Baltika #8 Wheat beer
- Type: wheat
- Origin: Russia
- Since: 2001
- Alcohol content: not more than 5% by volume.
Since April 2008 premium Baltika varieties — Baltika #6 Porter and Baltika #8 Wheat — have been united into the Baltika Selected series. The Baltika Selected is a new image combined with the original but familiar content and invariable quality. Brewed with added high-quality ingredients and having a racy flavor these varieties are meant for unhurried drinking in sedate and relaxed surroundings.
The traditional Baltika #6 Porter is brewed according to old English recipes from elite hops and special yeast.
The characteristic features of the Baltika #8 Wheat are thick dense foam, soft fruit aroma with spicy tinges and light sweetness.
In March 2009 is one of the oldest brands of Baltika Breweries - Baltika #4 Original — joined the Selected series. It’s a dark drink produced with rye malt, which adds bread flavor and light bitterness to the taste.
Baltika #8 Wheat beer was developed and launched in production in 2001. This beer is made according to a special recipe using wheat malt. This brand is characterized by a thick dense foam, soft fruit aroma with spicy tinges and light sweetness due to its specific taste the Wheat was referred to the category of premium brands.
The recipe of the Baltika #8 is based on wheat malt. This beer is not filtered; therefore, it contains more protein and other biologically active substances useful for health. The Wheat beer is exported to 29 near and far-abroad countries.
The Wheat beer is one of the two kinds of Russian beer that were awarded the Brewing Oscar — the award of the Brewing Industry International Awards contest that has been annually held in Great Britain since 1886. Participating in the contest for the first time in 2004 Baltika Company was the only Russian producer to receive a bronze medal in the category of "Special Beer" for the Baltika #8 Wheat. Apart from the quality and taste merits of the drinks the leading brewers evaluated "the commercial significance of the beer quality."
In 2008 the Baltika #8 received a bronze medal in the Wheat Beer Packaged category in the Australian International Beer Awards contest as well as the Golden Osiris in the Best Wheat Beer category in the professional tasting contest at the X Big Moscow Beer Festival.
Variants of package
- 0.47 litre bottles
- 30 litre kegs