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Baltas White - UAB Švyturys - Utenos alus

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BA SCORE
81
good

34 Ratings
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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 15.21%
Wants: 0
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:
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(Beer added by: tone77 on 07-16-2011)
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Photo of Albinas
2/5  rDev -43.7%

This beer is from Lithuania. As a Lithuanian i strongly can say this beer is not that good, but it's average. The brewerie which makes this beer is the biggest and most massive brewery in Lithuania. They don't really pay attention to the beer quality anymore. There are their new small brewerie which makes experimental beer (thank god) and their wheat beer is really amazing. I will review it later.

Albinas, Oct 05, 2014
Photo of Gottesverachter
2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

Gottesverachter, May 26, 2014
Photo of woodychandler
2.75/5  rDev -22.5%
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.

woodychandler, Jun 19, 2012
Photo of stevoj
2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

stevoj, Jul 04, 2012
Photo of Dmtfs7
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Dmtfs7, Mar 29, 2014
Photo of thecheapies
3/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Svyturys.

Soft hazy yellow color with a rigorous visible carbonation. Head, meager but retained at a short height.

Musty and wheaty with a tang and light citrus. A little stanky with age, as the malt composition is thinner and falling apart.

Harshly wheaty with a papery tang. Lemon is very light and probably has been reduced. Light caramel syrup taints the crispness. Not much left.

Crackling medium carbonation. Medium-light body with no real fascination.

Boo-hoo to this poor showing. Not after two delicious wittes already tonight.

thecheapies, Jul 27, 2013
Photo of Hopperstreet
3.08/5  rDev -13.2%

Hopperstreet, Sep 18, 2014
Photo of ygtbsm94
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

ygtbsm94, Sep 04, 2013
Photo of Latarnik
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Latarnik, May 26, 2014
Photo of hansavijaticar
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

hansavijaticar, Jul 14, 2013
Photo of Graphirus
3.28/5  rDev -7.6%
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.

Graphirus, Sep 02, 2013
Photo of match1112
3.35/5  rDev -5.6%
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.

match1112, Dec 13, 2012
Photo of JSuperman
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

JSuperman, Aug 27, 2014
Photo of LADYBEAST
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

LADYBEAST, Oct 05, 2014
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.53/5  rDev -0.6%
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.

UCLABrewN84, Jan 15, 2013
Photo of metter98
3.56/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

metter98, Sep 27, 2013
Photo of LJWalker
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

LJWalker, Jun 26, 2013
Photo of draftpunk
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

draftpunk, Apr 08, 2013
Photo of biernack
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

biernack, Jun 28, 2013
Photo of Kmat10
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Kmat10, Aug 04, 2014
Photo of OldhouseRecs
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

OldhouseRecs, Sep 14, 2013
Photo of Simon-Zakaria
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Simon-Zakaria, Jul 27, 2014
Photo of nineworldseries
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

nineworldseries, Nov 06, 2013
Photo of CJfromPhilly
3.78/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours from the 16.9 oz. bottle a very cloudy, opaque yellowish color with a bright white, rocky 2 finger + head that settles down by half. It's totally impossible to detect any carbonation in the thick cloudiness. Aroma is a beautiful banana scent with perhaps a hint of lemon/orange peel. 1st sip brings a nice soft flavor of banana, citrus, doughy yeast, a hint of peppery spice. The mouthfeel is very lively and prickly from all that carbonation that was hidden in the haze. The flavors are kind of subdued, if they were a tad more bold and assertive this would be an excellent beer. Overall, it's still very good, a nice surprising pickup.

CJfromPhilly, Sep 22, 2012
Photo of Fatehunter
3.88/5  rDev +9.3%
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.

Fatehunter, Nov 24, 2012
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Baltas White from UAB Švyturys - Utenos alus
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