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Porter - Utenos Alus

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180 Reviews
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Reviews: 180
Hads: 205
Avg: 3.49
pDev: 17.19%
Wants: 10
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Utenos Alus
Lithuania | website

Style | ABV
Baltic Porter | 6.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-09-2002

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Photo of JohnnyDuvel
3.97/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I only knock the appearance down due to the fact that it doesn't resemble a porter. Lighter in color. However, if this was listed as a doppelbock, I would be quite pleased. Reminds me of a Moretti LaRossa. Sweet, smooth, and creamy. Nice taste. Nice head, good retention. Some lacing. Smells of sweet carmel, some alcohol. Really a cross between a porter and a bock. Whatever the category, this is an enjoyable beer that I will try again.

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Photo of TripelJ
4.45/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Stereotypes are wrong, but when I think porter, I think DARK.. This is the second time I've seen a porter that poured like a brown ale...(1st was the belgian 'Poorter' from the Sterkens brewery, but thats another tale...) my guard is up and I'm definitely not expecting the pleasingly balanced roasted flavor that entices my taste buds from the very first sip. The smell is sweet and the taste is a sweet malty start with a slightly bitter hoppy finish. Mild flavors of dark chocolate and toffee are present making this beer and excellent finisher for the evening. While it may be not as 'robust' as some of the other baltic porters, it is definitely worth trying. Kudos to Lithuania on this one!

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Photo of dwarbi
3.55/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer does not look like a porter at all! It's dark amber and semi-transparent. You can see some sediment in it... interesting. Pours a thick, foamy head. Looks great, but the head does not last long. Smells sweet and fruity. Tastes sweet, too. Just a little smoky. Some hints of honey in there, too. Pretty good mouthfeel. Very interesting taste, leaves you with a lot to think about, such as, "what the hell is going on in my mouth right now?"

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Photo of Gusler
3.3/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The color deep ruby red on the pour, the head monstrous in size, frothy in its texture, the lace a nice clinging sheet to seal off the glass. Lightly toasted grains, sweet like caramel candy, quite pleasant to the nose, the start quite sweet and malt laden, top is middling in feel. Finish has a pertinent hop spicy bite, the carbonation moderate and the aftertaste dry and long lasting, a decent porter, not great, but quite drinkable nonetheless.

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Photo of jackndan
2.58/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Porter, from Lithuania: In a thick brown half liter bottle. “A premium dark beer.” A very deep ruby color when held up to light, that is surprisingly clear. The head is a coffee with cream color, and the head dissipated very quickly. The aroma is clean and not overwhelming. The taste is malt at the beginning, and chocolate/burnt malts toward the end with a very clean finish. Slight alcohol warmth. Nothing special.

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Porter from Utenos Alus
80 out of 100 based on 180 ratings.