Baltas White | UAB Švyturys - Utenos alus

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
UAB Švyturys - Utenos alus
Lithuania
svyturys.lt

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by tone77 on 07-16-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
65
Reviews:
26
Avg:
3.55
pDev:
14.08%
 
 
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Photo of zerohedge
4.51/5  rDev +27%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a phenomenal wheat beer. My amateur palate ranks it with any single fermentation Reinheitsgebot wheat beer. Unfiltered, it may not contain the same sediment as a Weinstephan or Franziskan, but it's up there. Great flavor, heavy palate, nose, cloudy light. Flavor is a bit sweet, but tolerable.

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Photo of Scary_Version
4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

Photo of vrtx64
4.46/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of wieshefe17
4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of ThreeFishes
4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of Halcyondays
4.23/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 mL Eastern European style bottle,

A: Pours a super hazy goldenrod with a nice medium white head. Very light lace. Unfiltered look for sure.

S: Real nice nose of wheat and orange. Very inviting, has a bit of a pasta flair.

T: Orange and some sweet lemon, great citrus play in the mid-palate. Nice tart finish, some minor acid in the finish. Wheat flavour is an undercurrent throughout.

M: Light-bodied, crisp carbonation. Acidic in the finish, with a nice long finish for the style.

O: This is a pretty darn good witbier. I wasn't expecting that much, but this is a fun beer to drink. An easy pickup again.

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Photo of tone77
4.12/5  rDev +16.1%
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.

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Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
4.12/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.11/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

have not had much (or any) experience with lithuanian beer, so its cool to stumble upon this one. i have been largely unimpressed with most of what i have had from eastern europe, so its awesome that this one is as good as it is. the leader of the pack as far as i am concerned. its a hazy pale beer with a tall lasting white head, looks nice in the glass. the last few drops from the bottle are all yeast. it smells and tastes like wit, but it doesnt have that orange coriander thing going on quite as intensely. its more about the grain and the yeast, which is what i like. i get a slight banana aromatic, and a fresh baked crackery flavor from the yeast, way less fruity than the normal belgian stuff. it must have been fermented pretty cool too, it has that baltic thing going on, making it extremely refreshing. lemon flavor without the acidity, fresh wheaty, and really clean on the back end. its hyper carbonated, and still a little creamy, making the mouthfeel one of its best features. i think its awesome that this beer is so cheap and good, it excites me to try more of their stuff, as this is an entire league better than most of the other beer i have had from this part of the world. great take on the style.

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Photo of LagerCognoscenti
4.1/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy orange coloucir. Beaautiful big head with great retention. Very carbonated.

Bready yeast aroma. Orange and spices also make themselves know. Actually reminds me of a Belgian tripel in aroma!

The tasteof this wheat beer is very impressive. Bready yeastiness udnerpins orange zest and herbal spiciness. Very full flavoured with a very vibrant mouthfeel cleansing the palate after each sip.

Overall, a surprisingly tasty wheat beer. I will have to compare this to Weihenstephaner hefe which I haven't had in while. From my memeory this is every bit as good!

84/100

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Photo of Houborg1
4.04/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Bluegrass49
4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a 0.5 ltr glass. A light straw yellow color, very cloudy with sediment at the bottom. A very foamy 4 finger head. Lemon and coriander stood out the most. On the sweet side but still one of my favorites.

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Photo of biggred1
4/5  rDev +12.7%
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.

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Photo of martun
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of boxofrane
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of LJTate
3.94/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Fatehunter
3.93/5  rDev +10.7%
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.

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Photo of Duffman79
3.91/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kplooki
3.9/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of 123321123321
3.85/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CJfromPhilly
3.8/5  rDev +7%
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.

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Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.77/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From the bottle, it pours a hazy amber with a moderate head that lasts a while. Yeast and banana in the nose. The mouth revels in the banana bread flavor. Yum.

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Photo of Mister_Faucher
3.76/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LJWalker
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of draftpunk
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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