Baltika #4 Premium, Baltika Breweries, Russian Federation, Leningrad, Russia – A dark euro lager, in the glass it yields a bright medium amber color a thinnish head and sporadic lacing. Aroma is of dark fruits, toffee and light whiffs of brown sugar. The flavor profile begins with dark fruit then bread and caramel character emerges along with some brown sugar. Hops are earthy but subdued. Mouthfeel is light\medium with medium carbonation; it finishes semi-dry with notes of caramel.

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