I ended up at Salut today looking for something new. As always, new isn’t always something you find. Well that is until I was directed to a beer brand by the name of Baltika. Brewed in St. Petersburg Russia, and a part of the Carlsberg Group. Okies, you have my attention I must learn more.
I picked up the number 3. It is listed as a classic lager and sits a bit proudly at 4.8%. The appearance is great very pale with a beautiful head. The flavor is subtle, sweet malt, very light hop presence. It gives you just enough that you want to drink more to get a better idea of what’s going on.
Checking out the Carlsberg Group website, I found that this beer is essentially a national beer of Russia. Personally, I find that a little odd. I feel that something more akin to a hearty stout or a hearty bock would be a more fitting drink in Russia. But in the end, this really is a decent beer. I know I wouldn’t turn down another pint or three of it.
But now, its time for a pint…