Svyturys Old Port Ale
is a top-fermented, deep amber beer in the style of Scottish Ale. This is a medium-bodied beer with a slightly sweet aroma with notes of caramel. The flavour is similarly sweet, with a delicate bitterness and caramel in the background. The finish is quite dry. Svyturys Old Port Ale is a smooth beer with below average carbonation and a creamy, beige head.
In spring 1999, the controlling stock in the company was acquired by the Danish Carlsberg A/S, a major beer producer around the world. Considering the achievements of the Lithuanian company, the Danish investor made no changes to the operations and beer of Švyturys. Carlsberg shared its many years of experience, renovated the company, boosted its output and provided training for its employees. In December 2001, the most highly reputed breweries of Švyturys and Utenos Alus were merged to become Švyturys-Utenos Alus AB, a company that in February 2003 was reorganised to become Švyturys-Utenos Alus UAB.