 1809 Last updated 6 months ago Added to database 20 years ago

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Overall Rank31062
Overall Percentile34.5
Style Rank343 of 621
Style Percentile44.8
Lowest Score1.8
Highest Score4.3
Average Score3.094
Weighted Score3.087
Standard Deviation0.534

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  • PAULCARDOM 548 reviews
    rated 2.1 1 year ago

    Aroma: 4 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 4 | Flavor: 4 | Overall: 4

    Purchased at the Liquor Control Board of Ontario Store. This is a weak dunkel from one of Eastern Europe’s largest breweries. It pours a solid reddish brown with an off-white head. The aroma is caramel malt, weak grains, and weak earthy hops. The flavour is very grainy with weak caramel notes.

  • FISHINGFAST 622 reviews
    rated 3.1 7 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    A dark red lager that poured a thick white head. I liked the aroma which was of fruit and spice.its a little watery but very smooth. I would call this full flavored with solid malt taste.

  • VIPINVELP 2001 reviews
    rated 3.0 8 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 4 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Clear light ruby red with decent off white foam head. Aroma is bread and some caramel notes. Taste is weak caramel, some bread, bit watery. Sweet aftertaste. (St. Petersburg 201305)

  • RICHSBEER 1730 reviews
    rated 3.1 9 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    pours a clear brown/redish in color and has no visible carbonation and with a thin white head that quickly died down and left lacing on the surface and a ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass. The aroma is of sweet malts are present in the nose along with some hints of caramel. The taste is similar to the aroma and also has flavors of sweet malt extracts. The mouthfeel is medium-bodied and somewhat smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.

  • JABAH 1780 reviews
    rated 2.8 10 years ago

    Aroma: 5 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    This one seemed a little tough to review. At first wasn't feelin this at all, but grew on me somewhat on the 2nd glass. Still a little below par for a dunkel though. On the thiner side, could use a bit more carb. It is what it is. Wouldn't get again, and if this is one of Baltika's better brews, don't think I would care for the others. Could be my first sample from Russia, so the curiosity got me.

  • JNE5HUSG 1814 reviews
    rated 3.9 10 years ago

    Aroma: 10 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    500 ml capped bottle. Poured in the original Baltika 0.5 l mug a clear oak-burgundy coloured Dunkel with a good two fingers tan creamy foamy head that had a very long retention and tons of micro bubbles. Soft carbonation. Good lacing. The aroma is slight roasted malts, caramel, dark ripe fruits, raisins. The flavour is roasted malts, a touch of dark chocolate, toffee, brown sugar and weak dark fruits, raisins. The mouthfeel is creamy, crispy and a bit ..sticky. This medium bodied beer has a dry roasty malty and nice bitter finish. A perfect brew for entering from November the coldest days in the year.

  • JLOZIER 671 reviews
    rated 2.3 10 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 4 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 3 | Overall: 4

    The last of my Bevmo! booty, which is apparently a word no longer in the Catholic Bible as all occurrences have been replaced with "spoils." Oh well. Anyway, as for this beer....not good. The flavor is all cherries and alcohol, with some slight hints of caramel and hoppy bitterness buried way on the bottom. Looks decent enough...cola brown with a big sudsy head. Aroma contained nothing discernible. I'm glad I only bought one from this series. Won't repeat this, unless I forget all about this review by the next time I'm in the BevMo!

  • AIRFORCE1 680 reviews
    rated 2.2 10 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 4 | Mouthfeel: 4 | Flavor: 4 | Overall: 4

    Pours crimson with a nice white fluffy head. Aroma is nothing special. The taste is watered down and slightly skunky. Slightly metallic aftertaste. Not a good beer, in fact it's quite bad. Will not have again.

  • RJA 2975 reviews
    rated 3.5 12 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    I don’t know why I’ve passed up the Baltika beers, two so far and this second one is pretty good. For full appreciation drink this one at room temperature. A bright reddish-brown color. The off white head is robust and sticks around for awhile. The aroma is strong, malty with sour fruit notes. The body is short of watery, but it has a drinkable smoothness. There is a nice blending of sweet malt, sour fruit and ever so slight bittering hops in the taste.

  • SLOWRUNNER77 5682 reviews
    rated 3.3 12 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    a smooth, pretty tasty, kind of unassuming beer. not as good as their porter (6) but good enough to enjoy. a little lighter, and a little sweeter...

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