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Švyturys Gintarinis

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


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RATINGS: 112   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.35/5   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 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Vighals (3260) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - JUL 5, 2016
Gulbrun klar med fingerhøyt hvitt skum. Lukter lett honning, malt, korn og lett sitrus. Lett. Søtlig maltig smak, noe honning, lett bitterhet fra midten og ut. Kort.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
arsol (989) - NORWAY - JUL 5, 2016
Gulbrun klar farge med hvitt skum som ligger. Lukter malt og ikke så mye mer. Bra med kullsyre. Søtlig bitter avslutning.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rotaman14 (561) - Wiesbaden, Hesse, GERMANY - FEB 23, 2016
Bottle. Aroma is grains, caramel, peach and apples. Taste is medium sweet, weak fruits, no bitterness to speak of. Not really a Pilsner, but in itself a decent beer!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (17353) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2016
Can from Prince International Supermarket, Ashford. Pale gold lasting white head. Bit of metal grainy aroma. Quite light in the mouth. Some fruit on the finish, more washing up liquid lemon/lime than anything else. Flavour isn’t awful. It’s fine, a little neutral. Finish is fine, some bite, some lemon hop. Not the worst pale lager ever, by a long way. OK.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
teddybeer (3458) - Madrid, SPAIN - JAN 19, 2016
Golden color, white head with good retention. Aroma is light malty. Flavor has cerealish notes with slightly sweetness. Watery mouthfeel in the final.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
stevebristol (2) - - NOV 4, 2015 does not count
A fairly standard if not poor example of this style. But refreshing nontheless. A lingering bitterness

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jmgreenuk (7848) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - OCT 10, 2015
Bottle from somewhere in Prague. Poured a crystal clear straw colour with a frothy white head and loads of bubbles. The aroma is light malt. The flavour is moderate sweet, light bitter with a dry mineral sickly sweet toffee malt palate. Light bodied with lively carbonation.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
TorbenJensen (1464) - 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 (7960) - 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 (134) - 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

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