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Baltas White - UAB Švyturys - Utenos alus

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Baltas WhiteBaltas White

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38 Ratings
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Ratings: 38
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 14.69%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
UAB Švyturys - Utenos alus visit their website
Lithuania

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: tone77 on 07-16-2011)
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Reviews by stevoj:
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2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

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Photo of TheSixthRing
3.44/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours a hazy, dull orange with a white head that fizzes away almost as quickly as it's poured, leaving behind a thin, broken layer of suds and a thin ring around the edge. Small, spotty lacing with poor stick.

Smell - Yeasty bubblegum and banana with hints of clove.

Taste - Follows the nose. Yeasty character that hits on predominant banana and bubblegum flavors. Faint clove spice.

Mouthfeel - Light, watery body with low carbonation. Smooth and drinkable in the least, but easily the weakest aspect of this brew.

Overall - The label might say White, but this is a classic hefeweizen through and through, and a fair one at that.

Photo of Fatehunter
3.88/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Into a weizen glass. Two fingers of head, nice retention. Lots of bubbles in the hazy, dark straw colored body.
Great smell of lemon, orange zest, banana and grapefruit.
Nice fizzy texture, a dry and mild bitter taste. Pleasant and simple.
Light to medium body, moderate carbonation.
An excellent wit.

Photo of tone77
4.1/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a brown 16.9 oz. bottle. Has a cloudy dark golden color with white hues and a 1 inch head. Smell is very spicy, some citrus. Taste is citrus up front, considerable corriander is in there, good flavor. Feels full bodied in the mouth and overall is a quality beer.

Photo of Graphirus
3.28/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Very pale and cloudy
S - Fruity smell
T - Tastes fruity, just like the smell
M - In the mouth has a milky texture, not very сarbonated.
O - I guess Hefeweizens are not my favorite style of beer, I prefer blacks stronger ones, but this one was ok.

Photo of Gottesverachter
2.5/5  rDev -29.4%

Photo of Bluegrass49
4/5  rDev +13%

Photo of LJWalker
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of metter98
3.56/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is quite hazy light yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with an eighth of a finger high bright white head that died down but never completely faded away.
S: Moderate to strong aromas of bananas are present in the nose along with notes of wheat and hints of orange peels and lemon citrus.
T: Like the smell, the taste has lots of flavors of bananas and has notes of wheat plus slight bits of sweetness. Only faint bits of spices are perceptible.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: To me, this beer seems to me more like it's a hefeweizen compared to a witbier. I wouldn't consider this to be refreshing, but it's quite easy to drink.

Photo of draftpunk
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of biernack
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of biggred1
4/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beautiful, cream and blonde with a sparkling merengue-like head that leaves sheets of lace on the glass. Coriander and sour orange with over ripe banana and lemon zest. Surprisingly delicious example of the style, spicy clove and nutmeg with a lemon curd and crackery dry quality. Medium light bodied with sharp carbonation. I admit that Wit is not my favorite style but this is a textbook example of what the best of the style has to offer.

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Photo of woodychandler
2.75/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I have to say that I am kind of anxious to try this one. I like the price point on the Svyturys line of bottles and this is one of the last that I have not reviewed.

I rolled the bottle around on the countertop to put anything that may have settled back into suspension and it worked, but I had to pour very gently as it produced a massive two-plus fingers of dense, bone-white foam with excellent retention. Color was a mighty cloudy golden-yellow, kind of like freshly squeezed grapefruit juice. Nose was very spicy initially, underlain with banana esters. Mouthfeel was slightly thin with a metallic tang accompanying the spice and banana on the tongue. Finish was semi-dry with the spiciness taking hold, but I could not shake that metallic taste that was also very present. It may have been a case of I got what I paid for. Oh well. I have had better from this company, so I do not want to put you off of trying others of their beers, but not this one.

Photo of martun
4/5  rDev +13%

Photo of Dmtfs7
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of Kmat10
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of Hopperstreet
3.08/5  rDev -13%

Photo of wieshefe17
4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

Photo of AlexAfonin
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.53/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a murky light yellow-orange with a foamy off-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Thin rings and dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, wheat, yeast, and some earthy, spice-like aromas. Taste is much the same with a slightly tart flavor on the finish. There is a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp but thin bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is definitely drinkable with a slightly sour aspect that is somewhat refreshing, intended or not.

Photo of OldhouseRecs
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of match1112
3.35/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Never saw this beer at the store until a stranger suggested it and at $2 a bottle I figured what the hell. Pours a hazy somewhat clear straw color. Small white head fizzes out leaving no trace of it ever being there. Smells and tastes of wheat (go figure) with some lemon, grapefruit and orange suppplying a helping hand. The fruits give this a touch of sourness that isn't off putting but doesn't quite seem like it belongs either. Mouthfeel is kinda thin and almost flat, finishes clean with no detectable hop presence. Not the best wheat beer in the world and far from the worse. Easy to drink and non offensive. I would say it was worth the $2.

Photo of Simon-Zakaria
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of boxofrane
4/5  rDev +13%

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Baltas White from UAB Švyturys - Utenos alus
81 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.