1784 | UAB Švyturys - Utenos alus

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UAB Švyturys - Utenos alus

Style: European Export / Dortmunder

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

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This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 8 |  Reviews: 6
Reviews by mattmaples:
Photo of mattmaples
2.8/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This Lithuanian Pilsner is light golden in color with a distinct hop aroma. The flavor is light and has a pronounced bitter finish. A bit harsh around the edges. I ecpected a bit more for their "anniversary" beer. I liked their other two but there was not too much to this one except the bitter finish.

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Photo of TheBeeraholic
3/5  rDev -4.2%

Photo of Frozensoul327
3.97/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pretty good interpretation of the style. Quite enjoyable. Pours out to a hazy bright gold yellow colro with a decent head of white foam totalling about 1/4 inch. No lace. Medium level of carbonation. Aroma of sweet malt and yeast, mixed with hay and grass. Nice. Taste was medium bodied and refreshing; sweet malt, mild hops, grass, light grain, some notes of buttery biscuts. Impressive. Mouthfeel was bubbly and light, very enjoyable. Drinkability is good. I'd like this again for the summer months. Would make a great partner to burgers and hot dogs on the grill. Recommended drinking.

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Photo of patelc75
3.37/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

We got this bottle from Flair Beverage in Manhattan. It was probably the most robust and spunky Pilsner that we've ever had. In some ways, it tasted more like an Ale than a Pilsner. Deceivingly light in color. Very flavorful hops and heavier than an average Pilsner

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Photo of Socialiste
3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

Photo of jnaz
2.24/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This beer had a slight sweet aroma of malt and grass. It was an attractive golden color with a small white head that didn't last. It had a crisp taste with a mixture of citrus and skunkyness.

It was very refreshing but didn't have a lot of character.

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Photo of wl0307
3.45/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

BB 15/03/2006.
A: pale-straw hued, highly carbonated, with white, thick and pillowy head with not bad retention.
S: noble-hop (like Saaz) dominated, lightly perfumy, with mild spice and herbal hops, with a touch of mild strawberry kind of fruity hint, covering a bed of refreshing, grainy malts. Alas the aroma doesn't sustain too well, slowly dissipating after several times of swirling.
T: bready-textured and toasty-flavoured maltiness upfront, with a light backbone of herbal hops underlined by a light, toasty bitterness. Very light grainy flavour is left in the aftertaste along with semi-dryish bitterness of hops lingering at the back of the palate.
M&D: pretty refreshing due to creamy carbonation, and the texture crisply clean, though the overall body is too thin for my taste and for a pilsner IMO. Can't pinpoint exactly which style it's brewed to be, but it's a good-bodied pilsner-like lager with healthy balance on the nose and palate all the same.

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Photo of BuckeyeNation
2.93/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Mildly milky, pale gold... like sunshine in winter. The bright white cap has a quality look about it. It's impressively persistent, but isn't sticky enough to leave more than a smattering of lace. The good cancels out the bad, resulting in an average appearance.

The nose isn't hoppy enough for the style. As a result, it most resembles a Euro pale lager. It's slightly sweet and untoasted grainy with minimally musky hops. Bottom line: not enough power and not enough personality.

While 1784 is better on the palate, it still isn't earth-shattering. More hops would have kept the EPL comparisons at bay. It's acceptably malted with plenty of sweetness, more than is usual actually. Since I don't mind sweet graininess as much as bitter graininess, I'm sorta okay with it. Another comparison would be to a lower alcohol malt liquor.

What hoppiness makes its way to my taste buds is mildly grassy, making me think that at least one noble is in the house. The mouthfeel is style medium and the restrained carbonation gives it a smooth, slick feel that matches the sweetness fairly well. Unfortunately, that same sweetness impairs drinkability in the end.

Svyturys 1784 Anniversary Beer was named in honor of the year the brewery (the oldest in Lithuania) was founded. On the other side of the Atlantic, that was the year the American Revolution officially ended. This beer may be long on history, but it's short on excitement. Another ho-hummer from Eastern Europe.

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1784 from UAB Švyturys - Utenos alus
Beer rating: 3.13 out of 5 with 8 ratings