I’m quite excited to be tasting this beer as, for no particular reason, Eastern Europe hasn’t previously made it onto my beer menu.
Baltika #3 Classic Beer is brewed in vast quantites in Mother Russia, you probably didn’t know that only one European brewery is larger than Baltica, the beer behemoth Heineken.
1 pint brown glass bottle with silver, gold and blue label, and silver foil wrapping over the cap. 4.8% ABV.
Pours quite pale yellow, which you might expect with a Pale Lager.
Substantial, long-lived head.
Muted aroma mostly yeasty.
Flavour contradictory, watery initially, then a slightly creamy mouth, followed by a bitter, slightly yeasty after taste.
Generally quite a weak and inconsequential beer – though also, of course, an entirely inoffensive brew.
I’d rather have a $anything.