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Baltijos - UAB Švyturys - Utenos alus

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Ratings: 63
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 15.58%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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 mrquartetman:
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4.58/5  rDev +29.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: Pours with a decent head, is dark reddish brown in color
S: Good malt aroma that grows as the beer warms in the glass
T: A real surprise. A very malty, beer with a nice balance to it, with good sweetness.
M: The malt and sweetness stayed on the palate and were most satisfying. This is a substantial beer.
D: I bought this and the Svyturys white ale at the same time - each in 50 cl bottles for $1.89. Figured I wouldn't be losing much. In fact, this turned out to be a most drinkable beer at a great price.

I'm guessing they changed their packaging, since the only paper label now wraps around the neck of the bottle and tells us it's a "Dark Red" beer "Made With Caramel Malt". The body of the bottle is glass-embossed with an elaborate Svyturys logo and printing.

The BA description calls it Märzen/Octoberfest, which it is not. A nit: it's 5.8% according to the bottle (and the web site), not 6.0%..

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2010 01:44:20 | More by mrquartetman
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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

07-09-2014 03:17:02 | More by KAF
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Alberta (Canada)

3.54/5  rDev +0.3%
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

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2014 04:24:42 | More by wordemupg
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Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

06-08-2014 19:18:32 | More by Kmat10
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United Kingdom (England)

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

06-06-2014 16:37:25 | More by endless1408
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

05-26-2014 17:45:25 | More by Latarnik
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Alberta (Canada)

3.59/5  rDev +1.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2014 04:19:13 | More by biboergosum
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

05-17-2014 12:54:41 | More by InspectorBob
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3/5  rDev -15%

04-12-2014 21:08:49 | More by goblue3509
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District of Columbia

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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Baltijos from UAB Švyturys - Utenos alus
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