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:
66
Reviews:
26
Avg:
3.55
pDev:
13.8%
 
 
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Ratings: 66 |  Reviews: 26
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.

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Photo of Gottesverachter
2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

Photo of duvel1979
2.75/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of stevoj
2.77/5  rDev -22%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

From 2012: This a beautiful looking beer, thick fluffy head and as its unfiltered, a murky golden color in the glass. Aroma hints at normal hefe scents, but the taste is weak, almost watered down. A little disappointing after the beautiful presentation.

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Photo of pat61
2.78/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

L: Pours hazy straw gold under a 1” white foam cap that quickly collapses to a thin film that produces very little lace. S: clove on the nose with some banana T: The palate could be a sign of age with thin, muted wheat flavors, stale bread, some lemon, banana and clove with hints of wet cardboard and a tart finish. F: Creamy, medium light body, above average fizzy carbonation. O: This beer gives me a headache.

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Photo of woodychandler
2.85/5  rDev -19.7%
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.

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Photo of PlutonowyManiek
2.93/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Color: light yellow, straw, cloudy. Foam slightly yellowish, quite sizable. Aroma: soaked wheat, damp basement, honey or overripe bananas, a little bit of coriander. Taste: Well, unfortunately too sweet. It is clear wheat, lemon, orange and lots of honey sweetness. Again, as in the odor gently coriander. Gentian very delicate, but at the finish. Saturation average. Alcohol is not perceptible.

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Photo of Dmtfs7
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of AlexAfonin
3/5  rDev -15.5%

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.

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Photo of josanguapo
3.03/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

From Combini. In Bavaria glass. After dinner. High carbonation, zesty and a bit soapy, funk and metallic. Pleasant still. May not be the best hefe but its fine.

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Photo of Hopperstreet
3.08/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of MasterRigger
3.11/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of Latarnik
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of hansavijaticar
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of barnzy78
3.26/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

500mL bottle, some question to whether it's a German Hefeweizen vs a Belgian Witbier according to the reviews on BA
A - clouded yellow-orange body with a tall creamy white head that holds decent retention
S - bready yeast, wheat, spice, orange and banana seem to be in the nose, seems more like peppery coriander than clove for aroma
T - tastes are a bit muddled; wheat is prominent, yeast is bready and slightly nutty, orange and lemon give it some citric notes, banana esters come through more as it warms, clove and pepper in there too, mildly earthy hop presence
M - creamy and smooth, highly carbonated, finishes crisp and peppery
O - the brewer's website seems to indicate it's a German Hefeweizen, especially with the traditional Hefeweizen glassware and recommending to put a lemon slice in it (as some like to do). To me it seems to be a German Hefeweizen as well, but is a bit of a Witbier hybrid with the orange and coriander(ish) peppery notes. Either way, it's ok, but I wouldn't get it again.

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Photo of Graphirus
3.3/5  rDev -7%
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.

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Photo of Kiro
3.32/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of match1112
3.33/5  rDev -6.2%
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.

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Photo of vinivini
3.36/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dentist666
3.42/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.44/5  rDev -3.1%
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.

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Photo of JSuperman
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of newbeeraday
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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