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Švyturys Gintarinis

Brewed by Švyturys (Carlsberg)
Style: Pilsener
Klaipeda, Lithuania


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RATINGS: 105   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.34   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
GINTARINIS beer belongs to the “Pilsner class”, it’s volume is 4.7% and the colour is of light amber. The beer is made of malt, hops, beer yeast and fresh water. This is the lightest beer that belongs to ŠVYTURYS family. Lithuanian beer lovers like it for it’s fresh, slightly bitter taste and long lasting aroma of hops. In 1999 it was awarded with a gold medal in “Product of the Year” contest by Lithuanian Confederation of Industrialists.

It might seem wired today, but in 1995 when reconstructed ŠVYTURYS brewery offered GINTARINIS beer in Klaipėda for the first time, the lowlanders decided that brewers are making fun of them. “They cheated! They diluted it!”, shouted fans of dark beer who were used to ŽIGULINIS.

The way of GINTARINIS into the hearts of Lithuanians was not easy. At first this beer was made darker and thicker on purpose. Later it became lighter and has been improved until it met the requirements of ŠVYTURYS technologists and consumers.

Because the demand for the light beer is constantly increasing, the brewers of ŠVYTURYS are dreaming about creation of new, even lighter beer that would be perfect to stay the thirst and refresh on the hot summers day.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
TorbenJensen (1290) - Valby, DENMARK - OCT 3, 2015
Thin malt fullness which gives the impression that the brewery has had a great shortage of barley malt, too light and inconsequential hop bitterness which also testify that they have saved strongly here. The result is a sexless watery lager.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
downender (7149) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2015
Can from an Eastern European grocers in Bedminster, Bristol. Pale gold in colour, with a decent, white, head. Very easy drinking, verging on watery lager. Sweetish, corny, malts a hint of lemon and moderately bitter finish. Gluggable summer drinking.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Carlowxxx (113) - Carlow, IRELAND - JUL 11, 2015
Pours clear yellow with a small off white head. Grain and corn. Quite thin and watery.very easy to drink

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
vinivini (769) - BELARUS - JUN 26, 2015
1 pint can. Very pale yellow, tall foamy head. Retention below average. Sweet malty aroma, maybe some cardboard. Light body. Light sweet grainy flavour & nothing else really. Empty ending. Poor.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mr_Pink_152 (2145) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2015
Bottle from Super Lincs, Lincoln. Golden colour thick creamy white head. Aroma us mainly corn. The taste has a very light bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
daniele (6777) - ITALY - MAY 11, 2015
Bottle chiara limpida naso poco intenso lieve cereale una nota erbacea cosi in bocca una nota dolciastra con una nota amaragnola non molto elegante

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Grumbo (912) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2015
Bottle from Beers of Europe, Kings Lynn (catching up on historic ratings of Lithuanian beer). Poured a clear and pale gold colour with a small white head. Aroma of corn and grass. Light body. Has a light bitterness to finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
SarkyNorthener (3167) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2015
Bottle from WB Stores, West Bromwich. Golden beer with medium head. Aroma of slight perfume and pale malts. Taste is a touch of herb and pale malts. Ok.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cunningham (5916) - Halden, NORWAY - DEC 1, 2014
Appearance: Clear golden color with a fine white head. Ok lacing.
Aroma: Caramel malty and mild herbal.
Palate: Medium body. Moderate sweet and an ok bitterness. Average carbonation.
Taste: Caramel malty, mild fruity and mild herbal hoppy.
Overall impression: Nice fresh lager.
Personal stats: Bottle from local grocery store in Vilnius, Lithuania

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
stravale (2543) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - OCT 25, 2014
Bottle from Hanlon’s, Longford [241014]
Golden, very light amber, clear, frothy white head
Aroma - Very little on the nose, light sweet pale malt, corn
Taste of sweet light pale caramel, dab of corn, slight bitter hop, bit buttery, dull, taste not that appealing
Palate - Medium carb, medium light body, light sweet. Finish has some slight cereal.
Overall - Ordinary lager, got fed up with it and discarded the last 1/5 of the bottle. Meh.

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