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Baltijos - UAB Švyturys - Utenos alus

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75 Ratings
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Ratings: 75
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 15.34%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
UAB Švyturys - Utenos alus visit their website
Lithuania

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
* Beer type
Munich
* Alcohol by volume (ABV)
6.0%
* Produced by
Svyturys-Utenos Alus, Lithuania
* Available since
1964

Svyturys Baltijos

Svyturys Baltijos is dark beer with a proud history. It is famous for it's extra thick foam and it's rich, sweet, long lasting caramel taste.

Baltijos is the oldest beer in the Švyturys beer family made since 1964. It is based on old, traditional brewing methods, and the taste is as close as you can get to the beer Svyturys founding father brewed 200 years ago.

Svyturys Baltijos was awarded the bronze medal in the World Beer Championship 2002.

(Beer added by: mdagnew on 07-17-2006)
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2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

newbeeraday, Nov 16, 2014
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3.35/5  rDev -4.8%

kplooki, Nov 06, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev +8%

Tivlavrie, Oct 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +13.6%

tommy5, Oct 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +13.6%

mikefuski17, Sep 16, 2014
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3.96/5  rDev +12.5%

Jeff8ham, Sep 06, 2014
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3/5  rDev -14.8%

mdlb44, Sep 05, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

Keananmichael5, Sep 05, 2014
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2.92/5  rDev -17%

kmanjohnson, Sep 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

NewGlarusFan, Sep 02, 2014
Photo of JSuperman
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

JSuperman, Aug 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

tdm168, Aug 16, 2014
Photo of KAF
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

KAF, Jul 09, 2014
Photo of wordemupg
3.54/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle poured into tulip 13/6/14

A clear amber, bubbles everywhere, tight thumbs width of tan foam hangs around for a few sips leaving some random lace

S dark bread, wet leaves, orchard ground after harvest with bruised apples all over the place, hard dark toffee, pie spice I can't place

T reminds me of apple sauce and caramel, malty, almost nutty, hay, metallic notes, not bad really and I wasn't expecting much

M medium bodied, creams up from the bubbles, slick on the palate, lots of malt on the finish

O nothing worth looking for but respectable beer at the end of the day, enough going on to prevent boredom

much better then I was expecting but still nothing amazing, something I'd drink if I was on its home turf

wordemupg, Jun 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Kmat10, Jun 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

endless1408, Jun 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Latarnik, May 26, 2014
Photo of biboergosum
3.59/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

500ml, Michelob-esque bottle - an Oktoberfest brew from Lithuania? Why the hell not.

This beer pours a clear, bright medium copper amber hue, with three fingers of puffy, bubbly, and loosely foamy off-white head, which leaves some decent crumbling cliff lace around the glass as things quickly recede.

It smells of bready pale malt, syrupy caramel, musty dark fruit, i.e. Welch's grape juice, and a bit of dank grassy hops. The taste is more bready, lightly biscuity malt, a sort of tacked-on, but not unpleasant caramel sundae sweetness, sugary purple grape juice, and slightly perfumed leafy, floral hops.

The carbonation is fairly thorough in its zingy frothiness, the body just on the light side of medium weight, and a bit tacky (perhaps from the well-hidden alcohol?) in its no-brainer smoothness. It finishes off-dry, the caramel continuing its rash wane, the fruitiness going stale, and the grassy hops gaining a flinty, steely edge.

Not a bad tipple, especially given its Euro lager brethren's underwhelming stature. More of a pleasantly innocuous, sauced-up amber ale, than anything reminiscent of Munich's seasonal brewing prowess, and those around the world that succeed in aping it. Worth a try, if only to bone up on your Slavic letter combinations.

biboergosum, May 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

InspectorBob, May 17, 2014
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3/5  rDev -14.8%

goblue3509, Apr 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

apasternak, Oct 05, 2013
Photo of emerge077
3.45/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Purchased at Old Vilnius Cafe in Darien, IL. No freshness date on the bottle.

Pours with a creamy light tan head of foam that billows up to the rim of the glass. Dark amber color, ever present rising bubbles. Head retention is surprisingly very good. Random lacing here and there.

Smells mild and bready, a little bit of lager yeast funkiness.

Slight cardboard in the taste, but otherwise dry and bready. Slight bitterness in the aftertaste. Ample carbonation at first, becoming smooth and slightly sweet towards the end of the glass. Overall it was decent, a Lithuanian Oktoberfest was definitely a novelty.

emerge077, Sep 22, 2013
Photo of FLima
3.43/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Amber reddish color with a thin head with low retention.
Light aroma of caramel and slightly toasted malts. Hints of raisins.
Flavor is much more intense than the aroma, malty notes with earthy hops, guaraná soda and caramels. Hints of wine, oxidized apples with cinnamon, and syrup.
Light body with medium carbonation.
Very decent beer, flavorful and pleasant. Drinkability without being bored.

FLima, Aug 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +13.6%

OldhouseRecs, Jun 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Reddish, amber; medium, beige head, long lasting

Aroma: Malty; citrusy; slightly roasted grains; slightly vinous

Taste: Syrupy; malty; bitterness up front to balance the sweetness; very similar to a doppelbock; a little sweet, but not bad

Remarks: Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; disregard those scores

IchLiebeBier, Jun 15, 2013
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Baltijos from UAB Švyturys - Utenos alus
81 out of 100 based on 75 ratings.