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Baltijos - UAB Švyturys - Utenos alus


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Ratings: 56
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 16.43%

Brewed by:
UAB Švyturys - Utenos alus visit their website

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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

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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Reviews by Herrbrokt:
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3.9/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into oversized glass snifter.

Pours hazy amber brown. Sexy tan hued head stays around forever eventually fading off a top ring. Impressive looking beer!

Smells initially like sweet Bourbon? Heavy malt caramel, candied apples. This is fairly different than what I had expected, but most certainly not in a negative way.

Taste is good but perhaps not as appealing as the first several aspects. More sugary than I would care for, yet flavorful. Sweet bread and caramel. Mild hint of hop bitterness despite being overpowered by sweets. Cinnamon saves the aftertaste in conjunction with a surprising alcohol warmth.

Texture manages to remain crisp enough. The flavors seem to foreshadow a syrupy mouthfeel that never really manifest on the tongue.

I wouldn't session this regularly, but this fairly unique brew has retained my interest long enough to session tonight.
*Only available in singles*

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2008 04:21:07 | More by Herrbrokt
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3/5  rDev -15%

04-12-2014 21:08:49 | More by goblue3509
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

10-04-2013 23:51:31 | More by apasternak
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3.45/5  rDev -2.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2013 03:50:07 | More by emerge077
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3.43/5  rDev -2.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2013 21:09:31 | More by FLima
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +13.3%

06-19-2013 23:47:52 | More by OldhouseRecs
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
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

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2013 02:12:46 | More by IchLiebeBier
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3/5  rDev -15%

03-11-2013 13:38:03 | More by innominat
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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

01-27-2013 03:55:22 | More by lupercmda


4.5/5  rDev +27.5%

11-24-2012 05:01:45 | More by THEGENERALISMO
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Ontario (Canada)

2/5  rDev -43.3%

11-22-2012 01:49:45 | More by cfalovo97
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United Kingdom (England)

3.18/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Cask: and here is why, this is the official blurb.

Dzuljeta Armoniene has travelled to Shepherd Neame Brewery, in Kent, to collaborate in re-creating this beer especially for this Wetherspoon real-ale festival. This red-coloured beer has an aroma which strikes a good balance of caramel, malt and hops, while the flavour is full bodied, with notes of toast, malt and sweetness, balanced by a subtle, low-hop bitterness. Hops used: Magnum

My review is here:

Hand-pulled pint 27th Oct 2012 in the Wetherspoons pub in Telford town centre, Shropshire.

Reddy brown in colour with a white/off-white foaming head of bubbles.

Strange blend of smells and flavours within this brew: malty molasses lead the way in aroma and taste but there is also a distinct hop presence throughout as well. Couldn't get to grips with the beer really: not rich enough to carry the 5.5%ABV but not watery either. A little to sweet for its own good and although interesting it failed to excite me.

Serving type: cask

11-02-2012 10:15:16 | More by BlackHaddock
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United Kingdom (England)

3.53/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pint from JDW real ale festival. Bronze colour, haze rose slowly, didn't quite clear. One finger head, well retained. Aroma was mainly malt with notes of hop. Tasted roasted malt and caramel, finish long and roasted. Normal body, slight carbonation, fairly smooth. It was similar to a Doppelbock, but with less character, ok winter beer.

Serving type: cask

10-29-2012 20:50:38 | More by jonb5
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United Kingdom (England)

4.28/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - reddy/brown, clear with a tiny ring of bubbles
S - heavy scents of bread with caramel
T - sweet caramel, brown sugar, some berry fruits , bread with a light grassy hop kick on the farewell
M - light bodied with a moderate carbonation
O - an interesting red ale with a fair amount of flavours in the mix, but it's all put together really well. Recommended.

Serving type: cask

10-24-2012 19:37:24 | More by EPortJake
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2.93/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Another curiosity pick from the local Russian market. Part of the fun with these is I don’t really know what to expect most of the time.

This pours a light caramel color with noticeable bubbles & a creamy foam head that dissipates rapidly. There’s not much aroma in the least. The flavor is sharply malty-sweet with a light thin body. Amp it up and it would be cloyingly sweet if it had more body to match. As it is, its just at that point where I can still enjoy it without feeling like I’m drinking malt syrup.

Whatever generosity I was willing to extend this brew is gone by the time I get to the finish—it’s boozy, almost, without the ABV to back it. The beer starts up light and crisp but finishes sharply sweet. Not sour, but it has a cherry juice sweetness to it—a cherried candy finish, not too far removed from being akin to cough-syrup. I’ll pass on another.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2012 07:42:55 | More by elNopalero
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4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

09-15-2012 21:33:22 | More by rolltide8425
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

07-01-2012 19:48:02 | More by stevoj
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2.25/5  rDev -36.3%

06-04-2012 14:28:05 | More by fionn13
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

05-20-2012 00:44:37 | More by BeerShirts
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

01-02-2012 03:57:36 | More by ColSanders123
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Russian Federation

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

12-26-2011 14:55:38 | More by martun
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3/5  rDev -15%

11-21-2011 02:12:01 | More by boxofrane
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3.8/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear amber red with a 2 inch puffy bone colored head that settles to a small cap and then disappears eventually. Small streaks of lace form on the glass on the drink down. Smell is of some malt, grass, and a grape juice aroma. Taste is of sweet malt/grains, some grassy notes, and some fruity grape-like flavors. There is a very slight bitterness that quickly fades from the palate after each sip. This beer has a crisp carbonation level but it is a bit thick in the mouth. Overall, this is a good beer that I was expecting to be somewhat disappointing. When I saw it was from Lithuania I knew I had to pick one up to add it to my list of countries.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2011 00:56:33 | More by UCLABrewN84
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3.48/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served from 500ml brown bottle with blue label around the neck reading "dark red" poured into a 1 pint glass tankard branded with Svyturys logo.

A - Not a dark red as described on the bottle but neither an amber colour as described by some here. A Clear red colour with a bubbly white head that fizzes away a bit too quickly.

S - Slight malty scent. Sweet aroma. Slight hint of alcohol.

T - Malty and sweet with caramelized brown sugar and alcohol tastes predominating.

M - Well carbonated to begin with but loses carbonation halfway.

O - Drinkable, but not all night. Would pick it up again on occasions.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2011 22:25:31 | More by LeathChuinn
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3.95/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Many thanks to my local trader, tone77, who dropped this off last night along with a buncha other beers.

I have submitted a couple of change requests for this beer, one to have it listed as an Amber/Red Ale and also to list the ABV as 5.8%, both of which are indicated by the neck label. I will be reviewing it as a Red, not a Marzen.

My pour created two fizzy fingers of tawny head with moderate retention. Color was a deep coppery-red, the shade that when it occurs naturally in a woman's hair reduces me to Lennie status, making me want to touch it at any cost. I had a former G/F whose hair was not only this color, but hers had the coarseness of wire. My my my. The head fell completely, leaving some nice lacing in its wake as I woolgathered. Nose was fairly rich with the caramel malt, but it also had a pleasant grassiness underlying the sweetness. Mouthfeel was full, very carbonated, with a big caramel sweetness up front on the tongue. Finish remained very sweet and on the extreme finish, it evidenced a slight grassy hoppiness. It was just a bit too sweet for this self-avowed hophead, sorry.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2011 03:19:49 | More by woodychandler
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Baltijos from UAB Švyturys - Utenos alus
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