Dec 11 2010

Svytury’s Baltijos

Birdsboro Beverage Company had a beer tasting today.  It was before noon, but I won’t get into that.  After some mild twisting of my arm, I decided to give it a go.

They were offering some different varieties of Svytury, a Lithuanian beer company located in Klaipėda, Lithuania.

They were offering:

  • Baltas – an unfiltered wheat beer.
  • Baltijos – a dark red ale; similar to an Oktoberfest or Märzen.
  • Ekstra Draught – a mild, slightly hoppy lager in the Dortmunder style.
    Due to my strong aversion to wheat beer, I only sampled the Baltijos and the Ekstra Draught.  I liked both beers, but the Baltijos was far better.  The Ekstra Draught was very pale yellow in color with little to no head.  It was a mild lager with a plain finish.  It reminded me a bit of Yuengling Light Lager.
    The Baltijos pours a deep amber with a thick creamy head. It has rich and sweet taste of caramel, which is felt in the mouth for a long period of time.  It’s a good tasting beer, and at 5.2% alcohol you can drink a few without getting into trouble.  The bottles are 500mL which is a proper pint.  The bottles are specially designed and quite attractive; just a bit of foil around the neck for branding.

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